To djchick who sent fanmail that I can’t public reply to, in terms of ACTUAL PR and how it works.
“I’m more inclined to think that when celebrities and media outlets talk about an event (such as an album launch) all at the same time that it’s a coordinated effort.”
YES. This is very true. I actually remembered I needed to tweet when I saw Chris’ tweet because I’d actually done that interview weeks back and was waiting for it to publish. Matt’s team coordinated it with Billboard — the structure, the timing of publication to maximize attention, etc. It’s a mutually beneficial thing, we want to be talking about Matt when people are searching for him. Although I have no insider knowledge, but gut is Chris and Darren both got sent courtesy reminders from either their PR people or Matt directly about the album being out, and asked to tweet to support their friend and colleague. That’s just a random educated guess based on how you see them all tweet about their friends with the correct hashtags and links all the time during releases. It’s still clearly their choice to actually send something out, though.
When I write about Darren on tour and it’s more in-depth than an armchair analysis from home, I coordinate with his publicity and management team for the access I need, I give them an outline of what kind of piece I want to do, etc.
Not to open a can of worms, but if you (Tumblr) want to ever know things about how entertainment PR works, feel free to ask me.
Jenny: You know I can’t go too long without Glee spoilers from you guys. Thanks!
See this photo from the season finale? Take a good, long look at it, because by next season, someone in that picture will not be returning as a series regular. Feel free to print it out and frame it.
Some of them aren’t even regulars right now.
Ahhh the drama of click based revenue.
This is exactly what I had hoped for. God bless you Getglue. I’ve always wanted a sticker of Darren pulling that face with his hand on his crotch.
God bless all these discussions about Victor Garber’s boyfriend.
Click the link to see his picture. The description is spot on.