03 October 2006

Have a gander...

As regular listeners will know, we’re not in the habit of plugging PR companies…but so outraged were we at the underhand behaviour of that nasty piece of work from Borkowski that when we receive yet more endorsements of the great work of the team at Golden Goose PR, we feel the need to pass them on (plus, it sounds like like they organise some great parties, and we might get invited if we’re nice…).

This came from Louise Hannah at the Mail on Sunday:

Emily Maddick (the showbiz reporter for the Mail on Sunday) and I both went along together last night and spoke this morning about what a great time we had. In fact we bumped into Esther from the Standard and Andy from GQ for the first time in ages in the foyer where we had a drink and a catch up.

I think there are a few of us in this email who wouldn't have come along to the Supperclub last night had it not been organised by the Geese. It can sometimes be hard to persuade diary/showbiz journos to attend a late event on a Thursday night at the end of the week, but loyalty to Miki, Laura, Laura Lou and Cleo probably persuaded us otherwise. Tamsin, I had a fabulous time last night and look forward to a long term relationship with you and securing you some great coverage in the column.

Crumbs, that’s nice. And then her colleague Emily Maddick, Showbusiness Reporter at The Mail On Sunday:

I am glad my lovely colleague Louise mentioned me in her email to everybody. As she said, I too was at the Supper Club at Cafe De Paris last night. As my message in the visitor book from last night says, I was bowled over by the fantastic job the Golden Geese did for the evening. As ever their extraordinary combination of limitless energy, fantastic contacts and shrewd PR sense provided a not only enjoyable, but successful evening in my opinion.

As the Showbusiness News Reporter for The Mail on Sunday, it is very rare that PR companies like me to come along to their events(!) as I am limited in returning favours with plugs. However I can honestly say that Golden Goose PR never fail to help me out and continue to invite me to all their impeccably organised parties. They even once organised for the entire News Room at The Mail On Sunday to come to an event, so I think their contacts are pretty good...

It saddens me to think that people could be so ungenerous in their opinions when it is clear to everybody I meet that Laura, Miki, Laura Lou and Cleo do a fantastic job and work tirelessly to achieve fantastic results – why else would they be nominated as PR company of the year?

I am glad that all my other peers in the Press share my opinion....

Goodness me…and Esther Walker who write the Londoner’s Diary for the Evening Standard…

I agree with every word said here in Golden Goose's favour - they are truly a wonderful company and lovely girls individually.

It only remains for me to say that if only more PR companies operated the way that the Geese do, my life would be much easier.

It certainly sounds to us like the Golden Goose team has got more than half a decent chance of picking up the PR Week gong for best new consultancy…even if self-proclaimed PR Guru Stuart Bruce doesn’t seem to know who they are…or appreciate what they do.

Perhaps he’s got a clue now…but I wouldn’t guarantee it.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

must confess - I'd never heard of Golden Goose either. All credit to them though - they seem to have a pretty impressive (if you like that sort of thing) list of journos rallying to their cause...

James Barbour said...

Don't think I'd heard of them, or perhaps very vaguely. But I'm finding the whole episode - and the various reactions to it - nothing short of hilarious. And just when the industry was shaking off its Patsy and Edina image, too ...

Pr Spod said...

Laura, Cleo and Lou and all, without exception, extremely good eggs....did you see what I did there...arf!

figgis said...

Think the Edina/Patsy comparison is a little unfair on the Geese. They just got their own back in a highly amusing way and proved they know their journalists - perhaps unlike 'Adrienne'(is she the one off the Rocky movies?)

figgis said...

Christ alive, who the hell is this fat boy Stuart Bruce? Blogging since 2003 eh? More like Blobbing since 2003.

Interesting that his title font appears to have been borrowed from the stuff children use to learn how to spell. Perhaps he should learn a bit more about his industry before diving in there?

Honestly, what a pompous twat. Having worked across different types of PR, I think there are far more interesting things than Businesswire to write about... his latest exciting missive to the PR community which are hanging on his every word...

Anonymous said...

> if only more PR companies
> operated the way that the Geese
> do, my life would be much easier.

Blimey -- if we had £1 for every time a journalist came out with that old chestnut, eh?!

And not just London nightlife reporters, but IT ones too -- I've heard them say that many a time.

And yes, it's great to make people's lives easier, and certainly not anyone's job in any industry to make it harder...

But that whole attituide smacks to me of holier-than-thou journalists who would ask PR people to fan then while they laid on their chaise, given half a chance...

With love, Truth Not Spin.