So I found this amaze balls company.
Well, I should say I found them via another blogger on Instagram.
And I hooked myself up with this stud muffin of a shirt:
Don’t be jealous of my threads.
Okay be a little jealous.
But you too can have a tee-shirt like this.
Even if you don’t blog, they have the coolest stuff.
They are Raygun.
Or as I like the call them, my store soul mate.
So here is the low down:
I got excited about the tee-shirt I purchased.
When it came, I squealed and loved how it came within three days of ordering and there was a handwritten note on my receipt.
I should have thanked them for all the jelly looks I will be getting when walking around Blogher this summer wearing this shirt.
So I emailed the company.
It was my first “pitch email”.
Look at me using big words.
I even sent them a media kit!
Look at me getting all technical on you!!!!
Media kit = info about my blog.
In a word document.
Which I am told is a big no-no.
I stuck to my typical standards just to keep it real.
Let’s stick with that story.
Or I didn’t know how to convert it into something else.
I told them in the email that I wanted to offer a giveaway to my lovely readers (that’s you!!! YOU were in a pitch email!!!!) to spread the good word about Raygun and their amazing products.
I told them that part of the giveaway rules could be that the readers (again, YOU!!) could like their Facebook and Twitter sites.
Then I get an email from Mike.
Did I say how much I love this company???
And here is what he said:
thanks for the e-mail, Kari! what do you mean by “give away” on the blog?
roger, I’m picking up what you’re putting down … we’ll probably pass on the giveaway to readers part. we are pretty persnickety with that kind of stuff, and so never use the product to get people to follow our Facebook page, etc.
Gotta love a CEO that says “roger”.
Surely you are not calling me Roger.
Don’t call me Shirley..
So I said, I will love anything you send me.
And that they can’t stop me from “pimping them out at Blogher”.
Is it unprofessional to tell a CEO you will be “pimping them out”?
If it is, than I don’t want to be professional.
And four days later, this arrived in the mail:
Take your time and read.
Take it all in.
By the way, I am sending that beer/bacon cozy to my brother.
Because it’s like they know who he is.
If you are from Chicago, you should get it.
Think about it.
Wait for it, wait for it.
And I got Suzanne’s autograph!!
She is the “door greeter” over there.
Go to the Contact section of their website to “meet” her.
Just between you and me, I want to work there.
I would even sell all our belongings and move to Des Moines if I knew the weather would be better than Chicago.
It’s tropical there.
And I really want to meet Jess.
Because she has spirit fingers.
If that is anything like Jazz hands, we will be besties.
I can tell.
So here is the thing.
I would really, really appreciate if you go to their site and take a look-see.
Because this is the first company I ever sent a media kit to.
And they didn’t laugh at me.
Or my little blog.
And they get me.
They get you too.
Tell them Kari “jazz hands” sent you.
The above is my opinion.
Raygun did not pay me to write this nor did they send me the free goodies so I would write about it.
In fact, they probably wished to keep this on the down low.
They have NO idea who they are dealing with.
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