“I sent you an email last week”: A plea for the follow-up phone call
For some it is an indispensable tool for the success of their press work, for others it is an absolute no-go: the night call.
Colleague A: “We always talk about the gatekeeper function of journalists. So we should also trust them to organize themselves and their appointments so that telephone reminders are not necessary. Journalists are actually almost always annoyed by such calls.”
Colleague B: “My press conference was a complete success, but also only because I called again the day before. Before that I had two commitments, after that it was seven.”
Who is right?