Reviewers Bryan Cardonick and Carrie Hood... Kitsuniverse?
Just got an email from these folks asking for free tickets in order to do a review. I realize the old phrase "any PR is good PR" is sometimes true, but has ANYONE even heard of these people? I have never even heard of them, and since they live close it seems as if they just want free tickets to events and then write a review....
Anyone else deal with them?
Email as follows....Thanks!
My name is Bryan Cardonick, aka Kitsune Hazard, and I run the blog/website
Kitsuneverse which covers pop culture conventions as well Haunted
Attractions. I'm writing to find out about requesting tickets so that we
can do a story and review of this year's ********************. We would love to
come out possibly this weekend to get our experience in early and share it
with our readers as we have time available and are local to the area.
That said, this is part of a joint venture along with another blog,
InSanity lurks Inside, where we've both teamed up for what we're calling
"Haunt Tour 2013" - 4,000 miles, 40+ haunts. We're a little a crazy but
after over 20 years in the industry in various positions, a few screws are
definitely loose. This year we're wanting to get as much coverage for as
many attractions as we can.
We've already been invited to and covered such events as Busch Gardens
Williamsburg's Howl-O-Scream, Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights,
Busch Gardens Tampa's Howl-O-Scream, Hundred Acres Manor, Ghoul Mansion,
Netherworld, Rich's Fright Farm and several others this year. We feel that
adding ***************** would be a great addition to our line up for this
Typically our coverage consists of lead up posts, live tweeting/blogging
and the follow up review of the event. This information is shared on
various social media sites, our primary being that of Google+ where we have
a combined 20,000+ followers. Additionally we share our reactions and
experiences not only to Google+ but also Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook.
Reviews are usually up within a couple days of our visit as well and shared
to our followers across all networks. Frequently Haunted Attraction related
articles from Kitsuneverse are featured via ThrillGeek.com and Haunt Topic
Radio's "The Haunt and Halloween Daily"
Thanks and we look forward to working with you on this project,