So I’m seeing lots of people that are wanting the pleasure to be able to receive products from companies for review either on there blog or youtube channels and the majority of these people seem to be messaging in the wrong way or tweeting in the wrong way so I’m here on hand with some useful tips that will hopefully help you with the way you contact PR Agencies or request from companies direct.
Just as a disclaimer before you read this post I’m not claiming that I’m and expert I’m just sharing common sense tips that hopefully will help.
- Give details on the views that your Blog/YouTube Channel or both gets on a daily and monthly basis ( Screenshots of googleanalytics are useful)
- Keep the email brief but give enough information so that you can get across who you are & what you do
- Explain that by going with your review request what you can offer them that maybe someone else can’t and also try be unique what separates you from everyone else
- Tell them all of your social credentials and where they can find you online just so they have some idea of the following you have i.e. twitter/youtube/bloglovin/facebook/instagram.
- Let them know what you plan on doing with the product after the review if they want it back then promise to return it or see if they wouldn’t mind you keeping it for yourself or even for a giveaway video or post
Example of a bad email
Hi (Company Name)
My name is Jo blogs and I am a youtube reviewer and blogger. I would like to review one of your products. Can you please send me one.
Example of a good email
Dear Mr <Insert name of Marketing Manager> OR To Whom It May Concern
My name is Jo Blogs of “JoeBlogsOnline”, a youtube review channel & Blog that focuses on mobile technology,related accessories & fashion related content. Our channel & blog can be viewed at the following links (link to your site/channel etc). We have been reviewing the latest and greatest technology & fashion content since 2010(your exact date here). We have over 500,000 subscribers on our youtube channel and the blog receives over 700,000 views a day and we have reviewed products from companies such as (list products you have reviewed). We have just came across your product, (insert product name) and love the clean design and unique function. I feel it would be a great fit for our audience of tech savvy & fashionable people who love these type of products. If you would be willing to send me a sample of (insert specific name of product) I would be able to put together a honest video review of the product on our youtube channel and or blog. I will include the product URL and price at the end of the video so people know where to purchase it from. If you are interested in offering my viewers a discount or promotional code I would be happy to include that in the video. In a previous review we did on the (name of product and link to the review video) we used a promotion code which generated over 100 sales. Once the review is complete I will run a competition for my subscribers to win the product, that is unless you would prefer I send it back to you which I am happy to do.
If you require any additional information I would be happy to provide it.
My mailing address and contact details are below.
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