Ann Wylie is a post unto herself--and since I didn't do one last week, consider this my post: Don't call yourself a writer unless you've been to an Ann Wylie workshop. There.
OK, back to Shankman. We have nothing in common. He is a cat-loving, single New Yorker who runs marathons and jumps out of airplanes for fun. I am a farmer's wife from Ohio who vacations at the State Fair and couldn't run the gravel lane from my farmhouse to the road. Also, I hate, HATE cats.
But I find myself among his many followers. We both appreciate a targeted, cleverly worded media pitch. We both feel the thrill from connecting a client with a journalist and getting that perfect clip.
We both love a good stunt. Granted, he has actually done the crazy things he thinks up.
Peter has quite brilliantly build himself a phenomenal network of potential clients, PR experts and journalists who all appreciate his Help a Reporter Out service. I highly recommend to PR people that they subscribe, not only for Peter's exciting PR updates but also for all the great leads from top media outlets.