Friday, February 03, 2012

When the NO PHOTO rule makes NO SENSE

I would love to tell you a little more about this picture that I took at the Craft and Hobby Show this week.  Ordinarily I would share the name of the company manufacturing the products and if I am lucky the name of the artist who crafted it.  That won't be the case today.  As soon as I snapped this image a woman came yelling to say that "this was a no photo conference."
Yeah, it is if you live in the 80's.
Don't get me wrong.  I think there are plenty of times the "no photo" rule should be invoked. 
But at a commercial event where everyone is trying to sell their products, I don't think that is a very good idea.
Those of us who promote companies through social media (unpaid) do so because we want to share what we see.  We report on what is hot and we do so for the love of the industry.  We do drive sales and some really big bloggers set trends.  This company does not seem to know that in 2012, a picture and post from an influential blogger might go a long way to promote what they sell. 
So, my readers.  Here is a picture I won't be showing you about a product I can't tell you anything about.