Let’s stop free photo opportunities for politicians at startups.Posted: July 24, 2014
One thing that has been bugging me more and more recently is politicians getting great photographs / PR stories while touring startup offices. It has become quite the fashion and I can see why. For the politicians.
Here’s what the Berlin startup scene has gotten in return from these politicians so far:_____________ . Let me know if I missed anything.
So I am wondering if we all need to start doing something like this:
- Every politician is more than welcome to visit our offices and invite press to come along.
- They can take as many pictures as they like – however they will be handed a kind of ten-point ‘manifesto’ what we – the Berlin startup scene – need them to deliver and this will be clearly communicated to the press.
- 6-12 months later the press gets an update as to progress on those points / if the politician has helped with anything.
If a politician is not willing to accept that then there is no free photo PR opportunity. That’s the deal, taking photos at startups is no free lunch anymore.
Oh; and we also need to talk about that ten-point manifesto for Berlin politicians. I’ll write about that next time.