As I was doing a rock poster inspired by the 1960’s psychedelic era, someone gave me the idea to email rock bands from the local area (Manchester). This would not only show me initiative of what it would be like to work with a client, but it will also give me a taster of what to expect in the future when I decide to work within the creative media industry.
I could not find bands in Manchester — well, I found bands but they were nowhere near rock or to the psychedelic-esque theme I am going for. That was until Linda (one of the PA’s for the class) suggested I emailed the Manchester made band ‘Blossoms’. I have never heard of this band before, but I can recall the times my sister went to their concerts when they were still making a name for themselves.
However, I was a bit reluctant to email the PR for this band as they are starting to get big, making it a big chance that I will not get reply giving me permission to use the band on a poster. But as Linda (she was adamant I would get a reply) I would not lose anything by emailing them but I could win something; this was enough motivation.
Within the email I gave them an opportunity to say if they wanted anything specific on the poster for current promotional purposes or for the future promotions. This would not only show my flexibility as a creative, but as someone able to listen to the desires of the client to make sure they are as pleased as possible.
Unfortunately, two weeks on from sending this email I have yet to receive a reply. This was an expected results as I know how busy the band will be right now, but I was really hoping that they would give me a small reply — even a rejection would suffice.