Business · Public Relations

PR Email Response to a Prospective Client who states they are “leery” to pay for a consultation to inquiry PR services.

The prospective client will remain nameless….

Dear Prospective Client:

I understand and respect your concerns.

However, I can’t be at fault for another publicist(s) lack of ethical business practices and work ethic.

I handle my public relations business in the utmost integrity and professionalism; whereas, I never promise nor guarantee, but always over deliver (proven track record).

The introductory consultation is a preliminary means of getting to know each other with a discussion on how I can be of assistance and benefit your public relations needs.

I do not speak with anyone without an introductory consultation (fee goes toward the initial signing of a contract). 

The consultation is also a means of the process of selection. I do not choose to represent all who inquiry my services. I will and do offer other resources and referrals if applicable.

The consultation is a set forth practice to ensure confidentiality, comprehension, time and due diligence is not wasted on both parties. The consultation is merely your business investment to explore and seek a reputable, credible publicist, in which you shall receive ROI. In the interim, for me to ensure I am not giving away my intellectual property to a prospective client who is only seeking to receive information without investing (getting something for nothing).

I stand firm on not providing any FREE consultation(s) due to my education (Doctorate, 2018), 25+ years of experience, scholar skill sets, and blessed to have worked with and for A-list clients in the sports and entertainment industry, politics, small businesses, and nonprofits.

My reputation is unmatched, unparalleled and supreme.

Therefore, I can only wish you the best in your efforts to find and hire a publicist and/or firm who will suit your business needs.

Thank you.


The PNP Agency

Parisnicole Payton is a communications executive, publicist, marketer and business manager. She helps sports and entertainment public figures; small businesses and nonprofits create a customized public relations “plan of action” for brand awareness and national exposure.