Every day we receive a host of information from different organisations trying to catch our interest for their cause. The causes are all interesting and everybody have a case to argue; and it is a wide range from zoos to railways and civic liberties on-line. Still we work with a fraction of all these issues – mostly the civic liberties on-line. It is what the Member of Parliament I work for was elected to work on, if he strayed into e.g. zoo animals welfare he’d not be looking after his constituency’s best interests. But we keep receiving this information that we file in the big black archive.
I can’t help asking myself – what do they think they’ll achieve? Many of the senders are interest groups or consultancies that charge for their services. If I was either a member or client I’d be annoyed throwing money away like that.
Is it just signs of an immature industry? I don’t think so, public affairs have been around longer than public relations.
But what is it? Any MEP will listen if an argument is made that will help him/her in their work whether or information from that organisation has passed over his desk before or not.
I honestly don’t get it. Can anyone explain?