The Helpless Help
August 6, 2012 4:37 PM Subscribe
I'm hoping MeFi can help me with the why and how of an unusual business situation. I own a small marketing agency. An elderly woman wants to retain me to make a Facebook page and write about how she was wronged/is still being wronged by a pair of judges who will not drop a case that should be dropped. In addition to calling out the judges she will make a larger point that judicial character reform is necessary.
posted by michaelh to Work & Money (17 answers total)
She will write the articles and we will post them and respond to feedback. She is doing this because she told one of the judges she would write about what he has done on the Internet and she intends to keep her promise.
She has a doctorate, has studied law and seems quite mentally healthy. She is willing to pay a hundred or so per month for this service which is low but about as much as she can afford.
I have two questions:
1. If I accept this project I will want to do as well for her as possible, naturally. What are some realistic, cost-effective ways to get press for this sort of thing? She will be starting out with few followers and presumably no attention.
2. As I weigh whether to take this, what ought I to consider? I am concerned to not be wasting the money of an elderly woman who does not have much. On the other hand, I can provide a reasonable service and I don't know who else will help her fulfill her promise.