Sometimes you’ll get a pitch from a brand or PR company that doesn’t fit your blog or goals, but you would like to maintain a relationship with them for possible future works. This is where you need to be able to say a polite “Thanks, but no thanks” that keeps the door open.
If you’re new to this type of work, it can be hard to know how to phrase that email kicking off the relationship, so that’s why this template exists. You can use it to get started on what you want to write to the brand and discuss with them
How To Say Thanks But No Thanks To A Brand
Thank you for the opportunity to work with BRAND/COMPANY.
I appreciate your interest in BLOG NAME – we/I are a proud to maintain a site of high quality content that resonates with our/my readers.
At this moment in time, I am NOT ACCEPTING GUEST/SPONSORED POSTS/DO NOT FEEL MY READERS WOULD RELATE TO THIS BECAUSE…
BLOG NAME loves to work with brands that provide value to my/our readers and to the brand. Examples of brands I have worked with in the past are LINK.
Once again, I appreciate your interest in BLOG NAME and hope to work with you in the future. In the meantime, you can follow me on FACEBOOK/TWITTER/PINTEREST/LINKED IN
Have you ever turned down a brand before? What did you say?