Tatler September 2015 Issue. Interview with NHYM on ‘How to Throw the Ultimate Children’s Party’
I was recently extensively interviewed on the SuperRich’s children’s birthday parties for the September Issue 2015 of Tatler. I spent an hour speaking to the writer and gave her lots of juicy morsels of gossip like where the SuperRich throw their children’s birthday parties (5*hotels), which celebrities rent out all of Bramley’s (Beyonce for Blue Ivy) or which stars rent out suites at the Dorchester for their children’s birthdays. In exchange, I always expect some kind of credit in the article. Below is the article. Now, I wasn’t credit once, whereas I really did write half of that article. Well, 75% of the content in that article is mine. Half from my Blogpost: https://nottinghillmummy.com/2014/06/05/kids-birthday-parties-these-days-nobu-or-the-dorchester-darling/ and half from the interview.
- The story about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-themed party at the Mandarin? It doesn’t actually exist, it was a story that I changed to keep the privacy of the family throwing it. This was purely a ‘copy-and-paste’ from my post.
- The mention of the 5 star hotels as a current favourite? That was from my numerous invites to the various hotels, also included from my post.
- Party planners Les Enfants and Quintessentially? Another of my tips & hints from my post.
- The quote ‘no one wants their child become famous for throwing the worst parties in the class‘ was my actual quote, word for word.
- The save the dates sent in September? Also a phenomenon in my daughter’s class.
- The 7 years olds Netjetted to the Alps? The actual story was that they were jetted to Africa for a Safari, so another blatant journalistic error.
- Renting out the whole of the Electric Cinema for a birthday party? Yes, indeed, another of my comments.
Sadly, the self-serving, self-absorbed writers and editors of this magazine truly do not improve their reputation by rubbing bloggers the wrong way. The Devil Wears Prada was a hit for a good reason. So, this is why I am blacklisting Tatler, their editors and writers. It is basic plagiarism, and really shows their lack of originality by copying a blog post. I don’t get paid to write my blog, neither do I for any interviews. The least I can do is try to get credit for my work. In this case, this media outlet has failed to do that, which is unprofessional and downright offensive.
Next time I get called by a magazine writer for an interview, I will think twice about working with them. Perhaps this is an indication of what some magazines are today: irrelevant and a dying breed, trying to hold onto their circulation numbers by plagiarising other people’s work.
13 thoughts on “Bloggerrant & Why I am Blacklisting Tatler: NHYM Interview with Tatler on Children’s Birthday Parties”
That’s really bad ….
Love your blog so if you ever need any PR help let me know.
I have to say for a big magazine that’s very disrespectful ….
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Hi Pam, thanks… Sorry for the rant but it was really disappointing and frustrating! Anyway, thank you for your ongoing support! I may need your PR expertise at some point so may come calling ;)! xx
You are right. That’s just bad journalistic ethics. I used to write a daily column for a major U.S. paper and I know.
Thanks susanna, i am still a novice at all of this and learning as i go along! Appreciate your comment and support xx
I wish you the best and know you are doing this for fun, so I’m not recommending this; but if you had a well-connected pr, she would go berate them for you and they would submit lest she threaten to withdraw access to one of her other clients.n
Thanks… sigh… Unfortunately, there’s little chance I would win the battle between Tatler and Little Me! But it’s nice to hear support from you! xx
Meanwhile you may enjoy Lucy Sykes new book “The Knockoff”. She had been An editor at Marie Claire. Very funny and satisfying beach read about the magazine biz today.
Yes, must find time to read it! 🙂 xx
oh that’s awful, I would expect better from Tatler. Did you watch the TV show about them? If not I suggest you watch it and heckle…might make you feel a bit better! xx
I haven’t watched the TV show, but I should probably watch it… Would give me some good insight! Thanks for your comment… xx
Oh yes it definitely would, most of them don’t really come across well so you’ll be able to laugh over some champagne! xx
Ha ha… Perfect! Just what i need to make myself feel better 😉 xx
Terrible! Just finished reading what that journo at Saturday Times did to you, and you’ve had previous bad experience w another magazine – Tatler!? Oh dear! Shame on her! Shame on Tatler! Very sorry for that.