As I write this, the printing presses are still cooling from publishing our latest executive contacts for Carlson Rezidor.
On the hyperactive help forums, our advocates are trying to help Rene Gaudet resolve a damage claim by Thrifty. Their attorneys would prefer we don’t.
And on our consumer advocacy blog, industry apologists are busy telling us how to do our job. They say we have a duty to inform our readers that a contract is a contract and that if readers don’t want to abide by the terms, they shouldn’t purchase a product. That’s what a real advocate would do.
In other words, it’s a typical day at the Elliott Ranch. We’re being hit from all sides — from lawyers, shills and publicists — who just want us to go away so they can get on with the business of making money.
Not gonna happen. In fact, today I want to tell you why you should join our cause. Become one of us today and make the world a better place.
Here are three reasons.
You’ll be a better traveler. By helping other consumers, you’ll avoid many of the mistakes other people make. That’s because when you’re a forum advocate or a researcher, you’ll come face to face with actual problems that need to be fixed. You’ll increase your travel literacy and become an expert on problem-solving.
You’ll help others. Real advocates help people. And they don’t do it by lecturing or telling them to buy travel insurance or saying “a contract is a contract.” They actually help. Everyone is looking for meaning, not just in their travels but in life. Becoming an advocate will give you a sense of fulfillment, that you’ve made a difference today.
You’ll help the good guys win. If you’re tired of large, soulless companies sticking it to you, then you’ve come to the right place. Being an advocate will help you tilt the scales in the balance of the consumer. Make no mistake — the “good” guys are not the company lawyers, the credit card shills posing as “experts” or the travel agents who constantly tell you that you should have bought pricey (and profitable) travel insurance.
We are the good guys. And you can be, too.
If you want to make a difference — a real difference — then don’t settle for imitations. Don’t be fooled by people pretending to be experts. Join us. Our forum and blog are filled with real results. We just resolved a case this morning, in fact. No other site can claim that.
We need advocates, editors, researchers, subject matter experts and writers to join our ranks and make a difference.
Send me an email now. I’ll help you get started.