#WTFNaina : How Not To Ask For Help

Hi Naina, I am reaching out to you for advice and guidance for my girlfriend X, who’s very passionate about Photography. I saw you as part of my network and also browsed through your website and profile, and figured you would be a great mentor for her as she wishes to pursue Fashion Photography. I also see we have a <B-School…
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#WTFNaina : Permission Marketing

This happens to me multiple times per day. My inbox receives an email newsletter that I did not subscribe to. Most of them have options to unsubscribe – some don’t even have that ( and are promptly marked as spam ). Rarely, if it’s from a brand / label that I would like to explore working with, apart from unsubscribing,…
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#WTFNaina : This Is Not A Mugging

Dear Naina, Hope you are doing well. <Brand Name> one of the leading <category> brands has launched their new lifestyle range – <name of range> which are <description of product>. We are looking for a collaboration opportunity and would be happy to send across samples for you to review their collection Request you to share the below mentioned details with…
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#WTFNaina : Pretend I’m a White Man

I run a digital marketing agencies with few co founders. Actually we are developing a product on influencer/blogger marketing. Tomorrow we have 3-4 bloggers/influencers coming to our office to provide some inputs on it. It will be great if you can come for sometime. Would be happy to have you. I will make u meat my team and some influential…
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#WTFNaina : Do I Know You?

We are looking for some top Instgrammers to collaborate with Brand X for one of their Influencer Marketing campaigns. You’ll be required to post about the brand from your Official Instagram Handle and answer a few of the fashion queries on the Platform. We wanted to know if you’re interested in this campaign and if yes, please share your quotes…
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#WTFNaina : Device Exchange

In this activity, we would present you with a brand new X Brand laptop for a span of 30 days (for no cost) in exchange for your current device. You can use your new device to perform your daily tasks. We’re sure its features & potential will definitely assist you in your daily activities. During this campaign, we’d like you…
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#WTFNaina : Fuck-You-Pay-Me-Queen

When your’e making all that hullaboo and claiming to be the “Fuck you pay me QUEEN”, what inhibitions do you have in writing the name of agencies who do that? What stops you from making your case legit? How will those hundreds of artists know which agencies to stay away from? And no, don’t give that bullshit benefit of doubt…
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#WTFNaina : Dear Lord

Dear Sir/ Madam Subject: Our Landmark Project Please accept my warm greetings and the blessings of Lord Krishna! I wish to inform you of a unique project never before undertaken on earth. It is the world’s tallest religious structure under construction at the holy land of X. <redacted because too goddamn long> In anticipation of your favourable response, Yours in…
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#WTFNaina : Bloggers Make Ridiculous Statements

Do you know how much models with followers in thousands charge? FYI – Obviously not, a fashion shoot with model + photographer + assistants + professional camera, stylist, dressman the entire shit starts from 50-60k or lesser even. Cost of production is getting cheaper to produce professional content + brands maintain editorial voice. If a blogger can command a price…
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#WTFNaina : Dear Photographer

Dear Photographer, We would like to explore the cross promotion opportunities with your brand. This could be a great opportunity for both our brands – help us reach newer audiences and engage with them meaningfully. We have charms that are inspired by Photography, i.e. Camera Charm & more. We can post your content on our social media channels or sponsor…
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#WTFNaina : Next Blogging Sensation

  ​I am writing you on behalf of X and bringing you an opportunity to become India’s next blogging star. Let me spill the beans 🙂 here is the path to become India’s next blogging sensation. 1. Write a blog post on your blog, click 5 different stylish looks in the same denim (jeans) –> selfie opportunity – :-))) 2. Go to…
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#WTFNaina : Andamans Honeymoon Photographer

  I am coming to Andaman for my honeymoon. I am looking for photographer for couple of days in which he/she can take our pics on beach or any other good locations. This Good Sir also provided their mobile phone number in their otherwise very-little-info email. That, above, was all there was on the email. If they truly expected a…
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#WTFNaina : Blogger Of The Month

I write to you on behalf of X – one of the leading international footwear brand for men, women and kids. X would like to collaborate with your blog —– for a barter association. X would like to provide you the footwear of your choice. Post that, the coverage done on your blog with the footwear will be further amplified on X’s…
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#WTFNaina : Editorial Section Of The Blog

Unfortunately, we don’t have budgets for a paid campaign at present. We are hoping that you would consider featuring one of the pieces from the collection in the editorial section of the blog. If required, we can send the requisite piece for a photo shoot.   This is one of those classics that never get old and never stop landing…
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