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Rachel Brenke--The LawTog

Published: 19/07/2019
By: Brandon

A couple of days ago, I announced that we have officially added Rachel Brenke (The LawTog) to our speakers roster for the PFRE Conference in November. I have to admit, I wasn't aware of Rachel until PFRE community member Cindy James reached out to me and implored me to check her out. I took Cindy's advice, and within five minutes of my first YouTube search, I found myself stuck down one of those infamous rabbit holes. I started out by watching Rachel's talk on Creative Live, then moved on to her appearances on a bunch of different podcasts and ultimately ended up on her own podcast channel "The Business Bites" which landed in the #6 spot on Apple's list of business podcasts, and I've had it on steady play ever since. If you aren't familiar with Rachel, I would highly recommend you take a few minutes to visit her website and check out her Podcast (here is a link to my favorite episode, which includes Aaron Nace from Phlearn).  I had the pleasure of speaking with Rachel on the phone the other day and she is exactly what I expected; sharp as a whip, tons of personality, and most importantly, she is as real is it gets and clearly has a heart of gold. Some of the biggest issues facing our industry right now are usage and copyrights and to my knowledge, there is no one out there better suited to advise real estate, interior, and architectural photographers.

Let me be clear... I have no reason to promote Rachel other than the fact that I genuinely think she can help so many people in our community, we went out of our way to pursue her as a speaker for this years conference and it is our commitment to share any information we find that will help make real estate photographers successful. Do yourself a favor, and spend some time with Rachel Brenke.

2 comments on “Rachel Brenke--The LawTog”

  1. So, you have never actually worked with her and provide no evidence that anyone else has worked with her with satisfactory results. You do not explain why Cindy James has such a positive view of her.

    All I get from your comments is that Rachel appears to have done a good job of selling herself as an expert.

    Not saying she isn't good at what she does, but I have no way of knowing that from your comments, or even, for that matter, from her website. Personally, I find her bio on her website to be thin on substance, such as years of relevant experience, where she went to school. She claims a "decade of experience" but the lack of specificity about that experience does not engender confidence. For all we know, it could simply be marketing hype and not all related to the professional practice of law that is relevant to intellectual property rights and business.

    Of course, anyone who might be interested in using her services can ask her to provide examples of her successful representation of clients.

    I want to emphasize that I would not critique her in this way but for what I consider to be your unsupported enthusiasm.

  2. I would have gone over better if Rachel had been invited to create her own article to post for the new Saturday Vendor slot. At least we could have asked her questions. Yes, we could find a way to reach out to her but...

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