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There are some things you must get out of every interview.
There is no doubt that you want to get a great quote, pull out an amazing insight or get the person you're covering to say something that they have never said before (I smell exclusive!), but none of that matters if you make a mistake when it comes to the raw facts about who you are featuring. Over the course of my career, I've had the pleasure of being on both sides of the content creation fence: some days I am the person conducting the interview, and on other days, I am the subject matter. I've had countless instances where my name is spelled wrong, my title is wrong, the company I work for is not written correctly or they explain my role inaccurately. In fact, there have been multiple instances where multiple inaccuracies were present. Yes, the old adage, "the only bad press is an obituary," still very much rings true, but all credibility is lost if you don't get the basics right.
Via Martin Gysler