Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Email Marketing - too many liars

Email Marketing - too many liars

It can be easy to be turned off email marketing. I never realized I had so many rich relatives in Europe and Africa all dieing to give me money. So we adapt and learn to block, ignore and delete the barrage of email liars.

And of course the liars learn to adapt as well. Lately I've been receiving poorly written emails from folks who claim to be Internet marketing experts. They format their email to resemble a legitimate email ezine. They even have an unsubscribe link - which I wonder about. I know that I did not subscribe and they even took the time to "authorize" their email with my SPAM Arrest. So I delete, block and unsubcribe.

Here is one that I have seen a couple times - same person? The unsubscribe page is the most annoying that I have seen. Remember - I did not ask for this email - yet this person threatened me with their language. Oh - and they are lieing.

Here is the text from the unsubscribe page. Read it and decide how you would feel.


EMail Blacklisting Page

If you want to unsubscribe from my newsletter, your email address is automatically blacklisted, which means you can't subscribe at a later date (that's how the software works)

I thought I'm upfront with it, have a Day full of Love & Wealth!

Love Nat


So - how would you feel? And no, I don't believe that's how the software works. The word "blacklisted" will intimidate some folks not to unsubscribe.

What's "love" and "blacklisted" got to do with each other?

Not sure what this person was selling. Perhaps this was for their own amusement. There are some twisted people out there.

George Torok
Personal Marketing
Power Marketing

1 comment:

Rolv E. Heggenhougen said...

eMail marketing is VERY effective yet it is always mass emails and often come from “do-not-reply” addresses. These emails also arrive with a red x where there are pictures and then the recipient must right-click to download – this is where over 50% are lost as people hit the delete button.
Seems like WrapMail is the only company that seamlessly focuses on the REGULAR external emails we all send every day:
You have a website.
You send emails.
WrapMail, without installing anything on any desktop or cell phone facilitates:
Every email becomes a showpiece for the organization.
Every employee becomes a marketer.
No other marketing or advertising medium is as targeted as an email between people that know each other (as opposed to mass emails). These emails are always read and typically kept.
WrapMail turns your everyday email into a branding and research tool (yes, the system reports who is clicking on what and when) for your business at a cost of $5 per user per month. That includes the WrapMaker™ where clients make their own wraps.
And……..WrapMail’s show up WITHOUT the red x and message to download images!