Thursday, July 29, 2010
Today I received an email from someone I am loosely connected to through Linkedin. Part of it read:
"I'm letting you know that I will be sending updates on a semi-frequent basis on topics related to B2B marketing and business development. But first, you should decide if you'd like to receive them or not!
If not, then please go to the bottom of this email and opt-out. I respect your time and if you're not interested I don't want to waste it."
Just because we are loosely connected through Linkedin doesn't mean that I want your Newsletter. And even if it was the most interesting newsletter in the world, I am surely not going to read it after YOU opted me in.
Whats worse is that this guy says he's the "founder and CMO" of a marketing company. He should know better than this.
If you are reading this mister CMO, you owe everyone you sent the email to and Opted IN an apology.