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Dude, sending that message out to 250 or "maybe 900" is down right SPAM!
Posted by Mike at May 26, 2003 10:58 PM
ah... is there not a thin thin line between spam and marketing?
Posted by Stu D. at May 27, 2003 09:54 PM
I've come across some Internet companies that for a small fee can fire off emails to millions of users with a snap of the finger. So in that regard, a couple hundred emails (at least to a group of people I kind of know) doesn't seem that bad or immoral to me, now does it? Perhaps the big difference is that it is targeted rather than fired off like buck shot hoping at least one innocent soul is struck.
Posted by Kiffin at May 27, 2003 10:13 PM
Indeed! Letting a campaign roll out to people that would obviously have no interest and have no relationship to an advertisement seems to fit the category of spam. But having at least thought about the audience and pared down the list to those that would have some potential interest seems to be intelligent marketing. Good Luck.
Posted by Stu D. at May 27, 2003 11:31 PM
In an even more immoral kind of mood, I went away and just sent off the next batch (643) of emails, so there. And you know what? I even got some feedback, e.g. folks want to meet with me to discuss (re-)designing there company websites. Long live the fittest, the ones that dare, and all that kind of commercial bogus stuff.
Posted by Kiffin at May 28, 2003 01:33 PM
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