So one of my biggest pet peeves is to be told something over and over again and it annoys me to NO end. Lately, I’ve been inundated with information from people trying to sell me their products or their party in obnoxious fashion and this week’s sternly-worded letter from is to them.
So I know these are some tough economic times (TET for short) (c) Hostess, and people are spending less and less on frivolous things. Gone are the days when all folks needed was a good “sale” sign and they’d rush in. Now are the days when folks see big red “clearance” signs and still say “Hmm… that $4 shirt still ain’t in my budget”. HOWEVER, that does not mean you throw everything you learn in Marketing 101 out the window. Take it from a fellow person who’s career is in Marketing. If there was a Marketing bible, Commandment 1 would say “Thou shalt not oversaturate your consumers, lest they tire of you and find you to be a nuisance.” Sending me 5 emails in a week (looking at YOU, Steve Madden & Victoria’s Secret), does not effective marketing make. It just makes me want to add you to the Land of Abandoned Emails (aka the Spam folder). But since like 1 out of those 5 emails is a coupon, I keep them on anyway. You know I love me some coupons!
Over-reaching your consumers leads to a diluted message and a weaker brand. You become the company that cried wolf. This means you send me crap all the time and when you finally send me something important, I don’t pay attention to it. If yall can bring the amount to once a week, I’d appreciate. Thnx.
And YOU Facebook promoters are the WORST offenders of all. I sweahfo 3 wise men, frankincense, murrh & gold that some of these promoters are about to get defriended by me. Must you REALLY send me 5 invitations AND emails ERRDAY without fail? Some of you are still sending me invites to events at my alma mater (which I graduated from THREE years ago). No, I shan’t participate in your Den of Iniquity. Juking is for undergrads. I just 2-step now.
AND don’t even get me started on the ridiculous amounts of exclamation points and CAPS that these fools use. Why are you HOLLERING at me to come to your party? I got one email that literally said: “THIS IS THE EVENT OF THE YEAR YOU CANT MISS!!!!!!! TICKETS ARE LIMITEDDDDD!!!!! APRIL 15THHHHHH!!!!! APRIL 15THHHHHH!!!!! APRIL 15THHHHHH!!!!!”
1. iHate you.
b. I hate your English teacher
3a. I hate the day I added you to my Friends’ list
IV. I hate the “shift” key that allows you to make exclamation points and I hope your CAPS LOCK key falls off
*Sigh* That email got me so heated that I wanted to go punch an innocent teddy bear.
Anyway, please stop hitting me over the head trying to get me to stimulate the economy by coming to your sweat box of a club and being groped my someone with a gold tooth. If you’d like me to buy whatever you are selling or come to your event, I don’t need to be stalked about it. Your over-eagerness makes me add you to my lists of nuisance and I do quite the opposite and ignore all your emails.
LuvBulletin (Yeah I always got some kinda announcement. Bear with me)
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