I don't mind it once. It may show me a new product. I kindly reply and say no thanks remove me from your list. If I keep getting their email, at this point I call them names and tell them I am using their email address to sign up for all kinds of offers and they will soon get 1 million spam a day in their inbox. If they still spam me, I find a list or forum where they would show up and let the public know that they are spamming jerks.
Bottom line. Email me once. If I respond and say not interested, don't email me again. When I get cold calls and they ask if they can email me their info, I say yes, but just this once. Never email me again. I am willing to look at someones product or service, but only once. Trust me, if I am interested, I'll call you! -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Peter R. Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 10:46 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: [WISPA] RE: SPAM and marketing John Thomas wrote: > But because you "cold-called" other WISPS, I won't do business with you. > You only get one chance to make a first impression, and for most > WISPs, that means one SPAM and you are out. Today, many, many companies use email marketing with opt-out instead of opt-in or "shared" email lists from partner companies. You don't like the unsolicited, but well targeted, email campaign. And apparently, you don't want to be cold-called. So that eliminates two of the most popular ways for sales teams to reach you. How would you suggest they market to you? More important: How does your sales team market? I started as a telecom agent in 2000. I now rep for 20+ carriers plus do business and marketing consulting. (Oh, and I help out with an ISP association, www.ii4a.org). Most telecom agents have left the ISPs alone for a few reasons. One is that is easier and more profitable to sell directly to the end-user. To YOUR customer. I'm curious how you would want to be contacted, because without email or cold-call, that leaves direct mail and advertising. (Advertising only works as a branding exercise). I'm trying to get vendors for an ISP Expo in 2 weeks. Many vendors do not feel it is even worth $199 to advertise. Some feel that ISPs are not a good market. (I'm talking about VOIP alarm companies, VOIP CPE vendors, hardware vendors). There is a disconnect between your vendors and ISPs. I'm just wondering how to bridge that gap. (Especially since I have to sell 20 more tickets to the Expo and get 4 more vendors :) I welcome all input. Thanks, Peter Radizeski RAD-INFO, Inc. http://4isps.com 813.496.2122 -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.362 / Virus Database: 267.13.8/184 - Release Date: 11/27/2005 -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.362 / Virus Database: 267.13.8/184 - Release Date: 11/27/2005 -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/