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Going Postal on PR People

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On October 30, 2007 @ 4:16 pm In Technology,Web/Tech,Weblogs | Comments Disabled

I LOVE what Chris Anderson did!

I have been hounded by PR ‘tards ever since this blog started generating real traffic. (See PR Weenies: Go Away! [1])

So it is with great pleasure that I am pointing to Wired’s Editor-in-Chief, Chris Anderson [2], who went postal on a group of PR ‘tards who have been inundating him with crap email:

So fair warning: I only want two kinds of email: those from people I
know, and those from people who have taken the time to find out what
I’m interested in and composed a note meant to appeal to that (I love
those emails; indeed, that’s why my email address is public).

Everything else gets banned on first abuse.
The following is just the last month’s list of people and companies who
have been added to my Outlook blocked list. All of them have sent me
something inappropriate at some point in the past 30 days. Many of them
sent press releases; others just added me to a distribution list
without asking. If their address gets harvested by spammers by being
published here, so be it–turnabout is fair play.

There is no getting off this list. If you’re on it and have something appropriate to say to me, use a different email address.

He also lists ALL of their email addresses [2], for the benefit of email spam harvesters.. . . tee hee


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[1] PR Weenies: Go Away!: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2006/07/pr_weenies_go_a.html

[2] Wired’s Editor-in-Chief, Chris Anderson: http://www.longtail.com/the_long_tail/2007/10/sorry-pr-people.html?cid=88149552

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