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Guy Clapperton on the evolving new media

If you want to use social media for business you must read this

This is probably the best blog entry ever from anyone. Basically the ‘Blogess’, and God preserve her whoever and wherever she is, had a pitch from a salesperson who clearly hadn’t read her blog. She replied sarcastically and they replied offering to send her a free sample of their product and…and it all goes downhill from there. Keep reading. It’s an object lesson in how not to use social media but it’s bloody funny all the same.

Reminds me of a book that came out in the 1990s called The Spam Letters in which author Jonathan Land takes the trouble to respond to every get-rich-quick, make-your-boobs-or-willy-larger merchant who wastes their time approaching him, and good grief they actually write back.

This is funnier, though, because she doesn’t even make a pretence of taking this dork seriously. It is glorious.

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March 20, 2009 - Posted by | Social media howlers

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