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Carpet Baggers

2009-05-13 21:38:44.317123+00 by meuon 3 comments

A sign of getting some bullshit publicity is: Every business consultant and marketing expert in town contacts you and wastes 3-5 minutes of your time. I want to establish how not do so based on these experiences:

  • Don't use an @yahoo.coom or @aol.com e-mail address.
  • Don't have a website that says: Copyright Yahoo.com on the bottom.
  • Don't have/promote a website that just shows your hostgator cPanel login screen.
  • Don't send e-mail that is just a word document with bizarre fonts and layout and little meaningful text.
  • Don't claim to have done work that I know was done by someone else.
  • Don't claim in-depth technical marketing knowledge about my industry based on what you misunderstood from my website.
  • Don't tell me you can introduce me to a potential large client... for a fee (not a commission, that's ok).

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2009-05-13 22:18:46.328855+00 by: JT

Don't claim to have done work that I know was done by someone else.

This makes me giggle.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-05-14 10:01:53.150495+00 by: meuon

JT, that's a rollup of several incidents, but yes, that one as well. :)

Best marketing guy yet: Sent a $50 bill in a puzzle that you had to call him to get it out of the puzzle (without breaking the puzzle). Joe G. gave it to me and I retracted the hidden pins back with a hard drive magnet and bought coffee and lunch for a week. He's actually an impressive guy, and I'm trying to hook him up with some people. He's an ex hospital administrator and his card, pitch and brochure were plain, polished and perfect. There is an art to doing simple, well.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-05-14 18:20:45.15632+00 by: Nancy

Here's a great consulting website I just found - this guy is speaking at my next professional women's event. What a site!! LOL