Professional Dumbassery

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Like a lot of technical people, I go to professional conferences. During those conferences, it's typical for companies that sponsor booths to collect business cards for give-aways in an effort to gain contacts for their distribution lists. It's a common practice - everyone knows what's what, and after the conference is over, if the company's content isn't something I'm interested in, I simply unsubscribe.

Except for this one company. 

I have unsubscribed from "Insight24's" distribution list 25 times.* And I continue to receive daily e:mails from these dumbshits, constantly extolling me to view their webcasts on everything from BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to Database Security.

After the first 10 times I opted out, I went to their website and tried to find a way for me to unsubscribe there. No luck. Probably because the service is COMPLETELY FREE and their business plan doesn't allow a mechanism for people to tell them to fuck off.

So here's the part I don't get. If your business model is based entirely on hosting educational content on the subject of technology, why, why would you not ensure that your own technology actually, you know, WORKS? What kind of message does it send to your audience about your credibility as an information source if you're too stupid to hire people who can actually manage a distribution list?

I'll tell you what message it sends to me: "We're too stupid to continue in this business model! We should never be considered a source of credible information! Feel free to ridicule us in the public sphere!"

Message received, Insight24. Message received.

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*Yes, I am insane. Why do you ask?

2 comments:

Juan Federico said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

That'll teach them to mess with you. You go Janiece!!!