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You want me to write about your stupid company, Greg? Okay, here you go. (Let this be a lesson to the rest of you!)
To: Rick Bruner
Date: 30 Mar 2006 15:02:28 -0500
Subject: [mystupidcompany].COM = Restaurant Finder
Well here is my question………I need to get my name out there…I read your Blog it is about websites which is what [mystupidcompany].COM is. I need people that are internet savy to look at my site.
Do your readers eat out? If the answer is yes then why not right a small blurb about [mystupidcompany].com
Let me know how to aproach guys like you in the future…….so that I can better prepare myself.
Thank you for the guidence, also let me know what to put in the title.
Have a great day
From: Rick Bruner
Sent: Thu, 30 March 2006 19:12:01
Subject: Re: *****PLEASE READ****
Not that I want to get into a big thing over this, but you don’t know me, your business has nothing to do with anything I write about, and your subject line is obnoxious. I realize you’re not harvesting addresses and sending out a million emails in a batch, but anyway it’s not what I would call best-practice PR.
On 30 Mar 2006 12:26:57 -0500, gregs@[mystupidcompany].com wrote:
> I was not spaming I was asking………….thank you for your time.
> Have a great day
> Greg S********
> By the way I thought it was cool how you give people your email
> Rickbruner at gmail dot com
> Genious if it is okay with you I will strat doing thesame thing.
> Again sory to bother you have a great day
> —–Original Message—–
> From: Rick Bruner
> Sent: Thu, 30 March 2006 16:48:01
> To: gregs@[mystupidcompany].com
> Subject: Re: *****PLEASE READ****
> No, I won’t, as this has nothing to do with anything I write about,
> and you should have more creative ways of getting PR than spam.
> On 30 Mar 2006 11:43:35 -0500, gregs@[mystupidcompany].com wrote:
> > Hello Rick my name is Greg S******** was wondering if you would be able to write about [MYSTUPIDCOMPANY].COM
> > http://www.[redacted-url].com/subscribe/
> > http://www.[another-redacted-url].com/article.php?id_articol=134
> > We are going through first round of funding starting June 15.
> > Thank you so much
> > Have a great day
> > Greg S*****
> > 847 – ### – ####
You have a great day, too! And do me a favor and lose my email address.
I just couldn’t leave well enough alone and had to check my email trash folder (I had set up a filter on Greg’s email to auto delete any further emails, but something told me he was going to write again…)
I’ll be blocking your email address now, so please just move on with your life.
All the best,
I swear I’m not making this shit up!
PS: If anyone wants to take Greg up on his offer for 100,000 shares of his stupid company for a blog post, paypal me $1 at rickbruner at gmail dot com and I’ll send you the name of his firm.
PPS: I think I accidentally saved this post to draft form last night (still getting the hang of WordPress), so sorry it disappeared for 10 hours.