Just a week ago Clifford added me to his newsletter (without my permission) and via Constant Contact started sending UBE to me. Nice looking guy. Good looking newsletter. Probably some good content to.
BUT It was also a perfect entry for Newsletters I never signed up for.
That was 1 week ago and it looks like he’s moved away from using Constant Contact. I’m not sure why. Maybe he was banned?
In either case when an email came today I recognized the name but didn’t recognize the layout of the newsletter. It was because he’s now on a different email provider.
The bad news is that Clifford makes my list yet again. That’s not the whole bad news, he now has a friend who sent the exact same newsletter, at the exact same time, with the exact same Subject, with the exact same content. There goes that special feeling I was starting to get.
But wait, there’s more…
Now I’m starting to feel like I’m channeling Billy Mays. As I’m writing this post I get yet a THIRD! And then a FOURTH! The one common thread? Keller Williams Agents all of them!
And the value to me, the consumer is exactly what again? I have to wonder if KW is teaching people to spam or is this an unintended consequence of some coaching call.
UPDATE:I’ve heard this is part of an Agent Toolbox of sorts called eEdge. I’m all for that. I’m thinking they need to also include an instructional manual for the tool. Wendy shows how to add but people but someone should go a little deeper.
What’s wrong with importing your address book? I think Aweber has the explaination of what is right and what is a big No No. Go read “Can I Use This LIST Post?”
UPDATE II: This Keller Williams system just helped KW win Innovator of the Year from Inman News. No, really!
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