I have to say, there’s few things in life I hate more than spammers, well spammers pretending to be PR execs, that could perhaps be one of the things.
A couple of people received a mail about a new production at KLPac from the KLPac Marketing and PR Exec, I also received it, but I didn’t realise it as it was 1) in my hotmail account and 2) in the junk folder (after reading it, I found hotmails placement of the mail rather apt).
The fact is, I’d already checked out the production at Kakiseni, and was interested in it.
This unsolicited mail just leaves a bad taste in my mouth, plus the way it was written is rather patronising and leech like.
Who gave you my permission to use my e-mail address for this purpose? Did I sign up to any kind of notification list? Oh…you just thought I might be interested?
Got your contacts from Gavin’s The Homecoming blog. Thought I’d update you guys on the next KLPac production just in case you’d be interested to post it on your blogs. We’ll be having a Philip Ridley play starring Gavin Yap (check out the poster visual below! also attached postcard front / back), Faridah Merican and Joanna Bessey, amongst others. It’ll be directed by Joe Hasham.
It’s the absolutely MUST SEE production for this year, read more below. If you need more info, do let me know or give me a buzz on 012 306 2122. Thanks for supporting theatre in Malaysia!
PS – please help to forward the mailer below to your friends! special promo – flat rate of RM30 on Tues – Thurs!!!
The “Must See” production? Forward to your friends? Hello?
Excuse me, but are blogs a new way to get free advertising? Should I just post any old crap random strangers mail me, to help them profit, to ‘help the local scene’ or some other childish excuse?
This is not an ad directory, this is not a place for advertorials like some stinkaporean slut sites or coconut boy and his Ford sellout.
Nor are any of the people I associate us with, so please don’t treat us like a bunch of kids without nothing to write about that would be really grateful to receive your spam so we can post it on our sites.
I probably would have written about the play, and I was definately going to go, but the fumbled attempt at PR, I’ll probably still go, but I almost definately won’t write about it.
Kimberlycun has also posted about this: Bad Communication
I mailed her back, rather peeved I might say:
I just found this mail in my junk folder, I guess that’s where it belongs as it’s unsolicited commercial e-mail.
Please remove me from your list, I do not wish to be spammed with your leech like attempt at gaining some ‘free’ publicity from bloggers.
This is not the way to approach people, trust me.
I am interested in supporting the local theatre scene, and I will continue to do so, I am not however interested in being spammed by you, so please take it elsewhere.
Perhaps consider a line other than PR too.
Her massive PR skills gave me an excellent response, and quashed my worries..NOT
Yeah, that was it, that was her response.
(Name removed and phone number changed to protect the