|Received in April/Sept. 2000||
I hope I'm the inventor of the
This seems to be a relatively new marketing ploy-- Don't wait for people to subscribe to your magazine! Just send 'em a bill!
These came through the mail
just a few months apart, and while I had not given them
No free issue, no nothin'. Just an invoice.
Look! "Professional Account!"
Even my electric bill doesn't say "Professional Account!"
I must be important!
You can rest assured I contacted both publishers immediately after receiving these, and gave them a load of shit for trying to hook me in in this manner.
How many people will receive this type of invoice and just assume it's legitimate, and send payment rather than risk their credit rating?
And when I called FORTUNE,
I asked immediately for the operator's supervisor
(they're the ones paid to deal with my vehemence, not the operators.)
I complained at length about their Ambush Marketing attempt, and then I asked,
"Have you ever heard of the website Dumb Ads?"
And she replied "Have
you ever heard of..." and stopped mid-sentence,
Call and complain when you
receive crap like this.
Text content and original graphics c.2006 by T. Graff / All ad images and scans copyright their respective owners.