Turning The Appalling Into The Despicable
from the bad-taste dept
We already spoke about the bad decision of spammers to send out spam trying to take advantage of last week’s tragedy, but how about real companies doing so? I’ve heard rumors about a Cisco employee who sent a note to resellers telling them this was a chance to sell more routers to replace the lost ones and of Gannett newspapers using the chance to get in touch with their best advertisers to offer a message of sympathy – and a reminder to buy more ads. The latest is Flowgo who sent out a general message to everyone on their mailing lists about the tragedy. They say they were trying to do good by sending out an inspirational message, but there was a marketing/PR pitch included in the email – which made some people upset.