Speaking of Business Contact Databases

Check out Chad White's blog post today over on his Retail Email Blog. Kevin Akeroyd, COO of Jigsaw, is said to have presented at the EM9 Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, April 22, 2009.

I'm on a List

Somebody is selling my work email address. I'm getting higher-than-previous amounts of B2B (business targeted) spam to my work email address lately, and it's driving me nuts.

If you run any of those "business contacts" sites, and you're looking for pain, let me tell you how to jump on the fast track: sell my email address.

Barnes and Noble Emails Opt-Outs

Hmm, I thought to myself. Why didn't I think of this? Barnes And Noble is sending emails to recipients who declined to opt-in, asking them to reconsider. Gosh, they must get a nonzero number of people who opt-in as a result of this email.And probably around a zillion spam complaints, and some ISP blocks. Because they're spamming. Oh yeah, that's why I didn't think of ever doing this. Because it's a really, really bad idea.

(Via Consumerist)