Monthly Archives: April 2003

Did I tell you? I’m

Did I tell you? I’m opening up shop in the middle east. (Props to Dori Smith for finding this gem.)

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Online Portals Won’t Defeat Spam

Online Portals Won’t Defeat Spam – See what I mean? As long as email is purely a cost center, ISPs won’t have much incentive to make the sustained investments necessary to kill spam.

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Hans Peter Brondmo says that

Hans Peter Brondmo says that in order to reduce spam, bulk email senders should be held accountable. He’s one of the founding members of a project called Lumos that supposedly will introduce standards that enforce accountability on the part of … Continue reading

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Marketers unite to cook spam’s

Marketers unite to cook spam’s goose Good luck. I tried implementing a scheme like this a couple of years ago. While there was some interest on the part of marketers, ISPs still distrusted bulk mailers so much that they didn’t … Continue reading

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Database and online marketers should

Database and online marketers should take a moment to reflect on the passing of Ted Codd, the genius theorist behind the relational database. I hope Oracle’s Larry Ellison is.

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Ohmigod. Did the world just

Ohmigod. Did the world just end?

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Heh. Over at Executive Summary,

Heh. Over at Executive Summary, Rick is passing along the idea of embedded marketers. I like the idea, but hasn’t the business world already reached its quota on war metaphors?

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Bullet Points Kill! Indeed, which

Bullet Points Kill! Indeed, which is why you should consider buying marketing guru Seth Godin’s Really Bad Powerpoint e-book. I have and it’s got lots of good stuff in it. The really scary thing is the way PowerPoint affects the … Continue reading

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Good customer service as a

Good customer service as a differentiator? Apparently not in the airline business. It amazes me how clueless this industry is. The clown CEO mentioned in this article thinks Southwest Airlines is a “special case.” Sadly, he’s right. Yes, Southwest has … Continue reading

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People hate popups. So much

People hate popups. So much so that WebCrawler attributes a recent growth spurt to their removal from the WebCrawler site. This doesn’t surprise me – I’d definitely avoid a search site that hammered me with popups. That said, I think … Continue reading

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