Mailbag

About once a week I get an email from some company, usually to do with energy, telling me about some development or other which might interest me (I seem to be on some list as an energy blogger). Normally I delete them but I’d just been given an assignment as part of my studies so decided I’d reply to one I got two weeks ago. First I rang the person who’d sent it to express my interest, left a message, and they emailed me back. Then I sent this email:

Many thanks for getting in touch. I am currently an MBA student Geneva, and I wonder if I may talk to one of your spokespeople about the change. In particular, I’d like to ask:

1) Why XXX was split off from YYY and sold?

2) What opportunities will arise from XXX being a stand-alone company? For example, will they have easier access to capital for new products or research projects?

3) What, if anything, will change in terms of management style of the company? For example, will regional offices be able to act more independently within a more streamlined approval process?

My time zone is GMT+2. I’m generally available weekdays between 9am and 4pm (my time), or after 10:30pm. Are any of your spokespeople based in Europe?

I never heard back from the person I’d spoken to. So why do you reckon that is? They actually read my blog and decided they’d better stay well clear? They don’t want to waste their time with students? Or my questions were stupid of awkward?

Amusingly, I also got this email the other day from someone who definitely doesn’t read my blog very closely:

My name is Sonya, and I’m the founder of Her Aspiration. I wanted to reach out to you after coming across this page of yours: http://www.desertsun.co.uk/blog/4074/

We recently put together a piece Donald Trump’s quotes about women… an annoying subject for all of us. We think with the elections coming up, the more people we educate about his attitude towards women, the better. 

Here it is: https://www.heraspiration.com/trump-quotes-about-women/

Would you consider adding a link to it in the page of yours I mentioned above? It’d really make my day 🙂

Let me know what you think!

Well, I’ve posted it, although not in the place requested. Do you think I made her day? Answers in the comments, please.

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9 thoughts on “Mailbag

  1. Latest posts from heraspiration.com:
    – I want my husband to wear a dress: 17 steps to getting it done
    – Breastfeeding your breastmilk to your husband: is it normal?
    – Why is my husband mean to me and nice to everyone else?
    I suspect this site is run by Godfrey Elfwick of The Guardian hoax article fame, or a similar wag. But it’s hard to tell these days.

  2. “We recently put together a piece Donald Trump’s quotes about women… an annoying subject for all of us”

    Really.

    An annoying subject for all of us?. Not me. He has some great lines. Among them the money one she overlooks – “And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”

    I don’t get the obsession with Trump says.

  3. I never heard back from the person I’d spoken to. So why do you reckon that is?

    Those are marketing emails. Their purpose is to generate leads that can convert into sales. You’re neither.

  4. I’m quite sure you did make her day Tim – the wording of her templated pitch shows she was almost certainly just looking for a link, any link, to make the great god Google think her (batsh!t insane) website is slightly more valuable.

    I’d keep the link up but add “rel:nofollow” to make sure Google doesn’t count the link. There are few things link-builders hate more than nofollow links!

  5. Those are marketing emails. Their purpose is to generate leads that can convert into sales. You’re neither.

    Ah, that would explain it. Thanks.

  6. @ T Hill

    “Sonya Schwartz

    A hopeless romantic that struggled for many years to find her Mr “Right” and made all the mistakes you could think of while dating. Known for always choosing the wrong guys or messing up relationships, Sonya was finally able to change her approach and mindset when it came to dating which helped her eventually find the man of her dreams and become happily married. You can read more about me here…”

    I didn’t bother reading more!

    0 comments to any of her posts as far as I can see. Perhaps because we are all Bots apart from her.

  7. One of the main complaints against the Donald is “He lies all the time”, but here he’s being completely honest in his opinions of certain women and they’re still not happy. Make up your minds girls 🙂

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