When I view an event’s page on your website but tickets are not yet on sale, why can’t you remind me via email when they become available?
When trying to court buyers for Newsweek Magazine, perhaps you shouldn’t publicize in your own paper (from May 5th’s edition):
- The Washington Post Co. is putting Newsweek up for sale because the company can foresee no path to profitability for the money-losing magazine, The Post Co. said Wednesday.
- Though no buyer is imminent, company officials said, The Post Co. hopes to execute a “rapid sale,” Chairman Donald E. Graham told Newsweek employees during a Wednesday morning meeting at the magazine’s office in New York.
- The Post’s magazine group, of which Newsweek is the biggest piece, lost $29.3 million last year after losing $16.1 million the previous year. Graham said he expects it to lose money this year.
I’m sure buyers are just clamoring for this wonderful opportunity!
I remember when the idea of a toasty Quizno’s sub was new, when the ads said that a Quizno’s sandwich was meatier, fresher, and tastier than Subway’s. And they were right. Quizno’s was delicious. They even had Diet Mountain Dew from a fountain! Amazing.
But have you been to a Quizno’s recently? The deli meats are thin, watered down, and tasteless. Probably just a few ounces in total on a regular-sized sandwich. Not more than one slice thick in any spot. They topped my sub with guacamole squeezed directly from a plastic pouch. Instead of wrapping my sub to keep it fresh and “toasty” it was slipped into a paper bag where it lost its heat along with several ingredients. And yet I don’t see any ads touting the taste and quality anymore, only the cheap prices. Yes, “cheap” they are now.
I am in the process of interviewing candidates for a summer internship position in my organization. I have interviewed seven candidates so far, and only one has sent a follow-up note, thanking me for the opportunity and reemphasizing to me that she is the perfect one for the position. I don’t think I was ever offered an internship or a job that I didn’t send a thank you note afterward, but then again, I probably did send something. Is it the students, the parents, the professors, the advisers, or is it just a sign of the times?
Best Buy must have the absolute worst email marketing… why don’t they ever email me with a decent deal for something I would actually buy? I wonder why I have zero rewards points and almost always use Amazon.com… too bad since there is a Best Buy store about 100 yards from my front door.
See the email here:
Stop selling your customer database to sponsors and vendors – tell us what the good deals are on quality, popular merchandise.