April 26, 2004

How NOT to Go About Getting Publicity

POST #    978

This afternoon, I got a lovely unsolicited e-mail from Concerts for Kerry:

You --> you're a blogger. Us --> we're Concerts for Kerry; we create fantastic music shows that are fundraisers for John Kerry.

We want you to blog us! We have an upcoming show in Brooklyn.

Atrios blogged us... So did Gawker... Now we want you. Please help today!

thanks in advance,
the Concerts for Kerry Team

What the fuck? While I agree with the cause completely, I hate the way they went about this. I don't give a shit about your freaking concert that you are spamming me about. I care about getting Kerry in office, but don't e-mail me to "blog" about you. So Atrios and Gawker linked you? Good for them! I'm not them. I don't think my 30 readers would go listen to your shitty bands just because I said so. I would rather donate money directly to the campaign than to your shitty idea. Fuckers. I would gladly put a link to John Kerry's site, just not yours.

Maybe you could have said something like, "we're holding an event in Brooklyn and are inviting people from around the area to attend." I would have considered it then, but now you're just on my shitlist. Idiots.

We now resume with our regularly scheduled plugs for Krispy Kreme.

- Gothamist on this crap e-mail

Update: 12:17 am, 4.27.04

just wanted to drop a line. we are a volunteers here and one of us got a little eager with the email and the exclamation points. we will make sure to take your cautionary comments to heart going forward.

we do sincerely invite you to come to our brooklyn event if you are free.


Posted by tien mao in Politics at 5:20 PM



Ah the presidential campaign over the internet. I wonder if it'll out do normal spam in annoyance?

Posted by: tevren at April 26, 2004 7:41 PM

about a month ago i thought it was a good cause, and considered adding a link, but the bands didn't seem like someone i'd listen to, so i never did. i don't like spam, so now i'm even less likely to link to them.

have you gotten the michael jackson fansite spam yet? ugh.

Posted by: janelle at April 26, 2004 8:00 PM

I got this, too...but I deleted it without really reading it, as I do with most email that I get about protesting Iraq or Bush. It seems like I'm on every mailing list on earth...and the spam the crap out of me daily.

Posted by: corie at April 26, 2004 9:43 PM

What the fuck
don't give a shit
freaking concert
spamming me
your shitty bands
on my shitlist

we will make sure to take your cautionary comments to heart going forward.

Pardon me for laughing myself silly. I do realize that the brazen assumption of cooperation by some of these people is a major turn-off, yet this jolly spectacle is quite amusing.

Posted by: Lemonsoda at April 27, 2004 5:39 AM

Ugh, I got the same thing. PLEASE BLOG US!
Personally, it was just the phrase "Please blog us" that riled me...

I know I should vote for this Kerry fellow, but the Democratic party can be so annoying. Maybe I will run one day on a "non-annoying Democrat" platform.

Posted by: rrr at April 27, 2004 10:09 AM

i can't think that there would be more presidential spam than normal spam, at least not in new york.

i think i might have gotten one michael jackson fan site email, but i can't remember.

Posted by: tien at April 27, 2004 11:18 AM

Now I'm annoyed that I *didn't* get one. Hmph.

Posted by: Linus at April 27, 2004 3:46 PM

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