Permission Is A Pre-Requisite To Sending Correspondences To People

These are this month’s top spam messages i’ve received… As Seth Godin would say, “you need to earn the permission” in order to effectively communication with your audience through email. Clearly, these companies need a lesson on email marketing.

Enjoy them! Literally.

“How would you like to promote your ad on over 1000 ad sites every month? Pay one low monthly fee and get virtually unlimited traffic to your site forever! For more information just visit:”

Dr. A’s response in his head: Hmmmm, no. 

“Do you want more people to visit your website? Get thousands of keyword targeted visitors directly to your site. Boost revenues quick. Start seeing results in as little as 48 hours. For more info write a reply to: leo6843will@hmail.obz

Dr. A’s response in his head: Hmmmm, definitely not.  

“Orchid romance: Can you keep a secret? There is a lots of of beautifulls need a boyfriend. six missed messages, four calls. Join now! *This is is not an advertising”

Dr. A’s response: Hey Amanda, look at this one! I’m on demand! hahaha. 

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Dr. A’s response: I wanna live longer. How about you? LOL. Next one please. 

” Olá querido amigo, Como você está hoje, sou a Sra. Clara Ahmed, fui casada com meu falecido marido, Dr. Walid Ahmed, cidadão da Arábia Saudita. Por favor, decidi entrar em contato com você por causa da minha condição de saúde. Estou tendo um diagnóstico de câncer de mama. Preciso de suas orações. Em 20 de novembro, disseram-me ao meu médico que tinha câncer de mama. Devido à minha condição de saúde, decidi doar-lhe esta quantia em dinheiro que tenho na conta bancária para você, num total de dez milhões quinhentos mil libras esterlinas (£ 10.500.000,00 GBR) para você me ajudar a construir casas para os órfãos menos privilegiados e os pobres do seu país. Depois que meu médico me disse que tenho apenas alguns meses de vida por causa do estágio do meu problema de doença, quero que saiba que 40% do fundo total é para seu uso pessoal. enquanto 60% é para o projeto. Vou lhe enviar mais detalhes assim que receber sua resposta. Estou esperando sua resposta urgente permanecer abençoada em nome do Todo-Poderoso. Responda-me com este endereço de e-mail: . Cumprimentos, Sra. Clara Ahmed. Responda-me com este endereço de e-mail:

Dr. A’s response: Ms. Estrada, Cumprimentos nao e a mesma coisa que grata. Jeez… 

“Hey dear, My name is Sarah and I need a *&^%**^^& tonight. I’m married but need your %#(&. I will be entirely yours. View my pics. From Sarah Savannah Key.”

Dr. A’s response: Amanda, are you ready yet? Let’s go to Atlanta ASAP. 

What can these companies be thinking when they send these junk mails to people? Give me a break! Don’t they understand that permission is a pre-requisite to sending correspondences to people? Man.

Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving!

Author: Dr. Luis Camillo Almeida

Communication Arts professor who has taught over a thousand students in his career. By empathizing with his students, he advises them to think with no box and motivates them to have a successful college life. Through his multifaceted approach to traditional and new medias, his students have the opportunity to become better communicators. Dr. A has helped hundreds of young adults to truly discover who they are, what makes them tick and where their passions lie, in order to achieve long term success in life. He is a very productive college professor who can be found on a variety of social media outlets, public and academic sources, and even on merchandise showcasing his photographic art. Technology complements but doesn’t define him. Colleges house him but can’t hold him.