|07-26-2010, 03:11 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2009
What is it with 'just dashing out the door'
In the past few weeks, I've had several emails from internet marketing folk all saying things like - "I'm just dashing out the door" or "I'm just on my way to a ball game" or things like that, with a link to whatever they are pushing.
Do they think it makes them sound more dynamic or something?
How do you feel when you get one of those? I just find it a tad annoying
|07-26-2010, 04:30 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
It seems like they're hoping you'll think, 'Awww, they care enough to write even though they're busy! This must be important! And they're obviously real people, not just a computer program!'
And, subconsciously you pick up on that idea of rushing, so you hurriedly click their link without taking the time to think.
|07-26-2010, 05:03 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2008
And of course, "He's in a hurry? I'm in a hurry too! Yay! Maybe we can be friends. I should find out what my FRIEND is trying to sell... Maybe it will be good for me?"
|07-26-2010, 06:05 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2009
@SGW - it's not real spam as it's all those things you subscribe to just to read something on someone's internet site
@JR I also think it's about trying to foster a 'matey' feeling - I mean it's only mates who would write something like that isn't it?
@Carenkh good point about the rushing rushing subconscious thing.
@Angela - exactly - what was so important about it that it couldn't wait until they've caught their breath and got time to right a proper email?
|07-26-2010, 06:30 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New York City
Well, I'm just running off to do some volunteer work at the orphanage, but I just wanted to say that you guys can feel free to check out my site, and follow me on Twitter, and tell your friends about me. And your friends' friends. And their friends.
Oh wait, I'm late! Gotta go!
|07-27-2010, 02:23 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Off this forum from 10/27/10 to 10/27/11. Yay me!
Yep. It's a marketing psychology tactic. They are creating an illusion of unavailability, hence you perceive them to be of high value, and therefor want to read what they have to say. Have you ever noticed your doctor never sees you the first 15-30 minutes of you going to your appointment? I guess that justifies the arm and leg price they charge right?
|07-27-2010, 04:46 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2010
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