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Hard Times at Conde

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My favorite magazine is the New Yorker.  I’m used to receiving emails from them regarding my subscription.  But today was a first–I received an email that was a pure third-party advertisement, in this case for a new Blackberry.   I don’t remember ever signing up to receive third-party advertisements on their behalf, so it’s surprising to get that type of email.  Particularly from a media company that has such high-end demographic.  On the other hand, given their financial difficulties, it’s understandable.

At the same time, this is a sign that email quality will suffer.  As media companies become more aggressive in emailing their lists, it will crowd inboxes and diminish the marginal value of extra email.

Written by sandykory

January 13, 2009 at 2:30 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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