Poor Shannon at Big Machine Media. All she wanted to do was ask 340 or so music bloggers about their listening habits and preferred formats for promos, but she committed the biggest sin that one can commit when sending out an e-mail to a bunch of people: She put each and every address in the Cc: field, thus exposing these music blogs to each other in ways that left their spirits broken. So what did some of them do? Why, they indignantly hit “reply to all” and chewed her out using words like “unprofessional” and “amateur”! Surprisingly, no one hit reply to all to send a “hey dudes check out my site” e-mail, but a few of the e-mails within the thread did expose some common traits of music bloggers, which I’ve broken down after the jump.
THEY’RE KIND OF SNOBBY
If you took some time to go to our blog, and actually read it, you’ll find all the research you need.
An informal blanket email (that exposes your mailing list, and, my email address) is not very appealing, or effective, and it leads me to believe, without even checking your site, that we probably are not the type of blog that would be interested in getting any info or content from your “music and celebrity” clients.
Please remove my email from any further mass mailings you are sending.
Lori Riegler – Trash Menagerie
THEY DON’T REALLY UNDERSTAND THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF ‘IRONY’
Spamming like this, with recipients’ email addresses in the clear, is an amateur move to say the least.
Please remove me from Big Machine’s mailing list immediately.
THEY HAVE OPINIONS, SORT OF
There is no way to remove our mail addresses in an opt-out method on their site either it seems. And I agree, sending the spam list like they did is very amateur and does not make me feel comfortable in doing Business with them either.
Steve Bridges (aka VooDooStevie)
VooDooRadio – A Devilishly Good Podcast
THEY’RE NOT AFRAID TO BE SERVICEY
I apologize up front for continuing the spamming, but it is in hopes to nip it now.
all of you that are continuing to Reply All to be removed are continuing to spam the rest of us.
Please Reply only to this Shannon.
THEY’RE–WAIT, WAIT, WHAT THE HELL IS “FINANCIAL AID INTERNET RADIO?”
Might I suggest that when you send out spam, you BCC your mailing
list, rather than send a large message to 340 recipients, most of whom
probably didn’t want their email addresses published in so public a
Oh, and please remove me from Big Machine Media’s mailing list. I can
guarantee that your artists and musicians will NOT be played on my
Christopher S. Penn
Producer, the Financial Aid Podcast
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