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You’re awfully considerate of a villain to include “don’t email me about Christmas/Valentine’s Day.”
(A heated, nerdy note from Atticus)
This should be STANDARD for ALL MARKETING LISTS and it is INFURIATING that it is not.
Christmas is a hot-button that rises up every year, and companies that celebrate Christmas (regardless of what they do or who they are) just kind of stare blankly into space and shrug, “Well I guess we’re going to offend some people and that’s okay, because what can you do, right?”
TECHNOLOGY. IS WHAT. YOU CAN DO. GRAH!
I love Christmas. My love of Christmas is only MARGINALLY LESS than Halloween, and I can understand that some folk don’t.
It will take LITERALLY MORE EFFORT to typing this post than to, in December, to say “Group A: You don’t want a Christmas mailing, so here is a generic winter email that has no holiday connotation of any kind. Group B: You didn’t opt out of Christmas, so here is our Christmas greeting. We will post both on Tumblr and other places, tagging ‘christmas’ with the reasonably safe assumption people who don’t want to see this will have said blacklisted.”
This is a demand that should be made of every marketer. Every. Single. Company. It is absolutely BASIC sorting technology.
Valentine’s Day falls in a similar boat.
A villain after my own heart.