Tom wrote to me:
This is Tom with XXXXX Company, a Chicago-based Adobe Executive Level Partner.
Although XXXXX Company has performed over 130 successful AEM/CQ5 implementations and helped many clients take advantage of little known features within the Adobe Digital Marketing Cloud, we don't have much contact with the team at Ford. Therefore, I'd like to set-up a short introduction call.
The intent of this call is simply for introductions, discuss your Web initiatives, and see if XXXXX Company's Adobe expertise fits the direction Ford is headed. Attached is a brief overview of XXXXX Company.
Are you available for a 15 – 20 minute call early next week to assess whether or not it makes sense to continue our conversations?
What are your thoughts?
and I replied:
If I told you that I worked in the UK and that my responsibilities are nothing to do with Social Media or Digital Marketing would you still want a chat?
I doubt it.
Wherever you have found my email address you have discovered an out of date contact. If you have paid for this as “prospect data” then I would a) like to know who is supplying my personal information without my permission and b) advise you to request a refund.
I know working in sales is tough and making that first contact is tough, but it doesn’t help when the prospect data you’re using isn’t reliable.
I wish you good luck but please remove my name from your database.