When pitch email subject lines become SPAM

Have you joined my incredibly non-annoying, once-in-a-while email newsletter?

This is a new one.

The subject of the email was: “I DON’T HAVE YOUR NUMBER.”

Not recognizing the address, my first thought was a client or meeting that I have, someone needs to get in touch with me.

I open it up – it’s a PITCH FOR A GAME COMPANY AT CES!!

Are you freaking KIDDING ME?

This SO needs to be outed, smacked around, and left by the gutter to die. This is gross. This is bait and switch. Who is going to make an appointment with this person? If I were this person’s client – I’d be LIVID.

“I don’t have your number?!?”

You’ve got to be kidding me.

Full text below. Shun this person.

Hope all is wellCOMPANY will be unveiling their 2007 line-up at CES and I’d love to arrange an appointment for you to stop by and check out their titles.

Appointments are scheduled for every half hour, so let me know your first choice between 10:00 am to 5:30 pm on January 8th, 9th, or 10th.   

Some of the titles company will be showing include:


Thanks for your time, have a great thanksgiving if I don’t hear back from you before then!


someone who emailed me and explained her reasoning.

I still think she’s wrong, but I’m going to remove her contact info for now, since she had the decency to contact me and try and explain.

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