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To: "Eric R Ward" <email@example.com>
From: "Amy Strycula" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: The Silence is Deafening
- a Reverse Testimonial for URLwire / Eric Ward
I have an embarassing story to share
with you. When I didn't hear back from you regarding our 'holiday site
announcement', I assumed you must be very busy at the moment. I wanted
to get my press release re: our Holiday Gift Guide out, so I went ahead
and used another service to send it out.
heir distribution list seemed extensive
and I choose their animal/pets, gifts/collectibles, and women's interest
categories. Used to RESULTS from your previous campaigns, I braced
for the same on the day of the release -- hung by the phone, checked emails
constantly, etc. As the title of this email indicates, "The silence
is deafening". Not one inquiry. No surge in traffic, nothing.
My past experiences with you -- so much traffic the site came down, Netscape's
What's Hot, etc., etc., spoiled me. I take that back -- I did have
ONE inquiry -- from a small newspaper trying to SELL ME advertising.
If this is not a testimonial for
your expertise, then nothing is. I truly learned a valuable lesson
and wasted $499 (yeah, I paid 'extra' for an additional 'category').
Although I always knew you were good, I now truly appreciate HOW good you
are at what you do!
I thought I had a decent press release....maybe
my timing was just bad, I don't know. Not sure if you can do anything
for me at this point (or if you even want to help this Benedict Arnold).
But I had to write and share this with you!
Amy Strycula, Top Cat
Everything Imaginable for Cats
(and Dogs, too!)