Tagged: Spammers

Also, The Pony Will Need Three References

Hi Ken, I’m Rebecca Gray from Backgroundchecks.org. I love writing guest posts for blogs that interest me. It's a great way to expand one's portfolio, network with other bloggers, and learn new things. That being said, I was wondering if I could write a guest post for you. The article will be unique and specifically tailored as per the theme of your blog. I’ll just include a reference to my site in the author byline at the end of the article. Please let me know if you are interested. Thanks, Rebecca Dear Rebecca, Happy New Year! I'm pleased that we...

They Shoot Ponies, Don't They?

Logging into the Facebook account, I spy a private message. Hello, We think that the readers of your blog would be interested in our site. We have developed and launched the first completely Free Auction site with all the functionality of the "Other Big Auction Sites". With one big difference, our site is 100% Free! Our mission statement sums it up pretty nicely. "Our mission is to promote Legal Firearm Ownership, Strengthen the 2nd Amendment and promote Outdoor Recreation via a FREE Marketplace." If you have questions, please drop me a line or give me a call. Thank you for...

Dress For The Pony You Fear, Not The Pony You Have

Ken, My name is Annita Johnson, and I am contacting you regarding your site at http://www.popehat.com. I currently work for a company that maintains a website that offers kid's games; it's called dressup121.com- I'm sure you must have heard of it by now. We are nationally recognized, reliable source for kid's games, and we are located at http://www.dressup121.com/. I was looking at a few different sites for realty information, and I thought yours was one of the best. I would like to request a link to our website. I realize that sometimes there are set rates involved in this kind...

The Three Habits of Extremely Entitled Marketeers

This week over at Simple Justice, Scott Greenfield had an exchange that reveals the three most prominent characteristics of modern internet marketeers: entitlement, dishonesty, and recklessness with client reputations.

But I'm One of the GOOD Marketeers! Let Me Help You Fight The Bad Ones!

Hi Ken, My name is Devin and I'm reaching out on behalf of Joe Attorney, principal of Badly Supervising Its Marketeers Law in Chicago, IL. I'm interested in writing a guest post for PopeHat and was wondering if you are currently accepting guest posts? I have an idea I'd like to pitch. Thanks, Devin www.badlysupervisingitsmarketeers.com Really? Are you sure? http://www.popehat.com/2012/10/08/a-dialogue-with-a-guest-post-spammer/ Ken, Read your post and bookmarked it. I hope I'm not on your naughty list. Contrary to what you might think of me, I enjoyed the read and agree with you on all points. I think it's time to drop...

Why Won't Nice Girls Ever Write Me Back? :(

Hi, I am a writer looking for good blogs like yours where I can contribute professionally written and proofread articles. I'm just wondering if you accept guest posts? If you do currently accept contributions, do you allow links inside the main article? Also, are there any fees I might need to pay? Looking forward to hearing from you soon. :) Thanks! Victoria Dear Victoria, Thank you for your inquiry. What kinds of subjects do your articles address? Would it be possible to suggest a topic suited for my blog? Ken Hi, Thanks for your reply. Generally I prefer to be...

Today In Stunt Marketing: FATTY FATTY FAT FAT

Back in April I noted that a prominent court reporting firm had started marketing by spamming me with somewhat unsettling short stories. Today I see a private investigation firm is taking the same approach. I just received an email from this firm — familiar to me, and probably to many in Southern California — with a very brief subject line: FATTY Well, I thought. Fair enough, but I don't see why someone needed to hire a private dick to figure that out. But the email was not a j'accuse — the subject line was intended as an attention-grabber, referring to...

The Tesla, Or The Pony?

Hello editor/admin, I love your site popehat.com and think it may be a fit for my marketing campaign. What kind of advertising options do you offer? How much do you charge for a one very relevant, do-follow, in-copy text link to a non-spammy website? I will give you great content. I just need to know the cheapest rate you can offer for a link inside the article I will give you. If your rates meet my budget, I will get back with relevant stories. Thanks, Susan Dear Susan, Thank you for your inquiry. I am very happy to hear that...

Me Write Pony One Day

David Williamson Jul 2, 2013 Hi Ken, My name is David and I was just checking out your blog Popehat. I have seen that you have published guest posts from different authors in your niche. I am fully interested in witting about law and legal topics. Here is couple of post that I have written in the past. (http://virtualcourthouse.blogspot.com/2013/04/let-them-play-by-david-williams.html) (http://classactionblawg.com/2013/04/15/guest-article-post-legal-aid-reform-in-the-uk-observations-since-its-passing/) (http://landlordology.com/renovating-for-rental-income/) Please let me Know how it sounds like so I will start putting a piece together or drop me an email if you have any question/ideas. Kind Regards, David Williamson Hi David, My name is Ken and I was...

Easing Back In, With Ponies

Ahem. Where was I? Oh yes. The mailbag. I received two identical emails from this gentleman inside a week: Dear popehat.com, I hope this message finds you well. My name is Austin Staubus and I am with Lanista Concepts, a premium boutique ad-agency located in Dallas, TX. I recently discovered your website and wanted to inquire about potential advertising opportunities. Lanista Concepts specializes in increasing ad revenue through both manual and programmatic efforts and offers the most competitive and complete monetization solution on the market. As such, we are confident we can outperform your existing solution. Further, we specialize in...

Won't Anybody Think Of The Children, And The Ponies, And The Ponies Attacking The Children?

Hello, With everything going on in our country right now, my focus is making sure my kids are safe. I am a mama bear and I will do whatever it takes to keep my family out of harms way. With that being said, keeping everyone safe at every point of the day almost seems like an impossible feat. I have a couple articles that are centered around protecting your home, and what to do if your city ever has to go under lock down like Boston did last week. Would you be interested in taking a look at one of...

That's What I Want In A Court Reporter: DRAMA

Dear Court Reporting Service My Firm Uses, Thank you for the competent and reliable services you have provided to us during various depositions over the last few years. Thank you also for the cookies, goodies, free lunches, and other marketing perks you have sent over the years, which help reduce our competition by contributing to Type II diabetes amongst attorneys. Now . . . as to your spam email of today. Your email was designed to convey the notion that you are versatile and responsive and flexible and ready to serve. You chose to convey that message by emailing me...

Town Without Pony

Hello, I am currently working with DestinFlorida.org to find content partners that would be interested in posting a quality on-topic post to their site with a link back to http://www.destinflorida.org. Our writer is top-notch and the content will be exclusive to your site only. If you are interested please let me know and I can have a custom article written for your site within a week. Thanks, Dorothy Gibson Dear Ms. Gibson: Thank you for the offer. I have reviewed the web site and am enthralled by the prospect of a post regarding Destin, Florida. Destin seems to embody all...

THINGS ARE GOING TO START HAPPENING TO ME NOW . . . .

. . . . BECAUSE I AM GOING TO BE FEATURED IN A MAGAZINE THAT IS DELIVERED BY. PRIVATE. JET. Below is an unsolicited email I received from an outfit that has been spamming my firm for some time. I have changed the name not to protect the guilty, but to deny them publicity. All grammatical and punctuation errors, bizarre grandiosity, odd capitalization, and general foolishness is in the original. I wanted to take the time, as I noticed you are one of the top lawyers in San Francisco. [Note: I am located in Los Angeles.] After reviewing your profile...

Spam That Makes Me Cringe — Albert Schweitzer Wants To Pay You For Your Lemon Law Case!

I have just received what I think is the most cringeworthy lawyer-spam I have heretofore received. The spammer wants me, as near as I can figure, to refer auto dealer fraud and Lemon Law cases to him in exchange for a 20% referral fee. I don't have any auto dealer fraud or Lemon Law cases to refer, and if I did, I would never in eleventy billion years refer them to someone who spammed me or offered me a referral fee. I've never taken a refer fee and I don't plan to start now. I've never done business with a...