So we all know that we shouldn’t spam (don’t we) and none of us spam (right). Well here is a little reminder to you of why you should not Spam.
I was reading yesterday that apparently Ammado (The social networking site that aims to connect nonprofits and engaged individuals to achieve their vision) sent unsolicited emails about a UNHCR campaign to a few Irish Bloggers. They were not happy.
The result is that the bloggers below all posted negative things about Ammado and also some negative comments about charities, who they felt get this stuff wrong, (probably important to state at this point that if you click on the links below you are reading the comments of those bloggers and not mine). Justin Mason, Damien Mulley he pulls no punches so be warned!, Michelle Neylon, Suzy Byrne
So here we have an organisation whose central mission is to do good and help charities. But unfortunately trying to do good isnt a good reason to spam.
In fairness to Ammado, they have apologised and admitted that they got it wrong, and I have no doubt that the team in there is working out how to make sure this never happens again. So I’m not here to try Ammado-bash
But the result of their actions is that now when you google Ammado, the third, fourth, fifth and sixth items to come up are about this spaming incident.
So for all non-profits out there, learn from this mistake. Dont Spamalot