Please, You’re Way Too Subtle…
Today, I posted the following Tweet on my Twitter:
I received the following informative reply from someone I did not know.
Do we, I wondered? That sure would suck. So I took a look at this good samaritan’s Twitter stream. I imagine this brilliant stream won’t be up for long, but in the interest of preserving EnergyFiend’s subtle approach to marketing, I have captured this screenshot.
I clicked two pages back – you may be surprised to find out that Energy Fiend has a one-track mind. Apparently everything in the beverage family (except for Soyfee) can cause cancer, high cholesterol and congenital herpes (OK, I didn’t actually see that last one in the stream, but then again I only clicked back 2 pages).
Finding this was particularly pleasurable after reading Shannon Whitley’s amusing post of the “Top 10 List of People to Unfollow on Twitter” where he describes this type of Twitterer exactly (“The Pimp”).
I’m a marketer myself, but I make the assumption that the people I market to have a brain. Tactics like these insult potential consumers. And using scare and smear tactics which attack other products to sell your own are in a word “gross” and in two words:”really gross”.