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Jan 04, 2004 9:28 pm re: re: re: Advertising on BBFFUCoaching
Althea Garner
Just wanting to put my 2c in........... I just had a telephone call from Bruce, who took the time to call me in California - all the way from Michigan. Bruce told me about his product, which I find to be innovative and extremely useful for anyone who uses e-mail and wishes to promote their product/s. His was not a sales pitch - we just talked about the product and there was absolutely no pressure. I realise that there is no blatant advertising permitted on this board, but I just wanted to speak out in support of Bruce who I think is genuine in his wish to help others via his product. Thank you for your call, Bruce - much appreciated! :) A > Eric Sohn wrote: >

Bruce -


First, I didn't want to point out who sent me the email and I hope you appreciate that.


Secondly, what you just did in promoting your business in your post - that's fine. As far as I'm concerned, you may use your signature to promote your business (although I'd ask that it be brief, like your post that I rejected) - if you're adding substance here in terms of posting a question or replying to a thread. No one expects people to leave their business at the door, but there are limits.


Let me pose some questions: as the percentage of posts that are strictly commercial increase, what could happen to other participation - or even visits? What kind of feedback might people exchange about the network? Why do you think people go to networks?


What alternatives are there for someone who wishes to promote a product or service on Ryze? Did you know, for example, that there is a separate network purely for promotional messages? In fact, "Promote It! - Post your opportunities here!" is the network with the 6th most message traffic, compared to our mid-teens traffic.


That's only one alternative. Can you come up with others? What do you see as the pros and cons of them? I've already marketed my services here by at least 4 different ways - and that doesn't count the press release I'm going to issue if we ever break the top 10 message traffic barrier.


I'd like to hear from others, but I think I'd like to keep advertising to direct contact via PM, or by limited messages either in connection with the topic, or in your signature line. Unless I hear a groundswell of objections otherwise, I think I'm going to leave it at that - although I might be open to a "promotional day" once our membership gets larger (we're 38 now - maybe at 100, when the "cost" of marketing 1-to-1 may inhibit people from building their business, which really is the point, isn't it?


Coach Eric

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