Alright, we’ve had our fun. I was up late last night deleting the swarm of comments that had come in attacking individuals, including myself (which is ok). This post has gotten out of hand and that was not it’s intent. This isn’t Hollywood and it’s not what our industry is about.
I know some will be pissed at me and say I was weak for un-publishing this post and others will say it was the right thing to do. In one of my comments, I wrote “Is this history in the making for our industry or will this blow over and will no one think about it 2 months from now? ” I don’t think it’s history in the making and I hope for Paul and Jim’s sake they figure this out and it does blow over.
If we get anything out of this, I hope every one of us; dealers, vendors, sales people and myself, think twice before hitting the SEND button and ask ourselves a few questions.
- Am I CAN-SPAM
- Did I legally obtain everyone’s email address?
- Does my marketing email provide a way for recipients to unsubscribe? (Opt-Out)
- Am I using good emailing practices? Have I been honest and truthful?
Humans learns from their mistakes or by the example of others mistakes. My advise to Jim Ziegler; be sure you know the game before you step on the field, especially if you’re viewed as a coach. What you did was wrong and you got caught. Just because “everyone does it” doesn’t make it right!
I should have stuck with my gut instinct when I said “It’s disturbing to see something like this happen and maybe I shouldn’t be posting about it and possibly bringing to more to light to an awful situation”. My mistake!
This is an awful situation and could have been solved with a simple phone call. When something like this happens, PICK UP THE PHONE and talk about it. You’ll often be surprised with the outcome.
I hope we can all agree that nothing positive was coming out of this post and after time we might have looked back and said..”maybe I shouldn’t have been a part of this discussion”.
So lets call it a day and move on. I’ll get to crunching on some “informative” posts.
And NO I was not contacted my Jim or Paul to remove this post. I made my own decision.
The comments are open.