How not to do blogger outreach

I think I’ve probably mentioned before that I get a lot of PR / “blogger outreach” emails. There’s something about having squeezed a baby out of your nethers that makes companies think you’re happy to hawk their wares. Most of these mails go straight to the bin. Either they’re generic “hi pls link our product”… read more →

HiPP Baby Club Aggressive Marketing

I signed up to HiPP Baby Club a while back to vote for a friend’s picture in a competition they were holding. When signing up, you’re asked to specify details of your children such as how you’re feeding them (I specified breastfed), their age, etc. So, there’s me checking my e-mail first thing this morning… read more →

Best Phishing Mail Ever

I just found this phishing e-mail in my junk box. I find it absolutely hilarious: Subject: This is an official notification from United Kingdom Government For security reasons, you must update your account to protect your bank account from disable. Please Click Here to complete your account update. Click here then click to your bank… read more →

Not So Spammy Spam

Over the last few weeks I’ve been receiving comments from people called “Guardian Dental” and “Cisco Vpn”. Now, I’ve heard some funny names in my time but I’m pretty sure we haven’t stooped as low as naming our children after insurance and networking tools. The problem is, aside from the spammy name and URL the… read more →

spammy emails

Spam makes me laugh. A college d1pl0mva can help you get a better job now. ..apparently a college diploma can’t help you to get better at spelling though. Tut tut. Diplomas from PRESTlGlOUS NON-ACCREDlTED UNlVERSlTlES Someone should tell the spammer that some unknown mean person has switched their i and | (sshh Echo!) keys. :p… read more →