We’ve all seen the horrible horrible examples of things done wrong in the digital world. You know the things I’m talking about – bad policies, bad designs, just bad bad bad stuff. Below, you’ll find my own list of the worst of the worst and those of some other contributors crowdsourced from Twitter. Do chime in with your own net horror stories 🙂
I’ve seen it. The template pitch. The “cut this person’s name out <here> and insert next person’s name <here>.” Outlook usually has this cute feature where any new text in a forwarded e-mail turns a different color making any changes obvious. I cannot stand when people carelessly forward along identical e-mails. Even more when they make it so obvious. It makes me wonder how many of these e-mails editors, producers and reporters receive… And I shiver.
Below is an e-mail I received from a guy we’ll call Jason. Jason is a very nice man. He came into my office, asked for some business contacts I knew and said he’d be happy to refer me any clients he had looking for PR. Great! All the greatness ended when Jason sent me this e-mail: Continue reading