Cold Contact or Upsell?

 

Is algorithmic prediction of buying habits considered permission or is the question even on the table? ¬†Applicable and relevant or not, pop-up ads randomly and strategically placed in front of consumers when using their own computer is an interruption in my world. ¬†On the other hand, Amazon suggesting additional products and services related to a search topic doesn’t cross the line because the search was initiated by the user. This certainly seems like splitting hairs, but the argument is relevant to the SPAM discussion.

Author: Gary

I'm about as transparent as a person can get because I believe transparency to be THE foundational element of trust. Trust and honesty are what bond the most valuable relationships. I've taken pretty much every personality assessment available. Here are the results: Enneagram: Type 2: Caregiver Jung, Myers, Briggs: INTJ DISC: Initiator (DI)--Visionary, Charismatic, Dynamic Strengths Finder: Honesty, Zest, Creativity, Spirituality, Hope Values Assessment: Creativity, Responsibility, Spirituality, Concern for Others, Achievement Every ounce of content on my sites is personally-produced and represents my opinion and mine alone. Whether readers agree or disagree with those opinions and ideas is their prerogative and theirs alone. I do not seek approval or validation, only spirited collaboration with real people willing to open their minds to the possibility that things will never be "normal" again, then discuss ways to move forward instead of living in the past.