AIMS has just announced the inaugural event in their Think Tank Series will be on April 27, 2005. This is an interesting new twist for AIMS as it is a premium breakfast event.
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Here is your “hot link action” for March 29, 2005.
One Degree uses “CampaignMonitor”:http://www.campaignmonitor.com to manage its newsletter (you are a subscriber aren’t you?). I love the product and in sending a routine support question to them I happened to gush at them a bit.
My “Bloglines”:http://www.bloglines.com “vanity feed” just found that CampaignMonitor “just added me”:http://www.campaignmonitor.com/blog/archives/2005/03/man_i_love_camp.html to their “Happy Customers/Press”:http://www.campaignmonitor.com/blog/archives/happy_customerspress/index.html blog category.
And now that I’ve linked to them, they will in turn see that I’ve linked to them when they next check their vanity feed. “And so it goes.”:http://www.vonnegutweb.com/sh5/sh5_npr.html
As 37 Signals announces it is dropping support for old-time browsers, One Degree asks if marketers can comfortably do the same.
The New York Times’ “A Service That Aims to Make Cold Calls a Bit Warmer”:http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/28/technology/28jigsaw.html gives some interesting background on a new social networking service called “Jigsaw”:http://www.jigsaw.com/.
This is an interesting one. I can totally see that the dynamics of the model are great and I am sure they could make a business of this.
Still, I’d be really concerned about the fact that the data they’re trading is someone else’s personal information. Given that the first thing I ask when I’m cold called is “where did you get my name?” and “how did you get my number/e-mail?”, this “valuable information” being shared could end up hurting relations as prospects get creeped out by how they were found.
Also, I really hate that they want to supplement an paid service with ads. Ads don’t belong in every business model and I think pure online services like this dilute their value greatly when they try to make a few extra bucks with banner ads.