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Skype and Mothers Day

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Skype and Mothers Day

I've just had a friendly email reminder from Skype (Microsoft) to call my mum on Mothers Day.  It's a pity she died over 20 year ago and is unable to answer the phone. These young marketers gave such wonderful ideas.
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nanotm
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Re: Skype and Mothers Day

yeah they sent the same email to all my Skype connected outlook accounts .........
but then again it just proves there not snooping on your private names listings either, only one of mine has the tag "mum" in the contacts list so unlike Google who actively datamine there at least sticking to what they say about respecting privacy ......
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
cyrilclark1
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Re: Skype and Mothers Day

I have just received an email from Samsung Electronics - I own one of their tablets:
'Forget the flowers. This month give your mum something she really wants.....we've got some fabulous gift ideas  that will leave the most important lady in your life speechless.'
You've guessed it - my dear old mum is no no longer with us.
Seems funny but it is insensitive marketing that could upset someone recently bereaved.
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Re: Skype and Mothers Day

Have either of you contacted them, and complained  ?  Roll eyes
TORPC
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Re: Skype and Mothers Day

Compensation.com alert
cyrilclark1
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Re: Skype and Mothers Day

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Have either of you contacted them, and complained  ?  Roll eyes

Yes, I returned my email to Samsung with some appropriate comments.
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Re: Skype and Mothers Day

Good for you.... I hope they take note....  and admonish the " marketing supremo " who thought it would be a good idea.