Thursday, 3 February 2011

Snail Mail - love it or hate it???

What does "snail mail" mean to you?

We are doing an informal survey asking you one question:
Snail Mail - do you love it or hate it?

We would also love to hear why.

Tell us your best Love/Hate story!

5 comments:

John Gerrits said...

While instant messaging is wonderful, there are times when 'snail' mail is a better option. Sending clients or prospects thank you's often are received as a much warmer way of communicating and serve you better in the long run. The same can be said for just picking up the phone. That personal contact is an absolute must in today's business world.

kimmarla said...

I'm a big believer in the power of a hand-written note, especially a thank you note. I know this is easier said than done, and I often fall down on the goal of writing nice little notes. I also think it's valuable for businesses to put a tangible piece in the hands of prospects - something substantive, memorable and beautiful.

Debbie Mrazek said...

For years I sent 5 "snail mail" notes a day. With the advent of all the great digital forms of communication with email, websites, blogs, tweets, IM's, etc...I never quit sending "snail mail". The combination of both digital and written communication is a must in today's world. That being said though...seldom does anyone say thanks for a great email we sent them....but almsot always they say thanks for the note they received in the mail from their old trusty mailman....some "old" things are still "good things" as Martha Stewart would say.:)

Diana Christensen said...

We at BrightBlue are posting this on behalf of Eric Braun who sent this comment via email:

I'm cool with snail mail.

I think all this Dotcom stuff - like Twitter is headed for a crash. Twitter since it stated, hasn't made any money. With today's nervous investors, how long do you think that's going to last? In the media it will be known as the Dotcom 2.0 crash.

We're just starting to see what's happened to myspace - is happening to facebook - a website for cyber crime will drive people away from that website - not yet, but it's coming. Heck, creditors and skip tracers are using Facebook to find people with outstanding debts, they pop in as someone you don't know, usually of the opposite sex, wanting to be your friend.
Be careful out there!

I find supporting evidence for this here:
http://www.newsweek.com/2010/12/03/lyons-dotcom-bubble-the-sequel.html

Les Ehrsam said...

I think a focused letter sent through "snail mail" is still a good prospecting tool and and any type of thank you or personal message should be mailed. Email in boxes are now as cluttered as voice mail boxes. Sometimes I feel the need to call a client to alert that I sent them an important email correspondence so it doesn't get lost in the clutter. I find myself deleting a lot of emails where I either don't know the sender or the message is not something that I am expecting.