28.Nov.2011 OSU Marketing is Spamming Me

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OSU marketing has emailed me multiple times per day for the past month. Is anyone else having this problem? Very convenient that when Bob D/the Athletic Department wants something they harasses me day and night. But, when I want an answer, Bob's suddenly unavailable. Just to prove I'm not making this up, below is a screen shot of my angrybeav email account for the past ten days (i.e. the last time I cleared my email). Click on the image to enlarge it. Dates and times included without further commentary:

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  • NCAA_viOlation NCAA_viOlation says:
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    I get the emails too. It’s the Beaver Athletic Store’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. The sale changes every few hours and they send an update of the new deal for every 2 hour block. It’s more a sign of how much difficulty they are having moving Beaver merchandise. There are some good deals to be had actually. Those half priced basketball tickets with no service charge were a steal ( except to those who had already purchased their basketball tickets at full price )

    • angry angry says:
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      It’s more a sign of how much difficulty they are having moving Beaver merchandise.

      That’s what I was thinking. They come off as pathetic and needy.

      Considering I have donated in the past, and the AD has stopped responding to my emails/concerns, I find their harassing me for money offensive.

      • First-Time says:
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        I’m a longtime reader first time commenting, but much like this site where you agree to receive emails about followup comments and new posts I’m pretty sure you agreed to receive “spam” email when you signed up with OSU.

        Normally I agree with 90+% of what Angry writes but this is just plan bitchin/negativity. I agree that Angry is a Realist but this cross that line because YOU AGREED TO IT. It would be like me complaining about recieve emails about new posts after I agreed to it.

        Angry you are better than this garbage, Keep up the good work

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          You saved THAT as your first comment First-Time?
          We all agreed to receive the emails but most of us expect their usual 1-2 a day, not 17!
          I mean seriously.

        • angry angry says:
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          No, I never agreed to it, at least not knowingly. I made a donation…they probably put my email on a mailing list.

          • First-Time says:
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            I just went to create a new account and the email preference section is blank/optional and you have to have to click on the box to receive emails. As I said before normally I agree with Angry on most things and I think he does a great job expressing how I feel about OSU athletics but complaining about spam when you agreed to it, is BITCHING. In the comment section this post has turn into a commentary on how desperate OSU is to sell gear, which is a perfectly valid point but that isn’t what your original post was about. Your original post was bitchin plan and simple.

            I enjoy this site because Angry does a great job with keep this site about a “Critical View” of OSU and not a Cynical View. I believe that original post crossed that line and thought it was an appropriate time to share my thoughts. Again great site will continue to read.

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    I’m getting the same gobs of emails. Good deals on merchandise are to be had… but I already have a closet full but for some reason I don’t feel the desire to wear Beaver gear as much as I used to. Hmmmmm, wonder why. Must be related to my shrinking BASF donation syndrome.

  • slamadam says:
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    too much about oregon state athletics reeks of desperation right now. beavs need a good hoops season in the worst way

  • angry angry says:
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    Just got another one: OSU Cyber Monday. 60-65% Off Select Sweatshirt, Caps and Tees

    Yay?

    • NCAA_viOlation NCAA_viOlation says:
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      If you need a sweatshirt it’s YAY!!
      I don’t have a problem with all the adds, the prices they’re putting out there truly are deals when compared to buying merchandise at regular price. Can’t say that about other cyber monday sales hype. Plus you get 2 free basketball tickets with any purchase and free shipping. Maybe down in Cali the sweatshirt doesn’t make sense, but up here in Portland it’s sounding pretty nice.

      I like the deal coming up at 10-midnight tonight. The chainsaw shirt will be 60% off!!

      http://www.osubeaversshop.com/enlarge.html?http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-17613664752933_2187_4403348

      That brings it down to $8 plus you get the 2 free basketball tix. Screw the shirt, that’s a steal for 2 basketball tickets. (unless there’s some small print I’m not seeing that says “with a minimum purchase of X dollars”)

  • Hellobeavers says:
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    At least it gives you guys something new to bitch about.

  • osu2008 says:
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    Angry,

    I’m having the same issue with the marketing department. For example, today I received 5-6 e-mails from them about “cyber monday” or great Christmas deals. Yes, they are desperate for donors when they have to flood my inbox with this bullshit.

  • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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    Hey, thats the way with folks looking for your money. Those running those departments for the school have it as their job to think of ways to harass you.

    Block the email address.

    And yes, OSU has every reason to be desperate for fan support, at least in football. I cant see why anyone would now want tickets for next season’s games. Yikes. Two shools that did better than us fired their coaches! LOL

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