05 Aug Email Snafus
Most professionals have experienced at least one cringe-inducing moment after they’ve hit “send,” a new survey suggests. Nearly eight in 10 advertising and marketing executives polled confess they’ve made a mistake when sending e-mail. When asked to name the worst snafu they or others they know have made on the job, the responses ranged from erroneously sending out an employee’s salary information to the entire company to recalling a nasty e-mail about the boss that made its way to top management. The national survey was developed by The Creative Group, a specialized staffing service providing marketing, advertising, creative and web professionals on a project basis, and conducted by an independent research firm. It is based on 250 telephone interviews — 125 with advertising executives randomly selected from the nation’s 1,000 largest advertising agencies and 125 with senior marketing executives randomly selected from the nation’s 1,000 largest companies. Advertising and marketing executives were asked, “Have you ever mistakenly e-mailed someone the wrong message or copied someone on a message without intending to?” Their responses: Yes 78% and No 22%
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