View Poll Results: Whats your preffered method of communication from networks?

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  • Phone

    6 22.22%
  • Text

    2 7.41%
  • Email

    23 85.19%
  • RSS

    0 0%
  • IM

    5 18.52%
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Thread: Whats your preferred method of communication ?

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    Whats your preferred method of communication ?
    Hi Everyone

    I hope your all having a good week

    Wanted to just get some more forum opinion

    Back in the UK we communicate with our network by a variety of channels :

    Phone
    Text
    Email
    RSS
    IM
    Even snail mail now and again

    I was wondering what the general opinion was for ABW'rs on how you like to receive communication from your network partners

    I use just about all of the above but know that some affiliates in our network hate to be phoned so once known I avoid this of course - I'm thinking of having options for contact in the management area so people can choose the best way for them.

    As always all opinions and feedback gratefully received.

    Thanks

    Mal
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    Thanks for the reply mate ill remember that one for the future :-)

    I have left it open to multiple choices so we can get a good average of the most preferred options.

    Thanks

    Mal
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    I prefer the steaks to be delivered via UPS. Oh, wait. That wasn't the question.

    It really depends on what is being communicated. For most stuff, I prefer email/newsletters. IM or Phone is fine for more important stuff.
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    I get phone calls from folks who want me to look at my computer screen while they talk ................Usually when this happens, I am driving or in a conference for some other part of my business.

    My preference is for E-mail
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    Email works for me, but leaving me a note on IM will get my attention sometimes, too. I hardly use the phone except for picking up the occasional message.

    I love text messages too EXCEPT I only turn my cell on when I'm away from the computer, so texting me only works when we're out and about.

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    I prefer messages stuffed into a can of Red Bull, but phone calls and email are fine too.
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    Hey Mal, where will you be locating your US HQ? I don't mind receiving phone calls but I live on the east coast and the west coast AMs always seem to phone during dinner hour (or as I'm preparing dinner).

    I really do prefer emails. However if I receive a personalized email asking for a telephone call I'm usually happy to oblige.

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    email definitely.

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    E-mail.

    If it's something we need to chat about or look at together, I like Skype.

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    email.

    I also like the cell phone if the person communicating is communicating something worth my time.

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    Email, always.

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    I prefer the phone call if it is during business hours. I'll probably delete it if it is from a network and I don't recognize it in my inbox.

    From merchants, email as long as it is not a newsletter which is just the regular one.

    From any of our affiliates, contact me by any means you would like, well accept a flaming bag of dog poo on my doorstep with a note hehehehe.
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    I was once an affiliate for a company whose AM wanted to talk to me almost weekly. It got to the point where I wanted to scream, "Here's the only thing we need to talk about. I make you money. You pay me money. It's not that complicated!"

    I'm not antiphone, and I am more than willing to set aside time to talk to someone on the phone (I even have a conference call set for this evening), but general communication should be left for me to get to when I have time. I echo the sentiment that an email requesting a call is fine, but make sure the nature of the conversation necessitates a phone call. My time is valuable, and I prefer to be able to decide what I do at any given moment to maximize my (and my merchants') profits.
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