|my own junk mail, small sample, 2021|
“I Hate Junk Mail”, aka, “Junk Mail, Explained” by Johnny Harris
Harris starts out by explaining he has no problems with ads in public spaces (highway or barn billboards) or even ads served to him online by algorithms.
But he does had a problem with telemarketing, direct mail, and email marketing, which he says crosses his red line.
He would probably include cold calls to telemarketing.
He didn’t include the deluge of mail from non-profits, not just thank-you letters but pleas for campaigns if you give to them automatically through a trust, which I (in retirement) do.
One problem with “whining” about this would be, this is just how you have to play ball in the market. I had many job interviews after my post-9/11 layoff at age 58 and I saw this is just how it is done.
This video was particularly interesting to me, at least. I have to get junk mail discarded from a high rise building, and the pandemic has actually complicated that, a lot.