Perhaps you have seen Gmail’s new “Email Intervention” campaign. If not, it really is funny. But here is where they are missing the mark.
I got one of these emails at work- which happens to be a google apps account. About a week later I got an even snarkier one berating me about why I had not made the switch. It would seem to me like Google would be able to tell if the recipient is a Gmail (or Gapps) account. In which case, my well meaning and humorous co-worker would have gotten an email saying “Hey, he already cleaned up his life and is using the Google platform for his email. Why not add him to one of your Google+ circles?”
As for me, instead of an “intervention” telling me to do something I have already done(and wasting my time in the process), I too should have received an email with my buddy’s address and a suggestion to add him to a circle.
C’mon, Google. Carry it one step further even. If either of us is already G+ing stuff, instead of an email trying to convince me to change email platforms, how about a preview of his G+ stream? Show us what we are missing by not using your fancy new network!
If you are really bent on world domination (which we know you are), you are going to have to do better than sarcasm. Offer something no one else does- like showing us how we are already linked to each other and can easily close the gap of communication and interaction.
- Gmail Wants You to Stage an Email Intervention [VIDEO] (mashable.com)