Here’s an update on my fractured relationship with The Economist magazine.
To my pleasant surprise, Alan Press, Vice President of Marketing & Circulation at The Economist actually posted a comment on my blog agreeing to cease and desist their renewal scare tactics!
We agree, the language is bad. We are discontinuing the use of this letter going forward, and will replace it with a message that makes clear how much we value readers like you.
(I didn’t notice the concession at first, as his comment got stuck in my Akismet spam folder for several days.)
I thought this was a stand-up gesture. I temporarily felt all warm and fuzzy about the good old days when The Economist and I first met. In all seriousness, I do appreciate the public comment and the prompt/effective action.
So are we getting back together?
That’s none of your business!
In any case, I’m happy to see blogplaining/freedbacking actually have an effect.