As a business owner, the words "consumer boycott" send a shiver down my spine. But I think Anatrim deserves the treatment. Their spam campaign is simply unacceptable.
If ever a product deserves the full wrath of the internet community, it is Anatrim. I get 6 or more spam emails about it a day. And a quick Google shows that I am not alone. This has been one of the most aggressive spam marketing campaigns ever seen to date.
It is high time that consumers around the world send a clear message that this behaviour is simply not acceptable.
It is time that manufacturers realise that they can and will be held accountable for the marketing methods used for promoting their products on the internet.
It is time to serve notice on email abuse by firmly closing our wallets and putting away our credit cards.
Let's make sure that manufacturers understand that burying us in an avalanche of spam is actually going to hurt.
When you buy Anatrim - you are supporting spam. Please do not buy it!
* In making this call, I hope that people will accept that there is room in this world for responsible marketing by email. But somewhere there is a line between politely introducing a product or service and letting us read or move on, and an abusive assault on our inboxes.
* For those who are genuinely tempted to use this product - In trying to track down the source of Anatrim, I found a clear and simple message on the subject of diets and dieting at anatrim.org - without apparently promoting any diet product.