Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Just got this email in. Lucky really as I was just about to book my flights, send an email to our Sydney database to announce my trip and a series of seminars and workshops for next Monday and Tuesday, to be run around an in house training session with the McCarthy Group.
I am informing you of our final decision to retract the offer for your company to provide in-house training on Tuesday 27th March.
We will not be proceeding with the payment of your invoice.
Mark Harry / Senior Associate & Business Development Manager
M c C A R T H Y G R O U P
P : +61 2 9687 3601F : +61 2 9687 3610
Building 2, Suite 2.01, 35 Waterloo Road MACQUARIE PARK NSW 2113
No explanation... no warning...
However, when pressed to why the change of heart... I was informed that after a Google search of Wayne Mansfield which shows thousand of listings for my fight with authorities and anti-spam activists about email marketing, The McCarthy Group couldn't be seen to be associated with the first person fined under Australia's Spam Act, even though the session was to be how to use the telephone better.
Strange that the many scandals of Queensland politics, as recorded by many news stories in the last few years, doesn't seem to have the same effect with McCarthy Groups website happily showing the founder with Peter Beattie. Then again, maybe some funds coming from the Queensland Government might influence that... no, that couldn't be true.
Or perhaps they have heard that telephone selling is going to be legislated against and what they are now doing will become illegal, and maybe, as in our case, it will be made retrospectively illegal.