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Subject:  Marketing Emails Date:  7/20/2012  6:37 PM
Author:  livinlifeoutloud Number:  12017 of 23017

My husband and I each have an investment account that we manage. Occasionally we come together to talk about some of the stocks. I am a member of a few of The Fool services, he is not.

During our discussion this morning, he mentioned that he really likes listening to The Motley Fools on the radio; however, he is so thrown off by the "sleazy, snake oil" (his words) emails he receives that he is leery of the Fool services. His specific comment was "they need to quit doing the WAIT, THERE'S MORE! hooks, fire the marketing people that thought up the sleazy, scummy campaign, and return to providing honest information and let people come to them."

He is so turned off by the marketing emails that when I was telling him about a stock pick of mine, he wanted to make sure I had verified everything the Fool's had written with an independent source.

He also feels that those emails are hurting The Motley Fool's reputation and they are becoming a joke. I must admit, I felt embarrassed for The Motley Fool and my excitement at being a part of Fooldom has been tempered.
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