Monday, August 11, 2014

Acer Australia's Paul Brighton using blog spamming to promote Acer.

I find this close to impossible to believe.  A company like Acer Australia has an employee (Paul Brighton) blog spamming to promote Acer Australia. Blog spamming for those who don't know, is when you go to another person's or business's blog with the intent of self promotion.

In this case, today I received a comment on my blog post about the Acer 8" Windows tablet. Personally at 32GB of memory I think this device doesn't have what I'd like in terms of memory, but that's beside the point. The blog post from Paul Brighton stated the following.

Thank you for this post, Acer Iconia W3 8 is an amazing tablet. Buyer must one time look this tab. I am sure that your choice is this tab because of their features.

The last line was a link which contained the following: <a href="" rel="nofollow" style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px;">

As you can see the link has nothing to do with the post and is only there to promote the Chromebook.

How a company such as Acer Australia thinks it is OK to have an employee do this I don't know. It isn't the type of advertising strategy I'd expect from such a company and will certainly make me think twice about using or recommending their products. There are better ways to promote products rather than piggy back on the efforts of the small guy and use their resources. Not good enough Acer.

I did make an attempt to talk the the marketing manager and a number of managers above. Unfortunately no one was answering their telephones.

Kelvin Eldridge

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