Thursday, March 08, 2007

grubby people...

So, in a temporary change of tack, I've been asked to post the following, which has apparently been making it's way around the online marketing world today:

"Next year we'll reintroduce affiliate marketing but as it should be, as opposed to affiliates as they were" said Nick Robertson, ASOS CEO. "(There'll be) no silly commissions being paid to grubby little people in grubby studios growing income at our expense, getting in the way of genuine sales" - Nick Robertson, CEO of ASOS
 (printed in NMA, 08/03/2007)...

The opinion seems to be that this company are not only offending (and being quite rude!) the very people who helped this company grow to what it is today, but are shooting themselves in the feet for the future.  We know all publicity is good publicity, but there is some room in business for some basic respect for your partners still...isn't there?

Discuss.  We want <I>your</I> rants for a change!