Artistic Fairs and the Spam Epidemic The Deluge of Unwanted Emails

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In recent years I have been attending a number of art fairs, these come with a spam problem. You attend one, and suddenly your inbox becomes a dumping ground for unsolicited emails. Let’s dive into this annoying trend where artists and promoters spam you regardless of whether their offers match your interests.

Artistic Fairs: A Creative Haven?

Artistic fairs are all about creativity and connection. Artists showcase their work, mingle with fellow creators, and engage with art lovers. Naturally, you share your contact info, hoping to explore exciting opportunities or stay in touch with new connections. Little did you know that this act of openness can lead to an avalanche of unwanted emails.

  • The Spam Onslaught
    Once you’ve attended an artistic fair, brace yourself for an email deluge. Companies and individuals bombard your inbox, assuming you need their products or services, regardless of your actual needs.
  • The Overwhelmed Inbox
    Your inbox turns into a chaotic jungle. Sorting through irrelevant messages becomes a Herculean task. Finding genuinely interesting projects or opportunities is like searching for a needle in a haystack.
  • The Lack of Personal Touch
    One glaring issue with these spam emails is their lack of personalization. They’re as generic as a fast-food menu. They address you as “Dear Art Lover” or something equally uninspiring. It’s clear that they haven’t bothered to understand your specific interests or needs.

A Response to the Spam Dilemma that I made

In an ideal world, wouldn’t it be great to respond to these spam emails with a polite, yet firm message? Here’s a template that I use you, and you can use it if you wan’t:

Response to distributors spam:

Hi [Sender's Name],
I hope you are doing well. I guess you have my email because, unfortunately, it's on [Event Name] email list.

PLEASE, TAKE MY EMAIL OUT OF YOUR DISTRIBUTION LIST, THANKS.

I didn't ask for your emails, but you still send some newsletters.

It seems that you did not look at my project because Your Project Website is an artistic [brief description of your project]. We are not [mention if you're not related to what the spammer offers].So, I would appreciate it if you would remove this email from your mailing list. As I see, there is no unsubscribe option on your email, and that's not legal.

Here you can check some information about email consent: Link to GDPR Consent Requirements

I'm sorry to be this direct, but I receive a lot of emails like this. The truth is, if people didn't SPAM so much, the dynamics between festivals and artists would be much more fluid.

Thanks.

Or an alternative friendly version:

Hi [Sender's Name],
I hope you are doing great. I guess you have my email because, unfortunately, it's on [Event Name] email list.

It seems that you did not look at my project because Your Project Website is an artistic [brief description of your project]. We are not [mention if you're not related to what the spammer offers]. So, I would appreciate it if you would remove this email from your mailing list. As I see, there is no unsubscribe option on your email, and that's not legal.

Here you can check some information about email consent: Link to GDPR Consent Requirements

I'm sorry to be this direct, but I receive a lot of emails like this. The truth is, if people didn't SPAM so much, the dynamics between festivals and artists would be much more fluid.

Thanks.

Feel free to use these templates to respond to those pesky spam emails and reclaim your inbox from unwanted clutter.

The Quest for Effective Filters for Artist

To tackle this spam tsunami, artists and art enthusiasts resort to email filters. Yet, even the smartest filters struggle to tell real opportunities from spam. You might end up missing exciting projects because of the inbox clutter.

In a nutshell, artistic fairs are amazing, but they inadvertently invite a flood of spam emails. These unsolicited messages clutter your inbox and make it hard to spot the truly interesting stuff. As we navigate this artistic landscape, it’s crucial for both attendees and businesses to strike a balance between promotion and respecting people’s interests. Until then, the battle against inbox spam rages on in the art world.

Perspective

Dídac Gilabert

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