DIARY: RANT

Not much gets on my tits. However, I have recently been bombarded by requests from bizarre dotcoms and hereby announce my intention to launch a media website. Yes, FuckOff.com will be designed for all those dotcom advertisers who expect me (a common media bloke) to help them formulate their business plans.

Not much gets on my tits. However, I have recently been bombarded

by requests from bizarre dotcoms and hereby announce my intention to

launch a media website. Yes, FuckOff.com will be designed for all those

dotcom advertisers who expect me (a common media bloke) to help them

formulate their business plans.



These people have the vain hope that some Woopert in the City hasn’t yet

seen the Lastminute.com and Boo.com debacles and is prepared to hand

over ’a couple of mill’ to fund their get-rich-quick schemes.



Of course, neither us media sales folk nor the hapless media agency

fraternity will get a penny for the extensive advice being demanded -

just a vague promise of huge riches.



The small but nagging issue of funding needs to be resolved first and,

even if they do reach that stage, some weasly City contact may just have

an agency pal that they would prefer to use.



Frankly, I’ve reached the stage when the first thing I do is ask if they

have anything resembling a cohesive business plan.



FuckOff.com will be vital for all inept net entrepreneurs. Hopefully, it

will imprison them in a hopeless loop in cyber space, where they will

stay until they can talk something vaguely resembling sense.



Got something to rant about?



Call 020-8267 4718 or e-mail greg.hughes@haynet.com.



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