What’s up with ‘opt-out of Mother’s Day’ emails?
Also: Apple’s new podcast subscriptions, and the brilliant flatness of “International Netflix Generic.”
I — and likely many of you — started to get a new format of email newsletter from brands recently: The opt-out-of-Mother’s-Day-offers offer.
Each had a similar sentiment: Mother’s Day (and Father’s Day) can be a difficult day for many people, for personal and different reasons. So if you’d rather not get any themed commercial emails from us leading up to the day, we’d be happy to remove you from those campaigns without losing you as a general subscriber.
This struck me as fascinating, as companies increasingly become brand publishers with personalities, forced to balance their commercial needs and editorial desires with fast-changing cultural norms and expectations.
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