Consumer Power – Part II
June 12, 2009 by admncc
I really enjoyed the “Consumer Power – Part I” post and discussion. The comments were great and some of the stories were very entertaining. And I think we all learned never to mess with Jenny Georgio-who. And if you don’t believe me, check out her recent blog post. She rocks!!!
Now, when originally writing “Consumer Power – Part I,” that post was supposed to be called “Consumer Power.” The reason I had to make it a two-part series was because I was waiting to hear back from someone. You see – I had written a paragraph about people who are in the business of being consumer advocates. I mean those who do it full time. I did some research and decided to contact Tim Duffy and ask him for some information. I came across Tim’s web site a few years ago when I was doing some similar research. So I figured I’d give him some free publicity and mention his site as a part of my post.
Regarding media requests, Tim’s web site says, “We respond to all inquiries.” Not that I need his permission to mention his name or web site on my blog, but as a professional courtesy, I reached out to him and told him of my intent along with an e-mail. He NEVER responded! And he’s a consumer advocate! Hello, sir, consumers are getting stronger and fighting back and that’s going to hurt your business, so I was trying to help you. Maybe that explains why his web site has had the “Wanted Corporate Sponsor” link listed for as long as I can remember. Anyway, do not recommend Tim Duffy’s site. That’s what he gets for not responding to me several years ago and again this time – and for having me waste my time to make this a two-part series because he allegedly responds to every inquiry.
On another note, our new friend (that I mentioned in “Consumer Power – Part I“), who billed Verizon for his time while on hold, has been in contact with me. His consumer advocacy skills are an inspiration to us all. We’ll definitely hear more from him on this blog moving forward.
Oh, and on a completely different note, I was listening to the radio at home this morning and the lead news story was that an African Supreme Court (in Malawi) ruled that Madonna could adopt a young girl. Then I got into my car, turned on a different radio station and heard the exact same lead news story. Let me get something straight – this is not news. There are two things I just care about which the media obviously does – Madonna adopting more children and Angelina Jolie having more children. Give me a break…