news from Google

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at ianai.net
Mon Dec 21 16:18:44 CST 2009


On Dec 21, 2009, at 4:48 PM, Ken Chase wrote:

> CSR isnt $0 ROI. Unless they're doing it wrong.

I said essentially.  If you think they're making even 1% of $20M, one of us confused.  I'll admit I do not do marketing, so maybe it's me.


> Which they aren't. You're not paid by them and you're arguing FOR them.
> 
> Well played, Google.

No, I'm arguing against people who think this is evil are being silly.  Including you.

Sometimes donating money to charity is just donating money to charity.  I really don't see Google getting more business because I posted to NANOG.  Are you honestly arguing otherwise?

I guess we should get upset at them if they take a tax write off too?

-- 
TTFN,
patrick



> On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 04:28:10PM -0500, Patrick W. Gilmore's said:
>> On Dec 21, 2009, at 3:34 PM, Corey Travioli wrote:
>> 
>>>> Another one from the "Evil Doer"
>>>> http://www.google.com/advertising/holiday2009/
>>>> Wish the guys from Redmond and others copy this action too ...
>> 
>>> So what they are saying is because we as individuals are too cheep
>>> to give to charity they are giving in our stead to shame us.  Yup, that is
>>> evil.
>> 
>> I know it's off-topic, but I'm impressed with the idea that a public corporation can spend 8 figures on something that has essentially $0 ROI and multiple people here can find bad things about it.
>> 
>> I'm shocked someone didn't say "but that's only 0.0000$WHATEVER percent of their profit!".
>> 
>> Google does many things which can be argued as evil, or not, but I would say this is very much not one of them.
>> 
>> -- 
>> TTFN,
>> patrick
>> 
> 
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