I went to @Jason's Launch Festival about a month ago - and there learned about Fred W.'s email deal. I'm a big fan. I couldn't pass up not trying - so partially because it would be AMAZING to meet Fred, and partially because I have to say I'm curious to see if it's really possible. I don't know how many emails he gets a day.... but let's say he gets 200 random unsolicited cold emails he will never likely read a day in addition to the 300+ emails he may skim through. I bet he at least reads the first two lines of those emails. ... So... I'm trying out our odds at making contact with Fred.
Yes. That's right. I'm emailing him every single day. About GiftStarter. Today will be #6 headed his way in just about half an hour. Crazy. I know. Never hurts to be slightly "crazy" and go for it. The worst case is that 1) I've "lost 20 minutes" of every day, 2) he never read/responds to me, and 3) I get much better at communicating with Fred and the pitch/startup. It helps to take the time to think through and write down exactly what you want to say. Nothing to lose at all in this deal.
Today is #6. Wish us luck. AND if anyone "out there" wants to help nudge, put in a good word for us, help facilitate the reply --- would greatly appreciate it. If I were at all famous or wealthy, I'd say, we'll fly you to NY or Seattle to have dinner. Maybe include a signed copy of something interesting. Something. Since I'm not famous or wealthy, we'll promise to Tweet our gratitude, do a 5 minute Vlog to you in person and post it on YouTube, ... and send you a handwritten thank you at the very least.
Cross your fingers, toes and eyeballs for us.