New York Times accidentally pleads with 8 million people not to cancel subscription
Well, this is a headache for the most esteemed newspaper in the land....
Today, at 1:25 pm, I got an email from the New York Times pleading me to rethink my subscription cancellation and re-up for an exclusive rate of 50 percent off for 16 weeks.
There's only one problem: I wasn't a print subscriber. In fact, about 8 million people got that email, too, and they weren't supposed to get it. Instead, it was only intended for about 300 people.
I've been following Amy Chozick's tweets about it -- she's the Time's corporate media reporter.
But hey -- now, I presume, every NYT subscriber knows that if they just cancel, they can get a 50 percent break on a print subscription.
Did I mention what a headache this must be for those poor folks over at the Grey Lady?
Update: Here's the official story from the NYT's Amy Chozick.
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