Sunday, September 28, 2014

Do Not Patronize PM Study!

I just finished deleting the sixth or seventh spam comment from an outfit calling itself "PMStudy." All the comments read something like this:
olivia jennifer has left a new comment on your post "Project Owner, Project Manager": 
I would say that a PMP is highly respected within both IT & non-IT communities where strong project management skills are required. If you plan on a long term career as a project manager, then yes, even with your level of experience, I would suggest getting your PMP. You can prepare yourself for the exam in one of the leading training providers like . You can do minimal prep-work to get 40 PMI® Contact Hours and apply to PMI for PMP Exam before the class begins. 
I wrote the company to ask them to stop spamming my blog, and they denied they'd ever done so. A few weeks later, the comments started appearing again. A second email got no response at all.

I'd never heard of PMStudy before these spam comments started showing up. Although they've gotten status as a PMI Registered Education Provider, that doesn't mean very much — there are many, many companies that offer top-notch PMP prep programs. They are the only one I've encountered, however, that feels it needs to resort to this sort of spamming.

If you're looking for high-quality PMP prep training, look around. You'll find many companies whose marketing practices have integrity, and whose quality I can vouch for. But companies that spam repeatedly after being asked not to do so, and who lie about it when caught, do not deserve support.

Stand up for no spam — don't patronize PMStudy. Thanks.