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Andy, if you elect yourself to be a sales representative for FSF-China,
please accept my genuine applause.
But i have to say you must device a right strategy for promoting
babyfood in a relatively new market. It's aweful silly to
publish an ads of selling FSF
babyfood ready for China market on a journal whose readers are mostly
nutritionists specialized in the design of
FSF food chains.
Simply putting out
postings like "hey, we have a FSF babyfood ready for China market,
please buy from us and spread words around!" wouldn't help you much. It
seems more appropiate for you to write up postings from a different
angle. To solicit support, you should ask questions like: i want
to promote and sell FSF babyfood in China, what nutrients should i put
in my recipe?
Can anyone share their marketing data, ups and downs of selling FSF
product and service in other parts of asia market?
I could be wrong. Maybe you are a good engineer but your approach to
promote and sell your product is very lame.
OFFTOPIC: In reply to your
request for editing/deleting features, editing the article can render
many, if not all, responses to it invalid or confusing. I'd rather there
be a large neon warning screaming at you that once you've posted, it's
posted, no going back, etc. ;-) Your diary makes a good
peer-review-before-posting area, if you really need one.
However, there probably ought to be a multi-posting filter, as this
has happened a few times now. Preferably, something that just prevents
someone from posting a main-page article more than once in a ten minute
period or so, but at the very least, an exact-duplicate filter ought to
be in place to keep the front page from cluttering up and pushing
current articles out of the way.