Alasdair Thompson uses Sri Lankan spammers to promote himself?

The  once hard working and high profile leader of the EMA fell from grace in 2011. It appears he’s committed to public service and is looking to be elected to a district health board.

His blog at promotes him and even has a post on researching the gender pay gap – you have to admire his spirit in tackling that issue head on! Oh, and he has a book coming out.

What astounds me, though, is that he has been suckered by the claims that comment spam is good link building and a good way to promote himself. I can’t even begin to imagine how the sales pitch went, but the post the comment was left on was written in 2008. The IP address that the comment was left from is clearly not his – it relates back to Sri Lanka.

So, if he’s so gullible as to believe that spamming his site around NZ blogs is good practice can he be trusted as a candidate?

And should we be checking all the candidates for similarly naive business decisions?

Alasdair Thompson


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  1. September 27, 2013

    I took a look at mayoral candidate John Palino’s site – and on the home page it states “The website is best viewed in Fire Fox and/or Internet Explorer”

    John Palino

    You have got to be kidding me. This isn’t 1995.

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