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How do I get marketing to stop sending emails on my behalf?

So I recently started at a new company.


The marketing team has wasted no time in using my (and the other AEs) email to blast out these prospecting messages to every single person that's ever stepped foot on this earth. You know the kind. Generic, templated, buzzword-filled, gimmicky marketing emails.


My VP of Sales isn't really involved with this process at all, but he isn't stopping it. Being the new guy at the company, how would you advise I approach this situation?


I don't want my email to end up on every blacklist the internet has to offer.

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CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Needer of Life Alert
Export data into a spreadsheet for your use. Then delete every contact's email in your CRM that you don't want that blast crap going out to.
beerisforclosers
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
This right here.Β 
ja
jackodiamonds
Opinionated
+4
Account Executive
Sounds like a good way to get fired!
braintank
Politicker
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
Have you asked them to stop or asked your boss for help?

Worst case just mark them all "unsubscribe" in CRM.
Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
I have, but he didn't seem too interested. He just has so many other priorities
braintank
Politicker
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
Did you explain it'll effect his number if your legit outreach is getting blocked? That should get any decent sales VPs attention.
softwarebro
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+4
Director of Sales
yep - we have a check box at the account level and contact level in our CRM for "opt-out"
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
Just tell them. It’s your name they are using!
Beans
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Cross that silo and talk to the team, they think they're helping but we all know Marketing lives the spray&pray approach.Β 
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Have you tried screaming at marketing?
Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
I want to! just being cautiou thoughs. I don't want to be the new guy that immediately comes in and says their whole process is terrible and we need to change it
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
I was half-kidding about the screaming. I would just ping them and say "hey, this has caused massive problems for me historically. Can you not do this for leads in my name?"
ja
jackodiamonds
Opinionated
+4
Account Executive
How big is your company? As someone in a similar situation at a large company, I can tell you it likely isn’t worth fighting over unless you are at a smaller org where you may have a chance of influencing the marketing team’s strategy.
Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
Fairly small Saas company so I think I could influence some people. Just don't know if it's worth doing yet since I'm so new
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
Make them as β€œdo not put in marketing campaign” in your crm. There is usually a field for that.Β 
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