You don’t know the name Response Unlimited. You aren’t supposed to. They are a direct marketing firm. Contact them here: Opt out here. Under “I am interested in…” in the pull down menu pick “mailing lists” or call (540) 943-6721.
This week alone I have gotten 6 mail pieces from them. They have a distinct style, that is is both plain and bold at the same time. Large bold print that is easy for the elderly to read. Bizarre click-bait (open-bait?) headlines that command you to open the mail piece to find out what is going on. All are the hallmarks of this company’s style.
Here is a 2006 Southern Poverty Law Center report about the people who run and use RU. Here is the 2005 New York Times piece about the parents of Terri Schiavo, mentioned by the SPLC.
You can use their search engine to look up your mail and find out if your junk mail is managed by of their many lists.
Look and see if the list is “Managed by Response Unlimited”. Then you know for sure you need to ask them to be put on their “suppression list”. Look up all your mail and tell them which of their clients are sending you stuff.
One of their clients is Western Center for Journalism. Wiki page. Source Watch page. Which is run by wait for it… Floyd Brown. If you have been reading the the blog from the start, it seems that this entire project is trying to stop junk mail from one man, Floyd Brown.
- Floyd Brown, Response Dynamics Inc and Willie Horton
- Floyd Brown and Policy Issues Institute
- Floyd Brown and Citizens United (I still haven’t stopped mail from them, grrr.)
Other groups that use Response Unlimited as their direct marketing firm are:
These next 3 all use the same PO Box as Western Center for Journalism: PO Box 131727 Houston TX 77219
I will update as I get more mail from Response Unlimited.