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From: Who's Who <reply@em.usw-mail.com>

Date: November 1, 2019 at 10:38:51 AM EDT

Subject: Accept Your 2020 Nomination Today!

Congratulations on your 2019 nomination for your notable personal & professional achievements.

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You've been nominated for your notable personal and professional achievements.

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Congratulations, you’ve been nominated for Who's Who in America®! We are writing to ask if you would provide us with information about your personal and professional accomplishments for possible inclusion in our upcoming 2019 edition.

Simply click this link and enter the details about all of your credentials and accomplishments. To help our editors compile the most accurate biographical reference resource possible, we ask that you complete the biographical data submission form within 10 days of receipt.

Congratulations again on your nomination!

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April 17, 2022 at 4:19 PM by
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an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

The reputation of Who's Who, under Albert Nelson Marquis' aegis, was unassailable as it was for decades later.

Marketing did not become an adjunct component until fairly recently when economics resulted in Marquis' "heirs" wanting to remain legitimate as they struggled to stay stay solvent at a time when new hardback publications are finding it hard to stay afloat in a paperless economy. To that end, aggressive marketing of vanity options were born.

Even so, it remains easy to separate the wheat from the chaff; the deserving from the suckers. The options remain options. Not requirements.

It remains easy for the focused to continue to say "No."

To wit: An entry or award received despite a refusal to to pay for play is not tarnished except, perhaps, in the minds of those who care what other people may think. Why lump disparate objectives together, especially on the assumption that the uninformed will do so?

Marquis' Joy Forrier remains emphatic: "For clarity, there has never been a cost associated with inclusions in Marquis Who's Who. Biographies are included in our registry strictly on merit- no one can buy or purchase a position, listing or award from Marquis Who's Who."

I couldn't express it better: Should Marquis' selection process charge I'll renounce the Marquis honors I've received since the current "regime" took over while remaining proud of the ones I earned to that point.

The facts are that I have been recognized in the 2022 Edition of Who’s Who in America (75th Edition) as the recipient of the recipient of this year’s Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award; an award bestowed on only 5 percent of those who are profiled in Who’s Who.

Eligibility is limited to those who meet all of the following requirements: Previous listing in a Marquis Who’s Who publication over a 20 year period (My biographical entries are as follows: Who's Who in America - 1996, 50th Edition [pub. 1995]; Who's Who in America - 1995, 49th Edition [pub. 1994]; Who's Who in America - 1994, 48th Edition [pub. 1993]; Who's Who in America - 1992-1993, 47th Edition [pub. 1992]; Who's Who of American Women - 1997-1998,20th Edition [pub. 1997]; Who's Who of American Women - 1995-1996, 19th Edition [pub. 1995]; Who's Who of American Women - 1993-1994, 18th Edition [pub. 1992]; Who's Who of American Women - 1991-1992, 17th Edition [pub. 1991];), with more than 20 years’ experience in a particular career field or industry, having been published in at least two books or articles highlighting her experience, having exhibited one or more of my creative works and having received at least one award outside of Marquis Who’s Who.

I’ve never paid a penny for any recognition from Marquis Who’s Who’s nor any other organizations.


July 12, 2020 at 2:44 PM by
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an anonymous user from: San Bernardino, California, United States

I just received my invitation! I'm so excited to be honored in this publication! LOL


July 9, 2020 at 1:29 PM by
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"From: Kelly Nolan <knolan@thatsgreatnews.com>

Sent: Thursday, July 9, 2020, 09:38:24 AM PDT

Subject: Accept Your 2020 Nomination!


That’s Great News is proud to inform you that we have brought your outstanding accomplishments to the attention of the editors of Marquis Who’s Who in America® You are now being considered for inclusion in the upcoming 74th edition.

First published in 1899, Marquis Who’s Who in America remains the preeminent biographical reference and, has garnered much praise throughout its 120 years of publishing. Here are just a few highlights:

Hailed by the New York Times as “… that venerable guide to American Achievement.”

Chosen for the National Millennium Time Capsule by the White House Millennium Council.

Featured as a category on the world-famous TV show, Jeopardy.

Now available in both print and online, Who’s Who in America to be relied upon by librarians, teachers, students, employers, researchers, and anyone who depends on accurate biographical information.

To help the editors ensure the utmost integrity in compiling this upcoming edition, we kindly ask that you submit a Biographical Submission Form within the next 10 days. If selected, you will be contacted for a final review of your biography prior to publication. The Biographical Submission Form can be accessed by simply clicking the link below.

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For more information about this exciting offer dial 888-463-7650 and speak with a Who's Who in America representative.


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June 30, 2020 at 10:39 AM by
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an anonymous user from: South Jordan, Utah, United States

I got this today, and it's definitely digging for private information. By trying to inflate your ego, I'm sure it often works.


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