Only Customer Preferences Matter
Quite often a client will balk at a new marketing or business development idea that I present to them. They resist the change with personal rationale such as "I wouldn't respond favorably to that"; or "I wouldn't meet with a representative who used that approach"; or "that'll never happen". Those who try the idea often say, "you proved me wrong on that one".
When crafting marketing strategies or campaigns, don't think in terms of your own preferences. Instead, understand the needs, wants, problems and preferences of those you are serving.