Wow, it’s been a crazy couple of days. This Tuesday, David Meerman Scott, one of the nation’s top marketing experts, blogged about me and this website.
I was excited to say the least.
Since that post, I’ve talked to fascinating people across the country from San Francisco to Omaha all the way to Australia! I’m blown away by the kindness of peoples’ comments and outreach. I can’t believe I’m lucky to enter an industry where people are so quick to help a stranger starting out. There’s a million opportunities out there and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me.
In honor of this recent excitement, I’m taking my 30th post to thank everyone who’s helped me get this far.
Thank you David Meerman Scott for putting me on the map. When you mentioned on the phone that you might be blogging about me, I couldn’t believe my ears. Thank you for teaching me a different way to think about marketing and problem-solving. Without your book, New Rules of Marketing and PR, I would have never thought of starting a blog. I appreciate all your advice and encouragement; working with you has been a pleasure. I’m incredibly lucky to have such an authority in the field cheering me on. I still kind of can’t believe it.
Thank you to Professor Jack Derby. You’re the only professor I know who would respond to a student email on New Year’s Day. I appreciate you betting on me and introducing me to David Meerman Scott. I wish I could take your class every semester, but I’m pretty sure that would annoy everyone else in class.
Thank you Bill Seaver for encouraging me to pull the trigger and actually publish. You are a huge part of the blog’s development and I can’t imagine doing it without you. So many of my favorite parts of the website (the banner, the “what we really think”, etc.) came from brainstorming conversations with you. When my head got away from me, you were always there to talk me back down to earth. It’s been wonderful working with you.
Thanks Mom. I love you and you’re the best. I don’t think there’s a marketing problem out there that we can’t strategize–it must be hereditary.
Thank you Ian MacLellan for the banner pictures. I can’t tell you how many compliments I’ve gotten on them! They look amazing.
Thank you Barry Armstrong for compiling the banner. I can’t imagine how long the hands must have taken you, but the final effect is fantastic. It takes the blog to a whole new level.
Thank you to Mark Schaefer. Your advice for new job hunters was one of the reasons I started the blog. I appreciate your encouragement and introductions.