This comes under the memo heading of "While I was away..."
First, I spent most of the last week "nlogging." That's a new Web 2.0 euphemism that I'm introducing. It stands for "not blogging." I would have used "nblogging," but that just doesn't roll off the tongue quite the same way.
Anyhoo, while I was out, Forrester analyst and blogger his-own-self, Peter Kim, placed me on his Top 20 Marketer Blogs list.
Except, it seems, I was named number 21...on a "Top 20 List."
Is that kind of like being number eleven on David Letterman's "Top 10" list?
Regardless, it's perfectly fine by me. King + Ace = 21 and Blackjack.
Thanks, Peter, for the props, and for putting your list together. It's nice to see the analyst community coming around to some of the new media marketing voices out there in the b'sphere.
Speaking of new media voices, also while I was out, The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs' infamous and anonymous blogger was unmasked over the weekend by the old media.
The New York Time's shoe leather reporter Brad Stone did the unmasking, and the Forbes' Daniel Lyons' confessional post is here.
Next stop: Donny Deutsch's marketing hipster TV show "The Big Idea" and a book deal about an anonymous blogger who cleverly writes a blog imitating a big time tech CEO with the end purpose of going on Donny Deutsch's marketing hipster TV show "The Big Idea" and getting a book deal.
Also while I was out...Saturday night, Barry Bonds tied Hank Aaron's home run record of 755 during a game against San Diego.
Did anyone else notice the PSA spot just a few minutes before Bonds took his last at-bat of the game against the Padres Saturday night? The one with the Venus de Milo crumbling apart as the voiceover talked about the perils of steroid use?
The media plan alone deserves an Effie.
Home run, totally out of the park and into the parking lot.
The key, bottom-of-the-ninth, 2 outs and bases loaded question being: Will there be anyone there to pick up the ball, or will the deafening silence of the crowd continue on?