Today marks my six-month anniversary at Coalmarch Productions — I started as the Raleigh web design and marketing agency‘s Director of Client Services on September 7, 2010. It’s been busy, fun, and productive… and that’s just my first half-year at the ad agency.
- Phil Buckley, for organizing the first Raleigh Media Leaders event and providing great advice.
- Allison Najman, for being the first person I met “IRL” from Twitter.
- Janet Kennedy, for introducing me to TIMA and thus Coalmarch Productions, and for serving as my blog’s first interviewee.
- Greg Ng, for introducing the “two DMs for each public tweet” Twitter concept, about how social media is ultimately about building one-on-one relationships.
- Darrell Gurney, for giving me a framework and keeping me on track.
- Beck Tench, for introducing the “stock and flow” concept that convinced me to start blogging.
- Cord Silverstein, for helping me map out how I’d best fit into a marketing agency.
- Susan Amey, for introducing me to Triangle AMA.
- Brian McDonald, for explaining the nuances of the Triangle marketing community.
- Jay Dolan, for taking the time to point out several important blog improvements.
- Patrick O’Neil, for introducing me to Redeemio.
- Gerry Lipscomb, for lending me an office and a great view.
- Alison Green, for being a timely sounding board, and for writing the must-read AskAManager.com blog.
- Jake St. Peter, Jason Stanley, and Thomas Ingham, for hiring me at Coalmarch.
- Several other people… for not hiring me before.
And thanks to you for reading my marketing blog over the past year — including this article, which also happens to be my 100th post.
By the way, is there someone you’ve been meaning to thank for a while? Stop procrastinating — take 10 minutes and write them a note or an email, right now.