David Ogilvy once said, “Drayton Bird knows more about direct marketing than anyone in the world.” Wow, not a bad testimonial. Naturally, I tend to pay attention to what Drayton Bird says, especially when it has to do with my line of work, digital strategy. Not a bad idea to be able to define it.
Back in the Clinton years, I interned at a publishing company in New Orleans and read “queries”, synopses of manuscripts that long-haul truckers, crawfish farmers, and microwave-oven chefs wanted to publish. That made me ask myself: what’s the value of writing about your work– does it make you think differently about it?