There’s a there there.

So I was waiting for this massive file copy to complete (I’m actually still waiting) and for the hell of it, I google “marketing blog”. Which, well, I just laughed in spite of myself (I’m actually still laughing). (I’ve now stoped laughing.) The first result is this: Shotgun Marketing BLOG.
Now let me just say that there are other bloggers I enjoy whom hail from generally the same geography as the author of Shotgun Marketing, Chris Houchens and so I was curious. Standard blogger template blog. Smattering of comments here and there.
But pow, the second post from the top struck me as perfect. Granted, this is no representative sample he’s talking about (18 people) but there is definitely a rat race of memetic novelty that happens among the wired crowd.
I doesn’t surprise me in the least that it takes a Kentucky blog to point that out. Good on you, Chris. I’m starting to think there needs to be a media vehicle dedicated to marketing from the midwestern/southen perspective. Just to hijack the point of his post and expand it, I think it’s interesting that those who presume to speak for what the futures should look like are largely from the coasts, and those for whom such futures are intended are everywhere. Hell, I’m even being (consiously) US-centric in this post.

3 thoughts on “There’s a there there.

  1. I should point out that I was laughing. Laughing at my own dumb clever inanity at googling “marketing blog.” I mean, who ever heard of such a thing?!

  2. Thanks for the shout-out. There’s a lot of good ideas and reality checks here in the “flyover” states.
    Strange thing is that when I make these statements about not everyone being connected — the bloggers reading my blog think I’m nuts.
    Here are two other posts you might enjoy–
    http://shotgunconcepts.blogspot.com/2007/02/dont-trust-bloggers.html
    http://shotgunconcepts.blogspot.com/2006/11/state-of-unblogosphere_10.html
    Thanks for reading and the mention. (And making me realize I was the top search result in Live Search! I’m a Google Man!)

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