About Twitter, Clients, and Everything
Ian Lurie Apr 7 2009
Someone correctly pointed out to me today that my Twitter posts might seem a bit, uh, grumpy at times.
And some of those posts might seem directed at clients.
I want to point out, super-clearly: I am a selfish SOB. I only work with clients I truly can support and that I enjoy helping. So it is very, very rare that I have anything other than within-the-family-because-I-like-you disagreements with clients.
When I’m whining on Twitter, you can safely assume it has nothing to do with the folks I work with.
I do often tell clients “That’s a really bad idea.” So don’t get me wrong – I’m a curmudgeon with them, too. But only because I care.
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Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent and the EVP of Marketing Services at Clearlink. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch.Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing.Follow him on Twitter at portentint, and on LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/in/ianlurie. Read More