Ian Lurie Oct 12 2010
The best way to control a social media crisis is to own it. And really any pictures of me constitute a crisis, so I’m owning this one:
I hate – hate getting pictures taken. That’s why I use a little cartoon instead.
But I was starting to get some flack from certain people (you know who you are) about a hopelessly outdated photo. So I had Chris Bachmann – one of our developers and a super-talented photographer to boot – take a few shots.
I decided to just slap ’em up here and save myself the humiliation later. I removed the ones where my gut’s hanging out, or I look like E.T., or something’ stuck to my face:
On the bright side, the photo I’ll likely use the most is on a green background, so I can put myself against all sorts of interesting situations:
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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