The IanCon!!!!

Ian Lurie

At long last, I can join the world of the internet-worthy. I have my very own avatar, created by Chris Furniss, who happens to work for me. So it’s not like he had any choice. But he still did a nice sketch that removes the bags under the eyes, vague 40-ish paunch and the 5-o’clock shadow:

ian's icon

I did not have to pose for it, either. He’s working on numerous action versions:


Look for Ian Mugs, Ian Shirts, Ian commemorative license plates and Velvet Ians, coming soon to souvenir shops near you…

Should I do a 500-foot tall poster, like Chris Pirillo?


Ian Lurie
CEO & Founder

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, 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 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

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  1. we are going to do a whole series and turn them into a comic book. It will be the worst comic book ever created. This is how we get into the Guinness book.

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