Zappos CEO Letter To Employees On Sale

As the news item below tells us Amazon has bought Zappos. In very quick order the Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh sent a letter to all his employees and the press.

A smart move by a smart CEO. Take the conjecture out of the equation is part of the Zappos culture. The prompt response was like the prompt responses their customers receive on Twitter.

No employees will be let go - in fact they are looking for more. No offices will be closed or moved. And with the investors, employees will benefit, Hsieh told them.

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Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

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