As I said in my earlier post, we’re committed to reshaping the future of SEW with the help of the search engine community, as anyone involved with search marketing has significant potential to make a contribution within the industry itself. It takes a village…
Here’s a great example of what I’m talking about -and a little shameless self-promotion, please excuse, but it’s Friday after all, and there’s a really good point to be made about community shaping outcomes. Those of you that know me well are aware of my passion for skiing and snowboarding. Right now, I would much rather be out in the fresh Utah powder that dropped this week, but I digress… what you may not know, is that I’ve had a tiny little ownership stake in this start-up ski company, PM Gear.
We were recently featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, putting the spotlight on our unique process for developing a signature line of skis, utilizing the valuable input of a community comprised of serious skiers. For anyone that is interested and contacts me first, I’ll send a free copy of the book, Spark: Be More Innovative Through Co-Creation, mentioned in the article, where we were also used as an example of co-creation.
We’re excited by the challenge of taking SEW forward, and the prospect of the community having a greater role in this process. The industry is growing up and the site with it but we are still a community offering and want to make sure our plans stay in tune with what you, our readers, value.
I would also like to reiterate Chris Sherman remains Editor till the end of the year, but we do plan to make further editorial announcements during SES Chicago.
We would love to hear your feedback via e-mail – please use firstname.lastname@example.org to send your thoughts on what SEW should focus on for the future, ranging from editorial influence to site usability, and beyond. We’d also love to hear your suggestions on thought leaders in the SEM community who you would like to see as columnists.