Drayton Bird and WoodChips Cartoon

The WoodChips cartoon about at&t we value your call appeared in the Drayton Bird blog.

I was quite pleased to see our WoodChips cartoon posted on Drayton Bird’s blog recently.

Who is Drayton Bird, you ask, and why was I so pleased?

Drayton is a direct marketing guru, an Englishman, uncommonly modest, with a great sense of humor, and …

… in in November 2003 the Chartered Institute of Marketing named Drayton Bird “one of 50 living indivduals who have shaped today’s marketing,”  and …

advertising legend the late David Ogilvy said “he knows more about direct marketing than anyone in the world.  His book about it is pure gold. His speeches are not only informative, but hilariously funny.”

Who wouldn’t want their material posted on his blog.

I met Drayton at a conference in Delray Beach in November.  He was one of the featured speakers (the best one, in my point of view).  After the conference, we exchanged e-mails and I sent him a WoodChips cartoon related to one of the points in his speech — which he then used to help make a point in his blog post.

Here is the post — I think you’ll find it interesting. http://drayton-bird-droppings.blogspot.com/2010/11/when-man-speaks-of-his-honour-and-woman.html.

Now that was the first part of the story – the gist being I am very proud Drayton posted our cartoon and thoughts – good for us.

But here’s the MORE IMPORTANT part of the story because THIS IS GOOD FOR YOU.  

If you have ANY interests in business, marketing, a home based business, an internet business, selling cookies on the street, opening a lemonade stand … any business you want to market; you should go to Drayton’s site and sign up for his blog.

The man is an absolute walking treasure of business marketing ideas, and he will send you a little gem every few days (which he humorously calls a new dollop of drivel – but don’t be fooled, it’s of value).

Actually, if you like dry British humor, as I do, Drayton writes in such a conversational and entertaining manner that it’s interesting —  even if you don’t care about marketing.  So at a minimum, you’ll learn about excellent communication — which can help you in all aspects of life. 

But if you have any business idea or aspiration, you know that marketing is the key, so I wanted to pass this on to you.

You can sign up for Drayton’s FREE marketing ideas at http://www.draytonbird.net/index.html.

It will be time well spent.

Have a nice day – J. Daniel

P.S. The main Drayton Bird site is at http://www.draytonbird.com/node/103.  The original post of the cartoon on the WoodChips site is at http://thewoodchips.com/we-value-your-business-please-stay-on-the-line.

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