Posted January 10, 2011 9:31 am by with 23 comments

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You may have noticed a trend over the past few months.

While I’ve personally been blogging less and less, Frank Reed and Cynthia Boris have been hitting it out of the park! Case in point, Frank’s excellent interview yesterday with Mike Blumenthal.

So, why have I been slacking?

Honestly, Trackur is growing so fast it’s time to turn my attention 100% on building the world’s best social media monitoring tool. (Yes, the SEO in me couldn’t pass up that anchor text opportunity).

However, Marketing Pilgrim is still my baby! It’s become the leading place for marketers to get the lowdown on the latest internet marketing news. As we’ve always said, “We don’t always break the news, but we do always break it down for you!”

So, to ensure Marketing Pilgrim continues on its epic growth in 2011, I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that Frank Reed will today take over as Managing Editor!

A round of applause for Frank? OK, maybe leave him a comment in this post. πŸ˜‰

Frank will be tasked with ensuring Marketing Pilgrim continues to offer the best in marketing news commentary, but he’s also got some great ideas up his sleeve.

Cynthia will continue to be his “wing woman,” Joe will kick-butt on Saturdays, David will keep an eye out for interesting developments you may have missed, and me? Well, I’m moving to the role of “Publisher” which will see me more behind the scenes, but you just know I won’t be able to resist adding my 2 cents on a regular basis. πŸ˜‰

Thank you for your loyal readership. Frank and I are looking forward to an awesome 2011 with you!

  • Congrats Frank! Keep up the excellent writing! I love reading and sharing the content here.

    • @Hillary – That’s very kind of you. Be sure to let us know what you are looking for in the future and how we can best serve your needs.

      Dare I say this but I can be reached at editor AT!

  • Frank – Congratulations! I enjoy your work here, and look forward to your continued success.

    • @Vance – Thank you very much. We are looking forward to a great 2011 and helping our readers get the most from their time here at Marketing Pilgrim.

  • Congratulations Frank, good luck with it all. As a fellow digital/social/creative/reputation type, I look forward to your contributions and discussions. Cheers.

    • Thanks Roy. Keep us up to date with your input in the comments here at Marketing Pilgrim. Oftentimes that’s where the real fun happens!

  • Congrats Frank and glad things are going so well with Trackur Andy.

    In regards to this: β€œWe don’t always break the news, but we do always break it down for you!”

    What I really like about Marketing Pilgrim is you hit the key news of the day without overdoing it. I know if I’ve been unable to keep up with my Google Reader for a few days I can head to your RSS feed and there will be a reasonable amount of posts that catch me up. If I do the same at some other marketing, social media or tech news sites I know the unread list will be overwhelming, and a lot of it won’t be that much of interest.

    In other words – keep up the good work!

    • @Adam – Thanks. You hit the nail on the head with our approach. Of course there are other things we could still cover so we’ll keep the balancing act going!

      Thinking about some things for the future that will help keep you and our readers up to speed in the fast paced world of Internet marketing.

    • Thanks Adam!

  • Grats Frank, and good luck in 2011, thats a big promotion if I say so myself.

    • @Brian – Thanks. It’s a pleasure really. Keep us in mind as you tear up the social media landscape with your efforts!

  • Congrats Frank! (and Andy for the success of Trackur)

    Big fans of your wit and analysis over here at Get Elastic.


    • @ Linda – Thanks so much. It’s nice to hear something about wit that doesn’t include being at its end!

      Thanks for your reading and please be sure to comment as often as you can. Our readers do the heavy lifting in most stories and we love to her from you.

  • Congratulations, Frank! I sort of had a feeling things were heading this way. I’m looking forward to spending many mornings reading your insights into online marketing.

  • Congrats guys and I wish you & your businesses (MP & Trackur) continued success in 2011! Always great to see former colleagues, friends & ‘good people’ achieving new heights!

    • Thanks Scott. Keep us updated on your success with New Media Advisors!

    • Cheers Scott!

  • Jordan McCollum

    Congratulations, Frank and Andy! Hope things continue to go well for both of you.

    • Thanks Jordan! We miss you!

    • Thanks Jordan, I hope you are doing well! Miss us yet? πŸ˜‰

  • We’ll miss you Andy – but wish you much (more) success with Trackur!

    Congratulations Frank! I love the content – and look forward to even more in 2011!

    • @Erika – Andy’s not going anywhere (at least he better not or I’m screwed!). I’m just going to be the day to day guy with Andy overseeing the deal. I now get a chance to work with content ideas and more that I couldn’t until now. Very exciting and I can’t wait to get feedback from great readers like yourself.

      Without our readers MP would just be me talking to myself and that happens enough already πŸ™‚

  • Congratulations Frank! I am sure that you will keep up the great tradition. Andy, now that you are 100% focused, I can wait to see what Trackur has in store for us.