Posted December 31, 2013 9:04 am by with 12 comments

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Thank You
Today is my last day as managing editor of Marketing Pilgrim and it’s been a great ride.

As I hand the reigns of Marketing Pilgrim back to its founding father, Andy Beal, I just want to say thanks.

First to Andy. He’s a great guy and can put up with a lot of crap. I tested him often, trust me :-).

And thank you to:

– The advertisers who worked with me over the years. My heartfelt appreciation goes out to each of you.

– Cynthia Boris – she comes up with the ‘cool stuff’ consistently.

– All of the folks who have contributed to the content here at MP.

– Those of you who have tolerated my typos and bad grammar.

– Those of you who hated my opinions and points of view.

– Those of you who blindly passed along our content without ever reading it.

– The bots and automated posters who worked so hard to add value to our content.

– Those of you who took the time to comment on our posts. Thank you for adding to the conversation (most of the time unless you were really obnoxious, completely off point or just spamming about a dry cleaning business or greeting cards or whatever).

I will still be around writing from time to time if Andy is desperate.

In the meantime, I would seriously encourage you to consider reaching our audience with your product and/or service through whatever vehicles Andy will be conjuring up over the very near future. Our readers really are people who know the business and care about what’s going on. Oh and they make decisions to buy products (hint, hint).

Thanks again and I wish only the best for each and every one of you. God bless.

  • I was concerned about what would happen to the quality of this site when Andy turned its editorial role over to someone else. But here I am still, reading it daily. You have done a great job as far as I am concerned.

    Good luck in your next phase of professional life.

    • FrankReed

      High praise, Michael. Your consistency and thoughtful contributions (I could tell I struck something when you commented, which I am grateful for) have been an important part of MP over these years. Thank you.

  • Thanks Frank for all you have done to keep Marketing Pilgrim going. Don’t go too far because a lot of things have changed around here. What does this button do?……

    • FrankReed

      If there is ANYBODY on this planet who can figure their way around WordPress and pressing a few buttons to do it, it’s you Mr. Beal. Maybe you could get Sheila to push some buttons so if it breaks you will be exonerated (And, yes, I just used that word on Marketing Pilgrim. Going out with a multi-syllabic bang!)

  • I agree with Michael Martinez. You’ve done a great job, Frank. Even when I have disagreed with you I have thought you brought interesting perspectives to the subject matter that I thought was thought-provoking. Good luck in your future endeavors.

    • FrankReed

      Thank you Allen. Just ask my family about how often they agree with me :-). Keeps things interesting.

  • Willem

    Congrats on a job well done, Frank. I’ve always enjoyed your perspective and unique voice. Good luck with whatever’s next!

    • FrankReed

      Thank you Willem. That was very kind of you.

  • Sorry to see you go, Frank. You’ve done a great job on Marketing Pilgrim. Best wishes to you!

    • FrankReed

      Thanks, Elmer. I will still be lurking about. Unlike other work I have done, this one I can’t completely move away from because there is a lot to it. Handing over the day to day will be good for MP because with Andy back at the helm there will be some changes, I am sure, and they will make MP even better.

  • MrAndrewJ

    Frank: Thank you for being such a big part of my favorite marketing blog. Sending best wishes as you move forward.

    • FrankReed

      Thank you. It was and will continue to be a fun ride. I just won’t have an assigned seat moving forward :-).