Dear friends and readers,
I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a happy and healthy holiday season, and a great new year.
Personally, I’m glad that 2009 is coming to a rapid close. As the saying goes, “May you live in interesting times.” This year was certainly interesting. In fact, I can’t recall being bored for one minute in 2009. Instead, I was challenged to do my best for my company and clients. While I don’t like to admit this publicly, I actually enjoyed this last year. And sure it was hard work, but it was totally fulfilling. My blog took off (much to my amazement), I got to do some great lectures for the Florida DMA (became a board member there too), started two linkedin groups that took off, and in general made money for my clients in a “hard” year.
While I stayed glued to CNBC and the markets, I stayed positive in the first half of the year. I think the economy may be coming back, but in truth it’s just a guess (I’m no expert) and wouldn’t be surprised if there was a major correction in early 2010.
But I digress. I feel lucky. I feel thankful. And I wish the same for you! May 2010 be your greatest year ever!
Us marketers will be presented with many challenges as they enter 2010, but many opportunities as well. I look forward to reporting and providing my opinions on opportunities for you as direct marketers to take to the bank in 2010.