Posted by Brian Connolly Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Ya know when Rubel speaks and you get that empathetic tinge of discomfort that says, "what the hell is Richard thinking?" Well, at least now we've got a name for it. There's a new marketing term being bandied about the water cooler this week; it's the "cincombrandouche."
In a nutshell: In the spirit of the over-hyped marketing fad "the conversation," Cincom, a small Cincinnati-based software company, recently empowered a numbnuts product manager to the role of Cincombrandouche. The guy not only thinks it's his right... he thinks it makes the company more human if he takes a dump in the lobby (figuratively speaking, of course).
For those who whine about blogging transparency: My real name is Bruce Pilgrim. (You wouldn’t make up something like that.)
I'm in my mid-50's, having slogged through a long and extinguished career in PR, marketing, journalism, and idleness. I go about 180, roughly 6' tall, with poor hand-eye coordination, graying hair, and small flabby manboobs. (You wanted transparency, didn't you?)
Want more? I'm a secular humanist, male heterosexual mammal, liberal Democrat, tree-hugging proponent of socialized medicine, getting the hell out of Iraq ASAP, and increasing income taxes to get the budget back into some semblance of balance. I live outside of Cincinnati with my spouse and two cats. I drive a 2003 Taurus (because I can't afford a Prius.) I think Macs are better than PCs, and I sometimes wonder if there might be something to that astrology thing. (A barmaid once insisted on knowing my sign, and when I refuse to tell her, she said "You must be a Leo.)
On Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 7:41 AM, Ronn Torossian, President and CEO of 5WPR, emphatically promised that he was going to sue us. No real reason, he was just irritated by our teasing him about getting in bed with pornographer Joe Francis. Anyway, Ronn gave his obscenity-laced word that we'd see the complaint in 72 hours. It's now late by
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