Last Thursday night I celebrated the official launch of Stand Out Social Marketing. It was an honor to have so many friends, family and colleagues there to celebrate with me. Many of those who attended asked that I share that ‘Dr Seuss style’ poem I read during the festivities. Instead of distributing it individually I thought it would be better to share it on the blog for you all to enjoy. So, hear you go, I hope you like it!
Stand Out Social Marketing
is all about being unique
On the social web those who don’t
Will soon become antiques
I started writing a year ago
And as time came to pass
I learned that being an author
Is a royal pain in the ass!
It’s tough I tell you!
And I struggled a lot
But I need to thank some special people
Who never let me get too distraught.
To them I say thank you
And within this rhyme
I’d like to thank each of them…
One at a time.
First, and most importantly,
to my wife and my best friend
You never let me call it quits
and kept pushing me to the end.
On multiple occasions
I thought of giving up
But you would always say ‘no way’
and tell me to shut the hell up!
To Frankie and Vienna
There were several days I had to miss
Playing with you at the house
But you were always there to give your weary dad a kiss.
Mom & Dad you supported me
Through the good times and the bad
And always encouraged me to write
Ever since I was a lad.
Randy thanks for always being there
When the times seemed dire
You were always the first to swing by the house
And set my backyard on fire.
To my little sister Mim
My second biggest fan
I will always be so proud of you
EVEN when you marry Dan.
And to my Wolfpack brother Dan
This poem I had to reorder
Because on so many nights I had to say thank you
You were just what “the Dr” ordered!
To the Awesome, unbelievable, Stand Out team at Awareness
I send a heartfelt thanks
You see, this book is about us
So, let’s hope it doesn’t tank
To my comrades on the exec team
Brian, Dave, Melissa and Steve
As I went through this process
You stood behind me and always believed.
To everyone else on the Awareness crew
I raise my glass and toast
An amazing team of people
About whom I always boast.
There are some other folks I need to call out
I need to so everyone knows
How important they were in this process
So, bear with me… here goes…
To my editor Liz and my Friend Steve T
To Erik Qualman, Jeremiah and a guy named Paul G
To Jon Wortmann, The Awareness Board and Auntie Paulette
To Julie Devoll, Phil & Nancy, and of course, my wingman Brett
To the team at McGraw Hill
To Lora and everyone at Scratch
To my CEO & friend Brian Zanghi
And especially Sal, who helped make this idea hatch
And to everyone else whom I forgot
You won’t be upset, I’m hopin’
I think it’s time to stop this rhyme because
The BAR IS OPEN!!!
Thanks to everyone who made it out to the party and to those who helped throughout the process!!!dr seuss, launch party, poem, social marketing, stand out, Stand Out Social Marketing