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Wednesday, 15 September 2010

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we’ve got a new CMO at work — chief marketing officer — and i’ve been itching to meet him.

i’m itching partly because i’ve heard such great things, and partly because i don’t have a good track record with meeting my “C”-level executives so i want to get it out of the way.

see, when i first started at my current gig i met the then CEO … on my second day … in the 2nd floor bathroom.

it was awkward as hell, and over the next four years he proceeded to introduce himself to me each and every time he saw me, never once remembering that we had met before.

about three years ago we got another CEO and about a month into his tenure i met *him* for the first time … in the 4th floor bathroom.

it was awkward as hell, and I haven’t really talked with him since.

so it was with GREAT relief that i made it to the conference (which our new CMO is leading/attending) without any untimely meetings in a bathroom back in the worldwide office.

it just so happens that i met our new CMO this morning … in the bathroom of conference center … while i was actively using the, er, facilities.

it was awkward as hell.

no word yet on if we’ll ever speak again.