I was reading Linda Buquet’s 5 Star Affiliate Marketing Blog yesterday and was shocked.
Linda’s post, “Who You Callin a Traffic Pimp?,” referenced coverage of an affiliate marketing panel at the Chicago Ad-Tech show. The blogger at Ad-Tech, Carlen Lea Lesser, attributed the following quote to Jeff Molander: “It’s hard out here for a traffic pimp.”
The second I read that part, I was sure that could not have come out of Jeff’s mouth.
Jeff is a great guy with deep affiliate marketing industry insight. He’s known to stir the pot here and there, but he’s not the guy that makes a wry cultural reference (for anybody not aware, “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” was a song from the movie, Hustle & Flow).
Anyhow, that was just the hook for Lesser’s Ad-Tech coverage. Jeff wrote a rebuttal/clarification to the facts and opinions in Lesser’s blog.
Lesser would be well served to read the Molander blog. After all, she professes her talent for seeing the big picture in her own blog:
Analysts need to be well-rounded people who can see the big picture and the details. I think a good analyst, not only sees the forest, but also sees the trees and the animals that live in the forest and how the weather effects it all. A good analyst can see the whole and how each piece contributes to the success of that whole.
All things considered, it appears she had a rather narrow view in the case of this panel. Pimping your own agenda, Carly?