I’m sure many of you noticed in our IPCPR Coverage we asked some manufacturers for their thoughts on bloggers. We didn’t set out to ask this question. It kind of just happened after our first video with Ernesto Perez Carillo where he took the time (unprompted) to give us some love. We then thought it would be a good idea to find out what other manufacturers thought about us (the collective us – bloggers) and so “the blogger question” was born. The responses were generally all positive but you can tell that some manufacturers have been burned in the past while others have had nothing but good experiences. We have no reason to believe that any of the manufacturers were anything but honest with their answer. Why did we ask some and not others? Sometimes we just forgot but what we really wanted was to get a range of views from the more well known manufacturers to the lesser known, to those with retail experience and in the case of Alec Bradley, a different generation’s take.
Is this a self serving video? Maybe. What purpose does this mashup video serve? I’m not 100% sure. It was a question that we thought needed to be answered. The past few years the discussion about our presence in the industry has mainly focused on the negative and rarely the good. So this partly serves to demonstrate to the critics of new media the benefit that we bring to the industry and partly for us (the collective us – bloggers) to know what we are doing right and where we can improve and do better.