Disclosures and Disclaimers

Disclosures and Relationships

  • I provide custom brainstorming and idea-generation services for a nominal fee.
  • I get paid to present original seminars and workshops on a variety of topics.
  • I am an affiliate of OutStand visit www.TryOutStand.com and use promo code IDEAGUY30 for a free trial. It’s a phenomenal product for sending great looking, trackable, emails to individuals or small groups. If you need something more than Gmail but less than ConstantContact — OutStand is ideal.
  • I many friends who are professional speakers, authors, and performers. I am honored by their association and brag on them constantly. I link to their projects and web pages because I’m a fan and hope my readers will become fans, too.
  • I am the author of “100-Whats of Creativity.”
  • I own BigYellowSticky.com which sells affiliate products and sometimes accepts paid content.
  • I co-authored the original version of the book “Boring Meetings Suck” with Jon Petz.
  • I frequently use my Amazon affiliate ID when linking to books.
  • I am a contributing columnist to RBR.com and other site and publications devoted to media industry insights.
  • I sell imprinted promotional products/advertising specialties via SalesToys.com.
  • Publishers, PR firms, and individual authors often send me books with requests for a review on my blog, Amazon.com, and social media promotion. I don’t always provide reviews (especially if it would have been negative), but when I do post a review you can count on me providing my true feelings about the book whether I bought it myself or received it for free.
  • One of my best friends runs takeandbakemarketing.com, and I am an unofficial consultant to the company; contributing content and ideas for their business, as well as being a client for design, production services, and webhosting.
  • I am a member of affiliate programs via LinkShare, VistaPrint, ShareASale, Amazon (along with several others) and sometimes incorporate affiliate links into blog posts. I strive to include a notation if I use an affiliate link, but sometimes fail to do so.
  • I respect the vision and wisdom of Chris Brogan, and I purchase and promote his products and services (sometimes by using an affiliate code.)
  • The DTIG website is hosted by USA Access. One of the most reliable platforms I’ve ever experienced. I use them for all my important projects and sometimes recommend them using an affiliate code.
  • I have switched from MailChimp to MailerLite as my primary email newsletter service provider. I find that MailerLite has become more innovative and responsive, and MailChimp seems to keep copying them (but Volleyy is pretty cool, too!)
  • I am a member of BzzAgent.com and sometimes participate in word-of-mouth marketing campaigns. I always disclose when my content is posted in connection with one of their campaigns.
  • I am an unabashed fan-boy of Jeffrey Gitomer and sometimes create unofficial sites devoted to promoting the content he creates, as well as recommending his events and services — like the Gitomer Learning Academy. As a Gitomer Certified Advisor I can give you a special to receive a discount on your membership — contact me for details.
  • If you suck at what you do and manage to make me unhappy, you may become an object lesson in the power of social media and the reach of the web.
  • I use a pretty simple Privacy Policy. I promise not to share your personal information with anybody else. Period.


Updated: December 24, 2018