Greetings Loyal Readers,
I've recently started work on Promo Marketing's Top 50 Distributors List, which is amazing and wonderful if for nothing else than the fact that I'm getting paid to make a list. The Top 50, much like the masthead of our magazine, is arranged by income level, ability to wreck house at shuffle board, and whether I can get ahold of your information or not.
(In all seriousness, if you think the Top 50 is something you should be a part of, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (215) 238-5449, and I'll send you the entry form on the ASAP. I'm hypothesizing that the bottom limit for entry is going to be somewhere around 15 million, but I don't have enough submissions in to tell if that's going to be closer to 20 or 10.)
I think my favorite part of the list (besides the monetary compensation), is that I actually get to ask the top 10 around four questions (mostly) of my choosing. It's pretty exciting to have access to some of the most influential and intelligent people in our industry, but I'll be honest, still being in the throes of my April stories, I haven't had a chance to come up with up good questions yet. I suppose now is as good a time as any though, so in the spirit of creative exercise, I thought maybe you all would want to join me for a little reverse brainstorming and see some questions that I definitely won't be asking (sometimes it's best to employ process of elimination, after all):
• What is your favorite recession-themed drink? The Bernanke, which is just some old dishwater with creepy fuzz lining the bottom of the glass? Or maybe the Greenspan, a martini made with top-shelf vodka that is dangerously strong and too expensive, but you just can't resist how good it tastes?