Lo... and the new year was on us, just like that! And as we greeted once more Apollo's Orb, and tramped again its well-trod locus, the muse descended anew upon our marketing team. Bearing a fresh concept to leverage second-degree user-generated content in a streamlined, process-driven revenue model.
The result is the CMSWire Flash Quiz
, in which we pose personalities from the Content Management Systems world some simple questions about themselves, the industry, and of course fast cars and the Google share price.
Sandro Groganz is our first capture
Sandro is based in Germany, and has just set up an Open-Source marketing consultancy. Before that, he was the marketing lead at eZ Systems and Mindquarry. So he knows all about what's going on at the OSS coalface. Sandro combines traditional and social media marketing to build and sustain a market environment typical and beneficial for Open Source software vendors and contributors.
And if that last part sounds suspiciously like official marketing blurb, that's because it is. You know how it is: you can't get a straight answer out of these marketing guys.
Or can you? Let's find out...
CMSWire: If you weren't doing this, what would you like to be doing?
The Open Source marketing consultancy I have just started is exactly what I want to do at the current point in my life -- no regrets!
CMSWire: Will American companies still dominate the commercial Web in five years?
Yes, they will continue to dominate due to the Valley's unmatched global role. With the rise of Open Source software, chances are higher that innovative products will increasingly be developed in other countries.Yet, most of them will move their headquarters to the Valley once they become a serious business. I guess that makes them American.
CMSWire: Will you be able to retire within five years?
Retire? It seems paradoxical to me that I might earn money with a profession I enjoy, just to use that money as a means to stop doing what gives me such a pleasure.
CMSWire: What up and coming company (not your own) do you think is going to be big?