Monthly Archives: February 2011

What not to say: Um

For a long time my job has reqiured a great deal of spokesmanship in various forms.  To illustrate my point, do a Google search on the phrase tim callan, and you’ll see I’m six of the top ten entries.  Change … Continue reading

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What not to say #1: is

I do not, in fact, admonish you against using the word is.  Is is, if I may say, a very good word.  I do, however, admonish you against writing the word is with incorrect capitalization.  In particular, I’m talking about … Continue reading

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Lead generation is not demand generation

One way I see marketers in the technology industry, among others, hurting themselves is by using the term demand generation when they really mean lead generation.  Lead generation is the practice of finding prospects out there in the world, ones … Continue reading

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One danger of targeted online advertising

This one’s good for a chuckle, but it also illustrates a danger that comes with behavior targeting in online advertising networks.  Today I captured the below image from Macworld.com, on which I was reading an article about a recent security … Continue reading

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On consistency in branding

The story of Tim Callan’s first visit to Stockholm:  One time when I was in my mid-twenties I had the good fortune to travel to Sweden and Norway on business.  It was my first time anywhere in the Nordics.  I … Continue reading

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What we’re going to do here

Maybe one more post’s worth of introduction and hemming and hawing, and then I’ll get to the subject matter that I have in mind for this blog.  In this case I’ll detail my intentions for this blog.  FWIW, I wrote … Continue reading

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What is "Tim Callan on Marketing and Technology"?

As I mentioned in this blog’s first post, I’ve authored Tim Callan’s SSL Blog for the past four years plus.  I originated that blog after observing – as in insider in the SSL industry – that that particular industry was … Continue reading

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Tim Callan’s SSL Blog

For over four years I’ve been the sole author of Tim Callan’s SSL Blog.  During that time I have published more than 400 entries and the blog has emerged as a key voice in the public dialog on the internet’s … Continue reading

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