In all the five (well, technically three) years that I've had this blog, I've never been moved to plug any of my clients in it.
This might have something to do with the fact that my clients tend to sell large personnel management systems and things that look like big American fridges but which are actually filled with racks of magnetic tape. And unless you're running an evil global empire with an army of expendable henchmen and a load of data you want to hide, I'm pretty sure you don't need these things.
(If you are running an evil global empire with an army of expendable henchmen and a load of data you want to hide, see me round the back in five; I may have some products for you.)
But at the moment we're talking to* a New York-based client whose product is something that the culturally literate and discerning people who read this blog might actually like. If not like quite a lot.
It's a website called Very Short List. It sends you one email a day with a review of a reassuringly obscure book, film, album or other fashionable cultural product.
You sign up on the website; they send you one review a day. That's it. It's basically an extreme cultural filter for the informationally fatigued.
I've had a subscription for a couple of months now, and it's already alerted me to some very decent music, not least of which this fragile, countrified Bowie cover:
The Last Town Chorus - Modern Love (mp3) [Buy from Amazon]
In short, well worth a look and genuinely recommended for bookish/film buff/indie types. Go to it!
* Which means they're not technically a client yet, so I can feel less guilty about plugging them.
Tags: very short list | the last town chorus