The unprecedented post in which I praise both the AP and Gannett


Southeastern Conference Twitter
policy inspiration.

Those who read this blog with any regularity know that I am not a fan of the management (not the reporters and editors) of AP or the media company,

Today, I’d like to give some shout-out praise for Gannett and AP refusing to sign the ridiculous and likely illegal credentialing policy that the Southeastern Conference issued last week. According to E&P, both Gannett and AP will not agree to the limits the SEC tried to impose on them regarding web video and audio use, photo displays, and blogging.

Somewhere (I think it may have been WKRN’s I commented that I believed any media company who agreed to sign the SEC’s policy were weasels. I’m glad to see that some of them are standing up to the policy the SEC is borrowing from the government of Iran. interview: Everything I think about magazines, social media and lots of other stuff

Econsultancy’s Patricio Robles recently interviewed me and the result is posted on today. Knowing the global audience of digital marketing and ecommerce pro Econsultancy has, I was honored to take part in the discussion. I’m also grateful Patricio gave me this great ego-boosting pull quote: “When it comes to discussing what the future holds, Rex Hammock is one of the guys you want to speak to.” I’ve already forwarded it to my wife who said she’ll talk to me about the future after I finish changing the air filters at home today. Enjoy — and thanks.