Ann Handley is the Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs -- which means that she heads up All Things Content on the MarketingProfs Web site and is the Primary Caregiver of this blog, the MarketingProfs Daily Fix. She also blogs at The Huffington Post as well as her personal blog, Annarchy.
Prior to that, she was the co-founder of ClickZ.com.
Even before that, she was a longtime freelance journalist writing on everything from local politics to babies to travel to start-ups and banking and humor. (And sometimes, several topics at once.) She wrote regularly for the Boston Globe as well as a million (give or take) mainstream and trade publications. She wasn't discerning -- the truth is, she wrote for anything that would put bread in her jar.
She received a Bachelor of Communication and Bachelor of Arts in English at Simmons College, Boston, and currently lives near Boston with her family and four dogs (long story).
Loves: cooking, sweet potato chips, sitting on a beach with a really good book. Hates: Writing about herself in the third person. Aspires to: Someday write for the New Yorker.
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When Chaos Strikes,
28 Dec 2006 in Featured Posts
Having several times been on the receiving end of unexpected news or unanticipated events that upend and redefine your life, my heart goes out to our friend (and Daily Fix contributor) Gavin Heaton ….
Just prior to Christmas, Gavin’s father-in-la…
24 Dec 2006 in Featured Posts
Eat. Drink. Unwind. Relax….
(Furry beasts are mine. But David turned them into reindogs.)
Second Life: Warts and All,
20 Dec 2006 in Featured Posts
Digitas VP Greg Verdino has a great article about his experiences with Second Life in this week’s MarketingProfs newsletter, in which he sorts out the wheat from the chaff, or the hype from the hip….
“Welcome to Second Life, Marketers” puts Greg …
You Like Me! You Really Like Me!!,
18 Dec 2006 in Featured Posts
Big new around the blogosphere this weekend: TIME magazine gives the individuals behind “User-Generated Content” an early Christmas present by naming them — well, YOU — as the most important persons of 2006. Bloggers react to TIME’s cover story by…
The Alchemy of Build-A-Bear,
17 Dec 2006 in Featured Posts
My 9-year-old may count four stuffed bears named Cutie, Brownie, Kelly and Kristy as among her friends. But Tom Peters counts THE Bear — Build-A-Bear Workshop Founder and Chief Executive Bear Maxine Clark …. as one of his “cool friends”….
Psst! Heard Any Good Podcasts Lately?,
13 Dec 2006 in Featured Posts
Have you heard any good podcasts lately? I stumbled upon two good ones today, but I’m in the market for more….
First, here are my recommendations:
The first is produced by my friend Eric Mattson of MarketingMonger, who is plugging away at his amb…
Closer To Home,
11 Dec 2006 in Featured Posts
Fridays are usually the day to wrap up unfinished business and miscellaneous tasks, but much happened over the weekend in the Daily Fix blog community. So on this Monday, I bring you the news….
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Most importantly, our thoughts are with Le…
Coming January 11: A Second Life Tour for Marketers,
08 Dec 2006 in Featured Posts
Mark your calendars for January 11, when MarketingProfs hosts a tour of Second Life especially for marketers. Hosted by emerging media evangelist Greg Verdino, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Metaverse: Second Life for Marketers,” is a virtual tour,…
MPlanet 2006: Ushering in a New Era for Marketers,
01 Dec 2006 in Featured Posts
It’s perfectly fitting that Mplanet 2006 is being held at a Walt Disney World. After a full day here, I’m as glassy-eyed and over-stimulated as the toddlers coming back to the resort hotel from a long day at the park….
First off, a few words abou…
The Ad Feed: One Stop and You’re Full,
24 Nov 2006 in Featured Posts
MarketingProfs Daily Fix is now part of a new advertising and marketing aggregator site known as The Ad Feed. Those of you still managing our daily Web consumption with bookmarks and email (and my hand is raised way in the air here–guilty!), be…