Last week, a couple of folks were speculating about my employment status. Apparently, I had taken a job at MRIS as the Director of Marketing, and so on. As flattered and grateful as I am that people take an interest in my ability to pay income taxes 🙂 I thought it might be time to clarify things a bit.
As I’ve disclosed before, MRIS has been a client of 7DS Associates for some time now. We have done and continue to work on a number of business projects for them. One of the assignments I’ve taken on recently is to fill-in as an interim capacity while MRIS searches for a Chief Marketing Officer. I asked that the mistake about my being the Director of Marketing for MRIS be corrected because MRIS was at that moment trying to recruit a Director of Marketing, and I didn’t want that person thinking that she had been rejected.
I didn’t talk about this because I don’t discuss client matters in public. Confidentiality is one of our core values at 7DS Associates, along with Competence (we give it our best) and Loyalty (we don’t take on clients where conflict of interest may arise). We don’t even disclose who our clients are unless (a) they give us permission, (b) they disclose the relationship first, or (c) other ethical considerations mandate that we disclose the relationship.
Something to keep in mind is that Notorious ROB is my personal blog, of my personal opinions. In some cases, they reflect the position of 7DS Associates, but I simply do not speak for my clients on this blog. In some cases, our clients agree with my take on things; in other cases, they disagree. They will vote with their feet if things go too far astray from their own points of view, or if they think our views get in the way of whatever assignment we are working on.
Finally, our client work is between us and the client, and we keep those strictly confidential; only our clients can decide whether they like the work we do for them or not.
I hope that clears up any mystery. 🙂