That was by far the worst NSM to date. They will never figure out how to alot time for the sessions. Not enough time and not every marketing team deserves time to speak. Focus on the $ makers that are coming out. Not the 5 copy adoption.
There were so many new faces I almost thought I had walked into the wrong meeting. It's sad. They tried to make everyone feel good by giving everyone awards and it had the opposite effect. So over people winning these major awards when their sales are basicallly fraudulent sales. Having customers or book brokers order a ton of product so that you can hit/inflate your number- just for them to return it - isn't sales. So glad we are on Net now. Funny how all these $8 million territories are now only $3-4 million.
There is no new/forward thinking at this company- and that was apparent at this meeting. Now I'm at home having to answer questions from management like "why are your bookstores down? Find out when and how much they plan on ordering and get it to me by the end of the day" ummmmm HELLO. they aren't going to order! Everyone is going to Amazon- this is not new knowledge! When wil pearson wake up and go direct to consumers. Bookstore days are OVER and have been over for YEARS.