I’ve Got A Crush On…

There. I said it. It’s not really a secret. I’ve professed my man-crush on JT in the past. I love the dude.

Why I love JT

Justin Timberlake is the man. He’s talented (acting, singing, dancing). He’s funny (remember his “in a box” SNL skit?). And, yes, he’s good looking (I’m cool with admitting that).

But This Post Is Not Really About JT

JT is just the hook. Sort of like the title of this post. Come on. Admit it. You were sucked in by the word “crush.” You were hoping for the “Crush on Obama” video, right?

What This Post Is About

It is my belief that when you are passionate about something, you should shout it from the rooftops…share the love. Note: Remember, JT was just the hook. I’m not passionate about him. That excitement and energy is contagious. I had a brief, but interesting Twitter exchange with Olivier Blanchard (aka @thebrandbuilder):

@thebrandbuilder: I really value my rule about pimping my clients on Twitter, so all I can say is that some of my clients, I REALLY have a lot of respect for.

@djwaldow: curious abt this rule of yours. Why wouldn’t you pimp your clients? I mean…if they rock, they rock, right?

@thebrandbuilder: It’s kind of like sponsored tweets. Pimping a client on Twitter can seem… Self serving. So I don’t. :)

@djwaldow: hear you. think i’m hung up on word “pimp.” Would love to chat over (free) beers @sofresh http://idek.net/Oa3 Until then!

@thebrandbuilder: you bet

I really do plan on having a >140 character discussion with Olivier in a few weeks. However, this conversation got my wheels turning. Maybe I’m reading into it too much, but if I’m working with a client or an individual that is doing really good work I want to tell the world. What is the concern? Olivier mentions the self-serving nature of “client pimping.” But aren’t you really just celebrating their success? I believe that if you are truly excited (pumped!) it is the opposite of self-serving. It’s genuine.

At my day job, we talk about the great work of clients all the time. A few recent examples include:

Is this pimping? Again, maybe I misinterpreted Olivier’s comment. In person, over a (free) cold beer and the world should be back to right. Or maybe we’ll just agree to disagree. Either way, I’m very curious to understand what I am missing.

Your Turn

So, who do you have a crush on? What clients or individuals or groups do you love? What makes you so passionate about shouting out your love for them?

DJ Waldow
@djwaldow

P.S. I also have a crush on Matt Damon for similar reasons as JT

7 comments
ebasedBOB
ebasedBOB

I'm so glad you included a link to this post in your last tweet, DJ! I just told a co-worker the other day that I have a man-crush on @PeteCashmore. Yep, Pete Cashmore and all his social media knowledge has been hooked!

DJ Waldow
DJ Waldow

Liza:

Tell me more. I don't know who Tac and Bud are. Should I? Hmmm...

Thanks for reading/commenting!

DJ Waldow@djwaldow

Liza Sperling
Liza Sperling

Okay, I am scared this may end up coming across a bit stalkerish, but let's remember, it is not about passionate love, but enthusiasm for their ideas and briliance that is infectious. So re: DJ Waldow's last blog: I've Got a Crush on....Tac Anderson and Bud Caddell. Both briliant in different ways, funny, quirky and share their ideas and knowledge with the masses - so there. I said it.
.-= Liza Sperling´s last blog ..Old-Fashioned Advice (Or How to Go Budget Without Feeling Budget) =-.

Eric
Eric

I have a man crushes on Steve Nash, Jeff Tweedy, and DJ Waldow.
.-= Eric´s last blog ..Howdy From Argyle =-.

DJ Waldow
DJ Waldow

Ha! Pete Cashmore - from Mashable, right? Good looking dude. Still not sure he can dance, act, or sing like JT.

Love it.

dj

ebasedBOB
ebasedBOB

Yep, Mashable founder Pete Cashmore. Not sure about his acting/singing skills either, but I have seen some fun interviews and entertaining webcasts he's done.

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