Dragging your boss and CEO around the whole of Macy’s in Manhattan.

Final purchases were;

Jeans – tried on about 6 pairs, bought one

Calvin Klein dress – carried around for 2 hours and then put back

Comedy designer unwear for my brother – expensive and soooo cool

Handbag – short listed three, then talked my CEO to tears trying to choose one (bought most expensive one)

Earrings – Impulse purchase at till

Honestly I wasn’t ready to leave… but we had to.  😦

Finally to cheer things up, we then went for cocktails at the top of the Mandarin Oriental hotel, overlooking Central Park. Very nice.

More meetings today, but see you back in blighty at the weekend.


I’m at SMX in New York this week. And it’s been a really great few days. Once I got my head past the relentlessness of the days… back to back search sessions followed by search chit chat, search lunches and my growing collection of search-related freebies from the sales stands.

I spent a lot of time chatting to a very helpful Analytics expert on the Google stand; going back every break to ask more questions I’d forumlated to solve various mini-hurdles my clients have. He was fab, and gave me work arounds, pointed out extra functionality I’d never spotted and explained other things I might like to try. All in all, he made my trip completely worthwhile.

So much so infact that as I left the stand and pootled off to yet another session, a delegate caught me up to ask “Do you work for Google?”

Tempting though it was to say that I was a Harvard graduate who’d battled through 20 rounds of interviews to work at arguably the most influential company in the world… I’m afraid I had to admit, that “No”.

I’d just been hanging around on the stand for the silly putty and to ask some client-questions.

Well, for a moment at least, I’d reached my nirvana.