Interview with Lawrence Cole - vBulletin Operations & Marketing Manager

By The Sandman · Dec 5, 2011 ·
  1. The Sandman

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    Interview with Lawrence Cole - vBulletin Operations & Marketing Manager

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  2. smacklan

    smacklan Squirrel!!

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    This pretty much says it all for me:

    :)
     
  3. Deimos

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    Heh yea, same here.
    I see he's still defiant about that temper tantrum he threw in the Licensed area, lol
    Some people never learn, I guess.
     
  4. petertdavis

    petertdavis Not a Beginner

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    Well, I think that's what he means by "Xtreme Marketing" :biglaugh:
     
  5. Choice83

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    No comment. :)
     
  6. DaUnknownAdmin

    DaUnknownAdmin What Are You Missin?

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    How Xtreme :snooze:
     
  7. esquire

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    To me, the only thing better than a good CMS is an XMS. And right now at this time of year, XMS is probably the biggest thing around. I'm impressed. Kudos to him. :ferris:
     
  8. motowebmaster

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    I still check the vb forums from time to time, but am not aware of this person. Has he done something beneficial?
     
  9. Deimos

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  10. HondaATC

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    Just out of curiosity why was this pulled from the front page?
     
  11. The Sandman

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    :confused:
     
  12. The Sandman

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    Lawrence just sent me some responses to the questions he didn't originally answer.


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    What are the concerns being voiced by customers which you consider to be valid?

    "We don't discuss our forward product development planning."


    What changes have taken place since you joined the team?

    "One of my top priorities has been expanding the technical support team. We’ve added both stateside and international tech support staff to continue offering what many consider to be the best support within the forum niche."


    What are the issues that need to be addressed next?

    "We don't discuss our forward product development planning."


    Do you have any comments on the change in pricing structure that came with vB4?

    "I do not. However, there are tons of pages of discussion on that in the forum if anyone wants to refer to them."


    Why have so many vBulletin staff members left recently, and what does this mean for vBulletin customers?

    "Contrary to popular belief churn has actually been down. Additionally, we a have some great new additions to the team."


    In retrospect, what if anything could have been done differently to improve the development of vBulletin and reputation of Internet Brands?

    "I’m much more concerned about the future and the exciting product work we're doing."
     
  13. HondaATC

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    A few days ago when I first noticed this interview, it was on the homepage. It no longer is, and Jasper's interview is the last one at the top now:

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    Doesn't really matter, I just found it curious with the content of the interview.
     
  14. The Sandman

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    It wasn't on the homepage - I forgot to add it to the list. It's up there now though.

    Thanks!
     
  15. IcEWoLF

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    I have no comment.
     
  16. Panupat

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    . . . funny that seems to be the thing I want to hear the most.
     
  17. Exyicon

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    I don't like this guy..
     
  18. Deimos

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    I think his primary job is/was? to try and quell the negativity and try and push for more product sales, given the emails he's sent out were purely marketing ones.

    Sadly, it doesn't seem to have worked to well for him, since his immature blow up against that Lizardman guy, he's been a LOT quieter.
     
  19. Panupat

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    Ryan.

    In retrospect, what if anything could have been done differently to improve the development of vBulletin and reputation of Internet Brands?

    "I’m much more concerned about the future and the exciting product work we're doing."

    Where do you see vBulletin going in the future?

    No comment.
     
  20. BrandonSheley

    BrandonSheley loving life

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    the original "no comment" remarks are troublesome..
     
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