Before GHGT-11, Clare Lehane of Elsevier and I had discussed marketing materials for the IJGGC at GHGT-11. The tee shirt I thought was a great idea, and of course only my editorial colleague Jim Dooley could have put the said tee shirt on and visited the Wiley stand to put his card in to win and iPad. Will he win? Only time will tell but I wouldn’t hold n my breath Jim. However when I visited our joint stand on day 1 I was told the marketing merchandise was going well and was surprised to find not only the tee shirts on offer but Lego type USB miniatures of (supposedly) myself were going really well.
Most of that same day I walked around the conference meeting old friends, many of whom (like the Weyburn boys, Ben Rostron in particular) took pleasure in ripping of my USB head and like some voodoo doll were expecting the result to be the infliction of pain to my person. I never thought at the time to mimic the pain to any such ‘friend’ at the conference; that would have surprised somebody!
On the following days the same pleasure seemed to be still gripping people i.e. demonstrating the ease in which my head could be extracted from my body (and now that i have returned to the office, i see some of my staff doing the same, but they also seem to have removed arms and legs!) I also noted many decapitated little Me’s pushed unceremoniously into the USB drives of computers.
I was gratified to hear that my USB had sold out before the tee shirts, so thanks Clare for making so many people at GHGT-11 amused at my expense and pulling off a marketing coup for the journal at the same time! Despite this I still hold the Journal dear as well as IEAGHG’s strong relationship with Elsevier, and I look forward to seeing the conference proceedings published in Energy Proceedia.
Also a final plug if any one wants to submit a paper based on their work presented at GHGT-11 to IJGGC, as Editor in Chief I will be very happy to receive them. Remember our I.F. is now 5.11!!!
Finally I am not sure if I should be looking forward to, or be wary of the Journal marketing material for GHGT-12… only time will tell!
Blogged by John Gale,
General Manager IEAGHG &