This week WordPress announced that there had been a security break-in on several of its servers, and that very likely their source code had been copied.
That’s a bummer for millions of bloggers. You can imagine the outrage. Or can you?
722 bloggers “liked” the announcement. Another 261 left comments. I scrolled through them and found not a single negative word. Most read like this one:
Kudos for being so open about the incident. Many other websites would just deny that any data may have been revealed to make it sound like they are 100% secure when they really aren’t.
People appreciate honesty. Is this a surprise to you?
This week I declined an invitation for Copeland to be part of an RFP. I told the client that agencies – every one of them – hate RFPs. They won’t tell you that, but it’s the truth. Why would you want your first experience with your potential new agency to be grounded in a distaste for the process? The agency delivers their RFP with fake smiles and voila, the relationship begins with dishonesty. Worst possible start if you ask me.
I don’t wish to go all tangential on you and start ranting on RFPs. Not in this post anyway!
The way I see it, agencies are always accused of not telling the truth to the consumer. My daughter blogged about that last week. Meanwhile, we enter into relationships with many of our new clients lying through our teeth.