SEMPO Loses Founder - Christine Churchill Resigns

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Stepping Away From SEMPO
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Word just in via rumours@threadwatch.org

Christine Churchill one of the founding members of SEMPO has resigned her seat on the board.

Founding and rearing SEMPO has, as many of you know, been a bumpy road. We've all learned a lot. It's been a good, if sometimes challenging learning experience. The SEMPO of today isn't the SEMPO I envisioned when I first started with it.

She goes on to say that the industry may require several marketing associations, a statement that looks very like the beginings of the long awaited admission that SEMPO has failed.

Threadwatch sends it's best wishes to Christine however, nobody would wish the personal trials and grief expressed in her last paragraph on anyone. Good luck Christine, and all the best.

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Admit Failure?

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She goes on to say that the industry may require several marketing associations, a statement that looks very like the beginings of the long awaited admission that SEMPO has failed.

LOL...not quite sure how you can infer that from Christine's departure. The organization is soon to be nominating new board members, so it makes perfect sense if you're going to step down anyway, that you do it now.

I imagine there are many new faces we'll see running for the board seats this time around which should hopefully breathe new life into SEMPO. (I have no inside knowledge, just my opinion!)

wishful thinking

..on my part perhaps jill :)

opps

opps

That's because....

Christine is Mike's newsletter partner. They write it together, so it makes sense she'd publish it there.

>They write it together an

>They write it together

and Mike has made it rather clear that he does not support SEMPO as it sits. I am sure if I were working w Mike I would find it a bit harder to support SEMPO...his statements / articles / writings are so much more eloquent than those coming from SEMPO

Christine Rocks

Having met Christine a number of times on both sides of the atlantic, all I can say is "Christine Rocks"

Shak

Christine Rocks

I had some very interesting conversations with Christine , she rocks !!!

Not met her...

But she'd get my vote for having the sense to get of of DUMPO :)

Yep

Yep, you'll never meet a nicer person than Chris(tine)!

I'll point this thread out to her...

Christine Rocks

I have had interesting conversations both sides of the Atlantic with Christine, she is a very nice person indeed.

Christine is very cool

And she loves to laugh. I think that is what I like about her the most.

christine

I just this moment finished replying to a charming and lovely email she sent me. Consider me a fan too, if i may :)

More importantly for SEMPO, s

More importantly for SEMPO, several of its critics were big fans of Christine, including both myself and Mike Grehan among others. I know that I held back in several cases, because whilst I felt SEMPO to be an utter and complete sham, Christine was a true believer, and was doing all she could to make SEMPO live up to its stated ideals (despite resistance from within from those who'd only ever intended SEMPO to be an advertising vessel for themselves).

Now that Christine has left, so has the last pale shadow of credibility that SEMPO had, so far as I'm concerned.

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