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Part 1 of 2: The End Of The Sponsored Blog Era

April 26, 2017

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“There should be a presumption that media is misleading unless it’s been properly identified and labeled in advance,” he said.  April 26th, 2017 article Branded content regulation recommended for parliamentary review, as advertiser pressure is posed as a remedy for fake news By Katie Deighton According to the above article that appeared in the April 26th issue […]

Spend Matters SolutionMap: A Thin Line Between Greatness And Irrelevance

April 21, 2017

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The response to my April 11th post, Initial Questions Regarding Spend Matters SolutionMap has been interesting, to say the least. To start, I have appreciated the openness of Azul Partners VP of Marketing Carina Kuhl to provide me with information – including the E-Procurement SolutionMap PRO articles that are only available to subscribers, to help me to better understand their service […]

How this blog thrives without sponsors

April 13, 2017

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It has been almost 1 1/2 years since announcing that Procurement Insights would no longer accept sponsorship money. By now, all of you know the reasons why I made this decision so I won’t go into it in this post. For those who may not know, feel free to read the following; It is time for procurement […]

Initial Questions Regarding Spend Matters SolutionMap

April 11, 2017

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Spend Matters released its first SolutionMap, an essential tool for procurement executives and their teams to assess and understand vendor capability on an ongoing basis. – Press Release, April 10th, 2017 I received an e-mail from Azul Partners VP of Marketing Carina Kuhl in which she shared news regarding Spend Matters’ release of its first […]

What Is The Future Of Procurement Publications?​

April 4, 2017

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Last week, My Purchasing Center named Dennis Bouley as the publication’s new Editor. Bouley is a content marketing guy, with no background in procurement. Supply & Demand Chain Executive recently changed editor’s as well. Their former editor is now freelancing. At this stage, I do not know if the new editor has a procurement background. […]

A Questionable Quote #4

March 17, 2017

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Whenever I cover a story, I do not seek an outcome one way or the other, I simply pursue the truth and follow where it leads. For example, and as is the case with every story I cover, with the Santa Clara County KPMG controversy, I would be no less pleased to discover that they […]

Procurious Big Ideas Summit: The New Torchbearers Of Truth

February 23, 2017

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Speak To Power! In the procurement world, who are the new torchbearers of truth and insight, and why are they critical to the future of our industry? Resource Link: JFK on the importance of the press to a free society (http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/jfk-on-the-importance-of-the-press-to-a-free-society-880072259938) 30