A new year, a new blog. It's Day 2 of the Year of the Pig--as auspicious a day as any to get back into the blogging thing. It's been a nearly 2-year hiatus, so some explanation is due. At Red Herring, the magazine I worked at for the last couple of years, we were discouraged from keeping personal blogs, so I stopped posting to the LIveJournal account I had going. It's still there but don't bother reading it; I may transfer some of it over here at some point.
In the news: A dream job at Ogilvy China fell into my lap late last fall, and after convincing me that I wasn't, in fact, likely to muck things up too badly despite my total lack of agency experience, I resigned from Red Herring and finished up there in mid-December. I've been at Ogilvy now since January 4 as group director, digital strategy ("Group" means my position's horizontal, and not in one of the disciplines, i.e. PR, the agency, the activiation unit, or OgilvyOne, the interactive division.)
In the coming months, once I get some other folks on board, look for an Ogilvy China digital blog, which I hope will be faithfully bilingual and will present our take on what's happening in the world of digital media. I'm looking forward to everyone's feedback.