Wednesday, August 15, 2007

So, who are David Verklin's Facebook friends?

OK, I'll admit that David Verklin is no Julie Roehm, but when I said this Adverganza investigative series would uncover the Facebook friends of anyone who popped into our heads, I meant it. So why Verklin? First, he's a CEO (of various and sundry units of Carat). Second, he's the kind of CEO who would actually have a profile on Facebook, and while it would be (will be?) loads of fun to uncover which ad and media CEOs don't social network, for now we'll stick with likely suspects. OK. So who are Verklin's Facebook friends? JWT's Toby Barlow, AKQA's Tom Bedecarre and Molly Parlsey (hmmm ... what's the connection there?), Microsoft's Joanne Bradford (a Roehm friend as well), ex-Carat exec Ron Belanger, Carat execs Sarah Fay, Scott Sorokin, Paul Santello and Adam Cahill; Masha Geller and Jack Myers (also Roehm friends), and Steve Newhouse. Feel free to suggest who else you'd like me to investigate for this series. All I've got is a red comfy chair, one laptop and the truth.

1 comment:

Alan Wolk said...

On the other hand, if you look, Toby Barlow's got more LinkedIn connections than Facebook ones.

More importantly, I can't see his LinkedIn connections, other than people we may have in common.

That kind of privacy is why so many senior people in the business are avoiding Facebook except maybe as an experiment, just to keep up with what's going on.