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Why I Disclose All My Industry Affiliations - by Jon Reed Print E-mail
When I compiled an industry disclosure list for, I decided to make it complete and not just list paid clients. Prior to this point, I was indicating my industry affiliations in the context of blogs and Tweets where relevant. I will continue to do that, but I believe a list of all affiliations is in order.

I am of the belief that transparency in business dealings is essential for any firm, large or small, that is in the business of providing industry analysis and advice to clients. Here's why:

JonERP Industry Disclosures - by Jon Reed Print E-mail
Industry disclosures are an important principle at Not only are disclosures gaining legal significance for bloggers, but readers cannot assess the veracity of an analyst's viewpoint without knowing their financial underpinnings. is financed by advertisers, book sales, and client engagements in talent management/staffing and community-based and/or content marketing. White papers and industry studies are an occasional part of the revenue stream, as is strategic business consulting, usually around go-to-market enterprise strategy. Increasingly, video production and media consultations are part of the JonERP revenue stream, many of them through, such as our commissioned project for SAP on developer engagement. Via my advisory role with Controlling 2012 (and other industry events), keynotes, presentations, and strategic event management are also part of the services menu. Efforts are made to disclose client relationships in an ongoing way in any context they appear - blogging, Tweets, podcasts, videos, etc. Any podcasts paid for by a vendor are clearly marked "vendor podcasts." Podcasts and videos not marked as "vendor podcasts" are produced solely at the expense of

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