The person who debates me, even if what I say is fact.
The person who yins when I yang.
But he’s actually one of my most favorite people on the social web. Partly because he isn’t afraid to tell me he thinks I’m wrong and partly because he’s wicked smart.
If you don’t already know him, meet Paul Sutton.
In his business life, he does social, digital, and online communication for Bottle PR in the U.K. Bottle has won tons of awards in the past year, including best places to work and top PR firms in and outside of London.
You can find Paul blogging at the Bottle blog, Bottle PR Uncorked, at FutureComms (his personal, but linked to the agency, blog), and archives at The Social Web, where he blogged until late last year.
Like many of us, he started his career in the agency world doing consumer work. Most recently, with the explosion of the social web, he’s dedicated his time to teaching B2B clients how to use digital communication to grow their businesses.
He’s one of the good guys who has an extensive background steeped in communication.
Most recently he joined me in the fight for defining PR (And I quote, “Anyone care to offer comment for a blog post? You WILL be quoted – I’m not taking the rap for this one by myself…”) and we discovered we actually do agree on most things.
Personally, he is the husband of one gorgeous woman (I mean gorgeous) and the dad of an adorable little girl.
He’s kind, he’s smart, and he understands civil discourse. If you want to open your mind and have your thinking challenged, I highly recommend getting to know him.
I hope he doesn’t mind my using a family photo here, but I thought you’d like to see what I mean about his wife and little girl.