CRM Idol on hiatus

We are doing a complete revamp of the competition and the programs associated with it with an eye to make it more valuable to the participants and to be entirely frank, a little easier on the judges.

This is not really related to the CRM Watchlist but I'm using this as a convenient forum to announce something related to a different competition that many of you are aware of - CRM Idol.

For this year only, we are putting CRM Idol on hiatus. We are doing a complete revamp of the competition and the programs associated with it with an eye to make it more valuable to the participants and to be entirely frank, a little easier on the judges. The idea is a complete makeover, though we will obviously keep some of the best elements, like the extended judges panel and the mentoring program. The level of effort that we are making necessitates the suspension of CRM Idol for the rest of this year and into a bit of next year.

However, this means it will return. I'd like to use the clichés bigger and better than ever. But its been big and really good already as far as I'm concerned. But we do want to improve it in a number of areas. So watch this space, watch Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and you'll see the news as we test the waters with some of the ideas and try to get your feedback. If you have any questions whatever, please feel free to send me an email at paul-greenberg3@the56group.com. It would be my honor to answer them to the extent of my knowledge. See you next year with CRM Idol 2016.

Just to be clear, the CRM Watchlist is going to continue on in 2015-16 - it's already underway. These are NOT related contests/competitions.