According to the press release, Bob will oversee a portfolio of industry specific web sites, podcasts, email newsletters, Web seminars, live events, video and content/reviews. His primary responsibility will be to develop content for http://www.theprogressiveaccountant.com and the email newsletter of the same name.
Bob is well known within the ERP consulting industry for his wildly popular electronic newsletter called “Consulting Insights” which he penned while at Accounting Technology. This publication highlighted insider news and gossip of importance to mid-market VARS and technology companies. Bob also specialized in his coverage of nearly all the accounting software industry trade shows and user conferences.
It’s too early to tell whether the same focus will apply at The Progressive Accountant or whether the slant may become decidedly more consulting focused.
A new web site, http://www.bobscottsinsights.com appears to be in the process of going live. It carries the copyright notice of Progressive Media Group and may also host much of Bob’s newsletter content going forward.
Bob has also formed a Facebook group which he has been informally updating on a surprisingly regular basis with the type of content that used to appear in his email newsletters. (Access Bob Scott’s Facebook group here). The group is free to join though there is no telling if it will continue to be updated as Bob assumes his new responsibilities.
The press release is below with more details.
Industry Insider, Bob Scott, Joins Progressive Media Group’s Accounting Team as Executive Editor
Clifton, NJ – Progressive Media Group, Inc. (PMG) (http://www.pmgb2b.com) today announced that Bob Scott, has been named as the new Executive Editor of PMG’s, The Progressive Accountant and its portfolio of digital resources including industry-specific Web sites, email newsletters, Web seminars, live events, video, podcasts, and content/reviews.
Scott, previously Editor in Chief of the former Accounting Technology (SourceMedia), is an industry expert and authority on the use of technology in tax and public accounting practices and will serve as the chief content developer for the www.TheProgressiveAccountant.com website and The Progressive Accountant email newsletter. In addition to providing daily content, he will produce podcasts and Web seminars and will provide strategic guidance on developing video content for the tax and public accounting profession.
“In an era in which electronic communication has emerged as a preferred vehicle for delivering information, The Progressive Accountant is leading the way in delivering valuable knowledge to the members of the tax and accounting community,” Said Scott. ”I am proud to be part of The Progressive Accountant and its fresh approach.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Bob to the growing PMG team,” said Kurt Martin, Group Publisher of Progressive Media Group, Inc. “Having worked with Bob in the past, I am excited about the level of professionalism, authority and recognition he brings to The Progressive Accountant. Bob’s connections and respect in the sector will enable us to continue to serve the information needs of our subscribers and visitors in the tax and public accounting profession.”
Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards. Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist at events serving tax and accounting professionals. He has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that. A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind.
Scott will be reaching out to the subscribers and many of the vendors serving the tax and public accounting profession in the near future but he can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.