Words, money, blood or pain: how do your customers tell you they love you?

I love it when our customers write in, or come up to us at shows, and tell us how much they love our products. When people e-mail, unprompted, comments like:

My job used to consist almost entirely of comparing SQL databases, by hand. Now that I've started using SQL Compare I've bought a pair of glasses, painted on eyes, and now spend much of my day snoozing

Of course, the best testimonials aren't words. They're green, six by two and half inches, and have George Washington on the front. It's easy for people to say good things about your software. It's only when they pay that it counts.

Or that's what I used to think. Yesterday evening, somebody e-mailed me this video of Rodney Landrum getting a Red Gate tattoo:


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2 responses to “Words, money, blood or pain: how do your customers tell you they love you?”

  1. Karla Remail says:

    Rodney RedGate Trivia…did you know…Rodney’s first published article by SQL Magazine was a review of SQL Compare back in October 2000.

  2. Karla,
    I remember that as being the first time I heard of Rodney, but I didn’t realise that was the first time Rodney had an article published by SQL Server magazine.
    Here’s the article: