Yesterday I had an unexpected phone call. It was from Michael from Google.
Now while I do chat to a few Google employees occasionally it’s always at odd hours of the day and usually via email – but this was an afternoon call and via phone. Different….
The accent was American and my immediate thought was that someone was working very late (or had gotten up very early) as it was the early hours of the morning in the US.
Michael introduced himself and quickly told me that he was working in the AdSense department in Sydney (which had just opened) and that my account had just been transferred from my previous account manager (at Google HQ in California) to him.
Ok – so in the scheme of things it’s not massive news but it was nice to get a personal call from someone in my own timezone. It’s also great to know that next time I run into a problem with AdSense that I probably won’t have to wait until the following day when my rep in the US wakes up to get a response.
From what I could tell from our conversation the Aussie AdSense department is pretty small at present but is set to grow in the coming months as they begin to hire (hopefully some locals).