Our Chief Bling Officer

business cartoon

For a while there it seemed like at any given company, there were herds of vice presidents of all shapes and sizes: VP of Sales, VP of Marketing, VP of Sales & Marketing.

And as time went on, they got goofier and goofier: VP of Search, VP of Operational Support, VP of Synergies. . .

Then it seemed to shift to Chiefdom, and things got downright weird: Chief Think-Ovation Officer, Chief Caffeine Officer, Double Secret Chief of Wii Bowling. (OK, I made those up.)

So I’ll be the first to say that I have no idea what a Chief Bling Officer actually does, but I’m betting some company somewhere has one.


Mark Anderson Mark Anderson's cartoons appear in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His business cartoons are available for licensing at his website, Andertoons.com.

5 Reactions
  1. I do! I’m the Chief Bling Officer at the annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser ‘Bling My Bra’

    come help us out! facebook.com/blingmybra

  2. Love it! Companies should be more focused on actually getting things done instead of thinking up fancy titles that have no real meaning.

  3. This is positively hysterical, Mark. I’ll be buying this one for a presentation. 🙂

  4. Jamillah Warner

    Mark, I love this! and wow! Kat, you are the first CBO that I have heard of . . . 🙂

  5. Thank Jamillah, I’ll have to update my siggie line with CBO and keep folks guessing LOL

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