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Future to Newspapers: Jump in the river
Doc Searls, “To be truly alive, truly new, truly part of the life of its readers, a newspaper needs to be on the live web and not just the static one. It needs to flow news, and not just post it. It needs to flow rivers of news, or newsrivers.”
Todd Defren and Brian Solis.
The Social Media Release (SMR) is gaining traction and visibility and is now looked to by many as the savior of the traditional press release – which may honestly be too great a task for any one tool. But, at the very least, the discussions around the SMR are fueling the evolution and improvement of the press release overall.
Understanding the New Influencers
Paul Dyer takes a passionate look at why PR people give PR a bad name.
Social Media Power Secret- Listening
In social media, everything starts with listening. Chris Brogan shows you how…
Social Media Release Announcing Gooruze, a New Social Network for Online Marketers
Gooruze is a NEW professional community where members inspire, share advice and learn. Gooruze provides a one stop source for ranked news and advice for online marketing. Created and rated by the members.
Blogger relations is a popular topic of discussion these days, not just on the blogosphere, but within the HR departments of PR agencies and businesses alike. It’s something new and perceived to require a very different skill set than most PR and communications professionals possess.
10 Truths of Marketing in a Web2.0 World
Rohit Bhargava shares his wisdom for marketing in the Wild West
Is “Conversation” Overused?
Valeria Maltoni explores conversational marketing and whether conversations are misunderstood, overused, or under utilized. In my opinion, the term “conversation,” just like “Social Media” are misunderstood and much purported with little or no substance to back it up. It’s the difference between marketing and experience.
Down with the Press Release!!
Strumpette Editor Resigns – Changing PR?
Tom Foremski on Amanda Chapel’s departure. PR won’t change until it has to. CommonSense PR and Geoff Livingston also chime in.
Gavin Newsom Case Study: Facebook for PR, Branding, and Press Room
Daniel Riveong discusses social media and personal brands
Why Bother Blogging Podcasting and Using Social Networks
Chris Brogan playfully demonstrates why you should engage in social media
“It’s a Conversation, Stupid! Part 1″
TurnPRon- I’ll be speaking here later today on “PR 3.0″ (I think you can guess my stanceon the subject).
Social Media Relations= The Release + News Room: Todd And takes a look at the evolution of the Social Media Release and why Social Media is so important in PR.
Adding Grease to hRelease:Shannon Whitley looks at moving the hrelease forward. This is a good look at the future of the press release.
The title of this post is dedicated to B.L. Ochman. I felt that I’d keep up with the spirit in order to convince companies to stop asking questions and accept the fact that they need to engage. The only question they need to ask is,”what do I need to do?”
Good friend Duncan Riley recently asked me to help with an article he was writing regarding PR professionals who also blog and whether or not the companies we work with are ready to embrace the blogosphere.
The much discussed and highly revered Cluetrain Manifesto is proving to be more relevant than ever. As Social Media becomes more pervasive in marketing, it’s imperative that we become gatekeepers to prevent opportunistic marketers from bankrupting the conversation economy.
As someone noted, aren’t all marketers opportunistic?
Yes and no.
It’s the difference between leveraging an opportunity because you can bring value to the discussion vs. selling an opportunity simply because you can capitalize on it.
I’m happy to announce that Now is Gone is on Amazon.com and is available for pre-orders.
Now Is Gone – A Primer on New Media for Executives and Entrepreneurs, explores how New Media (and Social Media) are forcing the evolution of PR through a rich set of meaningful interviews, case studies, and comprehensive discussions.
Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, and also a futurist. In his work at Altimeter Group, Solis studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society. He is an avid keynote speaker and award-winning author who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation.
His most recent book, What's the Future of Business: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold in four distinct moments of truth. His previous book, The End of Business as Usual, explores the emergence of Generation-C, a new generation of customers and employees and how businesses must adapt to reach them. In 2009, Solis released Engage, which is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to market, sell and service in the social web.