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MicroMedia Paves the Way for Macro Influence

Warning! This post is about MicroMedia and the emerging market for Media Snacking, but it is not served as a “byte” sized snack. It is instead, a full meal, so I hope you brought your appetite. The inspiration for this story comes from a meme circulating through the Web that discusses “snacks” and the market for “media snacking.” It was started by Forrester analyst Jeremiah Owyang when he publickly asked whether or not you respect media snackers. He then tagged…

Beware the Things You Share in the World of Social Media

Facebook isn’t the only online aggregator that contributes, defines, and showcases your online brand. Everything we produce and share is online and readily discoverable, not just by friends and family, but business associates, customers, prospects, clients, etc. You’d be surprised what people see, remember and in turn, share with others. Stowe Boyd recently captured a unique observation in his short post, “With Apologies to Henry Davied Thoreau,” where he warned, “Beware of any undertaking that requires editing your Twitter stream.”…

Now is Gone Podcast Series #1 – Audience Versus Community

Only 14 days until the release of Now is Gone and to get things rolling, Geoff Livingston and I are recording a series of weekly podcasts to discuss the seven principles of community engagement uncovered in the book. The book is available for pre-orders at Amazon.com. You can download Podcast #1 here or stream it from the Now is Gone blog. Podcast #1 – Audiences versus Communities – One-way communications to audiences versus two-way conversational marketing within communities – The…

Further Defining Social Media Releases

Duncan Riley, whom I greatly admire and respect, offered a very enlightening response to a recent question posed concerning the distribution of Social Media Releases on Gooruze, a new social network dedicated to helping marketing, advertising, search, and PR professionals learn, share and grow together. Disclosure, Duncan and I are among the eight founding “gooruze.” His points are very important and worth sharing as they will make us “think” about how, when, where, and why to use social media releases,…

Blog This – October 28, 2007

Please take a moment to vote for the Social Media Manifesto, the Future of Marketing Communications here. You can read it here. PR and Bloggers Officially in “Beta” – Finally Stuart Henshall really nails it on how PR can more effectively work with bloggers. Social Media Forces PR’s Evolution Social Media is forcing PR to stop lobbing grenades from behind the wall and to jump into the front lines of conversations Definition of Social Media by Brian Solis I took…

The New Rules for Breaking News, Robert Scoble Should be in PR

Part Three of a series discussing blogger relations, “Building a Bridge Between Your Story, Bloggers, and People.” Now that blogging is crossing over into the mainstream, certain bloggers have earned a right of influence and clout that rival many of the top journalists. Good friend Robert Scoble recently discussed the subject of blogger relations, embargoes and the process of news and launches in tech PR. Scoble, for those who may or may not know, is probably the one of the…

Blog This, October 21, 2007

Please take a moment to vote for the Social Media Manifesto, the Future of Marketing Communications here. You can read it here. 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.” Anti-Gaming…

The Future of the Social Media Release is in Your Hands

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. Each day new examples are emerging and will only continue to be showcased as Social Media…

Blog This! October 17, 2007

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…

Building a Bridge Between Your Story, Bloggers, and People – Part II

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. Therefore new job positions are opening up in an attempt to hire people who understand the art of blogger relations and, if that doesn’t work, hire anyone who blogs – regardless of industry and communications…

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