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.
Recently I wrote about Pinger and how it was a useful tool for using your voice to send “voicemail-based” text messages to individuals as well as different groups. I still use it for very specific messaging with my various teams.
In addition to Pinger, there’s a new service which I can’t seem to stop using. And, since I’m on the road quite a bit these days, it is helping me keep pace with my workflow as if I were in the office.
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!!
Disclosure, Jaiku is a client of FutureWorks and all opinions here are my own.
Jaiku confirmed today that Google *hearts* the lifestream/microblog underdog, officially announcing that the previous rumors of a potential acquisition were true.
The first question that I’ve been asked over and over again was why didn’t Google acquire Twitter and whether or not I think Yahoo will be forced to respond with the acquisition of Twitter or Pownce.
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″
In the first post of this series, I asked for your help in laying the press release to rest – as it exists today. Unfortunately, today’s release has evolved into a collection of posturing, hyperbole, and canned quotes that have very little impact on the ability to generate significant news coverage.
One of the most important takeaways of the last article was that a significant percentage of customers are reading press releases directly through search engines as well as Google and Yahoo news.
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.
2006 – 2007 saw the rise of new media and it has been nothing short of disruptive for journalists, communications professionals, newsmakers, and the people formerly known as the audience.
I’m sure this isn’t news to you. After all, you’re reading this blog, which says that you’re already part of the new media movement and are mostly likely creating your own media as well.
The Seven Principles of Community Building: Geoff Livingston reviews the 7 principles of community building
Twelve things journalists can do to save journalism: Howard Owens lists 12 steps for journalists to save journalism
The problem with newspaper blogs is... Jeff Jarvis argues that newspapers should not be big brands but big collections of brands
Ten Questions with Chris Brogan: Guy Kawasaki interviews Chris Brogan on Social Media and Twitter
The press release is on life support and I’m rallying a team of supporters to euthanize it – not to put it out of its misery, but to keep it from contributing to the misery of reporters, analysts, bloggers and the people who read them.
The process of writing and distributing a press release can be excruciatingly painful and is almost laughable when you read the final product.
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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.