Media 2.0 Workgroup Forms – Joining the Conversation

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Web2.0 has a workgroup, and now those dedicated to advancing the world of democratized media, now have the Media 2.0 Workgroup.

The Workgroup is a collection of shared voices in the New Media landscape. You can subscribe via one feed or grab the OPML.

“The Media 2.0 Workgroup is a group of industry commentators, agitators and innovators who believe that the phenomena of democratic participation will change the face of media creation, distribution and consumption. Join the conversation…”
- Chris Saad

Attention Traditional PR, Step Away from the Social Media Release – aka hRelease

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I came across a post that really smacked me in the face with a stinging sense of reality. You can’t help everyone grow; only those that realize they can. We just have to do a better job of reaching everyone else to help lay a more informative foundation for people to cause change.

Introducing Office 2.0OLS

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Last year, at Ismael Ghalimi’s Office 2.0 Conference in San Francisco, I was more than encouraged about the future of shifting from a traditional PC/server software-based architecture to an anywhere, anytime Web-based collaborative office. 2007 is the new 1984 – meaning Office 2.0 applications represent to consumers what Apple meant to PC users over 20 years ago.

PR in the Long Tail

In hispost, “Long Tail PR: how to do publicity without a press release (or the press),” ChrisAnderson asks “But what of the Long Tail of media–all those new influentials, from the micromedia of Techcrunch and Gizmodo to individual bloggers? And the social news aggregators like Digg and our own Reddit? They’re where the most powerful sort of marketing–word of mouth–starts, but most of them don’t want to hear from a PR person at all.”

Traditional Media Has a Voice on New Media Releases


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In its post, “Blog Firestorm Erupts about PR and Social Media Releases,” industry PR trade, Bulldog Reporter, captures the essence of the discussion (at the pre-interpretation level). At least they’re paying attention – which means that we’re starting to bring everyone else to the table in order to raise the stakes in the game of PR.

“The podcast of the event has a wealth of information about media shifts, insights into what journalists really want from PR and how to navigate the new media landscape.”

Thank You for Bringing Attention to the Need for Change

The conversation regarding the need for evolution in PR still rages on (with the SMR aka hrelease at the center of the controversy.)

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Some bloggers “get it,” others are forcing us to do a better job explaining what we’re actually doing, while some (and the people who read their blogs) completely miss the point.

Enough Already: Getting the Social Media Release All Wrong

After spending a week writing “Social Media Killed the Press Release Star,” which painstakingly explains in great detail the need to improve the content and overall relevance of PR and press releases as well as putting a microscope on why the hell a social media (or let’s just call it “an overhauled”) release WILL exist, people still don’t get it.

Good friend, Stowe Boyd wrote an interesting post that I’m afraid is drawing the wrong kind of attention to an important movement…the need to improve PR and fix everything that’s wrong with the press release.

PR2.0 Ranked as One of the Top Marketing Blogs

With all of the craziness and mind-numbing action associated with CES, I almost missed a couple of huge achievements for PR 2.0.

It all started with Stumpette’s ranking of A-list PR blogs, where PR 2.0 ranked towards the top of the bunch based on Alexa rankings.

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Then a few days later, Todd And complied a list of the Power 150 Top Marketing Blogs, where PR2.0 has hovered in the 90s. This must have taken quite sometime to produce, so hats off to him.

Social Media Killed the Press Release Star

A New Year is upon us and I think I’ll start off the New Year with a rededication to the Social Media Release (SMR), the Social Media Club, and why the hell all of this will matter to marketing, communications and PR professionals this year.

The truth is that somewhere along the way, a few of those who “got it” embraced it as their own, those who are just now learning about it are “not getting” it, and a few of us, are tirelessly working to get everyone up to speed for the betterment of traditional and social media press releases.

CES Snapshot – Sands Expo Center

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CES continued to overload the senses forcing me to allocate my budget in 2007 to buy half of everything I saw once it all hits the market.

This time I took a 15 minute shuttle ride over to the Sands Expo Center where I was able to have a more relaxed show experience.

The Adult Entertainment Expo was also at the Sands

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ABOUT ME

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.

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