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Social Media News Releases

Yesterday, Todd Defren ran a short, but sweet, post to help PR pros “stop and think” in order to develop more successful SMPRs .

  • Democratize “Access”
  • Ensure “Accuracy”
  • Embrace “Context”
  • Build “Community”
  • Be “Findable”

I also added an idea or two, and in my discussion with Tom Foremski , the list is far from complete, but it is off to a great start…so stay tuned for updates.

  • Write “intelligently”
  • “Eliminate” hyperbole

September SF NewTech Meetup

September SF Newtech Meetup

On the heels of the Silicon Valley NewTech Meetup in Palo Alto on Tuesday, I spent the day in San Francisco at the Social Media Club HQ specifically to attend my first SF event – well that and a million other things on the SF to do list.

September Silicon Valley NewTech Meetup

September 2006 NewTech Silicon Valley Meetup
Your host, Vincent Lauria

Last night’s Silicon Valley NewTech Meetup was definitely the biggest yet.

Vincent “Vinnie” Lauria again took center stage to welcome guests, which included VCs, engineers, programmers, entrepreneurs, bloggers, and plenty of CEOs.

The evening’s lineup included four up-and-coming Web startups, some more well known than others (and maybe one that really isn’t a startup per se). And interestingly enough, all seem to have found their niche for creating a loyal customer-base.

Dead 2.0 Runs Killer Article – Should VCs fund bloggers’ wet dreams?

Skeptic over at Dead “Twenty” - inside joke- ran an impressive post today regarding the ideas, benefits, and consequences of blogs taking VC funding.

I’ll run a few excerpts, but make sure to jump over there and read the full article.

He starts by asking, “So the question is, can bloggers successfully build businesses that are worth funding?” Then continues, “An even better question is: why raise the money?”

Reaching the Blogosphere Part Duex – working with enthusiasts to attract customers

My article…Part 2 of who-knows-how-many in a series to help up-and-coming PR professionals (and those verterans who are wondering when the hell blogs became part of the PR mix) just ran on Forward Moving.

“Blogger relations is an important addition to a PR program because enthusiast bloggers within a given community/market can strongly influence consumer behavior. According to Technorati, it is tracking more than 51.5 million blogs, of which, many are speaking to and advising your customers on their next move.”

SocialMediaClub.org to Build a Community for Social Media Professionals

I’m very excited to be part of this movement. The first event is tonight at 6 p.m. If you can make it, please RSVP.

Event details:
Social Media Club Meeting #1
Begins: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 at 6:00 PM
Location: 857 Maude Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043

It’s official! SocialMediaClub.org (SMC) launched today for the purpose of elevating Social Media to a higher level of professionalism. The organization will bring together different groups of social media practitioners such as bloggers, podcasters, publishers, journalists, students, artists, developers, marketers, and PR professionals.

STIRR 1.5 – I prefer my networking events stirred, not shaken

The August STIRR mixer was held last night at Blue Chalk in Palo Alto and it was a HOT event – literally. No A/C on a hot August night…but still, the place was packed until the very end.


Photo Credit: Ian Kennedy

This was STIRR’s fifth event and appeared to be its biggest to date. What sets STIRR apart is that it is an effective mix of “live” social and business networking among a highly qualified crowd of tech innovators, Web 2.0 execs, entreprenuers, VCs, bloggers, and journalists. Kudos to the STIRR team:

August Silicon Valley New Tech Meetup

I attended the Silicon Valley NewTech meetup this week at the new DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Gary offices in “East” Palo Alto.

Part of the new batch of technology networking events, SVNT spotlights new and and cool tech and Web 2.0 companies for an audience comprised of programmers, VCs, engineers, CxOs, VPs, and marketing professionals.

I’ve Joined Forward Moving – My First Article Posted Today

After seeing the new Adam Sandler movie, “Click,” I’ve found a way to stop time to do more things!

Among the million things I’m working on, I’ve joined Forward (Forward Thinking, Forward Moving) as Contributing Investor. This is an important project for me because in the early days of my career, I didn’t really have anyone to look up to for guidance. So, I’ve decided to share my experiences, successes and failures to help those around me grow. Each week I will contribute commentary, advice, and support to help up-and-coming PR professionals succeed in their careers.

Amanda Congdon Stars in "Where are They Now"

Just when the blogosphere was starting to question her future, Amanda Congdon reminds us that she’s still around (and talented) with an amusing, but sad reminder of her current reality.

With a clever twist however, we zoom in on Amanda wearing a business suit, eating breakfast in front of an audience comprised of stuffed dolls at her parent’s home.

Congdon picks up a familiar stack of papers and begins to read the news to her captive viewers.

ABOUT ME

Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research firm focused on disruptive technology. A digital analyst, anthropologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business, marketing, and culture. Solis is also globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. His new book, What's the Future of Business (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold and flourish 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. Prior to End of Business, 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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