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Google Buys Jaiku, Lifestreams Go Mainstream

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. While those discussions are indeed interesting, I think that…

Recommended Reading – October 9, 2007

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″ Chris Lynn reminds us that social media is about…

The Future of the Press Release – Part II, It’s about people

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…

Recommended Reading – October 4, 2007

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. Web 3.0 is About Intelligence: I respond to…

The Future of the Press Release – Part I, Acceptance

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. Company X Launches World’s First, Industry-leading, Innovative Thingamabob that will Change Our…

Get a F#ck!ng Blog Already

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…

Now is Gone on Amazon.com; Pre-orders Open

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. In the past, my approach to discussing New PR and Social Media has been focused on the blogosphere. I realized however, that if I wanted to…

Now is Gone Book Cover Ready to Print

Just wanted to share the good news that the cover for Now is Gone was finalized and is ready to go. It should be listed on Amazon soon. Thanks again to Geoff Livingston for including me in the development of this book. Now Is Gone 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. Connect on Twitter, Jaiku, Pownce or Facebook.

Now is Gone Set to Publish in Late October

Several months ago, good friend Geoff Livingston asked me to work with him to develop a book that helps communications professionals understand and embrace new media. Geoff’s a smart guy and probably didn’t need my help to write this book, but I welcomed the opportunity to work with him. The result is Now Is Gone – A Primer on New Media for Executives and Entrepreneurs and it’s set to hit the market in October 2007. This was a very revealing…

Crisis Communications 2.0 – The Skype is Falling

Take a deep breath. On August 16th, the unthinkable happened for the millions of Skype subscribers around the world. For two days, they were left stranded without the ability to make Web-based phone calls or even chat with one another, sending everyone back to the very communications devices they were so intent on leaving behind – email, phones, and instant messaging. For two days, basically everyone subscribed to the Skype “Out” service literally. So when your service goes down, what…

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