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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.” Exactly. Who wants to hear from…

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. 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…

Time Magazine, Web 2.0 and You

Nevermind Sacha Baron Cohen’s ability to make us laugh while holding up a mirror to our ugliest traits, Al Gore’s exposing platform to get millions inspired about environment, Sir Bono’s tireless work in Africa, Michael J. Fox’s spotlight on stem cell politics, Time Magazine’s person of the year this year is “you” or “us” depending on how you look at it. Let’s be clear. There is bottomless well of assholes around the world to spotlight and blame for the many…

San Francisco NewTech Meetup – December 2006

With over 700 members, the SF NewTech Meetup continues to gain in popularity as the Bay Area geekdom enjoys its forum for having new tech demoed directly to them each and every month. SF Win, Silicon Valley Newtech, among others provide a venue for emerging companies to reach a sampling of their target demographic, without having to exhibit at an expensive Web 2.0-style conference. Held at CNET on Second St. in San Francisco, SFNT hosted a crowd of about 100…

Engage or Die! ROI vs. ROP in Social Media

This isn’t an attempt at sensationalism, this is a clear message for all businesses, in every market – Engage or die! If you don’t, you’re competition will. Those who engage with customers and markets will cultivate loyalty in ways never before possible. Traditional marketers will lose, unless they embrace new media. The key however, is finding ways to measure everything in ways that mean something at every level of corporate communications. In any given day, I will sell, evangelize, educate,…

New Media Release #12 – The Evolution of Press Releases

Chris Heuer, Shel Holtz, Tom Foremski, and I recorded the latest edition of the New Media Release NMRCast for Shel’s award-winning For Immediate Release (FIR) podcast. Welcome to NMRCast episode #12, a 28-minute podcast recorded live from the San Francisco Bay Area. The full complement discusses the entries of Fleishman Hillard and Edelman to the social media news release party; Chris provides an update on the integration of microformats into the social media press releases standard; Tom responds to a…

Traditional vs. Citizen Media – It’s Social Darwinism in Action

I’m sure there are many out there who ask or are asked this question, and many have not yet found a consistent answer. The question is, what’s the difference between a journalist and a blogger? Is a blogger a journalist and is a journalist a blogger? The answer isn’t so simple because the conversation usually spins down a maze of different avenues. But, let’s keep it straigh-forward, with the intent of answering the question. Bloggers have earned the title of…

Women2.0’s Converting Your Passion into a Real Business

by Alison McNeill of FutureWorks I attended the panel and mixer at Stanford University called “Converting Your Passion into a Real Business.” The event was sponsored by women2.0, bases and Entrepreneur27. A great mix of folks made up the panel including: Liz Gannes: Reporter for GigaOM. She mainly focuses on consumer-oriented startups and other technology stories. Tim Johnson: Sr. Director of Corporate Marketing at jangl, Inc. jangl allows users to talk anonymously on your phone (on any phone). For example,…

New Media Release Cast #11 – The Evolution of Press Releases

Chris Heuer, Shel Holtz, Tom Foremski, and I recorded the latest edition of the New Media Release NMRCast for Shel’s award-winning For Immediate Release (FIR) podcast. Welcome to NMRCast episode #11, a 29-minute podcast recorded live from the San Francisco Bay Area and Kansas City, MO. We discussed reactions to the social media release concept; announced an upcoming social media release summit; and invited PR pros to post their case studies to the social media release wiki. In This Edition:…

Converting Your Passion into a Real Business

Women 2.0 (a division of Entrepreneur27) and Stanford BASES are hosting their next event focused on individuals who went against tradition and took big risks, resulting in careers that they really enjoy. In many cases, these entrepreneurs actually “created” or joined real business based on their passions, allowing them to earn a living doing something they love. Event: Converting Your Passion into a Real Business Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2006 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM Location: Stanford University, Room 420-040 in…

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