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Now is Gone Set for Release on November 12, 2007

Bartelby Press issued a Social Media Release announcing that Now Is Gone: A Primer on New Media for Executives and Entrepreneurs by Geoff Livingston with yours truly will be available for sale on Monday, November 12th. In one sitting, the book helps business executives and communications professionals understand social media and how to integrate it into the marketing mix: Introduces Social Media, the benefits, and the importance of engaging with influencers and customers directly Explains the new culture of two-way…

Dear Chris Anderson, an Open Letter to Make Things Right

Chris Anderson, Editor in Chief of Wired and also author of The Long Tail, is someone whom I deeply admire and respect. We’ve linked to each other in the past and for the most part, I agree with his views and observations. Every now and then Anderson discusses the state of PR and when he does, it causes nothing less than a full-blown blogstorm that reverberates across the entire industry. But, what matters is that we all learn from it….

MicroMedia Paves the Way for Macro Influence

Warning! This post is about MicroMedia and the emerging market for Media Snacking, but it is not served as a “byte” sized snack. It is instead, a full meal, so I hope you brought your appetite. The inspiration for this story comes from a meme circulating through the Web that discusses “snacks” and the market for “media snacking.” It was started by Forrester analyst Jeremiah Owyang when he publickly asked whether or not you respect media snackers. He then tagged…

Now is Gone Podcast Series #1 – Audience Versus Community

Only 14 days until the release of Now is Gone and to get things rolling, Geoff Livingston and I are recording a series of weekly podcasts to discuss the seven principles of community engagement uncovered in the book. The book is available for pre-orders at Amazon.com. You can download Podcast #1 here or stream it from the Now is Gone blog. Podcast #1 – Audiences versus Communities – One-way communications to audiences versus two-way conversational marketing within communities – The…

Further Defining Social Media Releases

Duncan Riley, whom I greatly admire and respect, offered a very enlightening response to a recent question posed concerning the distribution of Social Media Releases on Gooruze, a new social network dedicated to helping marketing, advertising, search, and PR professionals learn, share and grow together. Disclosure, Duncan and I are among the eight founding “gooruze.” His points are very important and worth sharing as they will make us “think” about how, when, where, and why to use social media releases,…

Blog This – October 28, 2007

Please take a moment to vote for the Social Media Manifesto, the Future of Marketing Communications here. You can read it here. PR and Bloggers Officially in “Beta” – Finally Stuart Henshall really nails it on how PR can more effectively work with bloggers. Social Media Forces PR’s Evolution Social Media is forcing PR to stop lobbing grenades from behind the wall and to jump into the front lines of conversations Definition of Social Media by Brian Solis I took…

Blog This, October 21, 2007

Please take a moment to vote for the Social Media Manifesto, the Future of Marketing Communications here. You can read it here. Future to Newspapers: Jump in the river Doc Searls, “To be truly alive, truly new, truly part of the life of its readers, a newspaper needs to be on the live web and not just the static one. It needs to flow news, and not just post it. It needs to flow rivers of news, or newsrivers.” Anti-Gaming…

The Future of the Social Media Release is in Your Hands

Todd Defren and Brian Solis. The Social Media Release (SMR) is gaining traction and visibility and is now looked to by many as the savior of the traditional press release – which may honestly be too great a task for any one tool. But, at the very least, the discussions around the SMR are fueling the evolution and improvement of the press release overall. Each day new examples are emerging and will only continue to be showcased as Social Media…

Blog This! October 17, 2007

Understanding the New Influencers Paul Dyer takes a passionate look at why PR people give PR a bad name. Social Media Power Secret- Listening In social media, everything starts with listening. Chris Brogan shows you how… Social Media Release Announcing Gooruze, a New Social Network for Online Marketers Gooruze is a NEW professional community where members inspire, share advice and learn. Gooruze provides a one stop source for ranked news and advice for online marketing. Created and rated by the…

Building a Bridge Between Your Story, Bloggers, and People – Part II

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. Therefore new job positions are opening up in an attempt to hire people who understand the art of blogger relations and, if that doesn’t work, hire anyone who blogs – regardless of industry and communications…

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