Posts Tagged ‘social’
Wow. It’s real. Now is Gone is now officially available.
The book that Geoff Livingston and I worked on together is finally out there and I am humbled.
It’s currently available on Amazon and Bartleby Press (autographed edition).
For those on the West Coast, we’ll be hosting a launch party in early December and for those on the East Coast, we’ll see you in either December or January.
I participated in the PR Do’s and Don’t's session at Blogworld Expo in Las Vegas. I have to say that this was one of the smartest panels I’ve had the opportnity to join in a while. Everyone just got it!
As the official Social Media Release from Bartelby Press hitting the streets today, so does part two of our podcast series discussing the seven principles of community engagement uncovered in the upcoming book, Now is Gone.
In the “Participation Is Marketing” podcast we discuss:
- Most companies make the mistake of assuming that merely publishing blog posts is all they need to do to “participate.”
- Participation requires a shift from organizational-centric based communications to customer or community-centric communications – Think Customer Service 2.0.
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
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.
Facebook isn’t the only online aggregator that contributes, defines, and showcases your online brand. Everything we produce and share is online and readily discoverable, not just by friends and family, but business associates, customers, prospects, clients, etc.
You’d be surprised what people see, remember and in turn, share with others.
Stowe Boyd recently captured a unique observation in his short post, “With Apologies to Henry Davied Thoreau,” where he warned, “Beware of any undertaking that requires editing your Twitter stream.”
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
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, if at all.
Part Three of a series discussing blogger relations, “Building a Bridge Between Your Story, Bloggers, and People.”
Now that blogging is crossing over into the mainstream, certain bloggers have earned a right of influence and clout that rival many of the top journalists.
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.
Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research firm focused on disruptive technology. A digital analyst, sociologist, 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.