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New Communication Theory and the New Roles for the New World of Marketing

In the era of the “new” social Web, communications is actually evolving back to its origins of communicating with people, not at them. It may seem implied, but communications does not, for the most part, embody two-way discussions. Over the years, communications has evolved into a one-way distribution channel that broadcasts messages at target audiences. In the process, communications stopped being about communication, focusing instead on the marketing aspects of top-down message push and control, what we now commonly refer…

The Evolution of the News Business – Did the New York Times Miss the Point?

The Business of News   Chapter I – The Town Crier Chapter II – The Printing Press and Newspapers Chapter III – Radio Chapter IV – Television Chapter V – The Web Chapter VI – Mobile Alerts Chapter VII – Blogs OK, yes it’s just a crude and simple representation of the evolution of news. My point is that blogs are merely the latest chapter, and not the only means for breaking news today. I think the New York Times…

Link Love for Sept. 24, 2007

What Is Influence? – Max Kalehoff explores influence and why it should be a focus of every marketing campaign. The Immediate Media Age: Of Broadband & Blogs – Om Malik discusses how the face of media has changed creating a new medium of immediacy. Valley PR Blog, 5 Reasons to Use Social Networks – Linda VandeVrede discusses 5 reasons to use social networks for PR professionals. Features a quote from yours truly. Social Media: Evolution to Execution – Excellent discussion…

Conversational Marketing Versus Market Conversations

The much discussed and highly revered Cluetrain Manifesto is proving to be more relevant than ever. As Social Media becomes more pervasive in marketing, it’s imperative that we become gatekeepers to prevent opportunistic marketers from bankrupting the conversation economy. As someone noted, aren’t all marketers opportunistic? Yes and no. It’s the difference between leveraging an opportunity because you can bring value to the discussion vs. selling an opportunity simply because you can capitalize on it. Jakob Nielsen added a unique…

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