This is a very compelling article and I would welcome your input. I've had a few clients and business acquaintances starting to look at Facebook
lately, but defaulting to using this social media platform for their cheap ad buys and not for their even cheaper - and more effective - ability to build brand loyalty and following.
That's not to say that the site couldn't have significant… Continue
Added by David Oates on March 30, 2009 at 8:00am —
Does writing a post with 140 characters improve your writing? There have been a few times that I’ve been writing and my character count finds it’s way into the negative before I’m even half way through my message. Tweeting your way to better editing and writing skills
explains how Twitter forces users to shorten their thoughts while also being descriptive and suggests replacing adverbs with adjectives to make… Continue
Added by Alyson Jamison on March 27, 2009 at 1:35pm —
This is a great short article by iMedia Connection
's Associate Editor, Rich Cherecwich
, on Coca-Cola figuring out that Facebook cannot be controlled - and that's a good thing!
Added by David Oates on March 24, 2009 at 9:28pm —
Is e-mail outdated?
This morning I read Is e-mail outdated? Social networks changing communication methods
and it explained how social networks such as Twitter and Facebook are providing users new forms of real time communication. I believe that whether or not e-mail is outdated depends on who you’re taking to. For instance, some of my relatives own businesses and are not present on any social network… Continue
Added by Alyson Jamison on March 20, 2009 at 10:30am —
A good blog post by a NY-based PR Exec
for any organization who uses the micro-blog service to market their business.
Be careful what you say (and where you say it)
Some poor public relations exec, a VP at a major international PR firm, was flying into Memphis to meet with a client. He had a lapse of judgment… Continue
Added by David Oates on March 20, 2009 at 9:37am —
Really? Ya think?
That's why the Pay-on-Performance
model is the evolving standard, and has been even before the recession!
BrandWeek: Study - 45% of CMOs See Agencies as a Time Suck
-By Todd Wasserman
A tough economy is forcing marketers to defend their marketing,… Continue
Added by David Oates on March 18, 2009 at 10:18am —
I do believe the online-only, media partner-driven, hyper-local reporting is the future of local news.
Furthermore, I don't believe the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
is the leader in this.
The soon-to-launch San… Continue
Added by David Oates on March 16, 2009 at 2:19pm —
This week I attended PRSA’s Smart Tactics for Communicating with Employees during an Economic Downturn or Crisis
seminar where expert panelists shared their insights and recommendations for how companies should communicate with their employees during challenging financial times.
There are various strategies that can be used to communicate with employees and they differ from… Continue
Added by Alyson Jamison on March 12, 2009 at 7:15pm —
Here's an interesting AP article from a couple of weeks ago about the continuing layoff saga at many prominent media outlets. One thing's for sure - they won't be able to cut their way to market dominance. The way they deliver relevant, interactive content, however, must if they will survive, let alone thrive.
What say you all?…
Added by David Oates on March 10, 2009 at 10:09pm —
I saw this blog article a while ago, and wanted to share it. I think it goes very well with my "When Puffery Becomes Pathetic
My Mom to Public Relations People: Shut Up, You Bozos!
By Jesus Diaz, 11:20 AM on Tue Feb 17 2009, 43,884 views
More than often, we get dumb… Continue
Added by David Oates on March 9, 2009 at 8:54am —
Props to Terrell Owens PR Team
Terrell Owens was released by the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday night and I was pleasantly surprised with how he handled the situation. I’m sure we all expected a backlash of comments against the players, coaches and organization, but it appears he’s finally listening to his PR folks. Owens released a statement thanking Jerry Jones, Wade Phillips and the Cowboys organization for the opportunity and stating that he looks forward to continuing to… Continue
Added by Alyson Jamison on March 6, 2009 at 9:00pm —
I wanted to repost this great article by Crosby Noricks, Social Media Strategist for Red Door Interactive
, one of our most valued clients. It ran earlier this week in MarketingProfs.com
Added by David Oates on March 5, 2009 at 11:24pm —
I saw this blog posting on the Public Relations Society of America's Web site
today, chastising the USA TODAY and author Seth Brown on what was called a "cynical view" of PR.
So I decided to read the article
for myself, and… Continue
Added by David Oates on March 3, 2009 at 7:58pm —
I wanted to pass along this eM+C
piece by Crosby Noricks
of Red Door Interactive
. There's been a great deal of talk lately about how Twitter might soon charge corporations for using some of its soon-to-be-announced advanced features.
I think it's pertinent for all marketers to remember is all about the ROI.
Added by David Oates on March 1, 2009 at 10:13pm —