A few days ago, I ran a contest for two winners to receive free tickets to the Internet Strategy Forum Summit in Portland. The winning responses, based on insight, ability to back up their predictions and being succinct were Christopher Smith and Kristie. I’ve selected … Continue readingThe Future of the Corporate Website involves People
I just visited a client who had several groups in their company doing quite a bit around social media (they are trying to answer the 4th and 5th question). They were what I call “walking” and were on the verge of “running”. Often, when I … Continue readingThe Five Questions Companies Ask About Social Media
I’ve seen the social media community run from tool to technology quicker than you can say “shiny object”. I’ve seen us run from blogs > Facebook > Twitter > Pownce > Jaiku > Justin TV > Ustream > Digg > Delicious > Upcoming > Flickr … Continue readingSocial Media Early Adopters: Pioneers, Settlers, and Colonists
Yesterday, Paul Greenberg asked on Twitter: “Can anyone give me names of leading social media/social network analyst besides @jowyang, of course. Big or small firms or soloists okay”. I’m not sure what he was looking for, or why I wasn’t included in his query (update … Continue readingSending customers away and firing your own customers
The battle between Marketers and Engineers has been going on for a while, Engineers claim that building the best product is enough to succeed, and Marketers claim that understand the external forces (competitors, customers, needs) is the solution. Update: saw an interesting tweet from tomob: … Continue readingIs your Company Market Driven or Product Driven?
As an analyst, we undergo training then are put to the test to stand by our calls, and back it up with data, insight, experience, or facts. I found this diagram published by the create debate blog, and by using the creative commons license they … Continue readingHow do you Argue?
I’m meeting more and more corporate marketers who understand the value of social media, but don’t know how to use it. I’m seeing a trend of at least 3 different adoption strategies, listed out below. Often they want to repurpose their corporate marketing brochures, videos, … Continue readingCastles, Towns, and Missionaries
Last night, at the Blogger dinner in SF (see pics tagged ‘groundswell’), there were several discussions among the attendees from Josh, Shel, Debbie and others around their ideology and stance when it comes to the impacts of social media to companies. Josh created a scale … Continue readingAre you a Purist or a Corporatist?
I advise some of the top brands in the world about how to use social media tools to connect with customers. While many are getting it right, many will get it wrong –with great embarrassment to their brand, and personal careers. Shel Israel write a … Continue readingThe 3 “Impossible” Conversations for Corporations
This was the quote I heard last night from someone I know, his impression was that the role of Marketers was: “to get people to buy stuff that they don’t need”. Partially, he is right. The reputation of marketers is often negative, where marketers are … Continue reading“Marketers get people to buy stuff that they don’t need”