Brands often feel the need to choose between growing blogger relationships in-house and doing it all through blogger networks. Not so! Here’s how to blend both for even better relationships.
To celebrate its 30th birthday, Burt’s Bees took to Facebook and Twitter on September 17th to host a Global Beeday celebration with its community. The Beeday event offers a good example of how to celebrate milestones with your social media community.
After making a list, and checking it twice we’re delighted to announce the 75 winners of The NOW Revolution blogger promotion. These kind folks will each receive 2 copies of the book, and will write and post a (honest) review on their blog. Then, they’ll give away the second book to one of their readers […]
You have to pitch bloggers differently than reporters. The marvelous Dave Fleet writes a lot about this topic, and Chris Brogan produced a terrific, straightforward post about blogger pitching recently. Here’s my thoughts on some advanced blogger pitching ideas and the key differences between bloggers and reporters. Influence is Made Not Born Guess how many […]
First in a three post series this week about social media case studies. 11 Must Dos For The Serious Blogger View more documents from Jason Baer. If your blog is essentially a post-modern diary where you share your deepest, personal feelings about life in a cathartic way, this is not the post for you. However, […]
This morning, I’m leaving with the family on a 2-week vacation of Denmark and Norway. We’re doing a home exchange, and a lovely family from Aalborg, Denmark will be inhabiting Convince & Convert global headquarters in Flagstaff. (We’ve done the exchange thing a few times via homeexchange.com and really enjoy it. If you have any […]
While newspapers and magazines make increasingly Draconian decisions to try to escape their inexorable spiral of decline, the very future of publishing comes into question. Will life as we know it stop once the Grey Lady and her sisters cease to exist in their historical form? No. Even without papers and mags, Britney will still […]
I saw my mom the other day. She’s a pretty hip lady for 64. She was a high school teacher for about 30 years, and was always a student fave. Stylish. Knew the music. Knew the scene. Thought Patrick Swayze was hot. Now, in her semi-retirement, she’s the editor for an online-only newspaper. She takes […]
As discussed recently in “Why Are We So Scared of Our Customers?” and “Presto, How Social Media Makes Bad News Good” I’m seeing the fear of negativity preventing more companies from embracing social media. The typical social media objection is that if the company has a conversation with consumers in a public forum, the company […]
In corporate conference rooms, a major complaint about social media is that it forces companies to get involved with dissatisfied customers in a public forum. The historic imperative has been to ignore complaints publicly, and deal with them privately via form letters and an occasional telephone call from a customer service representative. The rule of […]
Because of its simplicity and immediacy, Twitter enables brands to win the 1:1 battle with customers and potential customers in ways that even other social media constructs cannot. The density of Eureka! moments on Twitter is quite high, and if brands use it right, it’s the ultimate weapon for turning lemons into lemonade. Let’s examine […]
As part of my panel on social media at the Worldcom PR conference in Montreal recently (see post below), I created these “7 Deadly Sins of Social Media.” Are you willing to admit your sins in the comments? 1. Deafness Actively listening to what’s being said about your brand is at the core of social […]