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April 1st, 2009

The Crowded April Fools Market

Ah yes, April Fools. The day that everybody tries to do something humorous online. The two key words in that sentence are ‘everybody’ and ‘tries’. It’s gotten to be a bit of an overload though. With everybody doing something how can you stand out? It’s like releasing some insignificant tech news during CES…you’ll get lost […]

Filed in Marketing, Social Media

March 23rd, 2009

Chris Thilk Joins Voce

We’re pleased to announce that Chris Thilk is now part of the Voce Nation. He’ll be working with our dedicated social media team, which now numbers eight full-time staff. Chris will continue to be based in the Chicago area, but will make trips to the mothership in Sunnyvale, CA as needed. We’re fired up to […]

Filed in Social Media, Voce Culture, Voce People

March 20th, 2009

Some Outside Perspective

Ah, the echo-chamber. Sometimes it’s good to step outside for a few minutes. Earlier this week I ran into an old high school friend. A brief chat with her provided me that perspective that we all need sometimes. To set things, up a bit: She owns a successful local business, and used to head up […]

Filed in Social Media

March 16th, 2009

Forrester Report on Social Media Spending

Forrester is releasing a report today on how marketers plan to budget for social media programs. Looking at the data at first, it’s a bit of a confirmation of our work since we’ve been seeing this trend for a while now at Voce. Jeremiah Owyang is the lead on the report and states: The recession […]

Filed in Marketing, Social Media

March 8th, 2009

How to Tweet Material News

So here’s the deal: if you work for a public company and are interested in extending the application and use of Twitter for corporate news — this post is for you. So late last week, our client at eBay, Richard Brewer-Hay, decided to share the backstory on something eBay’s PR and legal teams have been […]

Filed in Blogging, Microblogging, Public Relations, Social Media, Voce Clients

February 20th, 2009

WebTrends, Welcome to the Wall

We’re happy to be working with WebTrends. Read more about the Voce Wall…            

Filed in Social Media, Voce Clients

February 11th, 2009

UGCX Recap

I made my way through the UGCX social media sessions on Monday with iPhone on hand and laptop in tow. The crowds were not only hungry for the sponsored breakfast, but for applicable business models and key takeaways. Okay, so, why user-generated content? And the answer was… not obvious. But, from what I witnessed in […]

Filed in Blogging, Marketing, Public Relations, SEO, Social Media, Voce Clients

February 5th, 2009

It’s Not All Doom and Gloom in the Valley

These days it’s easy to get caught up in news of layoffs and troubled startups, that’s why Tom Foremski’s latest post in the Silicon Valley Watcher Boom Watch Series is a welcome change: “There are some diamonds out there–companies that are doing very well amid the gloom.” In the article, Tom features Voce client Splunk, […]

Filed in Public Relations, Voce Clients

February 4th, 2009

Heading to SoCon09

For the third year in a row, I’ll be heading to Atlanta for SoCon09. This year’s theme is “In Search of the Southeast’s Social Media Niche.” I’ll be leading a session in the afternoon about measurement and ROI of social media programs. Look for a bit of this, this and this to be discussed Here […]

Filed in Events, Social Media

February 3rd, 2009

Community Platforms vs. Community Consultants

Alright, as if there wasn’t enough confusion in the marketplace right now regarding community-building tools, techniques and technicians, we now have the platform makers up-selling ‘community consulting services’ with their wares, and that has left many a company scratching its head and asking… So, uh, what exactly is the difference between a platform provider’s consulting […]

Filed in Community, Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media