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March 18th, 2010

Topics and Lessons from Guest-Hosting For Immediate Release

After about five years as a listener, I had the good fortune to be asked to co-host an episode of the podcast “For Immediate Release” with Shel Holtz; I was filling in for regular co-host Neville Hobson, and I hope I represented Voce Nation well. While the show notes are posted at the FIR site, […]

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March 5th, 2010

Zynga, the Twitter Mob, and the New Age of *Journalism*

Is Zynga being shady with a charitable effort, or is journalism in the social age showing its “always in draft mode” innards? The setup: Despite being an avid Facebooker, I never really took to the gaming aspect of the social network. In particular, many of my friends are rabid Farmville and Mafia Wars players. Both […]

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September 8th, 2009

The Move to Make RSS Real-Time

Over the long weekend there was a major upgrade made to RSS that brings it fully in-line with what people are increasingly expecting from the real-time web, a conversation that for the most part is dominated by micro-blogging status networks like Twitter, Facebook and others. Support for RSS Cloud has now been enabled on all […]

Filed in Blogging, Media

August 17th, 2009

Do Relationships Influence the Link?

A journalist I know and respect moved from one publication to another recently and I’d like to support her new home in the best way I know how, by linking to her stuff. Now I already do this for the articles/posts she writes for her current home publication. So it’s not like this is new […]

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July 15th, 2009

Story Flow

A study out of Cornell purports to show that most stories originate in the mainstream media and then are followed approximately 2.5 hours later by the same story being discussed by blog writers, with a handful of highly influential blogs – the modern day gatekeepers – leading the curve. David Weir points out some obvious […]

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June 3rd, 2009

Paying For Value

GigaOm has launched a new subscription-only site called, simply, GigaOm Pro. The site’s mission statement comes from the introductory blog post: But even as market research analysts adapt to the new models, we at GigaOM believe there is room in the market for a new way to experience informed opinion, one that combines our best […]

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April 2nd, 2009

The Power of Less at Web 2.0 Expo 2009

Spent the day at Web 2.0 Expo (along with several thousand of my closest friends) sitting in social media sessions, networking and checking out the exhibitors on the floor. I’ve heard murmurs that this year’s event is a much leaner showing than years past — but the folks who did make it are still happy […]

Filed in Career Development, Events, Media

December 18th, 2008

RIP (TechCrunch) Embargoes

If you’re in the tech industry, especially in tech PR, then you’ve heard about the latest announcement from TechCrunch: “Death to the Embargo.” Gone are the days of pre-briefs, big bang launches, and exclusives…at least on TechCrunch. Michael Arrington’s 879 word diatribe explains the sequence of events, from cell phone stalking to a rise in […]

Filed in Blogging, Media, Pitching, Public Relations, Social Media

November 4th, 2008

Voce, VeriSign, Radian6 Share Social Media Monitoring Case Study

For the better part of this year, we’ve been working with our client at VeriSign and our partners at Radian6 on a fairly comprehensive social media monitoring and response program, parts of which are highlighted in this new Radian6 case study (download PDF). For some additional thoughts and perspective on how companies like VeriSign and […]

Filed in Marketing, Media, Social Media, Voce Clients

October 31st, 2008

Does Design Matter?

“Does Design Matter?” That’s the question I asked during my presentation with Matt Jones from Dopplr at the Sarasota International Design Summit this past Tuesday. Before I was crucified by the audience, I quickly said it still does, but perhaps not as much. Why? I threw out the concept last week, asking, “when so much […]

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