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November 25th, 2009

A PR Lesson from Food Network’s Next Iron Chef

Sunday night I was watched the finale of “Next Iron Chef” on the Food Network. For anyone that hasn’t been watching, the Food Network invited 10 chefs to compete for a spot to join Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto, Mario Batali, Cat Cora, and Michael Symon as an Iron Chef on Iron Chef America. The finale […]

Filed in Public Relations

June 8th, 2009

PR, WOM and Social Networking to Survive Cuts in Marketing Spending

According to a survey from the ANA, public relations, word-of-mouth and social-network-based efforts are among those marketing activities whose spending will at least be maintained if not increased as companies make budget cuts to ride out the recession. While marketers signal they’ll be decreasing budgets for media buys and event sponsorship they will, according to […]

Filed in Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media

May 29th, 2009

The “Real-Time Web” Needs Deep Link Search

If you ask anyone who’s keeping their eyes on developments online what the next big development is, odds are the conversation will sooner or later include the term “the real-time web.” If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it’s meant to encompass the perception that conversations on the web are happening even faster than search engine […]

Filed in Marketing, Microblogging, Public Relations

May 12th, 2009

Letting the Audience Come to Your Defense

In a previous post I said that not every online mention of your brand/product/service needed responding to. But in addition to there being times where it’s just not appropriate or welcome, there might be times where it’s not necessary – even when an article contains factual errors debatable points of opinion – because other readers […]

Filed in Public Relations, Social Media

May 8th, 2009

The First Priority is Always the Client

I wanted to expand on something Mike wrote in his quick-thought post “Integrated is the new normal” and use what he says there as a spring-board for what I’ve been thinking about lately. Most of the time when your marketing efforts are said to have stuck out it’s meant as a positive. Your message or […]

Filed in Marketing, Public Relations

April 27th, 2009

Corporate Social Media Must Keep SEC in Mind

The WSJ just posted this piece today on clients Intel and eBay, but with a focus on eBay and the story behind its use of Twitter for corporate news. This was actually something I pointed to here a few weeks ago that kicked-up quite a bit of discussion (check out “How to Tweet Material News”). […]

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

April 26th, 2009

Forrester Says Social Media Tops Interactive Spending

So an upcoming Forrester report (for release, I’m told, later this spring) indicates growth in social media budgets will outpace all other forms of interactive marketing. Now don’t get me wrong, these numbers are all fine and good, but here’s the problem with the data: the dollars for social media programs are coming from all […]

Filed in Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media

April 8th, 2009

Where in the World is VoceGuy?

Voce’s very own John Welton “IMO” (International Man of Mystery) aka VoceGuy is off again this week traveling through Asia on a quest for worldwide PR domination! Maybe not quite that ambitious of a trip, but John is traveling with Voce client, NetApp, making stops in Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur – and tweeting […]

Filed in Public Relations, Voce Clients, Voce People

April 3rd, 2009

To Feedback or to Not Feedback

Before getting into the meat of this post I want to say “Hi!” to everyone reading, especially to those who greeted the announcement of my joining Voce nation with many rounds of congratulations and well-wishes, whether it was here, on my personal blog or on Twitter. In my short time at Voce so far, I’ve […]

Filed in Public Relations, 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