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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 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

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 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