Viral Community News

1 - CB has a great post at Daily Fix on speaking tips. Very timely as we're about to get into a flurry of Spring conferences. The post has also led to good discussions at Becky's blog as well.

2 - Chris has a great post on how everyone needs to consider their social media strategy.

3 - Suzanne has her own roundup of interesting posts with several familiar bloggers included!

4 - Evan Carmichael has released his list of the Top 50 Marketing Blogs to Watch in 2008. The Viral Community is well represented on this list!

5 - One of the things I love about Ben and Jackie is that they do a great job of giving their blog readers a sense of input into creation of the blog's content. Notice this post that Ben left about ways you can tell that your marketing budget is too big. He invites readers to leave their tips, and adds several of them to his list, with a link to the commenter's blog/site. If any of you bloggers are scratching your head about ways to grow your readership/links, it's as easy as this. Just let your readers know that you value and appreciate their input.

6 - Great advice from Connie on how to get started blogging. I think we sometimes make the mistake of assuming that everyone knows this, but Connie gives a great primer for anyone that still hasn't taken the plunge and wants to know how.

7 - Toby reminds companies that just because you call your new campaign 'social media', doesn't mean there's necessarily anything 'social' about it (And notice how even MSM thinks it's a 'social media' campaign). Thankfully, she also gives Pepperidge Farms a list of social media elements they could add to the campaign. Course, one has to wonder if they actually monitor the blogosphere to see the post.


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posted by Mack Collier @ 2:49 PM,


At 8:01 PM, Blogger C. B. Whittemore said...

Mack, thanks for calling attention speaking tips. I am so pleased with all of the discussion that topic generated! Also, great roundup of news from the community.

At 8:35 PM, Blogger Connie Bensen said...

thanks, Mack, for linking to my post on blogging. I'm going to do a mini series on blogging.

At 9:25 PM, Blogger Mack Collier said...

CB that was a great post and has tips we can all use. Connie that's a great idea, I'll keep an eye out for the rest of the series!

At 11:24 PM, Anonymous Toby said...

Mack - Thanks for continuing the "cookie conversation." Yes, too bad about Pepperidge Farms .. so many interesting, exciting directions they could have gone;including giving back to the community.

At 12:16 PM, Blogger Suzanne Obermire said...

Thanks Mack, for the mention of our brand new Friday Blog Log (a list of links). We were pleased to link to your fab list of top marketing blogs. Can't wait to make your list :)

At 8:08 AM, Blogger Mack Collier said...

Toby the scary part to that story is, all Pepperidge Farms had to do was CALL it a 'social media' campaign, and MSM sources as large as the New York Times ran with it and had no idea that it actually had no 'social media' elements.

A bit of an eye-opener!

At 9:06 AM, Blogger Mack Collier said...

Thanks Suzanne!


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