6 things I’ve learned since becoming an analyst

I really owe it to you to continue to live and work as transparently as possible, this is after all, what I preach. It starts with me first sharing, so here goes. The last month has been a whirlwind, I’ve traveled from SFO > Boston > Chicago > SFO > Boston with a quick trip to NY met hundreds of people, even more photos, and I’m just getting started. I’ve officially been an analyst for 31 days, and it’s time to take a look back, here’s what I’ve learned: 1) I’ve a lot to learn I was in training for three weeks, (well I missed most of the second week at a conference) to learn some very rigorous methodology, meet … Continue reading6 things I’ve learned since becoming an analyst

Weekly Digest of the Social Networking Space: Oct 31, 2007

Big Update: You can subscribe to this digest tag only, which filters only these type of posts. I’m confident I’ll earn your trust, deliver value and you’ll visit my blog anyways. I’m respecting your limited time by publishing this weekly summary, it’s great to send to busy executives. I’ve created a new category called Digest where you can start to track and access these going forward. The hope? To make it easy for a web strategist to quickly scan the activity in the last week. I strive to make headlines on items categorized and succinct. Need to make decisions about your web strategy? I’m here to help: subscribe to my blog, sign up for emails (right nav), follow me on … Continue readingWeekly Digest of the Social Networking Space: Oct 31, 2007

The many mediums of the Web Strategy Community (50 replies from one tweet)

I posted one Tweet on Twitter and recieved about 50 back in return. I now have a pretty good idea of how my network (my community, the web strategy community) communicates. From who? From the pebble people. What’s a pebble? They’re often first generation adopters. they are followed by swimmers, surfers and others. Most of the people in Twitter fall into one of those three categories, they’re early adopters, tech influencers, and what Forrester calls “creators”. I tweeted this question: “@everyone quick, count the many tools you’ve communicated over today. Twitter, FB, blog, email (personal and work), phone, cell =7” Two hours later, I had quite a few responses (nearly 50) I’ve removed any private tweets (at least 5), all … Continue readingThe many mediums of the Web Strategy Community (50 replies from one tweet)

How should you allocate your web strategy budget for 2008?

Update: What better way to kickstart the conversation by using my real voice? Listen in. It’s planning time, and many of you have submitted your strategies, budgets and resource requests to management, how do I know? Because I get tons of emails, facebook messages, and formal emails at work requesting advice and guidance. Recently, I posted a question to Ian, who’s the CEO of an internet marketing firm in Seattle: [What’s the best way to balance a diverse web marketing budget? How should I allocate my funds? How do I prioritize, there are so many tools to consider!] In his response, He’s broken it down by type of company . Ian lays it down, while some may find it dangerous … Continue readingHow should you allocate your web strategy budget for 2008?

Social Graph for the Workplace: A discussion hosted by Visible Path

I spoke at Visible Path’s (client) Corporate Social Network Design Council in San Francisco today. The panel, moderated by Anneke Seley Founder & CEO, PhoneWorks, included Anthony Lye, SVP of Oracle CRM, Ross Mayfield of Social Text, and Matt, the program manager of Motorola’s Internet and Collaboration Technology. Highlights of the discussion: -Initially, when the web was launched, it was estimated that business folks were separated by 7 degrees, now it can be measured at nearly 3 degrees -Ross suggested that every brand will have a wiki associated with them. Take for example “lost” which has a handful of wikis, both from corporate and the fan base -The big question of how do personal and professional networks become both a … Continue readingSocial Graph for the Workplace: A discussion hosted by Visible Path