Podcast: For Immediate Release Social Business Readiness

I had the honor of joining one of the top podcasts in the space For Immediate Release podcast series which has been publishing as long as I can remember on how communication, technology and business intersect. It was an honor to spend my Saturday morning discussing Altimeter’s latest report on Social Business Readiness, how companies are ill-prepared, social media crises, and what companies should do. You can tune in directly with the four options below: Download the MP3 file (14.1Mb, 35:09) Get the show on iTunes Subscribe to the FIR Interviews RSS feed Get the FIR app for your iPhone and for your Android device (visit the Android Marketfrom your device) Thanks Neville, and Shel, for inviting me to share.

Audio: Opportunities with Social Media and Tourism

Left: The crew at Hawaii Public Radio, Oahu.  Left to Right: Ryan Ozawa (@hawaii),  David Lau (@synwpn), Kara Imai (@hawaiikara), Jeremiah Owyang (@jowyang), and Burt Lum (@bytemarks) How to hotels, restaurants, attractions, airlines, entertainers and cruise ships use social media to connect with tourists?  Listen in to find out. Thanks to Burt Lum (Twitter) and Ryan Ozawa (Twitter), the hosts of the long running tech show called “Bytemarks Cafe” on Hawaii Public Radio. At the Hawaii Tourism Conference in Oahu two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of presenting a primary research findings from a project Altimeter was contracted to do (with my colleagues Alan Webber and Christine Tran) on the socialgraphics of Hawaii tourists. I was joined on the … Continue readingAudio: Opportunities with Social Media and Tourism

Podcast: Understand Facebook Connect for Business

Invest 20 minutes to listen to this podcast focused on how Facebook Connect helps brands connect with existing communities.  This podcast, hosted by Aaron Strout of Powered, was joined by the digital editor of AdWeek, Brian Morrissey and marketing blogger/consultant, Susan Getgood, and myself. You can also download the Mp3 file directly.  Get more details about the podcast from Aaron’s blog directly.  A few themes:  Social marketing is about getting your customers to talk to customers –not just a brand blasting to customers. Update: Here’s the example I mentioned about VW using FB to serve up contextual content, to learn more about this trend, read “The Future of the Social Web” which was Forrester’s top report in Q2 2009 and the … Continue readingPodcast: Understand Facebook Connect for Business

Marketing Voices: Three Recommendations for Marketing Leaders (11min)

Long time friend Jennifer Jones interviewed me at Forrester’s Foster City office in California, and I shared three practical recommendations for them to start doing. Listen in to the above short podcast embed, or download the file directly. Customers own your website and what you can do to get it back Social media resources: understand the 80/20 Rule How marketers can be more strategic within the corporation by leading the social charge across departments such as sales, client teams, HR, product development, support, and leadership. I hope you forward this to your CMO and VPs of marketing.

Podcast: Jazz with Jaffe

Last week I jumped on a call with Joseph Jaffe, who focuses on social media marketing.  Usually in my career, day job, and blogging style, I’m very structured, organized, and well…analytical.  I gave all that up to have an impromtu converation with Joseph to discuss social.  Listen in and tell me what you think. A few topics we end up talkin about are:  Importance of signal vs noise, PR blackouts, Sponsored Conversations, Mother bloggers.   Let me know in the comments if you think you’d listen again –or why you would not.

Podcasts: Marketing Voices and For Immediate Release

People often ask me, how do you stay on top of the industry news so well? My answer? I listen. One of the ways I get smarter about the field I cover is to listen to podcasts while driving, at gym, or going for a walk. The two top podcasts in this space to listen to are Marketing Voices by Jennifer Jones, and For Immediate Release by Shel and Neville. Social Media Executive Interviews: Marketing Voices Marketing Voices has short ‘tight’ interviews with practice leaders in the space, the questions and framing are really at an executive level, so this is the one to share with your bosses. Social Media News and Editorial: For Immediate Release On the other hand, … Continue readingPodcasts: Marketing Voices and For Immediate Release