1. Steve Rubel and his colleagues at Edelman have put together a white paper on the role of search engine visability in reputation management. The main contention is that increasingly, search engines will have a critical impact on how brands are perceived. It’s well worth the read, especially the information regarding the importance of benevolence online.
2. Guy Clapperton takes on Harvard in Twitter Hyped? It seems that Harvard’s research revealed that a huge majority of people have created a Twitter profile and never use it after day. Guy says that this is normal with new technologies, and predicts that Twitter will, indeed be pervasive.
3. It’s no secret that I’ve recently become fascinated with podcasts. So I was delighted to find Bryan Person’s The Daily Boo, a short podcast about online communications and media. This week he spoke to Donna Papacosta about the business of podcasting. She sees the use of podcasting on the rise among corporate clients who benefit from the long tail effect and the power of human voice.
4. I loved this post entitled Why I hate bloggers, not only because it’s a beautiful example of linkbait, but because Lisa Barone is just so wonderfully crabby. She writes, “A blog won’t make you any less boring, it will just emphasise the fact that you are.” Ouch! But the comments go on and on.
5. Doug Goldstein has written a funny post about why every marketer should take a journalism class. Humour aside, he’s right in that marketers should be prepared to dig a little deeper when thinking about what strategies and tactics should be employed.[audio:http://media.libsyn.com/media/strivepr/03STRIVEPRPODCAST.mp3]