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Entries from December 28th, 2006

Business Blogging in 2007

December 28th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Destination Marketing

Ignore the naysayers, Social Media will be the hot topic in 2007. The rush into Web 2.0 will be ugly and fraught with danger for many who are jumping onto the bandwagon without a clear knowledge of what and why they are doing it. But there is hope.

Likely this will be a major theme for Adirondack Base Camp in 2007. Here are some cool links to whet your appetite:

Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers

The Social Customer ManifestoVRM is the future.

All Marketers Are Liars: The Power of Telling Authentic Stories in a Low-Trust World

BankwatchSocial Banking?!!

Business BloggingBusiness Blogging Field Guide (PDF)

Brand as Mythology

The Corporate Weblog Manifesto

Consumer generated media, a threat or an opportunity?

The Window Seat

5 Rules of Social Media Optimization (SMO)

Travel and Web 2.0

Fasten Your Seatbelts (German)

Thinking in Web 2.0 : 16 Ways

Seven rules for corporate blogging

Blogs Will Change Your Business

Top 7 Marketing Trends for 2007


The Power to the People

December 28th, 2006 · No Comments · Miscellania

Every couple years I visit the Left Coast for a parental visit. These visits have evolved over time into a somewhat predictable pattern.

  • Home Cooking
  • Favorite Restaurants – Tito’s Tacos, The Burnt Tortilla, Mei Lung Village (Shanghai Cuisine), Dim Sum, Sushi, various breakfast places
  • Shopping – REI, Costco (the Marina del Rey store has to be seen to be believed), Fry’s Electronics, The Shiseido store (wife likes nail polish)
  • Attractions – Disneyland, Long Beach Aquarium, Beach, the Russian Submarine
  • Computer Repair and Maintenance – 3 computers – clean (in and out), update, spyware and viruses, new games, etc.
  • Troubleshooting – a variety of home repair items, customer service issues

Customer service? Let me expand on that.

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Adirondack Blogger Wins Time Magazine Honors

December 17th, 2006 · No Comments · News

Person of the Year

This is a Joke, right? Yeah it is.

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