Archives for June 2006

Future of Media Summit 2006 – Simultaneous in San Francisco and Sydney

In about three weeks from now I will be attending a conference simultaneously, as it were, in two of my favourite cities, Sydney and San Francisco, courtesy of the Future of Media Summit 2006, billed as “a unique conference connecting thought leaders at simultaneous events …video, audio, interactive cross-continental discussions, and live audience blogging will create […]

Colleagues Score MarketingSherpa Blog Awards

Two of my fellow-contributors to the Business Blog Consulting blog – John Jantsch and Andy Wibbels – have had their blogs included in MarketingSherpa’s Top 10 Blogs and Best Podcast of 2006. John’s Duct Tape Marketing has won the Best Blog on Small Business Marketing category now three times in a row. Andy’s eponymous site scored a […]

Who Else Wants to Try and Cancel Their AOL Subscription?

Hapless AOL subscriber Vincent Ferrari’s ‘hear what AOL did when I tried to unsubscribe’ story and recording, is currently zipping around the blogosphere. For instance, Tracy Coenen, whose The FRAUDFiles blog’s turn it is this week to experience the LinkedIn Bloggers boost, has a link to the recording. On first hearing the recording, the situation seems pretty open […]

For RSS as For Anything, Sell the Benefits not the Features

One of the main challenges I had to address in writing my guide to business blogging, 7 Step Business Blog, was how to honour my promise to myself and readers that the book would be as jargon-free as possible. For one aspect in particular – the use and importance of syndication/RSS/newsfeeds – it was impossible […]

Local Council’s “Blog” Not Quite There Yet

I was initially delighted when I picked up a recent issue of the local Tweed Shire Council’s “Tweed Link” newssheet and saw the front page header “Council joins the ‘blog’ world”. Wow! I thought, if the local government authority for this semi-rural community not only has a blog now but is celebrating the fact in print, […]