Tuesday, July 28, 2009

More about blogola

More discussion about the practice of accepting gifts and other incentives in exchange for blogging about products --

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111083779

Social media careers

Check out this post from CNN.COM & CareerBuilder.com to learn about potential careers in social media. Thanks to LaDonna McCuan for bringing it to my attention.
http://www.edition.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/worklife/07/28/cb.best.job.facbook.addict/index.html

Monday, July 27, 2009

Intuit uses social media for customer service

This Business Week article talks about how Intuit is saving money by using social media for customer service. Thanks to Chris Wooldridge for bringing it to my attention.
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/09_28/b4139066365300.htm
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/+BUILDING+A+SOCIAL+NETWORK+THAT+PAYS-a01611924597

Small businesses use Twitter

Twitter is becoming an outstanding communication tool for small businesses. Thanks to Edie Busija for forwarding this NY Times article--
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/23/business/smallbusiness/23twitter.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Social media and customer service

This is an interesting post about a person who used Twitter to get a service organization to provide ... well ... service!

http://womma.org/word/2009/07/07/how-to-get-that-plane-off-the-tarmac/

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Still more on blogging for pay

These links add to those below on the topic of blogging for pay:
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/may2009/tc20090518_532031.htm
http://www.adventuresinbabywearing.com/
http://www.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=5288280519513576492
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/05/0518_blogger_paid_endorsements/2.htm
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/05/0518_blogger_paid_endorsements/3.htm
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/05/0518_blogger_paid_endorsements/4.htm
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/05/0518_blogger_paid_endorsements/5.htm
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/05/0518_blogger_paid_endorsements/6.htm
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/05/0518_blogger_paid_endorsements/7.htm
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/05/0518_blogger_paid_endorsements/8.htm
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/05/0518_blogger_paid_endorsements/9.htm
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/05/0518_blogger_paid_endorsements/10.htm
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/05/0518_blogger_paid_endorsements/11.htm
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/05/0518_blogger_paid_endorsements/12.htm
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/05/0518_blogger_paid_endorsements/13.htm
http://mashable.com/2009/04/29/general-mills-moms/
http://www.blogcatalog.com/topic/myblogspark/

More about blogging for pay

This post is a follow-on to the one below:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/18/army-of-paid-bloggers-sud_n_203740.html
http://www.whineymomma.com/2009/05/have-your-bases-covered.html
http://www.blogopinionz.com/quick-no-fax-payday-loans/
http://www.glenndzblissfullife.com/?p=1504
http://www.thelaborparty.co.cc/2009/faster-friendly-payday-loans

Blogging for pay

Blogging and the use of other social media posts for pay is going to be addressed in the soon-to-be-released FTC guidelines. Here is some background information on the practice:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124026415808636575.html
http://www.blogherald.com/2008/07/15/blogging-jobs-how-much-are-bloggers-paid-to-blog/
http://payperpost.com/home.html
http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20090621/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_bloggers_freebie_disclosures
http://technorati.com/blogging/state-of-the-blogosphere/blogging-for-profit/
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/how_much_do_top_tier_bloggers_make.php
http://www.businessinsider.com/henry-blodget-us-now-has-more-paid-bloggers-than-lawyers-2009-4
http://econsultancy.com/blog/4073-ftc-goes-after-paid-bloggers
http://www.smorty.com/
http://www.bloggersblog.com/blog/629051
http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2005/06/26/for_a_fee_some_blogs_boost_firms/?page=1
http://www.contentcurrent.com/write?gclid=CPzT-4TzxpsCFSQMDQodKgntBA
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124045072480346239.html
http://www.barefeetstudios.com/2009/05/19/paid-bloggers-still-get-google-downgrades/
http://www.payingpost.com/get-paid-to-blog.php
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/12/08/politics/main659955.shtml
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/16/AR2006091600575.html
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2349166,00.asp
http://www.sponsoredreviews.com/
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20090629/BUSINESS/906290306/Are-bloggers-paid-to-be-nice-about-what-they-review
http://oreilly.com/pub/a/javascript/2002/08/12/megnut.html
http://workforward.org/2009/05/20/paid-bloggers-promoting-payday-lending/

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Academic article on word of mouth within online communities

There aren't many good social media marketing articles in the academic space. This one is worth noting.


http://apgsweden.typepad.com/apgsweden/files/viralzzz.pdf

Social media & healthcare slide show

http://tinyurl.com/l74wld

Kobe Bryant, Nike, philantrophy, & the Chinese market

Kobe Bryant is ramping up his philanthropic efforts in China. He and Nike may reap the rewards many times over.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204556804574258222289862830.html?mod=dist_smartbrief

Hardees engages customers

Hardees is engaging its customers by asking them to help name a product --
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=108849

DVRs and media advertising

DVRs and other time-shifting devices are of great concern to advertisers and media companies alike.
http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/content_display/news/cable-tv/e3i3a983edc0e93a51b96899546994ac1ce?pn=1