In addition to keeping this marketing blog, I’m active on a variety of other blogs and digital publications. Today or over the weekend, kick back with some coffee and get caught up with my latest ideas published external of The Future Buzz:
For quite awhile, I was using images in my posts frequently. Almost daily. Enough that stock photography company Shutterstock took notice and we worked together to create a blog outreach program. Images are vital to modern blogs. But images are, in essence, style. Important, but mean nothing without substance.
More than one year ago, I wrote that Matt Cutts is representative of next generation PR. So it was great to see Aaron Wall at SEO Book write a post on the top 10 SEOs and included this bit about Matt:
Matt Cutts is better at public relations than 99% of public relations experts are. He is able to constantly promote Google products and engage in issue shaping while rarely being called out for it. And he rarely makes *any* mistakes on the public relations front…
The idea of “social media addiction” (yeah, let’s put that in quotes) is one which makes no sense.
As Mike Masnick at Techdirt observes:
Over the last decade or so, there’s been something of an… well… addiction to calling any sort of overuse of a product an addiction. So we’ve seen email addiction, web addiction, online porn addiction, video game addiction, internet addiction, and mobile phones or other gadget addictions among other things.
I wrote the other week that the idea of time normalization in social media is a fallacy. But it goes further than just time being a fallacy. The marketing industry is obsessed with looking for normalizations everywhere. And other than providing a feel good number for presentations – it’s an exercise in futility. Well, other than the fact that it generates PR for those who come up with the numbers. It’s infotainment at best, misinformation at worst.