Marketing Takeaway: Think about what data you can share more publicly in order to promote conversation about your business.
Social Media Requires More Transparent Management
Scott Kirsner Boston Globe Article "On March 19, about 40 employees - roughly 18 percent of the workforce - were terminated as part of the company's second round of cuts in 2009. But what was unusual about Mzinga's situation was how widely it echoed throughout the universe of bloggers and Twitter users..."
Marketing Takeaway: You need to announce changes to your company sooner and more publicly because you cannot expect to keep them private.
Social Media Class at University
Telegraph.co.uk Article - "It's not for freaks or IT geeks, the tools learnt on this course will be accessible to many people. During the course we will consider what people can do on Facebook and Twitter, and how they can be used for communication and marketing purposes."
Marketing Takeaway: Universities are recognizing that inbound marketing will be more prevalent in business in the near future. You need to start learning about it and using it.
Microsoft Gearing up to Launch Kumo.com
B to B Online Article - Microsoft is "Planning an "estimated $80 million to $100 million integrated campaign, including TV, print, online and radio"
Marketing Takeaway: For now, focus your efforts on Google but keep watching HubSpot TV to see how/it/when the social engine landscape changes.
Marketing Tip of the Week
Pick one element of your business and be more transparent about it to the public and your company.
Sam Ruback from FlashPoint Development asks "How should I manage my Internet marketing / sales time? To expand... When I started my blog I was spending several hours everyday reading, commenting, writing, promoting content. Then it started working, now i spend those hours talking to potential clients, meeting with them and "selling them". These days I have very little time to spend on the blog / website / seo because it is working. So that is good but I have concerns about the future lead pipeline given my time constraints and my desire to start bringing in additional content (interviews, videos, etc.). Any thoughts?"
Originally published Apr 4, 2009 4:10:00 PM, updated March 21 2013