HubSpot TV - Make Content Creation Your Super Power

Rebecca Corliss
Rebecca Corliss

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Episode #48 - July 10th, 2009
(Episode Length: 19 minutes, 53 seconds)

Intro

Doing It Right : WeSeed

  • Game created by Peak6 , a financial services company
  • The game is a fun, free, risk-free way for real people to learn about the stock market; gain knowledge, experience, and confidence; and empower themselves to take control of their financial lives.

Headlines

Public Relations is Social Relations

  • Spinning the Web: P.R. in Silicon Valley
  • Good PR pros need to develop huge networks of people on Twitter and major blogs to be effective.
  •   Marketing Takeaway: Don't limit your PR outreach to traditional media, your best influencers in social media could be more effective!

New Section: Let's Ask Twitter

  • Where do you go to find influencers online?

CP&B Put's It All Out There

Bathing Suits On Facebook?

  • Personal details of new UK spy chief on Facebook
  • David Milliband, (incoming head of Britain's international spy agency) wears a speedo...apparently.
    Marketing Takeaway: Manage your social media profiles and what content others are publishing about you.

Google Announces Their Own Operating System

  • Introducing the Google Chrome OS
  • Specifically targeted at Netbooks
  • Direct competition to Microsoft?
    Marketing Takeaway 1: Don't worry about it with regards to your marketing. If it becomes a big enough deal, we'll let you know.
    Marketing Takeaway 2: If you can offer free tools that people will use on an every day basis, it helps insert your brand into their everyday lives.

United Breaks Guitars

Forum Fodder

  • From Dan Ronken : " Initially closing off comments? " What is your opinion on closing off comments until a decent amount of readership is built? If I see a blog with large number of posts and no comments on any of them, it feels less engaging to me.
  • Responses: "Closing off comments is like shutting the door in someone's face or walking into a room and only talking about yourself and then leaving."
  • "No comment is like Communism."
  • "To me, a blog w/o a commenting option is a newspaper, and we all know how those are doing"
  • Seth Godin - "I think comments are terrific, and they are the key attraction for some blogs and some bloggers. Not for me, though. First, I feel compelled to clarify or to answer every objection or to point out every flaw in reasoning. Second, it takes way too much of my time to even think about them, never mind curate them. And finally, and most important for you, it permanently changes the way I write. Instead of writing for everyone, I find myself writing in anticipation of the commenters.... So, given a choice between a blog with comments or no blog at all, I think I'd have to choose the latter."

Marketing Tip of the Week : Empower your audience to create content for good! Even better if your best influencers create content too!

Closing

Happy Birthday HubSpot TV CoProducer, @ abdinoor and VP Sales Mark Roberge!

Missed last week's episode on July 2, 2009? View it here: Star Spangled Banner Ads and Blogging

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