Hey iPhone Users- Mobile ChrisBrogan

Did you wait in line to get the new iPhone 3G? Want to try something out? Check out [chrisbrogan.com] rendered for mobile phones. Oh, and if you’re like me and didn’t buy a new iPhone, it works just fine on your phone, too. : )

Essentially, by adding your url at Mofuse.com, you can spit back out a perfectly pretty mobile version of your blogging content. Slick, eh?

iphone simulation

Hat tip, Doc Searls. …

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My Word of Mouth Saves You Over Two Hundred Bucks

Thankfully, seeing Mr. Stowe Boyd‘s blog (a never-miss on my reader) reminded me that I have something to promote on behalf of one Mr. Andy Sernowitz.

July 30th, swing over to Chicago, and check out Andy’s Crash Course in Word of Mouth Marketing. (And while you’re there, visit Liz Strauss and give her a kiss for me.)

Andy’s got a five step program on learning word of mouth marketing. He’s charged tons to Microsoft, TiVo, and others, but for you, he’s willing to make you an offer. (More on that in a sec). By the way, Andy promises this to be very active, intense, and interactive.…

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ooVoo to sponsor 20 Students for PodCamp Boston

Greg Verdino The swell folks at ooVoo came up with a neat way to show love and support for students who want to go to PodCamp Boston 3, but who maybe don’t have the $50 to reserve a seat at the table. I think it’s a really cool community move on the side of ooVoo, and I think it’ll be great to infuse PodCamp Boston 3 with even more students.

There are a few stipulations and things to know about.

  • You are a college student with an active .edu email address. You’re on the honor system, so we ask that professors and alumni sit this one out.
  • You are an ooVoo user who can provide us with a valid ooVoo ID — it doesn’t matter if you subscribe to the fully loaded Super + Phone package or the free Standard package; in fact, it doesn’t matter if you just signed up today.
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Bonjour Montreal

mitch joel Mitch Joel, superstar of digital marketing and public speaker we all aspire to be, has written me into his 7 blogs you must read article. I have to say that I love my neighbors: Seth Godin, GrokDotCom, Guy Kawasaki, Read Write Web, TechCrunch, and Jeremiah Owyang. I didn’t really know the Grok guys, so they’re going into Google Reader for my regular reads. So here I am learning something from Mitch, yet again.

Je ne parle pas bien, et pardonnez moi pour mon francais mal.

I have about seven friends I know about from Montreal, so hi to you, but if you’re here because of the Gazette, I’m glad to see you.…

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Ten Secrets to Better Blogging

10There’s lots of information and advice hidden in the archives of this site, and I admit that it’s not especially easy to find it all. To that end, I’m going to put up a series of posts from time to time where I’ll give you links to 10 of my posts about a topic that might be of use to you. Today’s topic: blogging. Let me know if this is helpful. In reading through these posts a bit, it’s funny how I sometimes echo themes, repeat advice, etc. But I believe repetition is a good teacher. Plus, I’m forgetful. It’s a perfect mix.

10 Secrets To Better Blogging

10 Blogging Tips – So tiny, you can fit it on a 3×5 card, and yet, I think it’s useful.…

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AideRSS Takes a Stab At Measuring Engagement

Interesting post from AideRSS‘s community manager Melanie Baker about how blogs measure engagement. I was ranked #1, and for that, I’m grateful, but I’m still working out the logic and thinking about what she had to say. Melanie’s right, though. Bloggers love metrics. Why? Because most of us don’t get paid to write. We do it for love and the desire to connect. Metrics tell us whether we’re connecting.

Anyhow, the findings are interesting, and I think worth checking out.

Storytelling ROI – Social Engagement Metrics for Marketing Social Media Bloggers

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Is Your Blog For Rent

house for rent Great story at Trendspotting (and I’m sorry that I forget who sent me this) about Coke trying to work with 9 bloggers in Brazil about a product rollout, where they sent the bloggers some of the new Coke, designed special front page replacements for their blogs, and summarily got lots of negative coverage for creating what the news media called “rent-a-bloggers.”

Blogging and social media are a great set of tools for promoting products and services by the digital version of word of mouth, but it’s a tricky situation. There are lots of opportunities to raise the ire of your community, and lots of ways that the marketer’s campaign could backfire.…

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Social Media Does Not Replace Marketing Strategy

crowd In yet another moment of informational threading, here’s a post by Dan Kennedy about hyper productive markets. Kennedy points out that knowing your rough sales target is one thing, but knowing the most productive and yielding part of the whole bunch is worth so much more.

Thread this together with Robert Middleton’s post about a karate model for marketing. There’s a lot to it, but the key point was something he took out of another presentation he’d seen, and that was this:

1. You first have to get your clients and customers to consume what you’ve already sold them.
2.

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What Social Media Does Best

office workers If you’re still looking for the best ways to explain to senior management or your team or your coworkers or your spouse what it is that social media does, why it’s different than the old way people used to use computers and the web, why people are giving two hoots about it, here are some thoughts to start out the conversation. I look at this mostly from a business perspective, but I suspect you’ll find these apply to nonprofits and other organizations as well. Further, as I’m fond of saying, social media isn’t relegated to the marketing and PR teams. It’s a bunch of tools that can be used throughout businesses, in different forms.…

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You Need to Be Easy

Business Card I’m perpetually baffled when I see websites that don’t give me a sense of the human being behind them. I receive business cards by the ton at conferences, and I’m surprised when they don’t offer a great deal of value per square inch of paper. In fact, my own personal business cards don’t offer enough value, so they will be replaced eventually. People of Earth: make it easy for others to reach you and communicate with you.

About Pages

On your About page on your website, have a blurb about the company, if you have to, but then follow it up with a human, preferably with a picture. For every “we” site, you now need a “me” person on the site.…

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