Archive for Month: December 2008

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Welcome to a Top 100 Marketing Blog Which is Not a Marketing Blog

Welcome to the many marketing and communications professionals who are visiting this site today. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Invesp.com listed me as the #40 most influential marketing blogger of 2008. To be clear, while I appreciate the designation, this blog is not about marketing. That said, […]

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Embargoes, Corporate Blogs and Getting a Story Out

Over the past few days, the way the news is done (as told by blogs) has been challenged once again. Mike Arrington, in a moment I can only assume was brought on in frustration by another mismanaged embargoed story, declared unilaterally that TechCrunch would agree to any embargo and proceed […]

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Sponsored Post: Granting a Wish with Sears

KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS CONTEST ENDS AT 11:59 PM ON DECEMBER 23, 2009. ALL PARTICIPATION AFTER THE FACT WILL NOT BE COUNTED. HAPPY HOLIDAYS! This post is a sponsored post on behalf of Sears via Izea. The opinions are mine. The economy is tough right now, and in my […]

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Jeremiah Owyang Inserts Foot In Mouth (Again) Over IZEA Sponsored Posts

Rarely do I go after individual people on this blog. There have been a few occasions, but I prefer to talk about issues and not people. However, when the errors of a person are so egregiously over the top, I have a need to say something. This was the case […]

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Bail Out Entrepreneurs, Not Big Auto

So, the Auto Bailout bombed in the Senate. Good. (Never thought I’d be writing about it in Venture Files . . . but then, I never imagined it might affect entrepreneurs — including me — directly.) It’s an intriguing tale of desperation, fear tactics, and irony. Desperation because the auto […]

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IZEA, Social Spark and Redemption

Update: This contest is now closed. IZEA is one of those companies that everyone loves to hate. Why? Well… PayPerPost, the ill concieved program that when launched offered to pay bloggers for reviews of companies and products without disclosure and requiring positive reviews. Many stories have been written about PayPerPost […]

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WordPress 2.7 Hits The Street

Public Service Announcement to note that WordPress 2.7 has now been released. In addition to our earlier coverage of things you can expect in this release, others have also written some handy posts about the release as well. Take it all in. The Visual Design of 2.7 5 New WordPress […]

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Welcome to the Machine

Welcome my son, welcome to the machine. Where have you been? It’s alright we know where you’ve been. You’ve been in the pipeline, filling in time, Provided with toys and ‘Scouting for Boys’. You bought a guitar to punish your ma, And you didn’t like school, and you know you’re […]

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The Roadmap For Building a 21st Century Newspaper

Yesterday, I weighed in on the Tribune Company bankruptcy filing, noting that where voids might be created by the disappearance of established newspaper brands, there was opportunity for those nimble enough and digitally savvy enough to adjust. In my mind, as I wrote that, I was thinking primarily of alternate […]

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WordPress Plugin Pack: Real Estate

We continue our WordPress plugin pack series that we started yesterday with the Photography pack, by announcing the Real Estate Pack. While I am not a real estate professional, I do know that real estate folks need as much help as they can get right now. Fortunately for you folks, […]

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