Further Reflections On #BlogWell And SocialMedia.org

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One of the things I learned at BlogWell– the conference I attended at Boeing’s Future of Flight Museum north of Seattle this week–is the conference is attended mostly by members of SocialMedia.org–an organization I knew little about until this week. Now that I know more, I’m impressed. For one thing, I like their business model. […]

Make Stuff Up, Win A Prize

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MUKILTEO—Co-creation–that ideal world where brands and customers play together to make something better than either party might achieve on their own–is the final topic of the day at BlogWell’s summer session in Seattle. Greg Piche, Social Media Architect for Clorox, describes the Clorox Connects project, where the company solicits new product ideas from the crowd. […]

Like Climbing Walls, REI Brings Social Media Marketing Inside The Store

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MUKILTEO—Jordan Williams, Manager of Digital Engagement at REI, is in front of a packed house at BlogWell, north of Seattle, to share what the company has been doing to bring social media marketing down from the corporate level to the store level. Explaining why this is important for REI, Williams says, “Customers feel strongly about […]

Cap’n Crunch Was Out To Sea, But He’s In Social Waters Now

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MUKILTEO—Boeing’s Future of Flight Museum is a rich setting for a gathering of social media marketing activists, advocates and practitioners diligently working to get their own projects off the ground at some of America’s largest companies. Welcome to BlogWell, a half-day conference of social media case studies, presented by SocialMedia.org, a corporate membership organization and […]

Rich Man, Digital Man

The wealthiest American consumers, those in homes with at least $100,000 annual incomes, are difficult for marketers to reach through traditional means, but “Affluent Consumers in a Digital World,” a new study from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) finds these higher-income Americans embracing digital media—and its ads, to some degree. The receptivity of affluent Americans […]

You Can Trust Technology, Or Trust Customer Service-Minded People Behind The Tech

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OSCON 2011, an O’Reilly conference on Open Source, was held in Portland this week. The event brought a plethora of Open Source advocates to the city, including a sizable contingent from Rackspace in San Antonio. Cloud Evangelist, Matt Wilbanks, made the trip and he took time from his conference schedule to explain how and why […]

The Big Engines That Could

BlogWell features eight great case studies on the best social media programs at large corporations. No agencies, no startups — just big companies sharing what they’ve learned. On the afternoon of August 9th, BlogWell will be at the Future of Flight Aviation Center in Mukilteo, Washington, just north of Seattle. The conference moves from city […]

Let’s Have A Chat About All These Conferences

I doubt I’ll be asked to speak at one anytime soon: Every week I see floods of tweets and blog posts from people I know sharing quotable nuggets or random observations from some marketing-related conference, seminar, or training session. Collectively, it always seems like these gatherings are the place to be for gaining bits of […]

Bites Of The Internet Week Apple

Yahoo! Scene is all over Internet Week and they have the video to prove it.

WebVisions Keynote: Douglas Rushkoff

PORTLAND—Whatever Brad Smith of WebVisions had to do to bring Douglas Rushkoff to Portland to speak, it was worth it. Few speakers bring this kind of passion and clarity to their talks. Even fewer are willing to grapple with real societal issues and call bullshit when and where it is needed. Rushkoff doesn’t have a […]