New Weapons In The Talent War

Steve Rubel of Cooper Katz, a NYC pr firm, sees a larger role for corporate blogs in 2006.

In 2006 blogs will play a bigger role in how companies find and retain key talent. Smaller companies that might normally have a tough time positioning themselves as cutting edge places to work will use transparency to compete for top talent. At the same time, large company bloggers who establish a foothold as subject matter experts will find themselves increasingly wooed. Finally, a small group of companies will turn their talent loose in the blogopshere to keep them motivated and engaged…and visible.

It worked for Rubel. No doubt about that. His firm created a business practice around his blog, which is clearly the exception, not the rule. But I’d like to see more of this type of thing, so I hope he’s correct.

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About David Burn

Native Nebraskan seeking the perfect pale ale in the Pacific Northwest. Copywriter and brand strategist at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Contributor to The Content Strategist. Doer of the things written about herein.

  • http://www.technologyevangelist.com Ed Kohler

    If you become the online expert in your industry by being one of the most prolific bloggers, you’ll ceratainly be top of mind when it comes time for a business decision. The blog may or may not be profitable, but that’s not where the real money is for business blogs.

  • http://adpulp.com David Burn

    Agreed, Ed. Thanks for your comment.
    By the way, we’ve always believed the real money is in the back end of this blog. That is, AdPulp is the showpiece for our blogvertising consulting services. Of course, that’s not all it is, but it’s a big part of what we hope to achieve here.