Sorry for the lack of posts in the last week. As some of my readers know, I am in the early stages of building a consulting practice. This week I have been beyond busy, between client deliverables and new client prospecting. Anyway, some interesting stuff for this week’s Roadmaps’ Roundup.
First, be sure to check out the Revenue Roundtable — Brian Carroll is lead poster this week and has some good stuff on lead gen and thought leadership.
Frederik over at CorporateBloggingBlog has a GREAT analysis of corporate blogging policies. After reading his analysis, I am more than ever convinced that smart companies will figure out how to give media/sensitivity training for their employees who blog, whether or not the blog is company sponsored. It is far easier to help people understand how to deal with media attention than it is to deal with the repercussions of an employee who got it wrong, irrespective of company policy. I’m really thinking about this… more to come….
Tris Hussey links to tips for the great 10-minute podcast. This is key for corporate marketers. One hour shows won’t make a lot of sense in the corporate space; how to maximize this new form in short bursts will.
Excellent post from BusinessLogs on full posts in RSS feeds. Mike Rundle makes some excellent points about how people will, and should, use RSS feeds as gateways into blogs. I scan Bloglines every day to read the 300 or so blogs I monitor. If a post really interests me, I almost always clock over to the blog, even if there is a full feed. Either I want to leave a comment or trackback to the post, or I am curious if comments have been left… No matter what, if I had to use favorites/bookmarks to accomplish same, I would be far less informed. And btw I scanned the full post in Bloglines, but read it fully on the blog.
Super post from Mike Manuel on "Joe Blogger" and the importance of understanding that it is as (more?) valuable to reach the blogger with 5 (or even 50) readers who REALLY believe in the source as it is to reach the "Big Blogger" who may have lots of readers but no more (or even less) buying influence than Joe Blogger. This is critical: marketers need to remember: it is about reaching buyers, not reaching everybody.