Sneak Preview: Ogilvy PR BlogFeeds

As part of our sponsorship of tomorrow’s WE Media Conference in New York, we started thinking about how we could offer something of value to the conference attendees beyond a typical brochure about our services. The conference aims to explore the ways in which new forms of communication are changing the way that we converse

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The Future of RSS

Most popular industry blogs offer multiple feed options for the simple reason that RSS feeds are being used by professionals in many industries to aggregate and consume "niche news."  As an increasing number of news media sources offer their content through RSS feeds, this is becoming a defacto source for aggregating news in any industry,

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Collective Voice and Blogs

The theory of an encyclopedia built through the collective contribution of thousands of laypersons seems to defy logic. After all, how can you rely on individuals to work together with relatively few rules in order to develop a common encyclopaedic view of the world?  But despite the obvious problems, Wikipedia works – an online measure

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Sent from my Blackberry Wireless …

I read somewhere that Michael Jordan used to get $30,000 every time he sneezed. He wasn’t getting paid to sneeze, of course, that’s just how much he would make every microsecond of the day based on his annual dollars from salary and sponsorships. Much of it came from retail fashion (sports apparel) – an industry

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BlogDay2005

Yesterday was Blog Day 2005, a day when blogger Nir Ofir suggested everyone post a recommendation of 5 new Blogs (preferably, Blogs different from their own culture, point of view and attitude).  Looking at the list of posts about Blog Day, it was fascinating how far the idea travelled, from Ofir’s original posting on June

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Contextual Advertising – The Cure for Database Poisoni ...

Whoever has the misfortune of the email address bob@bob.com definitely hates me.  If he exists, I’d like to apologize to him for the hundreds of sites that I’ve avoided providing my real details to by usurping his good name.  Of course, I also have my own email address set up just to register on sites

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The Rule of Recency – Why Updating Content Matters

A recent ad in the Washington Post takes aim at the Monster.com’s of the Internet who have taken away ad revenue from job classified ads (a cash cow for newspapers in the past).  The ad copy reads "The average job listing in The Post is 2 days old. The average job listing online is 2

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Linking to the "Deep Web"

There is a part of the Internet that is closed to public eyes, available only to subscribers and registered site users — the "deep web."  Media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal have made moves toward a new revenue model recently by placing content behind subscriber-only barriers, a move that a recent Technorati report

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Read On – Why Print Magazines will Survive

I have been involved in enough campaigns to know that I am not my target audience.  Now that I have passed from my 20s into the 30s, I can no longer claim to understand teenagers and get away with it.  But just because I am not the target audience doesn’t mean there isn’t a value

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All Marketers are Bullshitters?

Mastering the art of bullshit used to be a badge of respect in college.  After all, who wouldn’t want to have the ability to write endlessly about a topic without having to really ever say anything?  I suppose it prepares people well for the business world where this type of nonsensical writing is often expected. 

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