Seriously, this corner spa (JP-speak for bodega apparently) has about 100 SKUs that don’t deal with liquor, scratch tickets or long distance calling cards. How then do explain this cornucopia of canned bliss?:
timoreilly Retweeting @gruber: Glad to see the McCain campaign isn’t trying to politicize Bristol Palin’s wedding: http://xrl.us/osc2h
This article may just have ruined my day, week, … crushed my soul:
Five random minutes from my busy Friday…
Friend: [checks link, comes back] does he always refer to himself in the third person?
Me: Worked for Bod Dole, works for Dean Elmore
Me: [thinks, "I should register a Bob Dole twitter account and make all my posts: 'Bob Dole is Shopping at WalMart.', 'Bob Dole is recommending http://tinyurl.com/3zdewh', etc.] damn someone already squatted http://twitter.com/BobDole
Friend: [check the twitter page first or the rest of this makes no sense] that’s a long time to be spanking a squirrel
Me: it was a very, very bad squirrel
I recently received a nice, polite, relevant email from an account exec. who works for a Social Media company. No surprise there, a few weeks ago I went to a networking event this company was a sponsor. Nothing to weird right, they sponsored a great event, making it very affordable for a bunch of interesting people to get together and talk shop.
The Rub: I had already contacted this company through multiple channels, I have an account exec working with me; I’ve emailed, twittered, exchanged business cards and talked on the phone with them for 30 mins. I know I’m in their Salesforce.com database.
A Reminder: Sucessfully engaging your customers requires more than technology. Social media, customer relationship management systems are not a substitute for effective, real communication.
Communicating effectively with customers isn’t easy—software doesn’t fix that.
One of the largest players in the social media platform space today showed me again that its not about the platform, its still about people.
Seriously, everytime I see one of these I feel icky. I don’t know, maybe don’t use color in your email, and done include three months of quoted correspondence below your signature might be a better place to start. Oh wait, here’s an idea, don’t email back “Thanks!” every time, my brain is part of the environment and you are hurting it.
Sitting on the back porch with Laura.
Suggesting FeedBurner to her.
Touting the tracking, statistics and features.
I pull up the stats for tmrs, excited because I picked up a new subscription to the RSS feed.
A bit about expectation leveling here.
I started this blog about a year and a half ago, but just started posting regularly to it recently. Yesterday I had two subscribers to the feed., today when I pulled up the stats for Laura, I said “Hey look! I picked up another subscriber!”.
A 33% increase in subscriptions is normally a remarkable event. But then. Reality sets in. I know my boss subscribes to my feed, Laura does too. Who’s the third basemen? —Turns out…me *sigh*.
You can learn a lot about playing chess from reading books, you can even prepare a decent meal given a recipe, but if you have never swum before, than reading about swimming will either a) provide a valuable lesson about drowning or b) teach you a thing or two about past participles.
Here’s to jumping in! And everyone who’s thought about: “wig, wag, wug, wugged.”
Spotted on Google News 10:30 AM 2/27/08:
Did the school bus run over the peanut butter? Interested I clicked on the image and was treated with this story:
Now I am really confused.