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  1. Corporate blogger: angel or demon? Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com MIMA Summit October 1, 2008
  2. How do you start a blog? © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  3. Business 1. make a profit 2. find customers 3. build brand © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  4. Community - customers - special interest groups - partners © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  5. Wants to 1. be heard 2. find meaning 3. gain a sense of identity © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  6. Web properties today - stagnant content - no interaction - about company, not customer © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  7. Blogs and social media - opportunity to: - refresh content - provide information (commerce) - create interaction © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  8. Why blog? - learn what customers want - give your business a face - bring the conversation inside © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  9. Corporate blogger - communicator (editor) - facilitator (community builder) - negotiator (marketer) © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  10. There is a need to balance intellect with emotion - to educate (left brain) and illuminate (right brain) © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  11. Characteristics of a good corporate blogger: - active listener - advocate - ambassador © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  12. People don’t have to like you to buy your products/services. © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  13. They do need to respect you to talk with you - to have a conversation. © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  14. index reputation conversation © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  15. How can you be humanly authentic? - company knows itself - internal/external alignment. - culture as platform for passion - honesty as basis for truth © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  16. Company brand http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickwheeleroz/2773776799/ © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  17. from one interaction many times © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  18. to many interactions one time © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  19. Each interaction has potential to be: - direct - relevant - memorable © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  20. Remember that your most vocal customers are the ones who care enough to tell you how you’re doing. © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  21. examples © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  22. Before getting started: - add listening to your “to do’s” - do a sanity check on content - align behind the effort internally © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  23. What is the worst that could happen? Figure out how you would respond. © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  24. Conversation steps to dip company toes in social media and stay out of trouble © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  25. hire great people and get out of their way (permission to represent company) © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  26. learn to celebrate the right things (launch is just the beginning) © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  27. read that press release as a reporter would (content first) © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  28. join a conversation already happening to contribute (participate) © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  29. think humans first, technology second © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  30. be prepared to address questions, in some cases fast (this is crucial in online time) © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  31. give customers ways to receive the information how they want it (RSS, widgets = pull) © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  32. give your customers ways to vote on your upcoming promotion © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  33. get to know your customers © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  34. start with beliefs (living and breathing reasons why) © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  35. tell stories that transmit your beliefs © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  36. surprise customers (in a good way), show appreciation © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  37. Your customers now have the ability to organize and some will have the desire to talk about your brand. © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  38. Potential to: - go from B2B/B2C to P2P - talk to entire groups - learn to create content that works © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  39. How do you empower community? - comments - tags - ability to link © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  40. http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/forums > Community Discussion and under Coffee Corner © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  41. © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  42. Frozen Pea Fund © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  43. Not so good - getting defensive - being untruthful - not taking responsibility - spamming © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  44. Community is a balancing act. © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  45. http://www.marketingtwo.net © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  46. This is uncharted territory. Navigate it with people who are in your same predicament - working for a company. © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  47. © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  48. Why join http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGiqEX-L4G8 © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  49. © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  50. Is is about content? Is it about interaction? Is it about commerce? © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  51. Regardless of what you think, it’s about how blogging and social media - executed well - create a personal connection. © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  52. Once you open the door, there is no turning back. © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  53. Thank you. Questions? © 2008 Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com
  54. Corporate blogger: angel or demon? Valeria Maltoni, ConversationAgent.com MIMA Summit October 1, 2008

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