Five for Friday 7.23

I must be getting old. My weeks are running into one another. After three years, I finally succumbed to the pressure to get a smart phone. I like it but not addicted, yet; had a great conversation about monitoring services with Jason Mollica and am happy to say that I will officially have my wife back full-time after she takes the bar next week. How was your week, any big weekend plans? I’ll be in Atlantic City tomorrow capping off two visits in two weeks to the Garden State. The ranting has worn me out, so here is this week’s edition of Five for Friday.

Social media turf wars: are marketing and PR on a collision course? – This is a great article and conversation around the budding (if not all-out) feud between marketing and public relationships in the social media space. What side of the coin do you think would win in a blood match?

Using social media right for you – This may be my favorite post from Danny Brown yet. Not only does it address the pundits who shout you are doing it wrong but also offers a holistic view of the space as it looks to expand its reach to the masses.

Twitter Report: BP and Obama Oil Spill Sentiment by the Numbers – I am fully aware that I am a geek and that numbers excite me. This piece from Brian Solis takes a look at the sentiment over the duration of the BP fiasco for both the president and the polluter. It is really interesting to see the graphics tying the pair together.

Dr. Pepper Facebook Blunder Is Latest in a String of Risky Promotions – Well there are times when pushing the envelope is a good thing. Most time negating risks gives a bright green light. I just don’t know what the folks at Dr. Pepper were thinking using verbiage around 2 girls 1 cup on a Facebook app. As a consumer brand that has kids digging it, you were bound to get something like this article. Seriously who can honestly say they didn’t know what 1 Cup implied?

How to tell a journalist from a blogger – now this article is included for two reasons. The first is that it is well written and made me smile, but the real reason is that while it offers great points there is also a line in the sand drawn. Here is what a journalist is | here is the rest. I agree with a lot of it but wonder what happens with citizen journalism in this equation. What do you think?

Image – Journyl

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