Five for Friday 9.17

You have to love the fall. Kids back in school parking in resident spots, the chill in the air, leaves starting to change colors, but most of all football. And we’re not talking the one the rest of thee world watches. Aside from being knocked out of my suicide pool in week one, thank

Close-up of US currency

you San Francisco for choking, I quite enjoyed week one. How did your team or Alma Mater fare? Hopefully the success continues this weekend. Without further ramblings, here is this week’s edition of Five for Friday.

Going Back To School – Your Social Media Coursework – With school kids across the country going back to school, I am sure you are feeling a bit nostalgic – I know I am, minus the heavy book bag. This piece from SoFresh offers some ways to give a new start or way of thinking for the 2010-11 school year.

HOW TO: Effectively Pitch Bloggers – This article comes from the uber-wonderful Heather Whaling and is a good how-to for folks starting out pitching bloggers. These are some great tips and I can’t wait to see the presentation.

Doing Social Media Well Means Not Going By The Book – I love this post as it sums up something that I have been saying for some time now – throw out the book of rules in social media. The space is changing too quickly and the old rules just don’t work.

Five signs your business is not ready for social media – social media is not for everyone. If you or your business meet any of these five tips, please put down the Kool-Aid and figure your stuff out before making a big mess.

Gatorade’s ‘Mission’: Sell More Drinks – It is official, I envy Gatorade. Now my envy is on two levels, first they have a bad ass control room and secondly they get coverage out of it. The coverage stings a little more mostly because of the article’s subheadline which reads “Glitzy Hub Monitors Social Media for Mentions of Sports Drink, Sometimes Jumping into Chats on Facebook, Twitter.” Seriously to everyone out there busting your hump talking to customers, please join me in frustration and envy.

2 Responses to Five for Friday 9.17
  1. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 | 1:15 pm

    Hi Jeff! “Uber wonderful” — that’s awfully nice of you! 🙂 Glad you liked the post. I noticed you wanted to see the full presentation. I posted it on my blog today if you want to check it out. Would love your thoughts!

    Thanks for including the blogger relations post in your 5 for Friday!


  2. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 | 1:47 pm

    Heather, always happy to share good content. I will be peeping out that preso today over lunch. And I need to come up with unique subtleties and I am not that nice…

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