von Roland Hachmann | Mai 20, 2008 | Ad News, Blog, Digital Marketing, Marketing, Social Media Marketing
Just when you thought that everybody who wants to use a (corporate) blog in their communication has tried (and sometimes failed miserably), Becks opens the bottle and starts a blogger casting.
Here is what they want:
You live by the blog. You have a way with words that hold people captive. And you don’t shy away from being in the public eye. Then we want you. Give your two cents worth, and we’ll give you a handsome salary and other bright perks. Your name and blogs will be seen by many around the world. Others have 365 days, you have 365 entries in a year. You get to work with Beck’s and a congenial creative team in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. You might even relocate to a greener pasture. Sounds too good to be true?
Adverblog found a quote from a press release:
„Our consumers actively seek out links to new trends and genuine material from around the globe. They have a desire to learn about people who share the same values as they do. The Beck’s new columnist will help uncover and highlight relevant and exciting topics for our consumers, enabling us to better connect with them.“
The idea is not new, but it could work well for becks, if the blogger manages to connect will with the becks consumer. But there are several possible negative outcomes:
- The blogger will blog too much in favour of becks undertakings: it might not be sufficiently authentic and people might stop reading.
- The blogger will blog very independently and could soon be a ‚celebrity‘, successful even when disconnected from the becks brand. Hence the image transfer to becks might decrease over time.
- The blogging could turn out to be extremely boring regardless of the being authentic or not. Again people might stop reading it.
In either case it is a comparatively small investment (at the cost of probably only a few TV commercials) with a large possible upside to it.
von Roland Hachmann | Mai 14, 2008 | Blog, Digital Culture, Social Media Marketing
I will be at the blogger gathering in Hamburg today, which is organised by Klaus Eck and Cellity. Let me know via Twitter if you’re there (@webjungle). It’s my first blogger gathering, so I am already looking forward to it!
von Roland Hachmann | Jul 30, 2007 | Blog, Digital Marketing, Digital News, Marketing, Marketing Trends, Social Media Marketing
This is a headline I read at marketinvox.com. And this is the info you get there:
B2B marketers have adopted blogs and RSS more than other Web 2.0 tools such as wikis, according to the report; moreover, smaller marketers – the Davids among the Goliaths – are at the forefront: Some three-quarters of surveyed marketers that have deployed Web 2.0 tools are in companies of 10,000 or fewer people.
Some other findings from „The B2B Web 2.0 Tools Report“:
- Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of respondents use blogs, 58 percent use RSS feeds, followed by podcasts (54 percent), videocasts (43 percent), social networks and communities (42 percent) and wikis (19 percent).
- The most frequently noted blogging services were WordPress (35 percent) and Blogger (30 percent), followed by TypePad (19 percent).
- Users‘ favorite RSS readers are those offered by Mozilla Firefox (23 percent), MyYahoo (20 percent) and Bloglines (17 percent).
Fascinating news. So I went to the website of the tools report. On this site you get the results, and you can also participiate in the survey:
Tools are ranked according to the number of mentions by qualified B2B marketers. The number of â€˜Votesâ€™ is tallied in the second last column of the table.
If you sum up the votes, you can see that there are only 61 votes sofar. In my opinion this is hardly a solid number for issuing such a press release! Don’t get me wrong: the findings will be interesting, once there is a substantial number of participants. But don’t start with such a bold headline on such a small number of findings!
Regarding the statement „qualified B2B marketers“: the survey can be filled in by anyone. There are qualification questions, but you can fill in anything you want. I am sure there will be quite a few people filling in this survey in any random way, only because they are interested in receiving a full copy of the results.
Let’s wait and see what the results will be in a few weeks.