Top analyst blogs – two views

BarbaraAnalyst relations, analysts, Bloggers, social mediaLeave a Comment

Influence is in the eye of the beholder, and that certainly holds true with the industry analyst bloggers. I wanted to know how the blogs I highlighted at Tekrati during 2009 ranked in Jonny Bentwood’s (Edelman analyst relations specialist) “top analyst blogs” table. I’ve posted the cross-reference below. It’s a good reminder that there’s no single correct list of top … Read More

Sponsored analyst blogs and bloggers – matter of time

BarbaraAnalyst relations, analysts, B2B, Bloggers, social media9 Comments

Many of us are ready to recognize social media as a standard subset of our B2B and B2C communications channels. Even the slow moving Fortune 500 is adopting public-facing blogs, according to SNCR. So it’s time to stop thinking about analyst-written blogs as a novelty and start thinking about them as part of standard analyst business practice. One of the … Read More

FTC eyes social media endorsements

BarbaraBloggers, Consumer markets, Influencer engagement, social mediaLeave a Comment

Bloggers who are compensated for endorsing products and services could be held liable for any false statements they make, if newly proposed FTC guidelines are adopted. I’m pleased to see some movement beyond voluntary blogger transparency. I’m a fan of voluntary transparency. It puts peer pressure on bloggers to tell you about sponsorships and other compensation. It has uncovered several … Read More

Oracle blends influencers into community

BarbaraBloggers, Events, Influencer marketing, social mediaLeave a Comment

Vinnie Mirchandani is one the enterprise IT influencers not attending Oracle OpenWorld in the flesh this year. Instead, he’s plugging into event content and buzz through the new “Oracle OpenWorld 2008 Influencer Community.” Smart move by Oracle. Oracle invited media and bloggers alike to join this event-specific influencer community. That means bloggers don’t need to request access from different marketing … Read More

BuzzLogic converts influencer blogs into ad network

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Voices arguing that blogger popularity does not equate to influence lost a little more ground this week. A new ad network promises to deliver influential blogs to media buyers. My reaction is a mix of cheering and concern. What’s up: San Francisco-based BuzzLogic has launched its BuzzLogic Ad Targeting service. Essentially, the service enables companies to identify and place ads … Read More