Washington DC Small Business, Social Media, Technology, Communications, Marketing and Conversations with Shashi Bellamkonda Vice President Marketing at Leap | Marketing Leader Driving Business Growth & Customer Exp | Startup & SMB Advisor
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@alexorfinger smart campaign, originally uploaded by shashiBellamkonda. I have been a avid reader of the Washington Post. I like the print version and my job even though online leaves me too busy to read the paper online. I get up before 6 a.m so that I can get a few minutes to read the A section, business, metro and Style in that order.
A few weeks ago ( maybe months ago) , when the Washington Post moved the business section to the A section I considered it a promotion, Not anymore. I loved to see the share prices specially of companies that I liked like Marriott, GE etc. I loved to see the price of the dollar to the rupee. I liked the national and international news coverage and the features.
Sadly all that is missing. I think the Washington Post should have considered an increase in price and not giving up on the Business Section.
I am thinking of a Facebook group to influence the Post to bring the Business Section back. IF you are game please comment here.
Event details:Monday, June 01, 2009 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)Johns Hopkins University Montgomery Campus 9601 Medical Center Drive Rockville, Maryland 20850 REGISTER here : http://socstardom3.eventbrite.com/Jay Berkowitz is the CEO of Tengoldenrules.com and a very good friend. On the speaking circuit Jay comes to DC several times a year and I am glad we could ask him to meet-up with us on June 1stJay is the Past President of the American Marketing Association South Florida Chapter, a Founding Board Member of the South Florida Interactive Marketing Association, and was a member of the Toronto International Film Festival Board of Directors.He is a popular presenter at conferences and events such as: The Association of Internet Marketing and Sales, The Direct Marketing Association, The American Marketing Association, The Affiliate Summit, Ad-Tech, The CEO Roundtable, The Washington Weight Loss Marketing and Obesity Conference, and The Global Benchmarking CouncilSee Steve Fisher's …
I am really excited to be back in Atlanta. It is a honor for me to be at the Efactor.com event and I am looking forward to meeting old friends. My colleagues in the local marketing team did a fantastic job sponsoring the event. Hope you will be there.Details of the event : Live. Work. Play. Building Your Business, Life & Beyond on Social Networks. May 28th, 2009. Atlanta, GA One Ninety One Club - Private Club One Ninety One Peachtree Tower 191 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 400 Atlanta, GA 30303-1761 6:00PM - 10:00PM Register for this event and receive a FREE Internet Web Address courtesy of Network Solutions ($35 value).Moderator: Toby Bloomberg, CEO Bloomberg Marketing and Diva Marketing BlogTwittinar Host Barb Giamanco, CEO and Sales BuilderPanelists:Panelists: Brent Leary, Co-Author, Barack 2.0: Social Media Lessons for Small Business, www.barack20.com David Bullock, Co-Author, Barack 2.0: Social Media Lessons for Small Business, www.barack20.com Angela Benton, CEO,…
While in a traditional world Six Apart and Word press are rivals, in Anil Dash's vision it is a way for Six Apart do what is right for the community of internet users. he sees a world of connected networks sharing information.
Details of the Six Apart plug-ins for Word press are at http://www.sixapart.com/wordpress
I think I may have been the first o break the story at http://cli.gs/36396a
I met Anil and took a video interview which can be seen here http://www.youtube.com/solutionsarepower
Shashi Tharoor served as the UN Under-Secretary General for Communications and Public Information between June 2002 and February 2007, during the term of Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He is an author, journalist, human-rights advocate, humanitarian and adviser or fellow of various institutions. After an unsuccessful attempt to become the UN Secretary General Shashi Tharoor went back to India and stood for elections.The exciting news is that Shashi Tharoor won in the 2009 General Elections held in India from the Southern State of Kerela. While I am excited about this and think this is good for India here is how this affects me. Before this the first 3 results for the term "shashi" on Google I had to share the top 3 results with Shashi Tharoor, Shashi Kapoor ( A very seasoned Bollywood actor of note) . Now I am now no 4 after multiple Shashi Tharoor results.Well its not about me , I think Indian politics should have more people of the calibre of Shashi Tharoor specially with …
User Friendly Thinking interviews subject matter experts and industry thought-leaders on topics related to web design, content management, Internet marketing and social media. The show is sponsored by Web content management software company, Bizzuka, and is hosted by CEO John Munsell and marketing director Paul Chaney.
Social Media and Crisis Communications (Revisited)View more presentations from Shel Holtz. I was at Society for New Communications Research SNCR's New Comm Forum last month where Shel Holtz delivered the closing keynote of the opening day at the Society for New Communications Research New Communications Forum on Monday, April 27, 2009.For new comers like me it was full of details for what every company should be doing and what has changed from the traditional way of public relations. Shel Gave a lot of examples of recent Crises and also reasons why companies should use social media for crisis communications. I loved his advice on how blogs are a prerequisite because the media reads them and also why "media should be released into the wild" to get to a larger audience. As part of the presentation Shel also illustrated a good example of @CDCEmergency working hard to put out good and timely information on the H1n1 "Swine flu" .His closing advice :Communicate well …
Joe Pulizzi - thought leader, speaker and evangelist for content marketing, Joe is founder and chief content officer for Junta42. All attendees receive a free copy of Joe's book: Get Content. Get Customers.So what the heck is Content Marketing?Here's what Joe Pulizzi, the featured speaker, has to say about it:"Content Marketing is the art of understanding exactly what your customer needs to know and delivering it to them in a relevant and compelling way."Here's another perspective from KnowledgeStorm:"84% of technology buyers said they want content that educates. They want content specific to their jobs and industry."So what do we think? If you don't have a Content Marketing strategy in 2009 you're losing an important opportunity to drive revenue for your company.Event Details:Date: May 13th, 2009Time: 7:30-9:30 a.m.Place: Viget Labs (location sponsor)400 S. Maple Ave., Suite 200, Falls Church, VACost: $40Featured Speaker:Get registered!Everyone…
"Tech Breakfast Club convenes again in Vienna, VA this Thursday 5/14... Best practices and ideas shared by experienced tech marketers and PR types. Registration details here: http://tinyurl.com/d4fqen/WHAT: Tech Breakfast Club - Peer networking and idea sharing with experienced Tech Marketing & PR pros WHERE: Sheraton Premiere – Baron’s Room (at the back of Ashgroves Restaurant), 8661 Leesburg Pike (off Hwy 7), Vienna, Virginia 22182 http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/dining/index.html?propertyID=691 WHEN: 8:00 a.m-9:45 a.m. Thursday, May 14 COST: Compliments of Tech Image, www.techimage.comRSVP: By Monday, May 11, to: firstname.lastname@example.org, 847-279-0022, ext. 224. Attendance is limited to experienced Technology Marketing & PR professionals. BONUS!... The first 20 to RSVP and attend will receive an autographed copy of Debbie Weil’s Corporate Blogging Book
Read the whole story in theWashington post. Read the Economist story on Business-school gurus take lessons from an unexpected source This is a amazing example of a spontaneous system that is scientific and created by the brilliance of the human brain whether you are educated or not. The benchmark here is that you focus on the service you want to provide and do what is logical leading to excellent service. I am not sure any multinational courier company can be as efficient as these 5k Dabbawalas coming together by necessity and commnality of goals.