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Showing posts from July, 2009

Companies engaging in Social Media much before a crisis have an advantage in quicker communication to customers

Over the last few days I have been working with the whole team to communicate with the customers and community after Network Solutions issued an E-Commerce Data Security alert to merchants who might have been affected by an unauthorized code on servers supporting some of its ecommerce merchants’ websites. The code has been promptly removed and all of the ecommerce servers are checked regularly. No servers supporting customers were affected. More details at At Network Solutions  we have been engaging in the Social Media for  some  time now and that helped with our communications with the customer and community.  Here is a link to our post explaining how Network Solutions is using social media to act faster in a crisis. Thanks to the community who is helped us spread the word.

Social Networking for Law Firms 102: Washington DC July 22

Social Networking for Law Firms 102 Washington DC A few weeks back we had a Social Networking 101 for legal firms and Raj Malik who spoke a the event wrote a recap "Even Lawyers Can have a Conversation" The next event is Wednesday, July 22, 2009 from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (ET). Register here for the event Thanks Larissa ! Increasing budget cuts due to the economy is on everyone’s mind this year. How can you advise your clients on the best strategies for engaging in social networks? What counsel can you provide in the way of guidelines, tips, and legal standards? In this digital age and 24-hour news cycle, it’s important also for companies to be proactive in managing their web presence, especially in times of crisis. How can you best use social media to relay your message, and be within your legal rights? Join us for a breakfast meeting with Vice President of Digital Media at Levick Strategic Communications, Dallas Lawrence and TMG

Unintentional Entrepreneur: San Francisco - Meetup July 15th

Unintentional Entrepreneur: San Francisco - Eventbrite I am thrilled to be speaking at Unintentional Entrepreneur: San Francisco event - A free workshop for entrepreneurs (with beer + pizza) Wednesday, July 15th 6:00 - 8:30pm Langton Labs 9 Langton St I believe this is SOMA and its very contemporary. If you or you know someone who is interested hope you will come or send this invitation to your friends. What would you like to hear at events like this ?

Gnomedex T-shirts

Horse back , originally uploaded by ShashiBellamkonda . Of all the swag I got last year the first place goes to the Gnomedex 8.0 Human Circuitry T Shirt . I hope Gnomedex excels even more. Gnomedex is Aug 20-22 details at

Social Media and New Roles For Employees - BusinessWeek

Social Media and New Roles For Employees - BusinessWeek Great article by Dan Schwebel @danschawbel in the business week. Must read for people helping their company in the social media. My advice is take advantage of the fact that branding has been transitioned solely from the grasp of companies and their "official" brand messengers. Regardless of your job title, social media allows you to assist your company like never before, while also garnering some career protection for yourself. I love this statement from the article 'The more employees that become brand guardians, the safer the corporate brand will be."

Ken Yancey : SCORE CEO on Fox Business News

“Treat your customers like royalty” said Ken Yancey in this interview on FoxBusinessNews . The CEO of SCORE .  Tap angel investors and friends and family for funding if banks are tight.. were among the advice for Small Business given in the interview. In these times  entrepreneurs should  pay a lot of attention to feasibility and thought while starting business and SCORE advisors can help by providing free consultancy. More info on Ken Yancey  and SCORE :

Blogger appointed to GM’s helm

I was thrilled at the News that Bob Lutz who started blogging on the GM FastLane blog is back. The Gm press release says: Bob Lutz has agreed to join the new GM as vice chairman responsible for all creative elements of products and customer relationships. Lutz and Tom Stephens, vice chairman, product development, will work together as a team, partnering with Ed Welburn, vice president of design, to guide all creative aspects of design. GM's brands, marketing, advertising, and communications will report to Lutz for consistent messaging and results. He will report to Henderson, and be part of the newly formed executive committee. "I am pleased to announce that we are 'unretiring' Bob Lutz so he can fill this important position in the new GM," said Henderson. "He has a proven track record of unleashing creativity in the design and development of GM cars and trucks. This new role allows him to take that passion a step further, applying it to other part

Key Dimensions of Success from Network Solutions' Small Business Success Index

Key Dimensions of Success from Network Solutions' Small Business Success Index Posted using ShareThis Rich Sloan Interviews Roy Dunbar CEO of Network Solutions about the Small Business Success index. The importance of local financial institutions and also the use of Social media by Small Business was discussed along with the findings of the Small Business Success Index.

Hats & Heads on the National Mall

In the sweltering heat on the afternoon of July 4th 2009 it was not surprising that a lot of folks were wearing something to protect their heads. From the pictures I took i choose the ones that the subjects had hats on. Which is your favorite ?

Its a bird, its a plane or .... ?

July 4th 2009 , originally uploaded by ShashiBellamkonda . This was a cool bike I saw on the Mall on July 4th 2009. Many admirers surrounded the rider who had the NASA tshirt

My Opinion is not upside Down

  This picture was taken by a coincidence on the National Mall on July 4th.