Over at my other blog, Everywire.com, I am posting a series of 18 video interviews conducted at CES 2009. I had a chance to meet with leading industry executives all with one common vision: the success of the next generation of wired home networking, and joining together in support of the recently consented G.hn standard.
Here's a sample interview just posted today, with Chano Gomez, from DS2. Mosey on over to Everywire to check out interviews like this one over the next 2 weeks.
From Telephony Magazine..... In the face of this recession, Weinkrantz made a lifestyle change. He decided to become a “walk-away consumer”: someone who seeks the best possible price and walks away when he doesn’t get it. Weinkrantz admits the strategy didn’t work at Neiman Marcus, but it succeeded at his local BMW dealership — and it worked big time with AT&T.
As we approach the new year, you're going to start seeing all sort of "expert" predictions and pontifications from analysts and consultants in the telecom world about what is to come in 2009 with AT&T.
My Robot Creative pal, Lara August, called me this morning to have breakfast, but I couldn't do it because of another meeting.
Then, I hopped over to see PodCast Ready's Dean McCall for another meeting.
Then, my stomach starts growling and I decide to hop over to Olmos Pharmacy for lunch.
En route down US 281, I am driving by the airport, and see Air Force One taking off.
Arriving to the Pharmacy 20 minutes later, proprietor, Betty Garza, informs me that our fearless leader of the free world, Secret Service in tow, stopped by and had a chocolate malt with First Lady, Laura Bush.
I guess when you are the President of the U.S., you can pretty much order up anything you want.
So it really says quite a bit about Betty's place, where she's run a tight ship for 35 years.
Over the last 3 years, I've been doing lots of breakfast meetings, lots of interviews, and lots of posts at the Pharmacy.
It's my office away from my office and serves as the "official" office of my two other blogs.
Sorry I missed you, Mr. President.
And thumbs up to Betty for having Mr. Bush pick her place as the place in town (or the world) for a real home made malt.
In my other life, I cover AT&T's three-screen consumer strategy over at 3Screens.net.
In doing so, I'm seeing more and more of my posts winding up being tagged and associated to Yahoo Finance which drives traffic to my site.
This may or may not apply to you, but when you are covering or writing about a publicly traded company, think of reaching financial markets as a way to expand your reach and bring new readers and participants to the conversation.
My other blog, 3Screens, is a consumer-facing media property that is an independent guide to making the most of your AT&T Three Screens Experience.
With today's announcement from AT&T about their Whole Home DVR, I made comments on leading blogs and news sites that helped increase traffic and authority to my blog.
Here's a few examples that illustrate not only the comments I made, but where I seek them out. I am a believer in having a commenting strategy, especially when an announcement is made that you think will gain wide-spread coverage.
Debbie Weil Debbie Weil, aka the MonaLisaOfBlogging.com, is a corporate blogging and online communications consultant and the author of the forthcoming "The Corporate Blogging Book: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know to Get It Right" for Penguin Portfolio (2006).