CRM Playaz Episode 12 - A Blog is Born, CRM Playaz meet Two CRM Guyz
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As always the music plays and we are set free.
Opening: Use Your Experience by Charles Bobus. Courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network Closing: Got My Mojo Working
from the album, The Lost Tapes by Muddy Waters. Buy it at Amazon.com
Meetup: CRM Evolution 2009
We kick this ep off with a new segment - Meetup. Paul and I would love to meet folks who check out the show - or at least those of you willing to admit you listen... So every week we'll fill you in on what we're up to and where we'll be, and maybe we'll get a chance some of you. And one of the next places we'll both be at is the CRM Evolution 2009 conference taking place in NYC in a few weeks. So let's meetup if you're going!
Paul and I are proud to announce the arrival of the Playaz blog! I know what you're saying - just what the world needed, another blog. But this one will have some of the smartest people in the industry sharing their opinions, insights and sense of humors here with us.
Two of those smart, funny people are Marshall Lager - founder of Third Idea Consulting and columnist for CRM magazine, and Chris Bucholtz - former editor of InsideCRM.com. Marshall and Chris join us to talk about the blog, which is kicked off with Marshall's post - Falling Behind the Social Curve, Eh? Marshall tackles Facebook's continuing privacy issues with respect to user information, this time with our friends north of the border in Canada. Marshall really gets us off to a great start, but you'll have to listen to the show to see why I had a bone to pick with him over this.
Tweetalitarianism and The Day The Social Network Died
The four of us toss around what happened when last week with Twitter and Facebook going AWOL. We think it may have been taken down by someone who finally got fed up with some of these made-up Twitter words. Words like Tweetalitarainism, a word Chris Bucholtz created... and panned along with "cloudsourcing" and a few others. Save the social networks by refraining from using these words.
Blogger Relationship Mis-management
We end with a conversation on BRM. The four of us get contacted quite a bit by companies and their PR firms pitching us stories on, or to set up times for briefings on products. Some of these pitches are good, some are bad, some are ugly, and some we needed to talk about on this show. Paul fills us in on one of the worst he's seen in years, and I tell a story about the infamous Madame Y. Marshall and Chris also share their horror stories from PR firms gone wild....and stupid.