Recent posts:

Media Fragmentation and Niche Marketing

Just back from a presentation by the New Politics Institute. I’ll post the video link as soon as they provide it, but in the meantime, here are a couple of quick takeaways: The rise of cable, Tivo and the internet fragments media audiences and helps limit the effectiveness of traditional...

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Online Smackdown: Wal-Mart vs. the Critics

It’s a tag-team deathmatch right here on our beloved internets: Wal-Mart hits its union detractors with a site called Paidcritics.com (with headlines just a hair short of an Onion parody), and the unions return fire with the finest URL yet seen...

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Email List/CRM Vendors

To supplement the overview of email list building and management, here’s a list of list managment and customer/constituent relations management software vendors. Most of these companies have been around for quite a while and have good track records. I’ll be adding them to the...

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Corporate Blogging Discussion/Book Preview

Debbie Weil, local (DC) blogger and marketing expert extraordinaire, will be previewing her new book on corporate blogging at the 4th Estate (as Debbie has quite helpfully corrected from my original post — I wrote the wrong location) near Farragut North next Tuesday afternoon. Lots of local...

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Presentation: Blogs and Public Relations

Back in May, I went to an excellent presentation sponsored by Fleishman Hillard and the DC Communicator newsletter. Aimed mostly at corporate P.R. types, it was titled “Beyond Blogging 2006” and focused on P.R. in a world where bloggers are increasingly influencing word-of-mouth...

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A Remembrance of Portals Past

Last week’s launch announcement for Hotsoup.com, particularly Howard Kurtz’s profile in the Post, cast my mind back to some other erstwhile political portals that have come and gone in the past 10 years. Kurtz mentions Grassroots.com and Vote.com, each of which is still with us but as...

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