One of my new favorite bloggers is Eric Dodds from Brains on Fire (bias, we work with Eric and Brains on Fire on projects). Eric is young, but don’t take that the wrong way. I interpret that as a different view/approach to many things. However, Eric has some great community management experience to temper his counsel.
When you have a chance check out some of his content:
Major transitions in business are a difficult process. Evaluating who you are and what you do, and then shifting priorities is just tough. Longtime friend Carl Smith from nGenworks has recently been documenting their journey. If you’re going through a similar process, or planning it, his posts are great reading.
- Transparent Transition
- Transition Strategy Part 1: Who Do We Think We Are?
- Transition Strategy Part 2: Staying Focused
- Transition Strategy Part 3: Actually It Is Magic
- Transition Strategy Part 4: What’s the Big Difference?
- Transition Strategy Part 5: Crossroads
Yes, I’m a bit late on this, but just wanted to post some thoughts on the F.I.R.E. Sessions 2010 held by my friends at Brains on Fire. I had been burned out on conferences….too many of the same conversations and it sounds bad to say, the same people. The F.I.R.E. Sessions were my first conference in a while and it was refreshing. Social media was not the theme for the day, instead it was some great talks and discussions about marketing, word of mouth and intersection of all these things with the realities of business.
Steve Knox from P&G’s WOM Unit Tremor treated the audience to some analytical discussions on what it truly takes to have impact and generate advocacy. Great stuff.
Lunch groups were also very diverse. Our table featured a lively discussion of old media vs. new media….with old media still coming to terms with the new reality.
For those of us from out of town the other big treat was spending time in Greenville, SC. I love that downtown area.
Here are all my photos from the event.
Other recaps of the event:
“We aren’t in Kansas anymore, we’re in Greenville. (Part 1)
F.I.R.E Sessions Recap Part 2 – Steve Knox on Trusted Advocacy and How It Will Change Marketing
FIRE Sessions Recap Part 3 – Max Lenderman and the Power of Experiential Marketing
FIRE Sessions photo roundup
Chuck Welch and Tommy Duncan are both quoted in a recent MediaShift post: Local Bloggers Step Up to Watchdog Local Government.
Well done gentlemen.