Monday, January 31, 2011

January's top 10 communications tips & issues

Did you hit or miss the mark in this first month of 2011? No matter. Here at don't get caught, I make sure you don't miss a thing. Catch up here with the most-read posts this month, covering communications, media relations, and social media. Here are January's top 10:

  1. Call it the CEO secret: Posterous's new features make it even easier to blog gives you some updates and links to the new features on Posterous, the blogging site that makes blogging as easy as sending an email. Lots of new tools here, from mobile apps to slideshows--all via email, if you like.
  2. Revisitng Twitter corrections in the wake of the Arizona shootings reflects a widespread discussion on that social-sharing site after one news organization misreported Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's death--and others retweeted the error. Good suggestions and considerations for your own Twitter correction plan--you do have one, don't you?
  3. 8 ways with Evernote, for communicators shares ways I use this popular note-taking and -sharing tool that comes with desktop and mobile applications, from storing clippings to keeping track of receipts and business cards. I'll be adding to this list with another post shortly.  A late December 2010 post that many more caught up with in January.
  4. My January 6 roundup of my weekly share on Twitter -- what I call your "weekend read" -- was jammed with great new tips and features, so I'm not surprised it made the month's top 10.  Check it out; I do a similar roundup every Friday.
  5. Top tech pros discuss fast-lane changes in communications features a video of a panel discussion with some of Silicon Valley's top PR pros. The trends they discuss--from corrections on Twitter to working without embargoes--are ones you need to get ready for, because they're heading your way.
  6. How social media *really* works at meetings gives you some real-life lessons that range from what it's like to arrange the IT and AV for a socialized meeting, to home truths about wi-fi at meetings. Good examples and cautionary tales here.
  7. Your content strategy: What kind of breakfast is it like? prompts you to reconsider offering an all-you-can-eat buffet and steers you toward the mobile breakfast sandwich approach when it comes to your online offerings.
  8. 4 from the floor: Reporters react to your media-relations strategies shares views from newsmongers that might help you adjust your approaches, from embargoes to meeting support for reporters to standing out from the crowd. Helpful, straight talk.
  9. Blogger press credentials: The Storified view from the street shares a compendium of real-life experiences bloggers have had trying to get credentialed, and what they have to say about it. Wince, but read this.
  10. Where to catch me rounds up some of my scheduled stops in January and February. Next month finds me in Chicago, Washington and New York City. Send me a message at info[at]dontgetcaught[dot]biz if we can meet up.
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