Monday, October 31, 2011

October's top 10 #communications tips & issues

What's raking if not a collection of the best and most of what's out there? In October, readers raked in these posts the most, making them the most popular on the blog:
  1. Lessons from announcing a Nobel win--and the winner's death shared a one-of-a-kind case study from my clients at Rockefeller University. We got the backstory, making this the most-read post of the month.
  2. Wished-for data in the sciwri11 plenary: Digital consumers of science news fills in some blanks with sources on this important online audience and topic.
  3. Pushing QR codes into creative, widespread use: 7 examples offered you more case studies from rooftops, wikis, business cards, and more.
  4. Free tools for social media monitoring mean that you don't need to pay extra for a dashboard to measure your progress.
  5. Media interview smarts: How to stop saying "That's a very good question" tells you why you should stop and offers alternatives for what to say.
  6. Your difficult expert: What reporters think shares perspectives from reporters from NPR and the New York Times on the tough types of experts they encounter and how they work with them.
  7. 4 apps to help you record those Skype interviews shares options that will let you create videos from your recorded Skype interviews and more.
  8. Women and social media: Where gender should factor in your content strategy looks at which social sites women are and aren't using, and how they use them. Great data sources here.
  9. Using your tagline to make your business cards stand out shared my latest option for biz cards. Just took these for a test run at a conference and they were a big hit--plus, everyone got my message right.
  10. October 14th's weekend read post, with my weekly share on Twitter, proved to be among our most popular posts. Find out why.
Thanks, as usual, for your reading, tips and ideas for the blog!

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