The Role of Online Journalism: Insights from the Editor of Christian Science Monitor

October 27th, 2008   •   3 comments   

John Yemma, the new editor of the Christian Science Monitor (CSM) which is celebrating its 100th year anniversary in 2008, told Marketing Voices’s Jennifer Jones how his publication is blending the roles of the online version with the print version. Although they are shifting most resources to the web, the CSM will have a print version as Yemma believes print has a place in the future of journalism. The CSM is seeking journalists who have a web background in addition to being journalists—quite a talent to find.

Intuit Builds Community Into Their Quicken Software

October 20th, 2008   •   1 comment   

Intuit recently launched software with community building capability built into its functionality. Scott Wilder, group manager of their small business group, tells Marketing Voices how their users are loving the product already. The functionality is not a link or popup, but part of the overall community experience. It is unique for sure, and other corporations will most likely follow Intuit’s lead.

Plum Helps Websites Get Social

October 13th, 2008   •   1 comment   

CEO Hans Peter Brondmo, of Plum, talks to Marketing Voices about their free service that helps save, share and organize a person’s digital life. Brondmo also gives Jones insights into Plum’s newest product offering being announced October 13 and his perspective on the social media trends he sees in the months ahead.

Design Discipline and Building a Community: Common Abilities Says HiveLive CEO

October 6th, 2008   •   2 comments   

What does being good at design and being able to build a community have in common? Plenty says CEO of HiveLive, John Kembel. Also a consulting associate professor of the Institute of Design at Stanford, Kembel talks to Marketing Voices about how the process of doing good design has similarities to the process of building a good community. The brainstorming and iterative thinking is similar in both professions and empathy for the customer is a solid need as well says Kembel.