Guy Kawasaki is one of the most well known marketers in the world. His new book Reality Check is making its way to the best seller list. Marketing Voices host Jennifer Jones caught him at his home and discussed the new book and Guy’s favorite chapter on entrepreneur’s lies. Jones and Kawasaki also get into Guy’s unique use of Twitter and his ability to leverage the platform.
In these tough economic times, marketer’s budgets are getting slashed and the situation requires innovative thinking to leverage small dollars. Virtual events are now part of the marketing mix and a good means of creating marketing dollar leverage. Jennifer Jones spoke to Brent Arslaner of Unisfair, a virtual events company for marketing and recruiting purposes about they are seeing their business increase 100% year over year growth due to marketer’s demand. Forrester says 20% of US companies have used virtual events at some point in their marketing.
Chris Tolles, CEO of Topix, and Jennifer Jones discuss the pros and cons of citizen journalism and the objectivity of journalists today. Tolles also describes how Topix which is the largest news community on the web provides an interesting business model for marketers to advertise locally. Tolles mentions how Walgreens used Topix to run a successful campaign.
Making a corporate culture more innovative, and open, so it can listen and share is the advice of Forrester VP and Analyst of Customer Experience, Bruce Temkin. He believes it is time for corporate management to change and adopt his 6 new imperatives. Temkin and Jones discuss how to do this, and describe the best practices of LEGO who Temkin believes is a good example of an open communicative culture.