This article in today’s Washington Post tipped me off to the newest member of the business blogosphere: Bill Marriott, Chairman and CEO of Marriott International has started the Marriott on the Move blog in part because his communications folks told him how important blogs are in the travel biz,
Now I know this is where the action is if you want to talk to your customers directly — and hear back from them…Blogging will allow me to do what I’ve been doing for years – on a global scale. Talking to the customer comes easily to me.
I’m sure this decision has as much to do with going where the customers are (smart) as it does having the credibility to counteract criticism in the blogosphere (smarter). Bill’s even vowed to talk about current events – he’s big on immigration reform.
I submitted a comment at 7:28 a.m. EST – let’s see how long their moderation queue is.
Update: 9:40 a.m. EST, still no comments approved.