Archive for “June, 2007”

It would appear that the CMA has a disgruntled an extremely content developer on their hands

Because when you Google “canadian marketing association” – this is an image of what you get:

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Which just goes to show you that people inside your firm can do a pretty good job of damaging your reputation (advertently or not), and no matter what, it’s always a good idea to periodically Google yourself.

And uh, CMA? You might want to fix that pretty soon.

Update: Stacey Lewis of the CMA responded to this post within an hour of it going live with a dryly humourous explanation of how this link came to be:

Hi Maggie, in actual fact there are no disgruntled developers working at the Canadian Marketing Association and I can safely say this due to the fact that the only developer at the CMA is me. “This Website Sucks” is actually an article written by one of our volunteers on how to avoid your website from being referred to as such and provides two guiding principles of which we should all follow. Google hasn’t made the update to the new link yet however feel free to check out the full article.

Stacey Lewis – 100% Satisfied CMA Developer

Well done, Stacey!

Social Media Today Podcast – Mike Stopforth

(REPEAT – this was our most popular podcast by a huge margin) Welcome to the seventh edition of Social Media Today, the official podcast of the Social Media Collective. In this episode we chat with Mike Stopforth, Social Media evangelist and entrepreneur based in South Africa, and showcase how VoIP technology can make someone on the other side of the planet sound like they’re in the same room.

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Show Notes:
We talk about how Mike went from selling parts for earth-moving machinery to selling companies on the promise of social media via his consultancy firm Cerebra, the state of social media in SA (broadband penetration is very low, and this is a big barrier), how innovative SA firms are coming up with social media solutions that use widely adopted platforms, i.e. the MXit SMS service, we also discuss social media darling Stormhoek Winery, the 3rd annual South African Blog Awards (being held this Friday), and whether the “Balkanization” of the web is necessarily a bad thing, because in SA “local is lekker“.

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