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Webinar Registration: Social Media and the Sales Cycle on March 22

In this webinar, participants will learn how social media fits into the sales cycle, from establishing your company’s online footprint through business development, marketing and referrals.  Specific tools covered:

• LinkedIn – Tips for making your top executives easily found.
• Blogs – How B2B and B2C companies are using blogs to generate business.
• Facebook – Which types of companies are using it effectively?
• Twitter – What’s all the tweeting about?


Wikileaks -- What Does This Mean for New Media?

Wikileaks has had and continues to have a profound impact on global politics, US and International diplomacy, international law, security, the rights of a sovereign state vs. freedom of speech, and on, and on. Yet, we at NMI believe that the underlying significance of Wikileaks is this: the power of new media and the internet is indescribably awesome, instantaneous and frightening. Wikileaks exemplifies the good and bad that new media embodies. The cautionary tale here is that we are human, and that we’ve developed one hell of an awesome communications “tool kit”. And that’s our take.

NMI Announces Winners of the 2010 New Media Awards – Website Awards Competition

The New Media Institute’s 2010 New Media Awards Competition has concluded its judging process and has announced 24 winners in this year’s website awards competition.  “It is our pleasure to recognize excellence in online communications. Awards recipients ranged from local to global with a diverse assortment of purpose, all exhibiting exuberant creativity in their use of new media as a form of communication,” said Barbara Eber-Schmid, Executive Vice President of the New Media Institute, who holds the annual New Media Awards. “Each year, we see a substantial increase in the number and quality of entries – providing a gratifying challenge for the judges.”

Blackberry Ban in Dubai, UAE and Probably Beyond Bodes Dire Consequences?

A flood of articles/videos from such sources as the Financial Post, the Smart Trend News, Associated Press/Google and TIME (to name a few) write about the ban, which begins in October, from several perspectives. The ramifications can be mind boggling and range from economic/business concerns to security, censorship and precedence.

Register Now: Free Webinar on Web 2.0 and Employment Law


Description:  In this Webinar, you will learn about what employers and employees need to know regarding this dangerous intersection of technology and employment law.

Date:  July 14, 2010

Time:  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Cost:  $0


Bloggers Must Reveal Sources as Shield Law Doesn’t Apply!

Online Media Daily writes that a NJ appellate court ruled that a blogger wasn’t a journalist, and so wasn’t covered by the Shield Law which protects journalists from having to reveal their sources. How much of an impact this will have nationally is unclear.  Check out the full article:

Best Practices in Mobile Marketing Paper

The text message has migrated from the province of giggling teen girls into an important component of customer relation management (CRM).  Mobile has become a powerful yet personal communication channel.  This paper examines some “best practices” for companies as they evaluate how and where to deploy the new mobile technologies.

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