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Vanessa’s Variety for the Week of August 21st, 2009

Posted on August 24, 2009 by Vanessa
  • This is something that we have talked about and something that I have wanted to do for a really long time so I am glad that another blogger brought it up as a subject and as a best practice.  Michael Martine wrote Make Your Customer the Hero a post about featuring customers on the company blog, how to go about doing so, and the benefits that both parties receive from doing so.  I would be really curious to know if our customers are reading our blog and how many would be interested in being featured, so maybe this post will spur the conversation.

  • Internet Retailer reported on data released by the Commerce department and comScore both of which show consumer spending down for the second quarter of 2009 as compared to last year.

  • Although the title suggests that Kevin Ertell is merely making predictions when it comes to the future of online retail I would argue that this article is closer to an educated forecast.  A worthwhile read, Predicting the Future of Retail, doesn’t really make claims that are too outlandish, at least not in my humble opinion.

  • Twitter contests that go well v. Twitter contests that can ruin or really damage a reputation.

  • The title alone for this week’s Whiteboard Friday sucked me in.  SEOmoz is quite good at doing that anyways, but the content’s worth it as well.  Check out Whiteboard Friday: 10 Disturbing Similarities Between Dating & Raising Venture Capital.


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