Blogging for Business: Everything You Need to Know and Why You Should Care

Blogging for Business: Everything You Need to Know and Why You Should Care

by Shel Holtz, Ted Demopoulos
     
 

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Why do 20 to 40 million Weblogs, or blogs, serve as an outlet for an estimated 32 million readers worldwide? And why do these numbers continue to skyrocket?

In Blogging for Business, authors Shel Holtz and Ted Demopoulos tell you exactly how and why more companies are incorporating blogs into their business strategies. This smart new guide helps you engage

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Why do 20 to 40 million Weblogs, or blogs, serve as an outlet for an estimated 32 million readers worldwide? And why do these numbers continue to skyrocket?

In Blogging for Business, authors Shel Holtz and Ted Demopoulos tell you exactly how and why more companies are incorporating blogs into their business strategies. This smart new guide helps you engage in the global conversation by creating and maintaining blogs to generate heightened awareness and greater customer mindshare.

In Blogging for Business, the authors reveal why businesses should embrace blogging:

• How to tap into the power of blogs

• How blogs are different from e-zines, Web sites, and message boards

• Why businesses need to monitor blogs that discuss their products and services

• How to use an internal corporate blog as an effective knowledge sharing tool

• Future iterations of blogging, such as podcasts and vlogs

• Legal considerations

Worldwide corporations from EDS and IBM to General Motors and Sprint are leveraging the myriad applications of blogs for product marketing, customer affinity programs, public relations, and internal communications. Packed with top-notch recommendations from two pros, Blogging for Business demonstrates that blogs offer a competitive advantage that businesses cannot afford to overlook.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419536458
Publisher:
Kaplan Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Shel Holtz is principal of Holtz Communication + Technology, whose clients have included Pepsi, Barclays Global Investors, The World Bank, and Intel. A blogger and podcaster, Holtz speaks regularly at the International Association of Business Communicators Conference (IABC) and the Ragan Corporate Communications Conference.

Ted Demopoulos has more than 25 years of experience in high technology, including 15 years as an independent consultant serving blue chip clients such as Cisco Systems, The Department of Defense, IBM, Hong Kong Telecom, and the UK Post Office. An early adopter of blogging, he has closely followed the development of the blogosphere for many years.

Ted Demopoulos's first business ventures began in college and have been continuous ever since. His first professional computer work was in 1984 when he helped work his way through graduate school by programming. In 1986 Ted joined Apollo Computer where he worked as a consultant and educator. He stayed a couple of years beyond the takeover by Hewlett-Packard, and then, in 1990, he founded Demopoulos Associates. He has been very fortunate since then to be able to work on a number of exciting projects worldwide. Ted holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MS from the University of New Hampshire. He lives in Durham NH with his wife, two children, and dog. More information about Ted is available at www.demop.com.

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