Why marketers have trouble with full-duplex social technology

Just read Why marketers have trouble with full-duplex social technology by Josh Bernoff.

Great quotes:

The problem is simple. Marketers don't understand channels where you have to talk and listen at the same time.

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The marketing industry's idea of a two-way communication is to put an 800 number or a web address in an ad and take orders.

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Your company has a chance to turn its email list into a two-way communication. Except that most mass emails from companies are "do not reply". "We want to talk to you," they say. "But we don't want to hear back from you. Unless you want to place an order, and if so click here."

How much of your marketing is communicating AT people instead of WITH people?

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson was a founding instructor at Pragmatic Institute, a role he held for more than 15 years before he left to start Under10 Playbook. In his return to Pragmatic Institute, Steve supports the complete learning path for product teams, ensuring they are fully armed for success. 

Over the course of his career, Steve has helped thousands of companies and tens of thousands of product professionals implement product management processes. He has worked in the high-tech arena since 1981, rising through the ranks from product manager to chief marketing officer. Steve has experience in technical, sales and marketing management positions at companies that specialize in both hardware and software. In addition, he is an author, speaker and advisor on product strategy and product management.


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