Bankers, lawyers, consultants – Alacra’s core end-users – are generally reluctant to share anything important. Still, we’ve been experimenting with ways to use social media, primarily Twitter, for marketing and communication. In our research we’ve come up with some great tips from the blogosphere and have collected many of them here:
Since Corporate Board Member is an Alacra content partner I get a copy of their magazine and I flip through every issue. This quarter there were a number of interesting pieces:
Securities Analysts? Fuggedaboutem summarizes some recent research that says an “about-face” by a securities analyst has little short-term impact on a stock’s price.
The final panel of last week’s SIIA NetGain (#Netgain) conference covered social networking. Representatives of Facebook, Plaxo, Salesforce.com and LexisNexis were on the panel. The conversation focused on how the different social networks were going to enable users to connect and share data between them. There were a bunch of PowerPoint slides shown; one […]
The continuous serendipity of Twitter.
Last week I read with amazement Umair Haque’s post on the NY Times potentially buying Twitter. As the numerous comments point out, this is financially impossible for the Times and would be strategically suicidal for Twitter. It’s also hard to come up with a case where 2 businesses, each currently […]
Rafat reported, and Fred posted about Austin Ventures‘ new $50 million roll-up fund focused on Corporate Social Networking and Services. The title of Fred’s post was "Is Social Enterprise Software an Oxymoron?" That’s a great question. My view has been that what people call Enterprise 2.0 is really cheaper, easier-to-deploy and more […]
Morgan Stanley technology guru Mary Meeker was among the notable speakers at the Web 2.0 Summit.
Meeker noted that, after underperforming the S&P 500 in six of the previous seven years, tech stocks […]