Go Fish

Everyone is a buzz about digital story telling these days and its gain in popularity makes sense. Stories are the fabric of our history. They can be verbal, written, a song, a painting, a photograph, [...]


ComBlu’s Suite Life

Earlier this month, ComBlu relocated its offices within the John Hancock Building in Chicago. It wasn’t terribly traumatic, as we simply moved to a smaller space on the same floor. While my [...]


Community by any other definition……

Lately, I have been having a lot of conversations with people about “community”. Like many words or concepts in today’s social marketing environment, community means different things to [...]


The confluence of conversation, content and community

There is an adage in business that you can have any two out of three deliverables when contracting for a product or service: Quality, Price or Speed—but you only get two. No matter how you [...]


What’s on Your Community Platform Roadmap?

In my last blog post, “Effective Community Managers – Do You Have What It Takes,” I talked about traits that help make a community manager successful. In this blog, I want to address the [...]


When slinging mud is a good thing

Writing about the power and importance of social networks and location-based technology must seem so yesterday. But, what if the devastating floods that hit Colorado in September happened in the PC [...]


Two Thumbs Up or Down?

According to Ed Keller, CEO of Keller Fay Group, all media is social and offline word-of-mouth (WOM) is just as important as its online counterpart. This distinction is missed by many social/digital [...]


Effective Community Managers – Do You Have What It Takes?

While reading through my Facebook newsfeed recently, a post from WOMMA caught my eye. It said: “FILL IN THE BLANK: A skill or trait that all Community Managers should have is [...]


Are Boomer Voices Undervalued? A Q&A with Midlife Blogger Marci Rich

ComBlu has been partnering with Verizon Wireless for a little over two years now to manage a program designed to identify and invite select groups of lifestyle bloggers to test out some of the latest [...]


Social Maturity Defined

From MySpace is the main place to “what’s MySpace?” illustrates how rapidly social media has evolved. Not only do network sites come and go, but the technology to share information and [...]