Friday Five (more or less): end-of-07 edition

Before the year gets away from us, let me link you up with a final Friday Five — now with even more bloggable marketing/branding/tech/PR goodness than usual.

  • LogoLounge looks at the Logo trends of 2007 and notes that “logo design has become a public sport.” Boy, don’t I know it. Via BoingBoing.
  • 11 ways to get new RSS subscribers. Great ideas. I don’t think I do any of them. Then again, I don’t have a lot of RSS subscribers.
  • Blog it but don’t flog it. Insight into how traditional ad/PR agencies try to co-opt true viral marketing with their own versions. “Viral campaigns are multiplying for the same reason as branded entertainment: the urgency among advertisers to find alternative ways to reach jaded, distracted consumers as technologies such as DVRs and iPods make it easier to avoid conventional pitches.” Via Anne Elizabeth Moore.
  • Media 2008 is a mix – get mixing, in which Chris Brogan deconstructs iEllie.

    iEllie has pictures and podcasts and Flickr and tons and tons of production just packed into this page. She’s creating all the time, and using the various formats interchangeably. This gives you a sense of the mix culture. It’s not a blog. It’s not a podcast. She’s making something and it doesn’t NEED a name because there’s a payload.

  • Teens and Social Media, another insightful report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. “The survey found that content creation is not just about sharing creative output; it is also about participating in conversations fueled by that content.” Hat tip: SquaredPeg.
  • 10 marketing resolutions for 2008, from Church of the Customer.
  • B.L. Ochman shares Time magazine’s top 10 viral videos of 2007, as reported by MSNBC’s Countdown.
  • Attention, trendspotters: Here are 80 trends to watch in 2008. They include Facebook suicide (dropping out of Facebook, not actual suicide), eco-fatigue, the Gphone (Google’s answer to Apple’s iPhone) and higher education online. Alas, one of those listed, Benazir Bhutto, was assassinated shortly after the list came out. Link via Clickz News Blog.
  • Top 10 “tangible” (maybe) PR ideas, from The|Intangibles.
  • Happy New Year.

    Now playing: Angelique Kidjo – Ae Ae
    via FoxyTunes

    Author: andrewcareaga

    Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

    One thought on “Friday Five (more or less): end-of-07 edition”

    1. It’s funny that you link up to Brogan; I know him. He reminds me of an evangelist, and I felt like I had drunk some sort of koolaid after talking to him the first time. Smart guy.

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