Today I had breakfast with blogger and Tech PR expert Alan Weinkrantz at the Olmos Soda Fountain. Alan blogs at 3 Screens, PR Weblog and SATechBlog, and who once even used a blog to help sell his house. According to Alan, that blog continued to get media coverage, long after the house was sold.
I interviewed him using my new toy, the 60-minute Pure Digital video recorder, which I have been putting through the paces, as I mentioned last week.
Alan has used social media, and particularly blogs to:
1. Become more findable in search engines
2. To dive new business development
He also gives some recommendations for companies thinking about launching a blog. The most interesting was to devote 30 minutes a day for 3 months to see some results. Watch the video for more.
Alan has some well-known clients such as Jeff Pulver's Network 2 TV, Alsbridge, Secure Logix, and others.
As an aside, he also recommended Veoh, a cool video sharing site that allows you to syndicate your videos to YouTube, Google video and MySpace, automatically. There are many other features that Veoh offers, but I especially like the interface. Let me know what you think. I will post more on Veoh later as I use it more extensively.[Disclaimer: Alan paid for breakfast and I left the tip]