Brands In Public – Online Brand Management from Seth Godin and Squidoo
If you are a business and/or a brand, word of mouth marketing is important to you. You want people to say good things about you and recommend you to their family, friends, and co-workers. With the rise of Internet usage and social media come more outlets for people to be discussing your brand. How do you monitor what people are saying on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Digg, YouTube, etc? Sure there are tools like Google Alerts and Radian6 which can help you keep an eye on things. But how do you respond to all of your brand buzz? What if all of this observing and responding occured in one central place?
Well now it can. On Seth’s Blog today he officially announced the launch of Brands In Public. This is part of Squidoo, a company he founded. Brands in Public already has some large brands like Home Depot, Guinness, Allstate and Hello Kitty up and running.
The basic idea is that each of these brands have a page where all tweets, blog posts, news stories, images and videos about that brand show up. Everything in one central place. Good or bad. It’s one thing for people to be “talking” about you, but it’s another thing for you to participate in this discussion. And the goal of Brands in Public is to make that participation easy. Because that is when the real value comes in. The question is – are you willing to pay $400 a month to do so?
What do you think? I am curious.