Wednesday, June 21, 2006

French Blogging: Why (Global) Marketers Should Start Paying Attention

It was when The Global Small Business Blog was nominated and made the cut for the BIG MarketingSherpa Reader's Choice Blog and Podcasting Awards -- yes you read that right! -- for best in its class for category No. 9 Small Business Marketing (cast your vote of "Excellent!" for us ... deadline is Monday, June 26 at midnight) that I discovered Eric Kintz's The Marketing Excellence Blog. And what a blog it is. Here's an entry I particularly liked: French blogging -- why marketers should start paying attention.

The only thing missing from both the contest and Kintz's entry is this: global. Someday, everyone will have a worldview.

P.S. Since we are Chicago-based, we are trying to work with Oprah to see if Pontiac or maybe Peugeot will give each of you a new car for voting EXCELLENT for The Global Small Business Blog! There are no guarantees ... stay tuned.

3 comments:

Eric Kintz said...

Laurel,

I cannot agree more with you. IMHO global trends are greatly overlooked in the blogosphere although English only represents 30% of the blogs. I wrote two other posts as I try to identify global trends that could be of interest to you: Korea web trends (http://h20325.www2.hp.com/blogs/kintz/archive/2006/04/08/883.html ) and "Made for India" marketing trends (http://h20325.www2.hp.com/blogs/kintz/archive/2006/04/07/881.html )

Good luck with Sherpa!
Eric

Laurel Delaney said...

Hi, Eric,

Thanks so much, I'll check out and don't forget to vote:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=803032287919

Take care,
Laurel

marketing-blog.biz said...

Congrats & good luck.