Wednesday, June 21, 2006

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

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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.