Blogs Engage Corporate Stakeholders

June 2, 2009
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Used properly, web-based tools can go a long way in helping you communicate your message. We have often written about ways to get your blog started; today’s post is a summary of how corporate organizations should use their blogs to keep people engaged and maintain their brand.

1) Keep it current – Develop a schedule and drive towards maintaining it; routine posts and an up-to-date blog will keep people coming back to visit your site.
2) Be easy to find – Be sure your blog is easily accessible from your website and outbound emails… you could even be as bold as to set up a feed or prominently feature your blog on your homepage – maybe a quarter or third page.
3) Be conversational – Remember, people don’t have all day; keep your posts short and conversational to increase interest. If it’s a longer article, have them click through.
4) Use multi-media – Pictures and video go a long way to enhancing your posts; just be sure you’re adding to your post and make the video components optional.
5) Don’t drive revenue – Use your blog as a means to keep people engaged, a source of information and a place for them to learn. If your visitors like your site, they will keep visiting, tell others, and .


Used properly, web-based tools can go a long way in helping you communicate your message. We have often written about ways to get your blog started; today’s post is a summary of how corporate organizations should use their blogs to keep people engaged and maintain their brand.

1) Keep it current – Develop a schedule and drive towards maintaining it; routine posts and an up-to-date blog will keep people coming back to visit your site.
2) Be easy to find – Be sure your blog is easily accessible from your website and outbound emails… you could even be as bold as to set up a feed or prominently feature your blog on your homepage – maybe a quarter or third page.
3) Be conversational – Remember, people don’t have all day; keep your posts short and conversational to increase interest. If it’s a longer article, have them click through.
4) Use multi-media – Pictures and video go a long way to enhancing your posts; just be sure you’re adding to your post and make the video components optional.
5) Don’t drive revenue – Use your blog as a means to keep people engaged, a source of information and a place for them to learn. If your visitors like your site, they will keep visiting, tell others, and perhaps even make a purchase.
6) Solicit feedback through comments – Interaction is important; keep your comments in an original form, but sanitize them as appropriate.
7) Multiple may work – Don’t be afraid to start multiple blogs to fit varying user interests and feedback; just remember to make all of your social media efforts easy for the user to locate and define how they differ from one another.

Blogs add to your brand and your search-ability online. Their dynamic nature also allows you to share information quickly to help enhance your reputation as a flexible organization.

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