best of 2008

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It’s the end of my fourth year of blogging. It’s also the year with the least amount of posts as I find myself blogging less here and spending more time connecting on sites.

In what has become an annual tradition on this blog (2007, 2006, 2005), here are the best posts from the past year.

What makes these posts the best? Some got lots of traffic or lots of commentary. And some are just ones that I feel hit the mark well.

Stories
The best marketing strategy is to tell people stories they want to hear.

Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers
The answer is right in front of you. You just haven’t noticed it yet.

Mass media will never win on the web
The long tail does not fit the mass media model.

The Tuned-in Minority (and related post – embedded and right)
You may be surprised at how out-of-touch you are by being so in-touch.

— Instead of flying my standard Southwest this year, I found myself on American quite a bit in 2008, and I talked about their troubles several times.

Is he dead or did he invent the Turducken?
Build a small group of dedicated followers for marketing success.
(Mmmm. Sounds alot like the premise of Tribes, just 7 months before the book. Shouda gotten a publisher. btw-did you see my picture on the inside cover of the Tribes book?)

Tweet Checks
This was the most trafficked post of the entire year as a result of the link from this article.

Customer Misservice
We’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg of disgruntled customers on the web.

Print Publishing and Online
The painful transition for traditional media.

Sweet Sassy Mo Lassy
A marketing lesson found in Molasses in January.