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September 7, 2009

Monitor Your Social Media

Filed under: General Musings — ian @ 7:34 pm

I just found this funny! In the Ads by Google (bottom right) there was an Ad:
Monitor Your Social Media
Monitor Sites like
Twitter, YouTube &
Blogs with Vocus PR
Very interesting, I click on the link and go to the Vocus website. With the headline, Integrate Social Media Into Your PR & Marketing Strategies, I’m even more intrigued and wonder, “how would bands use it, and, do Vocus have an affiliate program”. I decide to fill in the form to see what happens, I get to Annual Revenue * (it’s a selection box) Option 1: Over 200 Million. Option 2: 4 Million - 199 Million. Option 3: Under 4 Million. Option 4: Do not know… As I said, I just found it funny - and stupid! What would you have chosen? Yeah you’re right, I didn’t press send and there wasn’t any more information!


  1. Hi Ian — thanks for sharing your thoughts. Google serves up ads based on key words as I’m sure you know — since the title of this blog has the word “promotion” in it, I imagine that’s why our ad appeared. The options you speak of are simply to be sure we send any new prospect inquiry to the right person — some members of our sales teams work with larger companies, while others work with smaller teams. Even so, I found your comments because my Vocus tool (yep, we use our own product) alerted me — to them, though I’m personally responsible for being tardy in responding. Thanks for your comments — and wishing you lots of success with this blog.

    Frank Strong
    Director of Public Relations

    Comment by Frank Strong — September 25, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

  2. Very many thanks for responding to my post Frank. There’s two points really, firstly I found your product very interesting and wondered how it would fit in with bands, their websites and their promotion - and could I recommend it to them? Secondly you go from a revenue of over $200,000,000 to well, erm, I’m not too sure, don’t know - and I found that funny as unsigned bands often have very small or no revenue!

    If you have some information that would be suitable for a band on the uses of Vocus, please either send it to me or post it here. Cheers Frank and Vocus :)

    Comment by ian — September 26, 2009 @ 8:54 am

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