I don’t know how helpful this might be to the typical small business (is there such a thing? probably not), but it’s really a great read. At PR-Squared, Todd Defren explains how his company has been using del.icio.us as a sort of “PR hub” to contact journalists who cover a client’s industry (namely, word of mouth marketing).
What are we doing here? Providing any writer who is interested in WOMM with a customized research page containing the top news in the space, including first-hand reaction — on a daily basis — by a WOMM industry pioneer. For media types, et al., who subscribe to the RSS feed of that del.icio.us page, that’s a daily dose of Thought Leadership!
Really, if you have the resources to do this kind of thing … it’s genius. It’s participation marketing, but with a twist — rather than going out to find your customers, it’s going out to find your media, your influential writers, etc. Because technically, they’re your customers, too.
(via Lee Odden)