Who is Worth Following #3

 The continuing scan for signs of intelligence and fun in the PR blogosphere 

#3  [chrisbrogan.com]

chrisbrogan.com that's chrisWhat happened to Chris Brogan? The last time I saw Chris, April, 2007 (a millenia in social media time), at Podcamp in New York (see comment below) he was the merry prankster of social media. He floated around in a top hat spreading good cheer and encouragement. He seemed to emphasize the ‘social’ aspect of all this; you could dismiss him as a post 9/11 wayward Deadhead about to crash on the next wave. It’s like he woke up one day and decided to become a Serious Man, as the Coen Brothers might put it.

Now Chris has a New York Times / Wall Street Journal best-selling book, more ’traffic’ than fills Yankee Stadium during the playoffs (including #1 on the AdWeek Power 150), seminars, engagements with top-tier brands, and most impressive to me, Chris has found a way to monetize this social media mumbo jumbo up the yin yang. His recently launched New Marketing Labs is a confederacy of social media geniuses probably charging fees that would make Richard Edelman jealous.

Chris is still goofy … but you can never doubt his passion and fresh optimism, and you can’t doubt his value as a seeker of social media truth. He doesn’t just report on trends, he obviously creates a few of his own.

Chris Brogan… on Mon, 9th Apr 2007 10:46 amHi Mark. First, thanks for participating in PodCampNYC. (Have you noticed we use “participant” instead of “attendee?”) Second, this was really great to read. Thanks for pointing it out to me. I really appreciate it.

Favorite quotes from your article: “This crowd vehemently rejects artifice and anonymity.”

“The public relations agency world lacks the innovative spirit, creative backbone, or long-term vision to capitalize on the incredible talent pool that attended PodCamp NYC.”

I think I’m in love. You’ve hit it right perfectly between the eyes.

You rock. Please keep spreading the word.

Blog: http://chrisbrogan.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/chrisbrogan
Business: http://newmarketinglabs.com/

Who is Worth Following is a continuing PRBlogNews series based on random scans of intelligence, original thinking and personality in the PR blogosphere: #1 tomforemski - batting cleanup | #2 occamsrazr – the Leonard Cohen of PR bloggers | #3  [chrisbrogan.com] – the merry prankster of social media | #4 coming


  1. Kenneth Cox says:

    Sounds like this guy really has the idea of what “social” in social media can do for PR and the direction we are heading.

  2. Kenneth Cox says:

    Sounds like this guy really has the idea of what “social” in social media can do for PR and the direction we are heading. When I think of social media, I often times think of it in a fun way kind of like he has. Just because it is a business and a job, the social aspect is what makes it so unique.

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