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Microsoft Marketing Blogs ... it would be nice to see more of them!

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    Sabot

    I've been subscribing to Heather Leighs blog for sometime and it's been a cool insight into a much maligned area of Microsoft.

    For me it's been of benefit to understand were certain ideas have come from, specially the little interviews she does.

    Now I have found 7 (if you include Robert Scoble) Microsoft bloggers from Marketing. I think it would be a good idea and a good PR exercise if more Marketeers blogged. It would give us more of an opportunity to see where they are coming from and an opportunity for us to feedback, which must be the life blood of any Marketing department.

    I would also like to extend an invitation to Heather to join us here on C9.



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    jonathanh

    Amen - iirc we have as many marketers as developers at Microsoft, but you wouldn't know that from our blogs!

    btw, who else are you counting amongst the seven? From a quick look at my subscriptions I can count John Porcaro, Kevin Briody, and Major Nelson as "marketing bloggers".

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    billh

    Sabot wrote:
    I would also like to extend an invitation to Heather to join us here on C9.


    You really want Manip to leave forever, eh?

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    Sabot

  • John Porcaro
  • Chris Sells
  • Robert Scoble
  • Daryll McDade
  • Pradeep U.N.
  • Mark Law (Virtual Earth)
  • Ben Riga

    These are the seven I have under Microsoft marketing, so with Kevin Briody, and Major Nelson that now makes nine.





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    Tommy Lee

    Robert Scoble and Ben Riga are Evangelists (although some would say we are marketing too!).

    Some other folks in Product Group Marketing in the Developer Division are:

    Brian Goldfarb
    Dan Fernandez
    Jay Roxe
    Brian Keller

    All these guys are cool and if you met them, they would definitely not fit your stereotypical marketing guy.

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    Tensor

    Sabot wrote:
  • John Porcaro
  • Chris Sells
  • Robert Scoble
  • Daryll McDade
  • Pradeep U.N.
  • Mark Law (Virtual Earth)
  • Ben Riga

    These are the seven I have under Microsoft marketing, so with Kevin Briody, and Major Nelson that now makes nine.





  • Get em together. Start a channel.

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    erik_

    jonathanh wrote:
    Amen - iirc we have as many marketers as developers at Microsoft, but you wouldn't know that from our blogs!


    So around 15 developers get driven by a few thousand program managers Tongue Out

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    Sabot

    Tommy Lee wrote:
    Robert Scoble and Ben Riga are Evangelists (although some would say we are marketing too!).

    Some other folks in Product Group Marketing in the Developer Division are:

    Brian Goldfarb
    Dan Fernandez
    Jay Roxe
    Brian Keller

    All these guys are cool and if you met them, they would definitely not fit your stereotypical marketing guy.


    I recently had the good fortune to meet Melita Walton who works in Marketing at Microsoft UK. Melita has been instrumental in supporting the Girl Geek dinners and the Developer Days. She is also far from the stereotypical marketing person.

    You can hear my interview with her on the DDD2 Geek Dinner podcast ... link tba!

    Speaking of podcasting ... I'm also going to be one of the podcasters at Robert Scobles UK Geek Dinner event in December. Which I'm very much looking forward to. I'm not sure I will have an opportunity to interview Robert as I'm sure either Lloyd or Hugh will want to do that.

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    irascian

    I find myself reading Gretchen's blog from Microsoft through msdn.blogs.net and have to say although I wouldn't normally have chosen to subscribe to the recruitment feed her blog is one of the best ones I read.

    Normally human resources/recruitment are people I run away from (waste of space, just get in the way, don't understand the business etc.) but her blogs are excellent and give real insight into the Microsoft recruitment process. Respect!

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