Looking Ahead To Organizational Blogging

After posting a blog earlier in the week about the Edmonton Symphony’s new blog, I received a number of emails from marketing professionals pointing out blogs they currently like and asking a bunch of questions about the nuts and bolts behind starting an organizational blog. Coincidentally, one of my favorite geek blogs, problogger.net, posted a pair of articles about emerging trends in blogging as well as a few fundamental items that won’t change anytime soon. As a result, I’ve come up with some insights…

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In Columbus, Why Read When You Can Watch?

On Tuesday, May 20, 2008 the musicians of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO) held a press conference to release a proposed financial plan prepared by Wachovia Securities Vice-President, Daniel R. LaMacchia. The musicians assert that this plan will allow the organization to move forward with an uninterrupted 2008/09 season as well as produce financial stability the CSO board has been seeking. According to an article in the 5/21/2008 edition of the Columbus Dispatch, CSO board president Robert "Buzz" Trafford accepted the musician’s invitation to resume negotiations but took the opportunity to deride LaMacchia’s credentials.

"Mr. LaMacchia is a stockbroker and I’m not sure how much he knows about the operations of a symphony orchestra," Trafford said.

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#5 On The List Might Be A Bit High…

My thanks to a sharp eyed reader who forwarded a link to a Robert Cross’ 7 Reasons To Go to Columbus, Ohio which recently appeared in the Chicago Tribune. Coming in at #5 on Robert’s list is Columbus’ culture scene; in particular (emphasis added), “Theaters, orchestras, dance companies, that university campus, art museums . . . ” Given the Columbus Symphony Orchestra executive board’s decision to abstain from subscription sales for …

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