Denise and I are reviewing 235 responses to our marketing question:
In your experience, what is the most important marketing skill a professional must master to be effective in the years to come?
We asked this question to people who entered a contest to win an iPod nano, fully loaded with all of our Conversations with Experts teleseries. We told them we would judge on relevancy, intelligence, and our intuitive gut feelings…!
It’s been interesting going through the responses. I feel like an English teacher grading essays. In fact, I’ve been appalled at the grammar and spelling errors. But that’s my inner editor who is known to be hyper-critical. I’m trying to get "with it," and accept that people type in a hurry when writing online. And, I am mourning the disappearance of the comma.
Denise says to never mind that, just focus on the content. Most answers fall into a few categories: communication, copywriting, driving traffic, technology, and Web 2.0.
We’ve narrowed our choices down to 13 and will be meeting later to debate the winner. We’ll be announcing the winner on Conversations with Experts, Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Won’t you join us? You can register and come hear Joan Stewart, the Publicity Hound, on how to get the attention of the media. I’ll bet Joan uses commas. I’m going to ask her.
Do you? Anybody know what is happening to the comma in online writing today? Is there some unspoken rule against them, that you forgot to tell me about?
Hit the comment link and clue me in, I hate being out of the loop.