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    2015 Beltwide Cotton Conferences - The conferences are being held in San Antonio this year and Chuck is there covering them.

    ZimmNews – December 12, 2014

    ZimmNews – December 12, 2014

    2014 CSS and Seed Expo - American Seed Trade Association's CSS 2014 and Seed Expo took place in Chicago on December 8-12.

    ZimmNews – December 5, 2014

    ZimmNews – December 5, 2014

    2014 BIVI PRRS Seminar - Swine health researchers and veterinarians came together to discuss the newest innovations to combat PRRS.

    ZimmNews – November 25, 2014

    ZimmNews – November 25, 2014

    2014 ARA Convention and Expo - The 2014 Agricultural Retailers Association Convention and Expo took place in New Orleans.

    ZimmNews – November 21, 2014

    ZimmNews – November 21, 2014

    LPC Vision 2014 - Photos from the Livestock Publications Council 2014 Vision event in Kansas City, MO.

Using Skype For Recorded Interviews

I found a great tutorial for setting up Skype to record phone interviews in case you have the need. I’ve been using Skype to do this for some time now but this gave me some new ideas to try out.

You can find it on Blogarithms.

Make Sure You Really Have a Blog

I just can’t say this any better than Dean Froslie did at Sundog. Saying you’ve got a blog when you really don’t is just one of my pet peeves. It fosters misunderstanding at best.

In recent months, I’ve noticed a few instances of “blogs” that are simply long pages of text. (A favorite sports talk show host is one example.) There’s no way to comment, no way to receive posts by RSS or e-mail, no categorization, and no way to link directly to a post. The content likely gets read, but it requires more reader effort and lacks the conversation and community-building.

Merry Christmas From ZimmComm

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From ZimmComm

December ZimmNews

December ZimmNewsThe last edition of ZimmNews for 2008 has been pumped into the www and is awaiting eager eyeballs everywhere.

In case you didn’t get it or just want to look at it online then you can find it here: December ZimmNews

Some highlights include:

I hope you enjoy it and thank you for reading.

BlogWorld and New Media Expo Merge

This just makes too much sense. BlogWorld and the New Media Expo have announced that they’re merging to create one big event in 2009. If you’re a communications professional of any type then I would love to see you there. I’m going to put it on my calendar now and hope it works out!

BlogWorld and New Media Expo

BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of blogging and new media. Designed to give participants the strategies, tools and technologies they need to leverage new media communication in business, editorial and entertainment environments, the conference features dozens of seminars, panel discussions and keynotes from iconic personalities on the leading-edge of online technology and Internet-savvy business. BlogWorld & New Media Expo will place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, October 15-17, 2009. More information on BlogWorld & New Media Expo can be found at www.blogworldexpo.com.

November ZimmNews

November ZimmNewsThe latest edition of ZimmNews has been delivered to in-boxes everywhere.

In case you didn’t get it or just want to look at it online then you can find it here: November ZimmNews

Some highlights include:

I hope you enjoy it and thank you for reading.

ZimmComm Making Major Web Server Expansion/Upgrade

This weekend we’re moving to a new server. Doesn’t that sound like fun? It’s kind of like moving your home. You’ve got to pack everything up, move it to a new location and then hope all is well. Which it will be.

So why are we doing it? Because we’ve continued to grow and are now hosting 26 different websites! Of course that doesn’t count others we manage on client servers.

So, basically we’re doubling our capacity and upgrading to some fantastic new server software which means our sites will perform even more reliably and faster. You shouldn’t notice anything during this move since we’ll have all sites up and running on both servers.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving From ZimmComm New MediaHave a Happy Thanksgiving from ZimmComm New Media.

And just in case you want to know more, here’s what Wikipedia says about it:

Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a harvest festival. Traditionally, it’s a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. Thanksgiving is a North American holiday with the dates and whereabouts of the first Thanksgiving celebration a topic of modest contention. It has generally become a national secular holiday with religious origins. Though the earliest attested Thanksgiving celebration was on September 8, 1565 in what is now Saint Augustine, Florida[1][2], the traditional “first Thanksgiving” is venerated as having occurred at the site of Plymouth Plantation, in 1621.

Today, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Thanksgiving dinner is held on this day, usually as a gathering of family members.

YouTube Still 800 Pound Gorilla

eMarketer Online Video GraphicTake a look at this graphic from eMarketer today. Where would you like to have your video? For those of you wondering why it doesn’t list YouTube, remember that Google owns it.

The networks’ online destinations are a popular place to view video, but Google’s YouTube is still the 800-pound gorilla in the video viewing space.

Google, including YouTube, has a 55.4% share of video viewing visits to online video site properties among US Internet users, according to September 2008 figures from Compete.

All four networks made it into the top 10, but market share for each is dwarfed by YouTube. NBC, in third place, garners a mere 3.9% of visits, but this marks the first time NBC has been in the top five. Fox Interactive Media also has a 3.9% share. ABC commands 2.8% of visits to online video sites, and CBS Interactive accounted for just 2%.

Now you know why I YouTube. Shouldn’t you? Or are you still into “controlling the visitor experience?”

October ZimmNews

October ZimmNewsThe latest edition of ZimmNews has been delivered to in-boxes everywhere.

In case you didn’t get it or just want to look at it online then you can find it here: October ZimmNews

Some highlights include:

I hope you enjoy it and thank you for reading.