Bryan Person is doing a good job making this Podcamp Boston 2 session interactive, prowling the packed room with his microphone. His co-presenter is Doug Haslam. A good team. Lively discussion going on about companies’ blogging policies. Some don’t allow it, some encourage it.
I hear a pleasing British accent that I recognize from her podcast, Anna Farmery of the Engaging Brand. She’s making a smart comment about employee blogging, saying that the real problem is not what’s written on the company blog; it’s how engaged the employees are.
All this talk about what companies allow and what the don’t makes me SO glad I’m not in the corporate world anymore. It’s been more than 10 years since I was director of Corporate Communications at a natural gas company. If I were still there, I’d be the one making the pitch for a wide-open blogging policy, running into snarling higher-up opposition and feeling frustrated. God love the evangelists toiling away in the corporate world now!