Some days I feel like I’m beating a dead horse, but in case you’ve missed our previous calls for pastors to blog, maybe you’ll listen to General Motors vice chairman Bob Lutz. For those who don’t know, he’s one of the most well-known corporate bloggers.
The key is to leave the corporate-speak behind and keep the tone conversational, open, and honest. Anyone who has read our blog sees the real deal, as produced by us and not polished by several layers of trained communications pros. …
To me, the blog is a way for GM to be culturally relevant. It allows us to be on the leading edge of new technology while getting our strong views out there about our cars and trucks. So far, response has been outstanding, with more than 5,000 visits and 13,000 page views a day.
To any senior executive on the fence about starting a corporate blog, I have a word of advice: Jump.
(link via Jordon Cooper)