President Obama’s Intel Blue Badge and Signed Wafer Inside the Intel Museum

Items from President Barack Obama’s visit to Intel in early 2011 now featured inside the redesigned Intel Museum in Santa Clara, CA.
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My photo of President Obama In Winning the Future at Intel

Here’s the link to see President Obama’s Weekly Address “Winning the Future at Intel” from inside the chip fab in Oregon <;

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Our Next U.S. VP Just Popped in for a Sunday Visit

Seconds after the note arrived in my emailbox, I gathered the family and played this.  We’ve been avoiding the TV and newswire stories for 24 hours, just so we can see what we thought about Mr. Joe Biden.  This video helped, at least a little, until tomorrow when we get plugged into the Monday news cycle.  Nice use of technology by the Obama campaign!

Nielsen on Obama & Clinton’s Use of Social Media & Social Networking

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Today I joined my pals on Intel’s integrated social media team for a presentation by Nielsen’s BuzzMetrics team.  They shared their year-long look at online mentions of Intel.  What I saw was that Intel had over 6 million mentions online from groups, communities and blogs.  There were spikes during events like the Consumer Electronics Show and the Intel Developer Forum, but what I saw was a steadily climbing drumbeat of mentions.  What I learned was that we have lots of work to do to progress our participation — not just in conversations about Intel, but in conversations that matter.   Not as marketers of story schillers, but as interested, engaged, talkative participants.  Like the kind of person you’d like to invite to your rockin’ house party.

Here is PodTech’s Jennifer Jones talking with Pete Blackshaw EVP of Nielsen Online.  They talk about how Obama and Clinton are using social media, social networking to connect with people and share what the campaigns think is important in a timely manner.   They also look at what corporate marketers need to do to make their brands better. Blackshaw tells Marketing Voices that he will be releasing his new book on July 2008 called Satisfied Customers Tell Three Friends; Angry Customers Tell Three Thousand.

Come Together, Over Me…and You…and You — Obama Hits Stride in SC

Barack Obama won bigtime with style, pride, gratitude and grace in South Carolina.  Here’s CNN’s coverage — look for video thank you by Obama.  Here’s a little of what Obama said:

“I did not travel around this state over the last year and see a white South Carolina or a black South Carolina. I saw South Carolina,” he said.

“The choice in this election is not between regions or religions or genders,” Obama said. “It’s not about rich versus poor; young versus old; and it is not about black versus white.

“It’s about the past versus the future.”

I like that he identified that battlegrounds.  Now I’d like to see Obama step deeper into how “vs” can be turned into “+” so that we can work together, move ahead into a future that makes sense of the past.  We can not cut off our nose because we despise our face.  We can not deny what got us here.  I hope with open minds, hearts and conversations with friends, family, strangers, enemies and God, we can do the right things to help bring love, health, wisdom and possibilities to every child, sibling, parent, grandparent and friend.  Barack seems to hit that well here:

I’m seeing a lot more friends on the Obama Facebook site.  I feel the strong tides have turned and the wind is in his sail!

This is a little drastic for my tastes, but I like the strong desire to reach, touch and cherish truth in this one-minute clip by Kucinich, who just bowed out of the race for President (I always appreciated his candor, gutsiness, sometimes wild or drastic arguments that always came back to the point that people are how matter: