Howard Theriot, of Catch Light Productions, announces the launch of
Commpiled.com, The Marketing Communications Network.
What's this all about?
The idea is that in one way or another, small business owners, corporate marketing execs, ad agencies, and creative types all deal with marketing communications in one form or another. The word compiled was chosen because the content is a compilation of many contributors, the forums are built from member participation, and
the resources are from many sources. Which brings us to this simple
formula: communications + compilation = Commpiled.com (huge thanks to Von for providing a little Glitschka flare with the spiffy new logo
What's it mean to you?
You're a creative, but this ain't fine art. You
work in the realm of creative communications--communications with
commercial applications. The Commpiled Network provides the playing
ground where you can explore other perspectives on the business of
marketing communications. This is your chance to better understand what
the other side is dealing with and to give them a glimpse into your
world at the same time.
Like most webzines, Commpiled.com features daily front page content and
weekly email updates. But, unlike most webzines, the content is
diverse, covering everything from design competitions to ROI
benchmarks. And it is seamlessly integrated with a slew of valuable
resources including current industry news, an events calendar, a
complete reference desk, a professional directory, and eStore.
The biggest and brightest feature of the new site is the Commpiled
Community. This discussion group is structured like no other within the
realm of commercial networking sites in that it is designed to allow
the membership to fully dictate the growth and development of the
community. This true community environment is achieved by utilizing a
user reputation system which allows all members to gain (or loose)
status among the rest of the community based on what the other members
think of them. Gain enough reputation and others will have the utmost
respect for your insight—earn a bad rep and you risk automatic banning.
The unique implementation of this system helps to level the playing
field for serious networkers by keeping spammers at bay with little
intervention from the moderators. We hope to build a truly diverse
membership where you can hash it out with an array of marketing
professionals and even a few would-be clients. Additionally, the group
offers password protected peer-to-peer forums where you can chat it up
in private with fellow creatives.
Joining the team
The new site is made possible through the collaborative efforts of many
independent contributors with a single goal in mind: to build the most
comprehensive marketing communications network available
anywhere– online or off. Creative Latitude is proud to announce that we
have partnered up with Howard and the folks at Commpiled.com as an
official content provider. Each month, they will publish an article
written by a Creative Latitude member, providing a publicity boost for
the author and the entire CL family.