Marketwired Blog

Craig Newmark and Marketwire: sharing core values

Ask Craig Newmark to describe what he does, and he’ll respond with the most humble of answers: “I do customer service for a living.” Even his business card lists his title as simply “customer service rep” — oh, and on the same line, given the same level of prominence, “& founder.”

We sat down with Craigslist’s philanthropic entrepreneur this week in San Francisco as part of Marketwire’s ongoing media relations efforts (although I must admit this particular visit proved to be among my favorites).  What we learned from Craig further underscored what really matters: A company can make a difference and still make a profit by always striving to do the right thing. Putting the customer first and asking “what’s the right thing to do?” — something Craig Newmark and Marketwire have in common.

craig newmarkAs Craig sees it, this decade is pivotal with a rebalance of power shifting to the people. “Trusted social networks win,” he said. Which is why it’s so important for all of us to listen to the conversations being had and to engage with those communities. Marketwire’s acquisition of Sysomos offers a powerful tech tool for doing just that and more, and we’re thrilled that Craig’s interested in giving it a spin. He, too, is interested in finding out what’s being said about him and the things most important to him.

In addition to Marketwire’s leveraging of the latest technologies to advance the way the world communicates, we’re also interested in social networking…the old-fashioned way. And so we’re equally thrilled to offer our services and to participate in the Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp on Saturday, August 14 at UC Berkeley. With 1,500 people gathering to strengthen their neighborhoods and empower their communities, we encourage more to join us and this remarkable group to discover, engage and to make a positive impact on the future.

Related posts:

Tags: , ,

1 Comment on Craig Newmark and Marketwire: sharing core values

Tweets that mention Craig Newmark and Marketwire: sharing core values | Marketwire blog -- said : Guest Report 6 years ago

[...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Craigslist Fdn, Garry Przyklenk. Garry Przyklenk said: RT @Marketwire: Craig Newmark of Craigslist fame and Marketwire: sharing core values [...]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked

Featured Posts

Nasdaq to Acquire Marketwired

Marketwired is pleased to announce our agreement to be acquired by Nasdaq. In this personal message, Marketwired President and CEO ...

Read More

Reverse That PR $H#T

[By Rebekah Iliff] For decades, PR has been *relegated to a position that oft leaves us “last to know first to ...

Read More

How to Evolve with the 2016 PR Trends

[By Alex Hoag] As technology continues to demand change for all industries, it’s important to start your year off by planning ...

Read More

#CreativePR: Get Out of the Media-pitching Mindset

This is post 3 of our 5-part #CreativePR blog series. Stay tuned for posts 4 and 5, which will look further into ...

Read More

#WPRF2016 Facebook Live Video: PR, Influencers and the Power of Relationships

[By Lisa Davis} Earlier this week, the World Public Relations Forum 2016 (#WPRF2016) wrapped up in Toronto taking with it some ...

Read More

Follow Me

Public Relations Today