August 22, 2014

Wells Fargo Launches a Blog to Observe 100th Anniversary of San Francisco’s 1906 Great Earthquake and Fire

Posted by: of BlogWrite for CEOs on 03/14/06

Wells Fargo is offering a sneak preview of the blog it launches tomorrow as part of the bank’s commemoration of San Francisco’s Great Fire & Earthquake of 1906. Guided By History, as the blog is called, is a group blog. It’s a great idea for an event-specific (and time-limited) blog. And yes, Wells Fargo appears to be the first Fortune 500 financial services company to launch a public blog.

I counted 10 contributors on the About page, including Wells Fargo’s new president and COO, John Stumpf. He’s made one of the first entries, titled A Ride Through History. It’s a bit too polished to qualify as “bloggy” in style but it’s pretty interesting. The 1906 earthquake and fire left half of San Francisco’s residents homeless and destroyed 490 city blocks, including Wells Fargo’s headquarters…

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2 comments for Wells Fargo Launches a Blog to Observe 100th Anniversary of San Francisco’s 1906 Great Earthquake and Fire »

  1. What a great way to get people prepared for the earthquake that will inevitably come to California some day or another

    Comment by Jill Fallon — March 17, 2006 @ 12:11 pm


  2. Guided by History…

    Called Guided by History, it’s the first public blog by any Fortune 500 financial services company says Debby Weil in Business Blog Consulting. A great name, Guided by History because through the historical first-person accounts of the San Francisco…

    Trackback by Business of Life — March 24, 2006 @ 10:42 am


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