Haystack(tm) networking, from Cerado, is a novel way for an organization to easily create profiles of its externally facing individuals (e.g. sales, marketing, support in the corporate
realm, or members for associations or groups), and allow prospective customers or members to interact with those profiles via a Flash-based player. Through this player, these profiles can be embedded into any website or blog (just like a YouTube video can be embedded in any site).
Why it's different: The philosophy behind Cerado's Haystack networking is to turn the sales process around 180 degrees, and enable CUSTOMERS to choose with whom they want to deal within an organization. (This is in stark contrast to the "traditional" sales model, where a representative from a geographic location is foisted upon an unsuspecting customer.) Haystack networking enables companies, associations and organizations to easily allow prospective customers or prospective members to connect with externally-facing individuals from their organizations.
Visit http://haystack.cerado.com to set up your organization's Haystack network, then embed the widget anywhere!