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Calling All Former Snip.It Users & Future Content Curators!

Calling All Former Snip.It Users & Future Content Curators! | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it
As mentioned in my interview with Scoop.It’s Guillaume Decugis, Scoop.It has been working on a way for those of us abandoned by Snip.It to upload the exported data. Earlier this...
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I beta tested the new import feature & it works quite well! Plus, there are unlimited topics this month at Scoop.It -- for FREE!

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The Ultimate Guide to Hashtags

The Ultimate Guide to Hashtags | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it

You see them everywhere around the web… From Twitter to Instagram, hashtags are an essential part of social media. So, why should you care about hashtags?


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Marc Monge's curator insight, February 23, 3:08 AM

Petit outil sympa à conserver prêt de son smartphone.

Jen Pollard's curator insight, February 23, 7:50 PM

Great infographic explaining the basics of hashtags and how they vary across different social media platforms. 

Kristie's curator insight, February 25, 9:55 PM

Good reference on hashtags.

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Why Google Should Fear Facebook's New Product Ads: Social network's targeting threatens retail search dominance

Why Google Should Fear Facebook's New Product Ads: Social network's targeting threatens retail search dominance | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it
Anything Google can do Facebook wants to do better. And with the latter's new product ads, it has a data advantage that could lead to big revenue for the social network.
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How Social Media Listening Can Improve Your Content Marketing

How Social Media Listening Can Improve Your Content Marketing | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it
Lay the foundation of a strong and sustainable content marketing strategy by using social media listening to create better content for your audience.
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Retail therapy: How Ernest Dichter, an acolyte of Sigmund Freud, revolutionised marketing

Retail therapy: How Ernest Dichter, an acolyte of Sigmund Freud, revolutionised marketing | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it
“You would be amazed to find how often we mislead ourselves, regardless of how smart we think we are, when we attempt to explain why we are behaving the way we do,” Dichter observed in 1960, in his book “The Strategy of Desire”. He held that marketplace decisions are driven by emotions and subconscious whims and fears, and often have little to do with the product itself. Trained as a psychoanalyst, Dichter saw human motivation as an “iceberg”, with two-thirds hidden from view, even to the decision-maker. “What people actually spend their money on in most instances are psychological differences, illusory brand images,” he explained.

At a time when national companies were aggressively jockeying for position among Americans—a suddenly cash-happy and acquisitive bunch—Dichter promised a way to influence consumers' brains. If shopping was an emotional minefield, then strategic marketing could be a gold mine for companies.

Between the late 1930s and 1960s Dichter became famous for transforming the fates of businesses such as Procter & Gamble, Exxon, Chrysler, General Mills and DuPont. His insight changed the way hundreds of products were sold, from cars to cake mix. He pioneered research techniques such as the focus group, understood the power of word-of-mouth persuasion and earned startling fees for his theories. By the late 1950s his global business reached an annual turnover of $1m ($8m today), and he enjoyed a reputation as the Freud of the supermarket age.
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26 Universal Questions for Positioning Your Brand (and Creating Your Brand Story)

26 Universal Questions for Positioning Your Brand (and Creating Your Brand Story) | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it
Marketing Strategy - How do you position your brand for success? What is the most compelling story you can tell about your business? Those are two of the most substantial questions marketers and ...
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The one decision we all make constantly. Or why we must curate or die in 2015.

The one decision we all make constantly. Or why we must curate or die in 2015. | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it

To be visible online, we're caught between a rock and a hard place: we have to publish more and we have to publish better. We must curate or die.

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Why lean is the future of content marketing

Why lean is the future of content marketing | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it
You've heard it before: you need a content strategy. But how can you make it impacting without huge budgets and resources?
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6 Social Media Practices That Boost SEO

6 Social Media Practices That Boost SEO | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it

'For the most part, these are staple elements of a successful social media marketing campaign, and as with most SEO strategies, it comes down to one basic principle: the better experience you give your users, the higher you’re going to rank in Google.


Understanding the root causes for social media’s effects on SEO can help you better direct and manage your campaign, ultimately giving your users a better experience, and opening the widest possible channel for new potential customers to find your brand'.

 Read More: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jaysondemers/2015/01/27/6-social-media-practices-that-boost-seo/


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Graham Drage's curator insight, January 28, 2:09 AM

This summarises the ways that social media activity can boost your website rankings in Search Engines. Yes businesses in Britain need to start engaging with social media!

2DiFore Marketing Solutions's curator insight, January 30, 8:01 AM

We were asked an interesting question last night at an association meeting from a production builder...."does social media work to bring customers to my door"? Well the answer is yes but you must have a plan in place just like building a home, this infographic rounds out this weeks tips! Have a great weekend...

Jeroen Lugtigheid's curator insight, February 24, 2:51 AM

Waarom niet? Een keertje een uitgebreide infographic. Maar wel eentje die de samenhang laat zien tussen zinvolle, rijke social media inzet en Google Ranking. Daar zitten vast wel wat tips tussen die je kunt gebruiken. 

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How Our Brain Determines if the Product is Worth the Price

How Our Brain Determines if the Product is Worth the Price | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it
Are consumers more likely to buy if they see the price before the product, or vice versa? Uma Karmarkar and colleagues scan the brains of shoppers to find out.
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Take Your Lukewarm Copy & Make It Sizzle

Take Your Lukewarm Copy & Make It Sizzle | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it
Sensory words are an easy and reliable way to hook your reader. Use them whenever you need to persuade your reader -- here's 100 words to get you started.
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10 Ways to Convert More Customers Using Psychology [Infographic]

10 Ways to Convert More Customers Using Psychology [Infographic] | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it

Learn how to convert more customers using psychology in this infographic.


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RB's curator insight, January 13, 5:45 AM

Ginny Soskey hits the sweet spot with some great ideas on sales conversion using traditional psychology #ecommerce tips, thanks Hubspot for sharing. RB

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Where the Heck to Start with Reddit Marketing: A 5 Step Guide

Where the Heck to Start with Reddit Marketing: A 5 Step Guide | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it
The secret to reddit marketing is to use it as a community management tool first and content marketing tool second. Here's how to get started.
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Dog Movies Powerfully Influence Dog Ownership

Dog Movies Powerfully Influence Dog Ownership | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it

Most Americans, when asked if they are affected by advertising, will say “not really.” They think other people are influenced by cultural messages, but that they are somehow immune.


Whether people are shaped by the media they consume seems to be a perpetual question. The fact that billions of dollars are spent every year attempting to influence us is probably a sign that advertisers know it works. Scientists get in on the action, asking pressing questions like: Do violent video games increase violence in real life? Do sexy, thin models hurt girls’ self-esteem? We do the studies and the answers are often inconclusive, probably because of how complicated the relationships are.


Psychologist Stefano Ghirlanda and his colleagues asked a slightly simpler question: Do celebrity dogs influence the popularity of dog breeds? They looked at 100 movies with prominent dog characters from 1939 to 2003 and compared the release date to breed registrations. The answer seems to be: with the exception of box office flops, yes.

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5 Reasons to Use Social Media Even If It's Not Driving (Free) Traffic

5 Reasons to Use Social Media Even If It's Not Driving (Free) Traffic | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it

Don't let social traffic become an obsession. Social media involvement can help you build a better business in more ways than you think.


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indira deshpande's curator insight, January 15, 4:14 AM

Cool post focusing on we have to keep doing social media...

Patricia Alvarez's curator insight, January 15, 4:42 AM

Interesting...

2DiFore Marketing Solutions's curator insight, January 15, 8:00 AM

Have you contemplated abandoning your social media posting strategy because you are not seeing the "reach" you thought you would get? Please don't!!! Social Media is like Networking if you don't show up, shake hands, have conversations with your connections there will never be any referrals coming your way....engage, re-engage, plan and 2015 will be successful!

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The History of Advertising in 60 Seconds - YouTube

The video above provides a 60-second, bird's-eye view of the evolution of the advertising industry, from ad agencies to brand-building to soap operas to bran...

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Karen Goldfarb Copywriter's curator insight, January 20, 1:15 PM

This is a pretty cleaned up version of where advertising came from (aka, no cleavage). 

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Good Content Is The New SEO. Now What?

Good Content Is The New SEO. Now What? | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it

Content is the new SEO. We said it, numerous other top sources (like Huffington Post and Neil Patel of Quick Sprout) have said it, and now Rand Fishkin of Moz is talking about it in his latest video.


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See also: Your Best Tool For SEO (Or, Why Search Engines Are Your Friends)

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, January 14, 8:39 AM

See how Content Marketing is driving web development plans.  Learn methods of driving traffic via original and curated content using Scoop.it and social media.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 14, 8:43 AM

When people receive  #benefits from  #reading your #content they not only appreciate it, they tend to #share it. #Business  #results are not Instant. #Recognition builds over time.#participate ,#Share,#Curate and #Create  Most importantly Get in the Game and Participate with others who also are taking steps to achieve success and #Results. Do your part , get off the sidelines and into the #game.#Share content to help other #entrepeneurs, #Executives and #leaders and yourself today. The #SEO results will happen.You will improve your #SearchEngineRankings. #Hashtags are going to continue to be popular this year and are being used on more #socialmedia #socialnetworking sites than just two years ago.#TFS #BYL 

Chuck Taylor's curator insight, January 15, 12:42 PM

Content seems to be the theme for 2015

 

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What’s Your Social Media Personality Type? | The Etsy Blog

What’s Your Social Media Personality Type? | The Etsy Blog | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it
Make the most of your social media marketing by choosing the network that's right for you. Take our quiz to find your social media personality type.
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Very similar to what I discussed about content curation here http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/2012/09/what-kind-of-curation-site-should-you-use/

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How Much Search Traffic Actually Comes from Googling?

How Much Search Traffic Actually Comes from Googling? | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it
No one comes even close to rivaling Google for organic search traffic. According to recent research, the search giant accounts for more than 90% of online and mobile web organic search traffic worldwide. Mobile continues to fuel overall organic search growth, and other industry sources put Google's share of US mobile organic search referrals above 85%.
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Marketing Artists vs. Marketing Scientists [INFOGRAPHIC]

Marketing Artists vs. Marketing Scientists [INFOGRAPHIC] | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it
In a great article published last week, Stan Woods of Velocity Partners offered his thoughts on how fast marketing has developed over the past few months, and the new marketing roles this change has created.
In his closing paragraph, Woods distinguishes between the creative-driven and data-driven marketers by referring to them as “marketing artists” and “marketing scientists,” respectively. Although a slight oversimplification, these distinctions hold a lot of truth about the current divide that
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How Colors Affect Conversion Infographic

How Colors Affect Conversion Infographic | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it
Colors plays major role in our life. Check out how colors affect your customers decision and make conversion happen. #infographics #conversion
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How to Build an Unbeatable Content Marketing Plan

How to Build an Unbeatable Content Marketing Plan | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it
Have a content marketing plan for 2015 yet? Here's how you can put one together.

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malek's curator insight, January 7, 9:03 AM

tons of options out there for content you can create. Forty four content types are outlined below, so look through the list and see which ones would make a perfect fit in your marketing plan.

Marco Favero's curator insight, January 7, 5:19 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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Twitter's Founder Unintentionally Gave Content Marketers the Best Advice Ever

Twitter's Founder Unintentionally Gave Content Marketers the Best Advice Ever | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it
If there’s one mortal sin content marketers commit way too often, it’s obsessing over tools or tactics instead of customers. When we talk marketing, we love to jump right into a discussion about a given social network, a new tactic hitting the blogosphere, or some other content format we “have to” learn. Instead of asking customers how we can help them, we ask other marketers how many words make up an ideal blog post or which marketing automation tool they use. Important? Sure. Good place to start? Nope.


It’s understandable that we do this. We’re experiencing such rapid change all the time, and the new technology now at our disposal is staggering. We’re like a group of kids furiously attacking an ice cream sundae bar: We gorge ourselves on toppings in a wild rush to get the most or best of it all. (“How about some customers with that bowl of marketing tech, kiddo?”) It’s all so damn irresistible and addicting.

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Been preaching about this forever. For ever, I say.

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FAQ: Everything You Need To Know About Retweets

FAQ: Everything You Need To Know About Retweets | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it
Tweeting and retweeting is part and parcel of life on Twitter, but getting to grips with the basics is more difficult than you originally thought. For example, if you’re being retweeted by a spam account and it’s getting on your nerves, how do you block a retweet? If you’re sharing an article from somebody else’s Tweet, how can you add retweet with a comment? We’re here to answer some of the common questions about retweeting on Twitter. Believe us, there’s more to a retweet than you could ever imagine.
P.S. If you’re looking for tips and tricks on how to craft Tweets that will get retweeted, this blog post is one to add to you

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BogDan Wrzesinski's curator insight, December 3, 2014 2:57 AM

:) — ♛♥♪♥  Well done. Come Invite URL http://tsu.co/GodSent247 @GodSent247 #tsu

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Google AdSense to news site: Change your content, or else | ZDNet

Google AdSense to news site: Change your content, or else | ZDNet | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it
Google's AdSense has told San Francisco news outlet The SF Appeal that it has three days to remove editorial content that violates its advertising policy. UPDATED.

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How Google Determines Search Results | Visual.ly

How Google Determines Search Results | Visual.ly | A Marketing Mix | Scoop.it
Google’s algorithm is more sophisticated than ever, and its secrets have been the focus of thousands of hours of research and testing. After all, if

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
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Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
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