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50 Great Content Ideas to Create Buzz

50 Great Content Ideas to Create Buzz | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

I selected this article from conversationagent today not only does it have some great tips for creating compelling content but it gives you examples of people who are doing a good job with each suggestion.

 

These ideas can be used for content curators as well - to create buzz and build an audience, providing "context" is what sets you apart from others - these tips are ways to accomplish that.

 

"Connecting ideas and people -- how talk can change our lives".

 

 

 

Here are a few things that caught my attention:

 

**. Make digestible bits of advice in micro-interactions gain big impact. Kellye Crane built a community for #soloPR practitioners off a Twitter chat filled with useful advice.

 

** Create a new list. People like to see where things stack against each other. By far, the most popular list is still the one Todd And created and AdAge took over.

 

** Give away secrets and tips to help others become more effective. Adam Singer is very generous in that regard.

 

** Teach something new or from a new perspective. Kathy Sierra has been able to do that on a topic that for many was considered not quite appealing

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** Inspire people to take action and change the world. Entrepreneur Chris Guilleabeau is a good example of that.

 

** Be opinionated about future trends. That's a trait that is best exemplified by Robert Scoble.

 

** Track and review future trends from behind the scenes. A good guide is Louis Gray.

 

**Create a conversation around a social object. That's what Hugh MacLeod does.

 

** Become the expert hub on a subject matter. The consistent "go to" person for branding is the team at Branding Strategy Insider.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Marketing, Social Media and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://www.conversationagent.com/]


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Barry Deutsch's comment, May 16, 2012 2:18 AM
Fully 1/3 of my business in executive search, speaking engagements, and consulting projects come directly from content curation and marketing.
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10 Tools to Hit Your Next Online Meeting Out of the Park

10 Tools to Hit Your Next Online Meeting Out of the Park | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Business is global.

Whatever industry you work in, you’re dealing with people in different time zones, on different schedules and with different priorities.

So if the success of your business is dependant on it; how do you effectively communicate with these people?


Discover 10 online meeting tools to help you align timezones, schedules and priorities in a global business. Read more 


Written by Alesia Hsiao

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How Can You Create Pinnable Content If You're Not a Visual Brand? via @Ivo_64

How Can You Create Pinnable Content If You're Not a Visual Brand? via @Ivo_64 | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
A complete guide to Pin-worthy images and Pinnable content, regardless of your niche or design skills.

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New Promoted Pin options to help you reach your goals via @Tribe2point0

New Promoted Pin options to help you reach your goals via @Tribe2point0 | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
Imagine this: To unwind at the end of a workday, a Pinner explores their home feed, discovers a camping tent they like and saves it to a board. This inspires them to plan a backpacking trip, using Pinterest to research hiking trails and campsites and figure out exactly where they can buy that tent.  Time and again, our research has revealed that this scenario reflects typical Pinner behavior. People do tons of different things on Pinterest, but most simply, it’s about discovering, saving and planning what to do next.

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6 Responsive WordPress Themes to Comply With Google’s New Algorithm Update by @LEWatrous

6 Responsive WordPress Themes to Comply With Google’s New Algorithm Update by @LEWatrous | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

“After Mobilegeddon, you need to be sure you have a responsive Wordpress theme. Check out this list for six options to get started.”


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Long Tail Keywords Regain its Importance in Search Engine Optimization

Long Tail Keywords Regain its Importance in Search Engine Optimization | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Six years ago, long-tail keywords gained remarkable popularity as a top SEO tool to improve search engine page rankings and gain traffic.


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Free #Gartner Research: #Digital Marketing Transit Map #martech

Free #Gartner Research: #Digital Marketing Transit Map #martech | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
Navigate the #digitalmarketing landscape with this free map from @GartnerDigital

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The Ultimate Kit of Content Marketing Storytelling Templates: Free! via @kdietz

The Ultimate Kit of Content Marketing Storytelling Templates: Free! via @kdietz | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
Download this content marketing kit, including 6 free templates to easily create ebooks, blog posts, infographics, social media content, SlideShare presentations, and press releases.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 11, 12:38 PM

Woo hoo -- just what we need to get started this Monday! Here's a free downloadable kit from HubSpot containing 95+ templates you can use for creating content and storytelling.


What's not to love about that? From blog posts to e-books, to infographics, to social media this kit has got you covered.


Fill the templates in with your stories and other material and you are good to go.


I hope this post makes an easier and fabulous week for you!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio | Cool Tools via @malekalby

Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio | Cool Tools via @malekalby | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
A curated list of resources to help students find high-quality, copyright friendly media for use in projects or presentations.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 11, 6:25 AM

Are you looking for resources that provide "copyright friendly" images, audio and video for your learners? This post, by Richard Byrne, provides six resources. Each one provides access to materials that are in the public domain.

* The Moving Image Archive. This is part of the Internet Archive and includes over 1.7 million clips.

* The Public Domain Review is a project of the Open Knowledge Foundation and provides access to images, books, films, audio recording and essays.

* The Free Music Archive (FMA) provides access to free music. This collection is curated and provides a range of genres.

* Sound Gator provides free sound effects. Do you need the sound of a horn honking, or whipped cream coming out of a can?  This is a great place to go.

* Pixabay and the Morgue File are both great places to search for images. The Morgue File is a collection of photos, and Pixabay provides high-resolution images in the public domain.

Byrne provides additional details on each of these six resources in the post. Click through to learn more.

Marco Favero's curator insight, May 12, 1:56 AM

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Can a New LinkedIn Tool Accelerate Your Social Media Marketing? via @Ivo_64

Can a New LinkedIn Tool Accelerate Your Social Media Marketing? via @Ivo_64 | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
LinkedIn's new Lead Accelerator tool promises to be a big help for improving your social media marketing.

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Hashtags: How to Use them, and How You Shouldn’t via @Ivo_64

Hashtags: How to Use them, and How You Shouldn’t via @Ivo_64 | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Hashtags are a big part of our interaction on social media every day. However, I doubt most users have actually grasped the concept of hashtags, how to use them and what they actually offer readers in terms of relevance or context. A simple hashtag can go a long way, and make your content travel a long way as well! It’s imperative that we all learn how to use hashtags as well as how NOT to use them. Here we go....


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Miguel Damiani's curator insight, April 22, 10:38 AM

Algunos consejos para hacer buen uso de los Hashtags. Bueno es conocerlos

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Agence Incomm's curator insight, April 28, 11:06 AM

Petit rappel sur ce qu'est le hashtag, sa fonction, et la façon dont il faut l'utiliser.

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Kickstart a Social Media Strategy on Today's Top Networks via @Ivo_64

Kickstart a Social Media Strategy on Today's Top Networks via @Ivo_64 | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
Put your company ahead of the competition! Create & encourage conversation, no matter the social network. Kickstart a social media strategy.

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4 Steps to Manage Your Content Workflow via @MarketingHits

4 Steps to Manage Your Content Workflow via @MarketingHits | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
Content marketing and cooking have a lot in common. You’ve got the chef (executive editor) who plans, delegates, edits, and manages the flow of the execution. The sous chef (writer) is right-hand man to the chef, following intricate orders of produce the meal (content). Though your dinner guests (readers) of a feast do not see what goes on behind the scenes, they are the ultimate judge. The end product portrays a clear reflection of what goes on behind the scenes.

Like a meal, coordinating content takes strategy, planning, communication, and access to an arsenal of tools. Missing just one of these steps can result in a poor end product.

Now is the perfect time to set the table for success. Here are four steps to master your content workflow:

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10 Essential Social Media Tools for Social Media Managers via @stevenhealey

10 Essential Social Media Tools for Social Media Managers via @stevenhealey | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
Arm your social media tool box with these 10 essential social media tools that every social media manager should be using.

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Brand Ideals, Jim Stengel, Mark Traphagen, SEO & Startups via @ScentTrail

Brand Ideals, Jim Stengel, Mark Traphagen, SEO & Startups via @ScentTrail | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Brand Ideals
Learning your company's "brand ideals" may be the most important branding work few startups accomplish. SEO and content take a backseat to widget development for most startups. 

Yet isn't the most important question WHERE are the points of connection with potential customers and/or investors? The latter, investors, receive plenty of attention when they are easy. Investors want CONSUMERS and lots of 'em.

So the best way to connect with investors is to connect with consumers and the best way to connect with consumers is to know, articualte and share your "brand ideals":

 * Eliciting Joy: Activating experiences of happiness, wonder, and limitless possibility.
* Enabling Connection: Enhancing the ability of people to connect with each other and the world in meaningful ways.
* Inspiring Exploration: Helping people explore new horizons and new experiences.
* Evoking Pride: Giving people increased confidence, strength, security, and vitality.
* Impacting Society: Affecting society broadly, including by challenging the status quo and redefining categories.  

Those "brand ideals" come from Grow: How Ideals Power Profits At The World's Largest Companies by Jim Stengel and is a must read for any startup entrepreneur who wants investors....after they've won the hearts and minds of consumers. 


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5 Tools for Getting More out of Facebook & Other Social Networks via @Ivo_64

5 Tools for Getting More out of Facebook & Other Social Networks via @Ivo_64 | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

If you love social media, you probably constantly wish it was just a bit better. To be a geek is to constantly tweak, and social media is no exception.


From cleaning out decade-old "Likes" to sharing your email address securely, today's Cool Websites and Apps aims to make using social media just a little more…


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Leverage Google AdWords to Reach Shoppers At All Hours via @malekalby

Leverage Google AdWords to Reach Shoppers At All Hours via @malekalby | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
Here is a helpful list of 5 Google AdWords tips to help your small business navigate the holiday season. Online shoppers never sleep!

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malek's curator insight, May 18, 4:25 PM

1. Stay in the Know.

5. Stand out in the crowd.

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8 Basic Rules for Content Marketing - Plus Your Business via @Ivo_64

8 Basic Rules for Content Marketing - Plus Your Business via @Ivo_64 | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

SEO seems like it's constantly changing, and that's because it is.

However, some things have not really changed much at all.


For instance, links remain a significant part of the algorithms for both Google and Bing. Most of the search terms you might want to rank for likely have thousands of, or even more, competitors, and links are a big part of helping the search engines know who to rank first.


You know that you need to get some links, but how do you get started? And how do you do the right things so Google does not penalize you?


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