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The Zombie Economy | Infographic

The Zombie Economy | Infographic | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

British businesses are shrugging off their “zombie” label by solving the critical financial problems that have plagued them since 2007. 

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I think "Zombie" is a perfect description for many businesses in America too. I just visited a favorite gift store the other day to buy a funky shower curtain and the store was a shambles. 

I ended up buying Girl with a Pearl Earring from CafePress.com. The gift businesses, like many businesses, have been through several waves of "Zombie-ficaiton" including the first web wave and now the platforming of the business by Etsy.com, CafePress and the like. 

That the brick and mortar store I used to love is now a Zombie (walking dead) is sad but a result of the inability to the single store to compete without the Internet's help. Where once a crazy funky buyer (like my ex) could create relevance and buzz simply by BUYING now a story is needed, a coherent story with great hooks and emotional impact. 

Mostly a story that must be told online first since attention is THERE and won't be shared with a Zombie unless the zombie can wake up and smell the aroma of that scented candle :). M  



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Stalking Social Influencers: How To Segment Your Audience [Infographic]

Stalking Social Influencers: How To Segment Your Audience [Infographic] | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

I chose this infographic and article from Blackbaud because it helps you go from social media to social business. It was written for non-profits but it definitely applies to any business as well.


By understanding how to evaluate people by their degree of influence and their ability to help change behavior in others can be invaluable to you and your organization.


**It's also important to use this information to understand how you and your organization fit into this mix. They say knowledge is power, once you have a clearer picture, you can shift what you're doing and take your business or cause to the next level for greater results.


Intro:


"Understanding the Value of Your Social Media Influencers: How to Identify and Empower Those Who Can Engage an Entire Community!

(Download the White Paper Today!)"


Here are some highlights:


**Learn how to use the information your consitiuents are sharing to attract more people to your mission, campaign.


**Learn how to analyze your database and assign social scores to engagers that represents their ability to interact with and influence others across their online networks


**Based on the social score you assign to these individuals, you can then segment them into one of four categories, each of which plays a diferent role on social networks, relevant to your business


Here are the categories:


Key Influencers - They have a powerful impact not only the people they know but also others they don't know. Their posts are widely spread and shared by more people than many other people

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Engagers - These people have well-established social networks and are strong influencers of people they know personally


Multichannel Consumers - They enjoy keeping up with social media conent and occasionally participate. Their influence is not a dominent part of their persona


Standard Consumers These engagers read and watc updates more than they create new content or make comments. They are more influenced by family and friends.


Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"


Read article and see infographic here: [http://bit.ly/N4a2Km]


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Pinterest: What Early Adopters Need to Know

Pinterest: What Early Adopters Need to Know | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Jeff Turner, it makes you STOP and think. Pinterest is the latest new shiny thing but as Jeff says, buyer beware. His insights are right on the money.

 

 


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Visualize Your Data in the Age of Distraction For These 6 Reasons [Infographic]

Visualize Your Data in the Age of Distraction For These 6 Reasons [Infographic] | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

This piece was posted by Loren Sorenson for Hubspot, I selected it because as she says "If you aren’t prepared for the visual content revolution, you may be left in the dust.


Not convinced? Let's take a look at exactly how visual contentis positively contributing to marketing strategies -- it may just give you the push you need


"Learn why visual content is a critical part of your content creation strategy.


Here are some highlights:


**People remember only 20% of what they read


**83% of learning is visual


Condenses and Explains Large Amounts of Information


**Today, there is too much information on the Internet you have about 3 seconds to catch someone’s eyes so they'll consume your information.


Gives Your Brand an Identity


**Visual content draws people in, letting viewers better understand your brand's identity


Drives User Engagement


**If you've ever read a book with a child, you probably know they find pictures more interesting than words; but are adults really that different?


Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"


Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/Ifujbp]


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janlgordon's comment, April 11, 2012 12:21 PM
Beth Kanter
Thank you for adding me to the wiki and for your kind words, it's greatly appreciated. Yes this is the conversation of the moment so to speak. I'm sure your presentation was amazing. Would love to hear it if you have a replay.
Beth Kanter's comment, April 11, 2012 7:08 PM
Jan: There's a link in the wiki to the live stream of the session - and a lot of notes and resources ... I love this topic! I'm holding myself back from created another scoop.it on it ...
janlgordon's comment, April 13, 2012 7:05 PM
Beth Kanter
Thanks for looking forward to seeing this info. Knowing you, I can imagine that you want to start another scoopit on this topic but it's not necessary because you're already doing a wonderful job covering it now.
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Marketers Must Become Curators to Help Internet Users Who Are Drowning in Data

Marketers Must Become Curators to Help Internet Users Who Are Drowning in Data | BI Revolution | Scoop.it


This piece was written by Jean-Paul De Clerck for Selligent. I selected it because it reconfirms what we already know as consumers of content and as content marketers trying to reach their audiences.  


Magnify's  "Digital Lifestyle" research shows that it's becoming more difficult for so-called professional web users to:


**cope with the stream of communication and


**to distinguish essential information from less important information.


A massive tidal wave in figures


**64% of the participants said that the information they receive had increased over 50% in comparison to the previous year


**Nearly 73% of the respondents described the information overload with superlative terms souch as a "roaring river" or a massive tital wave


It is simply becoming more difficult for people to filter information. And it's very important to realize that this is not caused by technology only, and that it will not be solved by technology.


**In their interactions with consumers and customers, companies have a responsibility to make it as easy and valuable as possible for people.


Here are some takeaways:


**Simplify your cross-channel messaging: improve and personalize your communication


**Marketers must ensure that their messages are targeted and synchronized.


**They should avoid overlapping communication and marketing fatigue. Read white paper 


**They should also let people choose their own communication channels more.


**Provide alternatives, because people will increasingly search for them in their quest for coping with information.


Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"


Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/x46IR4]


Curatti was founded to address this issue and much more. Please visit us at our fan page.


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