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Six ways to create great content in just 15 minutes a day

Six ways to create great content in just 15 minutes a day | Creativity as changing tool | Scoop.it
Content marketing can be an extremely complicated, time-consuming, and expensive proposition! So I came up with content options for the time-starved!

 

Let’s face it. Content development can be a complicated, time-consuming, and expensive proposition! So I started thinking about this in the context of my friends and small business customers who simply can’t afford that kind of effort. It led to this idea: micro-content, or creating small bits of marketing content when you don’t have time to blog, create videos or spend all day on Facebook.

 

Let’s examine ideas about using micro-content for your social media strategy, assuming you are testing the water and only have 15 minutes a day to devote to this activity. Hey, I’m up for a challenge!

 

Preparation

Like any marketing initiative, you must have a firm idea of your strategy, selling points, and target audience...

 

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Reddit: A Beginner's Guide

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Spend some quality time with Reddit -- you'll find it an essential resource, a self-correcting marketplace of ideas. Get started with our guide.

 

To the uninitiated, Reddit looks like a mess — text links, comment threads, points, upvotes, downvotes. At best, posts seem contextless — at worst, totally random.

 

But spend some quality time with “The Front Page of the Internet,” and you’ll find it’s an essential resource, a self-correcting marketplace of ideas that’s nearly impervious to marketers.

 

Simply put, Reddit is a message board wherein users submit links. What differentiates it from a real-time information network like Twitter is that the stream of content is curated by the community. Items of value are “upvoted,” and those deemed unworthy are “downvoted.” This determines a post’s position on the site, and items that hit the front page are seen by hundreds of thousands of people (consequently, sending boatloads of traffic to the linked website).

 

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The New Content Life Cycle: 4 Steps to a More Strategic Approach to Web Content | Content Marketing Institute

The New Content Life Cycle: 4 Steps to a More Strategic Approach to Web Content | Content Marketing Institute | Creativity as changing tool | Scoop.it
Every day we are flooded with information about the latest and greatest social and mobile platforms where people hold conversations, voice opinions, or influence others. Whether it’s Instagram, Google+, Path, or Pinterest, people are flocking to these new social networks.

 

But companies are now left trying to make sense of which ones they should be paying attention to, what they need to be doing in these channels to gain a competitive advantage, and how it all ties into their overall content marketing strategy.

 

On today’s rapidly shifting web, it’s essential that companies start to take a more holistic approach to content marketing and connect more effectively with their various stakeholders across a number of web and social channels. This “pressure to extend” has created a new strategic online content life cycle that is imperative when competing on today’s unpredictable social web — especially in light of recent changes in Google search algorithms and how they might affect established SEO strategies.

 

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5 Insights on Facebook vs Pinterest in Driving Sales - Infographic

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Pinterest has been grabbing the headlines recently as its network approaches 20 million users per month.

 

In March compete.com reported that Pinterest had received 18 million unique visitors with AppData reporting that the visual social network had received a record 4.4 million daily active users on March 18.

 

There are reports that Pinterest’s growth is slowing but just like Twitter and Facebook reports of its demise maybe slightly premature.

 

The Power of “Low Friction” Photo Sharing

 

Pinterest’s value to marketers is that it provides an easy to use platform for “pinning” images, photos and videos to your Pinterest account while also posting and sharing to your networks to Facebook and Twitter in the same process.


Pinterest reduces the effort and friction to share images on the social web which crowd sources your marketing and the spreading of your brand images.

 

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Why Small Business Have A Huge Advantage Over Brands In Social Media

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How small business can perform better than brands in social media by focusing on simple goals, being human, ensuring satisfaction and measuring ROI...

 

I currently have the fortune to experience two different fronts of digital marketing. Under Plural, I work with brands and, with SocialMouths I mostly jam with small business, personal brands, and bloggers.

 

One of the reasons I absolutely love this setup is that they are two different worlds in how the social web is approached, how it’s handled and how success is measured.

 

So I’m here to tell you that, despite the ridiculous budgets and unlimited resources, small business has a huuuge advantage over brands when it come to social media.

 

Here are my thoughts:

 

Strategy. Or Not?

 

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About to Publish A Post? STOP! Read This

About to Publish A Post? STOP! Read This | Creativity as changing tool | Scoop.it

It used to be that it was just us writer people that were responsible for publishing blog posts. But, my, how times have changed. As business owners, marketers, and social media mavens, we’re all responsible for publishing content on a regular basis. We publish posts to our own blogs to build our authority and search engine happiness, and we publish guest posts on other blogs to increase your readership and gain new eyes. With all the time we now devote to writing great content, we want to make sure we’re getting the most out of it that we can. And that means taking the time to optimize your content before you ever hit the publish button. Because search engine optimization always works better when it’s a priority, not an afterthought.

 

Before you hit publish on that post, make sure you’re hitting seven important points. They may just make all the difference.

 

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Content Marketing Beginners Suggestions for Businesses: Where to Start

Content Marketing Beginners Suggestions for Businesses: Where to Start | Creativity as changing tool | Scoop.it

Did you know there is a lot of work that has to happen before one begins creating a content marketing strategy? There is and I am going to give you some strategies that will help you begin and also explain some important “non-negotiables”, as I call them.


First, Create a Team

 

Your business will need at the least a team of two people. This is especially true when your are writing/rewriting the content for the main pages of a website. They need to work together to create the content you need. There should be brainstorming and as they say, two brains are better than one. Seriously, this task is a two person job at a minimum.

 

There is Work to Be Done Before Your Team Begins:

 

There are no short cuts for effective and organized content marketing. The non-negotiables below have to be completed before writing begins. They apply to the writing of main content pages of a website and all other forms of content marketing.

 

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John van den Brink's comment, June 14, 2012 9:52 AM
Great posts Martin, thanks!
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You're welcome John, great you like it!
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7 Ways to Be a Successful Social Marketer

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Social marketing is an advertising art that is widely utilized but less widely successful, forcing marketers who are looking for real, measurable results to hone their tactics. Review our list of seven ways to be a successful social marketer to help give you a leg up on the competition!

 

1. Build strong, targeted social media accounts.

Your social media accounts are only as useful as the friends and followers connected to them, making the first step of building those accounts absolutely crucial. Instead of simply working to obtain as many connections as possible, work instead to connect with like-minded people who are more likely to have an interest in what you have to offer.

 

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Music, Film, TV: How social media changed the entertainment experience - Brian Solis

Music, Film, TV: How social media changed the entertainment experience - Brian Solis | Creativity as changing tool | Scoop.it

Today everybody should know that social media are much more than a mode effect. This excellent post will convince you, if you aren't yet. [note mg]

 

Social media is more than a digital water cooler for TV and movies. The global conversation that takes place around events and the experiences people share based on what they watch teaches us about consumer preferences. More importantly, their activity influences behavior. Behavior counts for everything. Studying it is just the beginning of course. In order to understand and eventually steer behavior, we must translate activity into insights and in turn, translate insights into actionable strategies and programs.


The Hollywood Reporter recently published an exclusive poll about social media led by market research firm Penn Schoen Berland. As the report opens, THR notes, “There’s a sea change afoot in how Americans discover and consume entertainment.”

 

According to the study, 88% of respondents view social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook as a new form of entertainment.

 

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John van den Brink's comment, May 15, 2012 4:56 PM
Thank you Martin!
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You're welcome John! I'm back... :)
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Music, Film, TV: How social media changed the entertainment experience - Brian Solis

Music, Film, TV: How social media changed the entertainment experience - Brian Solis | Creativity as changing tool | Scoop.it

Today everybody should know that social media are much more than a mode effect. This excellent post will convince you, if you aren't yet. [note mg]

 

Social media is more than a digital water cooler for TV and movies. The global conversation that takes place around events and the experiences people share based on what they watch teaches us about consumer preferences. More importantly, their activity influences behavior. Behavior counts for everything. Studying it is just the beginning of course. In order to understand and eventually steer behavior, we must translate activity into insights and in turn, translate insights into actionable strategies and programs.


The Hollywood Reporter recently published an exclusive poll about social media led by market research firm Penn Schoen Berland. As the report opens, THR notes, “There’s a sea change afoot in how Americans discover and consume entertainment.”

 

According to the study, 88% of respondents view social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook as a new form of entertainment.

 

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John van den Brink's comment, May 15, 2012 4:56 PM
Thank you Martin!
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You're welcome John! I'm back... :)
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64 Pinterest Marketing Tips and Tactics - Infographic

64 Pinterest Marketing Tips and Tactics - Infographic | Creativity as changing tool | Scoop.it

Pinterest over the last 6 months has become the social network with buzz and it provides a visual platform that offers an ecosystem to experiment and play with images as a means of marketing and engagement and even selling.

 

I walked into an electronics store the other day and happened to pass the television department.

 

The 70 inch televisions with high definition flat screens were displaying videos so compelling that for a minute or two I just stood there watching images so sharp and mesmerizing that I just stopped and watched.

 

The vibrant colors and high contrast were almost hypnotic.

 

It was only ten years ago and a flat screen TV half that size was $20,000.

 

Now everyone has at least a 42 inch plasma or LCD screen and that is in the smallest room in the house!

 

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