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In pursuit of the latest marketing strategies, social marketing, content marketing, information product marketing, author and book marketing, product development, story telling, website design, creating a compelling story, marketing technology and tools, building a tribe of loyal, raving fans, positioning and differentiating so your business can make more money. Add in my years of experience in CMO/Chief Marketing Officer roles, and we've got a popular topic. One realization of all this is launching and engaging in a top notch experience for the target audience, including crowdfunding campaigns. It's all marketing.
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Mikaela Shiffrin wins slalom gold at world championships

Mikaela Shiffrin wins slalom gold at world championships | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Mikaela Shiffrin might as well be dancing or flying.
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Colorado on the map again - this time with a skiing record/win. Again. Mikaela Shffrin is from Vail. 

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Funding Round Values Photo-Sharing Startup Snapchat at $70 Million

Funding Round Values Photo-Sharing Startup Snapchat at $70 Million | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Snapchat's valuation, what you can learn from the 20 brands with the most engaged Facebook audiences, Twitter's new API changes and more...
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A most interesting example of solving a "big" problem for a lot of people. 

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Creating Order From Chaos: 9 Great Ideas For Managing Your Computer Files

Creating Order From Chaos: 9 Great Ideas For Managing Your Computer Files | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
It’s frustrating isn’t it when you can’t find that file? When you’ve searched every folder imaginable on your computer, and somehow it got lost….or worse, deleted.
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Persado Raises $15 Million - Marketing Persuasion Technology

Persado maps the genome of marketing language and generates the message that works best for any customer and any product at any time
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I guess this could put me out of a job LOL. I have been doing quite a lot of marketing messaging lately. 

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Are you an entrepreneur or married to one? Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor on startup life and love

Are you an entrepreneur or married to one? Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor on startup life and love | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
It’s Valentine's Day, and that got us wondering: Is it possible to run a kick-ass, all-consuming startup and have a rock-solid relationship at the same time?
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Sliders Suck | Brian Krogsgard

Sliders Suck | Brian Krogsgard | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Almost all sliders I've seen suck. Let's discuss why sliders tend to suck, and also I'll give my advice on when sliders can be appropriate, and some tips for doing it right.
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How To Create Valuable Web Resources by Curating Other People's Content: Seven Real-World Examples

How To Create Valuable Web Resources by Curating Other People's Content: Seven Real-World Examples | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Content curation involves the added value only people can provide in the form of unique taste and understanding of the target audience to select and convert selected information into a quality content offering.

Via Robin Good
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Nacho Vega's curator insight, February 14, 2013 2:30 AM

Interesting post

Debbie Ellard's curator insight, February 16, 2013 2:07 PM

How to use valuable content with a fresh perspective while giving credit to all.

Regis Pelletier's curator insight, February 26, 2013 5:50 PM

Wow just discoved this today

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Valeintines Treats - Dunes Medical Solutions Spa in Myrtle Beach Conway

Valeintines Treats - Dunes Medical Solutions Spa in Myrtle Beach Conway | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
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Kids Use Coding Skills to Hack Online Games

Kids Use Coding Skills to Hack Online Games | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Children as young as 11 are using coding skills to hack accounts on social media and gaming sites, a report says.
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10 Tools for Creating Infographics and Visualizations

10 Tools for Creating Infographics and Visualizations | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Communicating visually is one of the most effective ways to explain complex concepts and relationships, both internally with your teammates and externally with your clients.
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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, February 8, 2013 6:26 PM

here are a few great tools to develop infographics PLUS a tool that allows you to easily record your own presentation videos!

Contact Boostonsvotrestartup's curator insight, February 9, 2013 3:09 AM

http://www.seomoz.org/blog/10-tools-for-creating-infographics-visualizations to keep it for when you desesperate ...

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Your New Device Got Kickstarter Funding; Now Comes The Hard Part

Your New Device Got Kickstarter Funding; Now Comes The Hard Part | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Kickstarter began three years ago as a platform to fund creative artistic projects, but devices like the Pebble watch have quickly turned the limelight toward hardware innovation and in turn, put the crowdfunding movement firmly on the map.
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6 Habits of Remarkably Likable People

6 Habits of Remarkably Likable People | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
They're charming. They're genuine. And they can make an entire room full of people smile.
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How likable are you? These are great practices to, well, practice :-)


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Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, February 19, 2013 4:23 PM

They lose the power pose.

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Apple Rolls Out iOS 6.1 With Enhanced LTE Support

Apple Rolls Out iOS 6.1 With Enhanced LTE Support | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Apple has issued its first major update to iOS 6, boosting a few new bells and whistles and bug fixes.
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YouTube Phenoms Raise Record Kickstarter Cash

YouTube Phenoms Raise Record Kickstarter Cash | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
FreddieW shows advertisers why they should pay attention to original Web series
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Free PSD Files: 50+ Must Have Photoshop Files For Designers

Free PSD Files: 50+ Must Have Photoshop Files For Designers | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Welcome to day 2 of freebie week on Designrfix. Today we have assembled a stunning collection of some of the most creative Photoshop PSD files from around the Web.

Via Mark Strozier, Dona Chakraborty
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Javier Díaz González's curator insight, February 12, 2013 1:46 AM

Unos PSD muy interesantes, y gratuitos. Interfaces tipo playes, twitter, etiquetas, sellos, chapas... 

Toresa Slater's curator insight, February 15, 2013 3:33 AM

Some really cool web elements, templates and text effects in this mix...give it a look.

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Zappos Social Innovation

Zappos Social Innovation | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Can businesses create online communities if their purpose is to make money? Zappos sells and shares through its social innovation on Facebook and Twitter.
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Guy Kawasaki on anti-wimpy writing, OCD perfectionism, and why broke authors have an edge

Guy Kawasaki on anti-wimpy writing, OCD perfectionism, and why broke authors have an edge | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Guy Kawasaki, who just came out with a new book about self-publishing called APE: Author Publisher Entrepeneur, talks to us about the wimpification of writers, his own OCD, and why broke authors are the best marketers.
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Two Pens's curator insight, February 15, 2013 9:20 AM

I like Kawasaki's challenge to not wimp out on your own writing and your opinions of what to write about. 

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Man swipes Krispy Kreme truck, leads cops on chase

Man swipes Krispy Kreme truck, leads cops on chase | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Police say a Lawrenceville man swiped a Krispy Kreme donut truck from a Dacula Exxon...
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Who hasn't thought of doing this?

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Steve Rasey's curator insight, February 14, 2013 5:54 AM

Elvis...Elvis...is that YOU?

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7 Tips for Working SMART

7 Tips for Working SMART | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Why hit the pavement day after day in your business? How about in place of working HARD (ie. 12 hour days, mile long to do lists, and 5 email accounts) you worked SMART?
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I like #5.

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Two Pens's curator insight, March 16, 2013 12:35 PM

OK, I'm a sucker for everyday solutions to working smarter. "Finish what you start" is a good one. So is "1 goal, 1 year." 

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Use Google Docs to Manage your Digital Projects, from Freelance to Large Agency

Use Google Docs to Manage your Digital Projects, from Freelance to Large Agency | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
I'm going to share how we manage to stay on top of over 30 client projects at any one time whilst making sure we don't miss tasks or lose track of the hours we've spent.

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Martin Gysler's comment, February 13, 2013 7:44 AM
Great Marty, I also use it with my clients, really a great tool.
jeroen thibaut's comment, February 13, 2013 7:45 AM
I use it on a daily basis too. Though I'm still wondering why/not to chose Apps for business. Run it for one European project, but so far had almost no extras, but have to pay the monthly cost... Any views on this?
Martin Gysler's comment, February 13, 2013 8:05 AM
I only use the free program and never thought to change in the business plan. Maybe I'll try this plan for 30 days, as Google proposed it for free.
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How a Real-Time Weather App Took Kickstarter by Storm

How a Real-Time Weather App Took Kickstarter by Storm | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Dark Sky is a weather app with a very cool twist: It just offers short-term, hyperlocal forecasts.
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Bacon enthusiasts converge in Iowa for festival

Bacon enthusiasts converge in Iowa for festival | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The smell of bacon was in the air Saturday as thousands converged on Iowa's capital city for an increasingly popular festival celebrating all things connected with the meat.
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10 Tools for Creating Infographics and Visualizations

10 Tools for Creating Infographics and Visualizations | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Communicating visually is one of the most effective ways to explain complex concepts and relationships, both internally with your teammates and externally with your clients.
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8 Things Remarkably Successful People Do

8 Things Remarkably Successful People Do | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
The most successful people in business work differently. See what they do--and why it works.
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How remarkable are you? How successful are you?

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Rover.com secures $7 million investment

Rover.com secures $7 million investment | Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Dog-sitting website Rover.com announced Monday that it received $7 million in second-round financing.
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