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SMBs: Don't Learn SEO, Join the CIRCUS Instead via @Curagami

SMBs: Don't Learn SEO, Join the CIRCUS Instead via @Curagami | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

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Small to Medium Sized Businesses are caught in a vicious Chinese finger puzzle. The more they pull the more stuck they become. We say REJECT the CATCH-22 of trying to be us (SEOs, Internet marketers) and run away and join the circus instead. Here's why. 

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Millennials Experiences Over Anything [study]

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According to The Drum, they will account for 75% of the UK workforce in a decade. And with it a huge amount of the consumer spending in the UK. So what do millennials want? For many companies in the UK, it’s quite literally the billion-pound question.


Via IMEX, oconnorandkelly
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Great and timely Scoop from @oconnorandkelly (thanks guys). Ties beautifully to post we just wrote about car dealer & startup web marketing (Scooped here: http://sco.lt/90NmSX ).

Both of these great curators will be featured in our new "Curators of the Month" spotlight on http://www.Curagami.com. #toogood #thanks

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David Hain's curator insight, December 11, 2014 11:56 AM

Study shows millennials turning from materialism & trad measures of success to focus income on experiences. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 11, 2014 2:25 PM

The research makes interesting points. What does it mean for teaching and learningÉ

 

@ivon_ehd1

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Social Shopping: Why Internet Marketing Is A Game - New @HaikuDeck & Book Outline

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Social Shopping
This new Haiku Deck is an outline for a book we hope to write over the next few weeks. I'm headed to Ohio State for several weeks of treatment at the james Cancer Center and NO WAY I sit on the bench during November (not going to happen).

If you would like to help PLEASE DO SO (lol). Many ways you can help including:

* Writing content to be included.
* Suggesting resources.
* Suggesting great interviews.
* Reading and editing (need lots of help there :).

I'm lucky to have smart, giving friends who I regularly TEST, a test they've never failed. Hope you will join me for the Social Shopping book writing journey. Writing and publishing a book is on my bucket list and I get things on that list DONE :). M (with help, lots of help) 

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Leveraging Influential Customers: Your Most Important Online Marketing #Infographic

Leveraging Influential Customers: Your Most Important Online Marketing #Infographic | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

As a business, one of the most effective ways to gain traction and visibility is through a strategically planned marketing and/or public relations campaign. But did you know that your customers can be just as effective?

Customers can be more influential than ever these days, thanks to social networks and the internet. In fact, the average customer has a reach of 42 people for each positive experience or engagement with your company online. That means if you have only 200 customers who are brand advocates, you have a potential customer reach of 8,400!

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An important Infographic and idea. At our Durham, NC based startup Curagami we see the next phase of web development as devoted to learning how to empower, listen to and benefit from the kind of leverage ONLY customers provide such as:

* User Generated Content - the most valuable content you can't buy.

* Social shares and its help with seo, traffic and profits.

* Brand advocacy and word-of-mouth advertising.

* Brand shaping via listening and curation of content created by influential customers.

Last night I realized I needed to order boxer shorts as all of this travel, I'm currently in Columbus Ohio, is putting a strain on a limited supply. Instead of buying Joe Boxer boxers I went to a site and made a cancer survivor design.

The first product I created, Poetryslam Magnetic Word Game (c. 1999), took six months and $10,000. Last night I created a line of boxer shorts for $100 and an hour of my time using drag and drop tools.

Put that experience in the context of this excellent infographic about the power of your influential customers to arrive at the game plan we suggest to B2C ecommerce and B2B content marketing partners daily:

* Create an Ambassadors Program as the foundation of online community.
* Empower Ambassadors with social tools.
* Feature great Ambassadors to create healthy competition.

* Reward Ambassadors with social listening, support and inclusion.

* ASK for help.
* Rinse and Repeat.

Find ways to listen, curate and feature your customer's input and social shares to make your online marketing easier, more fun and sustainable.


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Brand Sculpting: 5 Online Branding Tips & 10 Tools via @Curagami

Brand Sculpting: 5 Online Branding Tips & 10 Tools via @Curagami | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Brand Sculpting creates a brand's online community in alignment with User Generated Content, a growing tribe of advocates & trending keywords & content.

5 Tips
* 10 Tools including @Scoop.itPaper.li ( @Kelly Hungerford), Haiku Deck, G+, Pinterest & Others.
* Community & UGC.
* Digital Listening.
* Analytics.
* Moon Audio examples.

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Meaning, Value, Drive in Work & Life: Dan Ariely TED Talk

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Work and Value
Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational a great book for Internet marketers, explains how meaning is more important than money in this excellent TED talk. In a series of experiments Ariely explains the delicate ballet we dance between motivation, meaning and value.

Reminded me of Daniel Pink's Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. This talk ties to Trendwatching's report on Demanding Brands too (http://trendwatching.com/trends/demandingbrands/ ).

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Is Social Media Marketing Dead? Yep & Here's Whats Next - via @Curagami

Is Social Media Marketing Dead? Yep & Here's Whats Next - via @Curagami | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Jeff Fromm in a great post for TBJ makes Curagami's tactical marketing is dead argument beautifully. Social Media Marketing is dead & here's what's next.


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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, July 23, 2014 8:05 AM

As we consume more and more content via our mobile devices, both content marketing and social media marketing strategies need to be re-examined.


Why?

The end user, your consumer now has Notification Distraction, be it from a game or text message your content has limited engagement time of these devices. Getting a share has become even harder. 


Connecting content to product engagement is the new marketing.

Karen Dietz's comment, July 23, 2014 5:43 PM
I really enjoyed this article Marty and am going to reference it for another kind of story project I'm working on. Good stuff! Thanks for finding and sharing.
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Top Storytelling Brands via Marketing Week UK

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Top storytelling brands

Great post whose URL I couldn't get to resolve on Scoop.it so sent the link above to Pinterest.

Here is the direct URL:
http://www.marketingweek.co.uk/trends/trending-topics/consumer-behaviour/the-top-storytelling-brands/4010993.article

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Curation Is The Next Web Revolution - ScentTrail Marketing Archive

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Scenttrail Marketing Archive
Thought it might be an interesting exercise to revisit key posts from Scenttrail Marketing. Curation Is The Next Web Revolution is why I got to play with Scoop.it.

After one of Scoop.it's founders, Marc Rougier, read this post they offered to let me play with their cool new tool while still in beta. Curation Is The Next Web Revolution feels more true today than when it was first shared in early 2011.

Curation is the best way to test content as I described in How I Use Scoop.it (http://sco.lt/5pwF6n). We are so committed to content curation we are building a new tool called CrowdFunde to help websites understand what content helps them the most.

No doubt in our mind content curation is what's next. What about you? Are you curating content? Share how you use tools like Scoop.it, G+, Paper.li or your blog to create effective content marketing and we will share with our tribe.


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Bang Red Bull's Branding Lesson BLOWS UP - 400+ Shares via Curatti

Bang Red Bull's Branding Lesson BLOWS UP - 400+ Shares via Curatti | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

This post is about branding's journey from Tide in 1958 to Red Bull now with one inescapable conclusion - We Are All Media Companies Now. Thanks to everyone who is sharing our Red Bull Branding Lesson: We Are All Media Companies Now from Curatti.com. Post has reached a potential  audience of over several hundred thousand now thanks to shares.

So down a Red Bull and let us know how your company or brand is becoming a media company!

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malek's curator insight, April 3, 2014 6:02 PM

"Branding" Vs "Me Too",

One of the greatest confrontation in marketing wrapped up in an entertaining post. #HighFive 

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Brands Under ATTACK: 5 Ninja - ScentTrail Marketing

Brands Under ATTACK: 5 Ninja - ScentTrail Marketing | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Brands are under attack by 5 Ninja: clean slate, social media, death of old media, mobile & User Generated Content. How can you defeat attacking Ninja horde if your brand is a leader? How can you add speed and fury to the attack if your brand isn't the leader? 

Added an introduction from my friend Mark Traphagen.

Ninja are attacking brands NOW on Scenttrail Marketing:
http://www.scenttrail.com/brands-attack-5-ninjas/  

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Is Your Personal Brand Epic? 6 Tips On How To Create An Epic Personal Brand

Is Your Personal Brand Epic? 6 Tips On How To Create An Epic Personal Brand | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

There is only one way to break out of the rat race and eliminate all competing rats - create EPIC Personal Branding. Here's how..

* Create BHAGs NOW!
* Videos and Pictures.

* Think TEAM!
* Use Special SOCIAL Weapons.
* Fail Miserably.
* Give your Skills AWAY FREE.

Follow those hard won secrets, at least one of them tried to kill me several times, and your personal brand will be EPIC, your resume floats to the top and you win the promotion, can afford the G I Joe with the Kung Fu Grip and love the life you create.


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malek's curator insight, April 13, 2014 12:16 PM
#5: FAIL MISERABLY

Success is failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Maryse Rebillot's curator insight, April 14, 2014 5:39 AM

Refreshing reading that drives you to (re)think about what you really want in life and be at ease with who you are - upside and downside.