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Iceberg Effect - A Marin Must Read Sentence

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The Iceberg Effect is why you may not know what you don't know when marketing online. This Curagami post shares how to avoid becoming an online Titanic.

Learn about The Iceberg Effect on our latest Curagami post:
http://www.curagami.com/featured/iceberg-effect-internet-marketing/

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DareDo's curator insight, November 27, 2014 9:25 AM

I'm not sure I understand everything here. But I'm sure we should explore this more in depth.

 

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Story About Storytelling, FedEx & Time via @Curagami

Story About Storytelling, FedEx & Time via @Curagami | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Story may be the most important but least understood online marketing word there is. Understand why storytelling is "beyond important" for web marketing.
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Killing Your Brand Easy As One, Two, Three

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Killing Your Brand Is Easy
Small to Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs) have shipping ALL WRONG. They want cheap shipping. Shipping is a battleground and trying to save money there is often tripping over $100 bills to pick up pennies.

This G+ post shares the wrong questions being asked in the wrong ways by many SMBs. I like FedEx even for TINY companies because they immediately look BIGGER and more trustworthy with FedEx attached.

Things still go BUMP in the night with FedEx, but we trust THEY will make it right. I don't mind checking a tracking number and working with FedEx to solve a shipper's problem. I won't CONSIDER hopping in my car and running to the post office to attempt to do the same for USPS.

The brands live in different places in my head. FedEx has done many more good turns that bad. USPS has delivered more than they failed too, but when they fail its always MISERABLE trying to straighten it out.

All things being equal, and they never are, I can make a solid branding argument for why any online business should ship FedEx with triggers for free ground and air.

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What Does Red Bull Know About Online Marketing? LOTS To Steal via @HaikuDeck

What Does Red Bull Know About Online Marketing? LOTS To Steal via @HaikuDeck | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Connection, our human ability to listen, share and respond, is the new ecommerce. This Haiku Deck is in support of Marty Smith's Keynote talk at FedEx Connection Conference 7.30.14.

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5 Great Movement Brands To Learn From - Curatti

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5 Movement Brands
One important social media marketing implication is every brand needs love, advocacy & sharing. Movements not sales win hearts, minds & loyalty brands need.

* Chic-fil-a.
* Disney - Pixar.
* Red Bull.

* Red Cross.
* Coke.

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Why Brand Scores Are Key To Content Marketing - Curagami

Why Brand Scores Are Key To Content Marketing - Curagami | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Not all brands are created equal. Some can help your online marketing more than others. Use our Curagami Brand Score to map your content marketing for ROI.
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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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The Most Memorable Brand Wins and Fails of 2013

The Most Memorable Brand Wins and Fails of 2013 | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Oreo kicked off the year with a brilliant, impromptu online ad during the Super Bowl, the success of which inspired countless other real-time marketing campaigns, many of which fell short Tech companies like Samsung and Google aired clever commercials...

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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Great examples to emulate and avoid here. Love Dov'e beauty sketches  and "dunk in the dark" by Oreo.

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Facebook To Brands, "Drop Dead", But Should You Close Your Facebook Page?

Facebook To Brands, "Drop Dead", But Should You Close Your Facebook Page? | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Is it time for you to close your Facebook brand page? Here are three important things to consider
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Should You CLOSE or REDUCE Your Facebook Marketing?
Didn't know that Facebook was being such a jerk about "graph search" for brands. Not surprised to see you can buy your own list back as that is the kind of ransom Facebook has shown brands from the start. 

Interesting to see Mark Cuban takes his marbles and go home (threatening to close his Facebook pages). The article makes a good point.

 

If you have a substantial UNIQUE Facebook following you are probably stuck paying the $2. If not you may consider the cost / benefits of your Facebook marketing and arrive at where Cuban is - thinking about closing down your Facebook page (or relegating it to the "low investment" side of the fence). 



 

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What Creates Brand Loyalty? | Infographic

What Creates Brand Loyalty? | Infographic | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
This infographic shows what drives brand loyalty. A retro theme with some bright colors. Simple!
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Join Brands Don't Buy Them
Agree with this infographic about what makes people loyal to brands. Brands are shorthand for contemporary life. We bundle so much meaning into brands such as Nike, Apple and REI that it would be hard to imagine modern life without these shortcuts. 

Faith Popcorn famously said people don't BUY brands they JOIN them and these "loyalty" reasons can help form a brand people want to join.  

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Yu Ji's curator insight, May 1, 2013 10:42 AM

Get your customer know you and then, don't forget to get them fall in love with you as well!!

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Video Tutorial On How To Tell Your Brand's Story Online

Video Tutorial On How To Tell Your Brand's Story Online | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Know thyself is great Internet marketing advice and this post helps explain how to define your Unique Selling Propositions and Unique Customer Aspirations.
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How To Tell Your Brand's Story
This post is a hands on tutorial for creating brand stories by developing UCAs (Unique Customer Aspirations) and USPs (Unique Selling Propositions). Includes a video explaining USPs. Can't create great Internet marketing without these branding building blocks.

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Return On Clicks » Content Curation Tools For Brands

Return On Clicks » Content Curation Tools For Brands | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Content curation help brands increase their visibility and their customer engagment. Curation tools help pull, repurpose and publish content to create an...

***** Great suggestion from Therese Torris. Many tools I know and use, but many more I've never herd of but that sound interesting and helpful. Brands need to be or become authorities.

Some brands will have the authority high ground others will need to hustle. No matter where your brand currently fits on the authority scale there is more STUFF to curate than can be comfortably managed so tools will make the difference.

BTW curation is the key to authority because you can't create enough content to achieve authority status. Google requires curation so curation it will be :). Thanks,
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Social Shopping: Why Internet Marketing Is A Game - New @HaikuDeck & Book Outline

Social Shopping: Why Internet Marketing Is A Game - New @HaikuDeck & Book Outline | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

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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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

Curation Is The Next Web Revolution - ScentTrail Marketing Archive | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

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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