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Long-Term Marketing Because The Relationship Is All

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The Guardian (blog)Long-term marketing: a new paradigm shiftThe Guardian (blog)It's is a different beast from the parody presented in the BBC's Apprentice, where marketing starts and stops around the goal of making a quick buck

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Marketing is in a proverbial SH*T Storm. The web is making marketers trim some sails, bring in others and promise to never use a third set. Regular readers of my stuff know I think of the Internet as a huge amplifier and the strongest truth drug you can take. 

Everything gets amplified truth or no, but only truth sticks. The cost of amplifying and then watching even tiny white lies slide off the surface into obscurity is high enough most marketing companies are talking "transparency" and "relevance" like never before.

Another natural trend now that the training wheels are off Internet marketing is to value the relationship and focus on keeping existing customers happy by helping, educating and serving. I love and you should steal these three tactics from this article:

* Execute a Risk Review - predict the future by account.

* Opportunity Review. 
* Watch, Tweak, Modify.

Yes some of this article's suggestions sound like a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis, but well thought out if you want to create long-term relationships with your best customers.  

 

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Quick Web Writing Lesson - Curagami

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Web Copy
Writing web copy that wins hearts and minds is easier and harder than you think. Easier because tiny changes make huge differences in customer engagement and your website's ability to convert. Harder because learning to slow down and think about things like empathy, using OPW (Other People's Words) and the right way to use acronyms takes practice, discipline and courage. 

Here are the tips we share on Curagami:

  • Use OPW (Other People’s Words) – Trusted sources or industry gurus make excellent sources
  • Use Customer Words – Customers know you listen when they see features of User Generated Content (UGC)
  • Touch the Universal – R&D is hard, takes time and money is a “universal truth.”
  • Cliches – Cliches are another “truth” you can turn in your favor
  • Empathy Words – Use words that create a sense of empathy between YOU and whoever is reading your copy words such as “collaborate,” “teamed with” and “love.”
  • Acronyms – Acronyms can convey industry knowledge, but be sure to explain fully the first time you use an acronym

 

Find more here
http://www.curagami.com/quick-web-copy-lesson/ 

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Help me choose my new Headphones Game Icons design! VOTE NOW!

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Headphones Game Icons - VOTE NOW
We're selecting a designer to win our @99Designs contest. The Brief asked designers to create cool icons for our new Headphones Game. See the finalists and cast your vote to help decide who will win the Headphones Game Icon contest. 

Thanks, Marty 

Vote Here: 

https://99designs.com/contests/poll/mij1wv?urlcategory=icon-button-design 

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