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Can Altruism Disrupt?

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Sometimes the proximity of things you write creates a new idea. Two recent ScenttTrail Marketing posts got smashed up today:

The New Altruism: Wright, Shermer and Benkler


Why Internet Marketing Must Disrupt To Win 

 

These recent posts got me thinking (always dangerous lol). What if we can use Altruism as a disruptive force?

 

Pepsi achieve disruption in the Cola Wars with the magical User Generated Content platform Pepsi refresh (see this great AdAge summary and infographic for more http://adage.com/article/viewpoint/a-teaching-moment-professors-evaluate-pepsi-refresh-project/237629/ ).

 

MasterCard is disrupting my TV time with the weird guy singing about standing up to cancer (http://mastercard.standup2cancer.org/ ) and nonprofits are becoming disruptive as RobinHood.org and ChairityWater.org prove. 


Can Altruism Disrupt?
Altruism may be the ONLY marketing act sure to disrupt from now to the end of time. Sure Altruism has HUGE proponents in Google and Facebook, but as Benkler discussed in the video included in my The New Altruism post PAPA GOT A BRAND NEW BAG.

I've been wondering why we seem to have suddenly made this turn toward altruism when Benkler explained it so beautifully. This trend isn't a turn, a tune or a change. The majority of people, like 70%, have always wanted a fair expression of altruism in their lives. 

We assumed, and you know what happens when we Internet marketers do that, everyone was the 30% of self-interested pirates. Benkler makes the same point as Gladwell in Tipping Point. Given the right context we jump the turnstile, we break the window, we join the 30%. 

We are NOT all one thing or another ever. We are a strange mix of all kinds of things. Art, science, anger, love and magician and bully are present and, given the right circumstance, will visit and sometimes make it feel like we are THAT or THIS. 

Not so much as it turns out. Perhaps I have unique perspective on the question of who I am. In quick succession I lost my role in the company I co-founded, the love of my life and heard "cancer" and my name in the same sentence. Tough couple of years taught me some HARD things about ME. I can be an ASS and a kind, loving, generous person sometimes in the same day, hour, minute (lol). 

Pema Chodron taught me to forgive and Eckhart Tolle taught me to live in this moment, the one happening NOW. Both these great teachers help create the complex self Benkler discusses. 

 Perhaps this self-awareness is why DISRUPTION is so important. A company, brand or product willing to disrupt is unsure, acting in the NOW with courage. They may FAIL, some believe Pepsi did, or they may just create a new less selfish and more connected future. 

I may not get to that future with you or your children, but it is coming and I will spend every dime I've ever saved and every moment I have to help altruism DISRUPT because life is short, magical and full of joy. Why wouldn't we share such a disruptive message?

 

What about you? What have you disrupted or been good to lately? Share your experience with Altruisim or cause marketing and I will curate in. Thanks, you ROCK. Marty 

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E-commerce Broken & Branding Is BS...But - Curagami

E-commerce Broken & Branding Is BS...But - Curagami | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Sindhya Valloppillil's Revelation
E-commerce Is Broken & Branding Is Bullshit riffs Helix CEO Sindhya Valloppillil's in Business Insider. Sindha's ideas about why many merchants and investors don't understand e-commerce 3.0 are among the best we've read. 
 

What do you think e-commerce 3.0 will look and feel like? What are your favorite sites? 

http://www.curagami.com/e-commerce-broken-branding-is-bullshit-but/?v=7516fd43adaa

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Anne Truitt Minimalist Arist Video

Anne Truitt Minimalist Sculptor
Stumbled on Anne Truitt's great sculptures today. Was so blown away I creatd a quick (less than a minute) tribute video.  

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Is Red Bull The Top Content Marketing Company in the World? - Jeffbullas's Blog

Is Red Bull The Top Content Marketing Company in the World? - Jeffbullas's Blog | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
The rise of content marketing means we must all become publishers. How do we do that well and what is the top content marketing company on the planet?
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We answered this question in the affirmative in a siilar post for @ janlgordon Curatti blog in 2014: http://curatti.com/red-bulls-branding-lesson-media-companies-now/ 

http://curatti.com/red-bulls-branding-lesson-media-companies-now/

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West Texas Blizzard - Save Lives With Social Media - Curagami

West Texas Blizzard - Save Lives With Social Media - Curagami | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Stuck In Mobile With Memphis Blues Again
I'm stuck in Van Horn West Texas thanks to the day after Christmas blizzard. Stuck also because the highways (I10 and I20) have been closed. This experience made are realize something important every brand manager and web team needs to know.  

How would you answer this question, "What 3 things are you doing to connect with customers in real time in 2016?" If "mobile" isn't part of at least 2 of your answers you aren't ready for 2016. TxDot, the Texas Department of Transportation, isn't ready for 2016 and this post shares why. 

Post also shares ideas on how to connect such as:

  • Assign A Social Media Master – Someone responsible for aggregating ALL social information about an event and sharing across platforms
  • Create Event Hashtags – Create hashtags such as #dec15i10i20 to FORM a community then aggregate from multiple sources using YOUR event hashtag
  • Live Video and Photo Feeds – Why can’t we SEE the problem and then the resolution? Seeing = believing and seeing the parking lot that I-10 became east of Van Horn would reduce the number of motorists driving toward the abyss.

 

Learn more about how your company, team and brand can win in an emergency by curating content and developing community in real time. 

 

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Mikko Hakala's comment, December 29, 2015 3:40 PM
Strong importance of mobile expected also from the technology side: https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/11/these-technologies-are-shaping-the-future
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5 Cool Content Marketing Tools & How We Use Them via @Curagami

5 Cool Content Marketing Tools & How We Use Them via @Curagami | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

5 Cool Content Marketing Tools shares how we use Scoop.it, Haiku Deck, Paper.li, Gplus & Pinterest to create, test and improve Curagmai's content marketing. Tools discussed:


@Scoop.it

@Scoop.itHaiku Deck
Paper.li
GPlus

Pinterest 


Learn why we love these 5 content marketing tools:


http://www.curagami.com/5-cool-content-marketing-tools/?v=7516fd43adaa

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Content Marketing: Link Lessons From Curagami Top 10 Posts

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Link Lessons
Inbound Links can teach you a lot about content marketing.  This post shares lessons from Curagami's Top 10 Posts including:

* Surf Waves Don't Create 'em

* Know Your 80-20 Rules

* Write What You Know & Tell Stories

Learn more lessons from Curagami's 8,000 links in:
http://www.curagami.com/link-lessons/?v=7516fd43adaa  

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