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Why Your Web Content Is On A Hero's Journey: Content Marketing That Gets Buyers [Chris Brogan]

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You can write for your idea-spreaders, and you can write for your buyers.

One gets you seen and the other gets you business. I say do both. Here’s a post about content marketing with the mi...
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This piece by Chris inspired me to write about how all web copy is on a Hero's Journey on Google Plus:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/102639884404823294558/posts/2jXTLKhxqTx 

My First Reaction Notes
Great Chris Brogan article explaining how to write content that makes your customers the hero. I also love the "never waste content without an ask of some kind". We are in the Call to Action business; to forget to ask is to waste your content marketing. 

Types of asks:

* Ask to join a list.

* Ask to amplify your ideas with their take.

* Ask to buy something.

* Ask to read something else, something related.

* Ask for comments.

* Create a poll or a survey and ask specific questions.

* Ask to be LIKED or shared.

* Ask for support.

* Ask for trust (can be very powerful).

* Ask for help (admit you don't know it all).

 

That last bullet, ask for help, may be controversial. Don't you want to appear to have all the answers if you are selling your consulting services to other business? No one can know it all. People are smart. They want to work with people like them. 

Admitting to being human only helps and strengthens your case. I don't like wimpy copy, but admitting you are unsure of something isn't wimpy (if done right). Collaboration is about knowing your strengths AND weaknesses and collaborating to contribute one and buttress the other. 

Great Chris Brogan article on how to write content that makes potential buyers actual partners and collaborators.  

 


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Triangle eCommerce Group: The New Ecom 6.9.15 6pm @RTPFrontier

Triangle eCommerce Monthly Meetup (Special Guest Marty Smith)

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015, 6:00 PM

The Frontier
800 Park Offices Drive Durham, NC

5 eBusiness people Attending

Triangle eCommerce Group Meetup: We are all set to host our first meetup! Our first meeting will have three interactive programs: • Curagami Founder & Former Director of eCommerce Marty Smith shares a short presentation about eCommerce trends. • Q&A with Marty so bring your SEO, site conversion, which shopping cart to use, mobile & social commerce ...

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I'll be speaking at the first Triangle Ecommerce Meetup at the RTP Frontier Center on 6.9.15 at six pm. Will be discussing connection and the new ecommerce covered not long ago in a @HaikuDeck: 
https://shar.es/12HWyn  

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Social Patient: Social Media Tips for Healthcare - Scenttrail

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Note: May 27th, 2015
I wrote this post at the end of 2012. I was frustrated. My doctors, hospitals and healthcare providers don’t understand “social me”. Convinced recognizing my links, likes and loves in social media is an important part of helping me feel better I wrote Martin’s Hug for Healthcare – the 1,000 word rant. 

Today heard HOPE from my friend Janet Kennedy, founder of http://www.GetSocialHealth.com . Janet told me about the Mayo Clinic's upcoming social media summit. There is hope in the universe. 

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Queens, Experts & Mobile Pic Apps via @HarvardBiz @socialquant on Medium

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Sunday on Medium
 We've curated a bunch of cool thing into our Medium Cool account for Sunday including:

* Why we like Pinterest community boards (Queen of Pinterest).
* A great Harvard Biz post about the nature of expertise these days (and what you can / can't say about yourself).

* A group of mobile picture editing apps sure to prove helpful.

Find these and more this Sunday on our Medium account: https://medium.com/@scenttrail/ ;

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Why I'm Not A SEO Triptych

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I'm not a SEO Triptych
I. Blue Oceans,
II. Used Cars and
III. Confusion 

All linked from Scenttrail Marketing get your complete set TODAY! :).Marty

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Why Your Business Needs Community: Riffing With Kelly & Curagami

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Kelly's Community
@Kelly Hungerford is my friend even though we've never met. Kelly is also one of the best online community developers in the world something she proved working with one of my favorite "get more, do less" tools – Paper.li.  So we couldn't help but lay down a riff embedded within her great Why Your Business Needs Community post. 

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Content Curation: 7 Reasons Why You Must - via @HaikuDeck #contentmarketing

Content Curation: 7 Reasons Why You Must - via @HaikuDeck #contentmarketing | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
We shocked a SEO Meetup suggesting 90% curation to 10% content creation. This deck explains why you MUST curate content. Content curation is a CSF (Crtical Success Factor) for online marketing.
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Thanks for the share Jan-Olof and Level343. Marty
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Stop Making Sense To Win Online via @Curagami

Stop Making Sense To Win Online via @Curagami | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Burn Down Your House
Talking Heads know an important internet marketing truth – sometimes you need to put on a big suit, jump around and burn down your web marketing house.


Watch David Byrne carefully. Everything happening is practiced but not stale, choreographed but spontaneous and crazy & planned. If there is a better example for where our near real time, content, community and commerce online world is going we don't know it.

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Successful Social Media Managers Need These 4 Traits

Successful Social Media Managers Need These 4 Traits | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Grace & Social Media Marketing (Scenttrail Notes)
The days of getting by with simple knowledge of how to schedule tweets in advance or research hash tags are long over. Today you need "social skills" such as:

1. In-person and online social grace (agree! very important).

2. Editorial/journalism skills (Need to know how to tell a great story).

3. Understanding of channel diversity (Who has KLOUT in your space?).

4. General pop culture awareness (YES, if it is HOT you need to be ON IT riffing reasons why your content is related and relevant).

Great post on the "new" skills needed to make #smm work. Great share by @Cendrine Marrouat - SocialMediaSlant.comvia her Paper.li.

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Beware The Promisers

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Great Share by Mark Traphagen (@MarkTraphagen) of a post by Sean Cowen (@praguebooks) that reminds us there is no silver bullet in digital marketing, life or diets. There is no magic pill to make us skinny, rich and have 10M followers.

At lest no such pill unless your name is Oprah and she worked hard to get to a point where she can do less and make more (so even Oprah didn't find a silver bullet).

Beware the promisers because they don't know. One hard thing you learn fast in this crazy business of Internet marketing is no one knows nothing. Or the minute you think you know something it changes anyway so once again no one knows nothing.

Those who promise imply they know. They know NOT because to promise it to lie and feeding our inherent desire for a silver bullet is criminal. I'm about to speak with 100+ ecommerce teams at the FedEx Ecom Summit in Atlanta and I will be careful to share experience and promise NOTHING.

Because anyone who promises you something is trying to sell you a lie and so should be avoided if not harassed.

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Like the argument, but for me politicians come first.

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Must Follow FOMs (Friends of Marty's) Added To Search For Blue Oceans

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Must Follow FOMs
Must Follow Friends of Marty's added to +Curagami's FedEx Preso 1st page of Appendix (http://shar.es/1g8FT5 ) includes great curators and friends from Twitter, Scoop.it and G+. Thanks to all for being great FOMs (Friends of Martys).

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Discover Blue Oceans: FedEx Ecom Summit 4.16, Atlanta

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Journey To Unique & Uncontested
We are presenting ideas to a group of about 100 SMBs in Atlanta on 4.16. The BIG IDEA is don't attempt to play a sequential, incremental improvement game. That dog doesn't hunt anymore.

Discover BLUE OCEANS where you can create Unique and Uncontested business models that rule, evolve and win hearts, minds and loyalty fast and over time.

How can you discover Blue Oceans in your business vertical? We suggest "Disruption for Dummies" where you combine 2 or all of these surfable trends:

* Appification.

* Gamification.
* Social Shopping Nowists.
* Friends of Friends Marketing.

* Community.

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The Collaboration Imperative - Video Notes After #DSCLT15 Today

Seeing Moon and Lola today at Charlotte's Digital Summit helped us realize we didn't discuss platform thinking, curating not creating content and how those ideas develop online community. 

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10 Ways to Get The Most Out of LinkedIn

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Bill Gassett By Bill Gassett What do you think LinkedIn is for? Is it just for people who are trying to find a new job? Should you only visit it if you want to...
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My friend and ace realtor @Bill Gassett recommendations I take :). Marty

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Bill Gassett's comment, March 24, 10:02 AM
Thanks very much for sharing @Martin (Marty) Smith! I hope things are going well for you.
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Thanks for sharing @Frank J. Klein!