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Time To Join The Humanity Revolt Is Now [Marty Note]

Time To Join The Humanity Revolt Is Now [Marty Note] | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

We are efficient and machine-like now to a fault. Is it no wonder we (me, you, your customers) want CONNECTION and MEANING. We are so thirsty we will drink the sand if we think doing so will remove the boilerplate, the templae, the least common denominator, the petty, the small and the uninspired.


We want GREAT and great always implies human fraility, failure and redemption. No one gets GREAT Free or Easy. 

Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Put On the Beret, Clinch the Fist and REVOLT
I love the linked article's feisty "pick a fight" attitude. I also agree that we've lost our way. I'm reading Seth Godin's new book The Icarus Deception and Seth doesn't mince words with how lost we've become. 

The irony of having so many "phone home" tools such as social media marketing and becoming even more distant isn't lost on me :). We featured The Great Social Customer Service Study a few weeks ago on Atlantic BT's Blog and the results to Tweets for help were miserable by most major brands. 

There are secrets in Seth's book including:

* YOU are the most important "product" you sell.

* YOU are exposed warts and all the time now.

* YOU are in control. 

YOU in the bullets above could be your personal brand or the work you do for your company. Your humanity, expressed in real and flawed ways, is what matters now.  Greatness is required and only available to those willing to risk, fail and risk more to earn the AWESOME badge. 

Internet marketing will beat the perfectionism out of you.


No one can afford perfection's tyranny in their Internet marketing. Sistine Chapel an Internet marketing effort and you lose. To "Sistine Chapel" means you take too much time and become obsessed with every detail. 


Create Sistine Chapels and you end up with beautiful chapels no one ever sees because, while you were busy creating perfection, competitors scaled and are now beating you senseless. 

The other day I explained the conundrum as, "As perfect as we can be NOW," as a way of defining an Internet marketer's philosophy. You must create great stuff FAST. 

The loop back to the REVOLT article linked here is it is impossible to cost reduce your way to greatness. IMPOSSIBLE. Greatness in Internet marketing comes from having the courage to fail, learn and fail bigger. 

And the only species willing to do such an incongruous thing is humans. When we do the crazy thing (fail, learn, fail bigger) we express our humanity and THAT is what creates connection in this crazy web world. 

Join the HUMANITY Revolt!

 

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Ken Morrison's comment, January 30, 2013 10:11 PM
I love your thought that the definition of perfect is the best that you can be NOW. This quote will be introduced to all of my students. Sincere thanks!
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, January 30, 2013 10:44 PM
Thanks Ken. Not sure how that translates to Korean, but bet they will get it right off. Marty
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Content +35%, Engagement -17% Means Content Marekting Is Over (report)

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Marty Note
There are about a million implications of this Marketing Land report  showing content push +35% while engagement collapses. One implication is we are using the right tool. @Scoop.it and content curation is the future. As @Guillaume Decugis and his team shares (over and over), content curation's greater reach, democracy, and engagement is better for you, your band and website. 

 As we shared on G+ (Inevitable Lightness of Being) and Curagami (Burn Down Your Website) the tactical past is giving way to a different marketing future. Hold on to the past and become irrelevant. The future is about curating, caring and collaborating more and that means Scoop.it's genius becomes even MORE important :). Marty 

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

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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?
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

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

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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

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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