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Thank You Economy or Arrogance, Which Is Better?

Thank You Economy or Arrogance, Which Is Better? | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Arrogance seems a consistent tactic in the uber-hot gamification segment. "Uber-hot" and arrogance seem to go together like hand in glove, but perhaps arrogance is a the most sustainable strategy.


Arrogance feels cheaper than the Thank You economy's endless give. This piece explores the question of if arrogance is sustainable. What do you think? Where do you come out on the Arrogance or Thank You debate.

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Ecommerce Master Class Video: Contests - via @Curagami

Ecommerce Master Class Video: Contests - via @Curagami | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

This Ecommerce Master Class Video shares one of our favor web marketing tips. Contests create tribes, engagement & loyalty. Cotests are WORK and they work.

Features Moon-Audio.com's Music & Gear Lover Reviewer Contest:
http://www.moon-audio.com/ambassador-review-contest

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Hero Marketing: How SMBs Can Compete With Amazon - New @HaikuDeck via @Scenttrail

Hero Marketing: How SMBs Can Compete With Amazon - New @HaikuDeck via @Scenttrail | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Hero Marketing combines passion, customer focus, exponential thinking and the creation of movements to help Small to Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs) compete with Amazon.

Created this new Haiku Deck for a conference in Baltimore sponsored by FedEx on 2.26.

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Content Director by Scoop.it: Because We MUST Curate Content

Content Director by Scoop.it: Because We MUST Curate Content | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Content Director Should Rock Content Marketing
I'm excited that th etalented @Scoop.itteam ( @Guillaume Decugis@Ally Greer@Marc Rougierand many others) are launching a new content curation tool called Content Director. As team Curagami shared in our 7 Reasons You Must Curate Content (http://shar.es/1ohSrO over 5,000 views now) knowing what content is making you money and why is a CSF (Critical Success Factor).

Can't wait for our demo tomorrow PM. Will report back.

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Is Email Going Away? Yes

Is Email Going Away? Yes | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Why Sandberg's End Of Email Will Come True
Great post about why email is doomed. My favorite points include:

Rise of Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs)
Leading vendors of social networking systems such as IBM and SAP are integrating social into their business application suites supporting an open and reusable flow of intersecting and persistent conversations, which can also form the basis of a powerful knowledge-base. The key to future success is to understand the detailed way people work and how systems support them, and then to ensure that social fits that way they work.

Generational Change
As people collaborate more widely to build on strengths, to solve customer problems, to create innovation, to recruit and retain talent etc etc they will increasingly turn to enterprise social networks. To continue to do so on email is imply inefficient and ineffective, it's that simple.

Great post! Yes email is going away and it may be faster than anyone realizes like almost everything else is happening lately.

Added more thoughts on Gplus
https://plus.google.com/102639884404823294558/posts/VRWjqNmqXBX



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Content Curation For The Win via @Curagami

Content Curation For The Win via @Curagami | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Content Curation's 12 Biggest Myths are busted by Julia McCoy so any web marketing team can understand why content curation is a Critical Success Factor.

Thanks to @Cendrine Marrouat - SocialMediaSlant.comfor sharing Julia McCoy's great post. Enjoyed riffing on top of the 12 Content Curation Myths.

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Cendrine Marrouat - SocialMediaSlant.com's comment, December 29, 2014 12:31 PM
Awesome curation, @Martin (Marty) Smith!
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Web Marketing Lessons From Favela Painting TED talk by Haas & Hahn

Web Marketing Lessons From Favela Painting TED talk by Haas & Hahn | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Lessons From Favela Painting
Artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn create community art by painting entire neighborhoods, and involving those who live there. Lessons include:

* Live Where You Work.
* Make sketches and models, SHARE THEM.
* Include everyone.
* If your idea is ridiculously big Easier to get people to go along.

* Let projects grow organically.

* Create feedback loops like BBQ.

* When in doubt crowdfund.


Elements of this TED Talk speak to issues brought up by Joy Ito in his TED Talk - Become A Nowist (http://www.ted.com/talks/joi_ito_want_to_innovate_become_a_now_ist?language=en ).

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How Headphones, Miles Davis & Friends Saved My Live

How Headphones, Miles Davis & Friends Saved My Live | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Cans For Christmas
This link is to a true story about how headphones, a friend's amazing product that makes headphones sound insanely great (Black Dragon audio cable) and Miles Davis saved my life. Is your product saving anyone's life?

Are you THINKING in terms of how your product helps change the world?

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Top 10 BI Trends 2015 - @Curagami Riffing @Tableau

Top 10 BI Trends 2015 - @Curagami Riffing @Tableau | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

 Riffing Tableau
I have great respect for Tableau Software. Solid team producing cool tools and the content needed to sell them. Their analysis of 2015 BI trends was so good I’m using it as a template to riff and add my thoughts.

Top 10 BI Trends 2015
1. Death of Gate Keepers.
2. Social Arbitrage Creates Competitive Advantage. !!!
3. Analysis Not JUST For Analysts Anymore.
4. Rise of the Sustainable Online Community (our #1).
5. Everything Integrates (BELIEVE).
6. Cloud Things is REAL.
7. Near Real Time DOMINATES.
8. Data & Journalism Finish MERGING.
9. Mobile Matures. !!!
10. Smart Analytics Begin.

http://www.curagami.com/featured/top-10-bi-trends-2015/
Team Curagami riffed the first 5 today and will finish up tomorrow. So much great content we had to STOP and think about it again tomorrow or melt down (lol).

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Content Marketing's Soul: Twitter's Founder Gives Content Marketers Best Advice Ever w/ Thanks To @CendrineMedia

Content Marketing's Soul: Twitter's Founder Gives Content Marketers Best Advice Ever w/ Thanks To @CendrineMedia | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Content marketers tend to attack the work like kids at a sundae bar – scooping up as many toppings as they can to have the most or best creation. Avoid the ice cream sundae syndrome with these steps inspired by Twitter’s founder.

Marty Note
Thanks to my friend and uber-curator Cendrine Marrouat I found this excellent Content Marketing Institute post about the nature of content marketing revealed by startup master Ev Williams.

I agree the Ev Williams quote is an important piece of startup Zen, but find the post's laboring application to content marketing strained. I do agree we content / Internet markets have the shinny lure syndrome.

We (marketers) are like hungry trout clustered together in a fast moving stream darting out for the next new bait an action made all the more frenzied by its proximity to the judging chorus of other trout. Truth is rarely so shinny, easy to digest and so hard to throw off.

Truth is listening + learning + bold risk taking = success. Listening to customers has never been easier or done do badly. Listening thanks to our mobile / social / connected world is EASY to do and remains hard to BELIEVE.

Listening must be matched with learning. Learning too has never been easier or harder to believe. We SEE the patterns, hear the customer and yet we do not SEE or understand. As good as the post is it also provides an example into our greatest problem.

Content marketing is flawed. Content marketing speaks too much ans listens too little. Content Marketing hasn't received Mark Schaefer's Content Shock memo (http://www.businessesgrow.com/2014/01/06/content-shock/ ).

We marketers can't get there (sustainable online community) from here (content marketing). The challenge in creating an "institute" is the isolation and over emphasis such emphasis creates.

Agree Easier Than We Think
The beautiful thread the CMI post picks up from Ev Williams quote is business and life isn't as HARD as we imagine or think. Find a human desire, preferably one that has been around a long time, and use modern technology to make it easy and cool such as:

Need A Ride - Uber
Want to buy online instead of going to the mall - Amazon

Don't want to wait for your car in the cold - FlashValet
Social connection without computers - Android & iPhone
Social Connection - Facebook, Twitter GPlus

I would modify Ev's statement a tad:

Find a human desire and use modern MOBILE technology to make it easy and cool.

Williams "technology" was heavily weighted toward mobile, but at Curagami we see an increasing trend - cool isn't cool without some mobile aspect. Mobile First is becoming a more important statement than it original UI intent. If you are creating ANYTHING new it better play amazing on a smartphone or life will be harder.

Recently I purchased a wireless speaker from Amazon. The speaker is cool and I like having good sound when I travel. The speaker is controlled by an app on my phone.


Here's the killer thing to understand - the app DOESN'T DO ANYTHING that buttons on the speaker don't do better, but the app does NOTHING in a very cool way AND the app ties the speaker to my phone.

That tie means the speaker doubled its cool enough so that I'm mentioning it here. WITHOUT the app no way I mention it. With the app, the app that adds NOTHING, the package is cool enough to mention.

SO, lesson is find a DESIRE (by listening to customers), wipe some cool tech on it, listen to customers some more and don't forget if whatever you are making or marketing doesn't play on a smartphone then it won't exist (soon).

Thanks to @Cendrine Marrouat - SocialMediaSlant.com for curating a great post my way :). Marty

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Durham to Columbus with Jack Reacher - NearThereNow YouTube Channel Launch

Heading to the James Cancer Center in Columbus from Durham, a 457 mile drive, shot this Near There Now Video with Lee Child's Jack Reacher playing as we trav...

Got to Columbus and Launched a handful of NearThereNow sites including:

NearThereNow.com
http://wwwNearThereNow.com


@NearThereNow on Twitter
http://www.Twitter.com/NearThereNowVid

NearThereNow on G+
https://plus.google.com/113212081720123811399/posts

NearThereNow on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Neartherenow

NearThereNow on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnzztUoK1i_v1w6BEENGO8g   


Be sure to share your Near There Now.

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20+ Tips to Zoom Cyber Monday and Holiday Sales with Social Media Marketing via @PamMktgNut

20+ Tips to Zoom Cyber Monday and Holiday Sales with Social Media Marketing via @PamMktgNut | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Tap into the power of mobile marketing, social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest you can really turn up the volume in
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Great podcast by a trusted source on ecommerce.

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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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Burn Down Your Website: Marketing's Big Bang Manifesto

Burn Down Your Website: Marketing's Big Bang Manifesto | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Why we need to become the best Sisyphusian stone rollers in the world:

* Internet marketing means change at ever faster rates forever.
* The Web IS so changing US is what we control & no more.
* Internet marketing isn't what you think.
* Most important idea is to KEEP testing, trying and listening.
* Master objective is & will always be creation of sustainable online community.

What about you? How has working online changed you? Share on G+, in comments on Scoop.it or email martin(at)Curagami.com.

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malek's comment, November 13, 2014 6:43 PM
Leaving the "Tweak Wonderland" is the first step
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Changing Hero Marketing: Everything Is Everything via @HaikuDeck

Changing Hero Marketing: Everything Is Everything via @HaikuDeck | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Thanks to FedEx
Sharing our Hero Marketing Haiku Deck last week with a group of Small to Medium Sized Businesses taught us how to tune the message. We noted how the TACTICS of competing with Amazon sparked real interest.

There are two components to competing with Amazon:

* 4Cs.
* Everything Is Everything.

Four Cs
Content, Customers, Commerce and Community are the four pillars of creating successful online marketing. The Uber-Goal is creating sustainable online community, or a community growing faster than its costs.

You create online community by curating more than you create and moving from US to WE. Content is how you signal customers your site, brands and company GET IT and want to create community.

You know you've created community when following increases, heuristic measures such as time on site, pages viewed and bounce rates improve and your site is getting closer to the magical 50% returning 50% new visitor mix.

Everything Is Everything
We've been struggling to explain how interconnected everything is these days. SEO, content marketing, content curation, email marketing, social media marketing and mobile marketing are working hand in glove now at increasingly faster pace. This more, faster, better loop means today's commerce is tomorrow's content, today's community is tomorrow's customer and round and round like a furious merry go round.

You win hearts, minds and loyalty today by understanding how to work the 4cs into a sustainable online community, a community of advocates wiling  to sacrifice and support you, your brand and ideas.

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Why SEO ROCKS Content Curation via @Curagami & Scoopit

Why SEO ROCKS Content Curation  via @Curagami & Scoopit | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Why Content Curtation Rocks SEO
The slide deck from @Scoop.it about how content curation impacts SEO is an excellent SEO & content curation primer (embedded in the post), but let’s do a deeper dive to understand how content curation ROCKS SEO and every site's Uber-Goal of creating sustainable online community.

This Curagami post creates an interesting comparison between Oprah and Amazon. One knows how to create online community one doesn't. Both have great tips to share.

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Future of Reading is Digital, But Who Will Control - Amazon Controversy [video]

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This panel discussion at the 2014 Miami Book Fair discusses Amazon's predatory practices, what a "book" will be in the future and who will have the rights to our intellectual property.

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Content Curation: 7 Reasons Why You Must - A Haiku Deck by Martin Smith

Content Curation: 7 Reasons Why You Must - A Haiku Deck by Martin Smith | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Thanks to Haiku Deck for the Honorable Mention for 7 Reasons you Must Content in their list of the year's best decks: ow.ly/Gz09L

Discover 7 Reasons here:
http://shar.es/1H7hnP

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donhornsby's curator insight, December 30, 2014 8:47 AM

(From the article): HOW you say things matters. Go EASY and be FUN. If you are a control freak get someone else to write important pieces of your brand defining content such as: * About Page. * Ambassador Program Call To Action and Explanation page. * Terms (never let lawyers write this critical content). You might think the lawyers thing is strange, but if you let legal speak go on your site you are DEAD and much more DEAD than if you get sued. You are dead because no tribe will form. Without a tribe the web's natural and regular costs are unrecoverable. You MUST create online community or be eaten by the inevitable costs of creating and maintaining a website. You must curate to crate a tribe.