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How Social Media Saved Ford

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BU Today How Ford Became a Leader in Social Media BU Today As the leader of Ford's social media efforts, Monty has been ranked by Forbes.com as one of the top 10 influencers in social media and has been called “the best corporate social media lead...
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Ford Creates DCC For The Fiesta
It is not an exaggeration to say social media saved the Ford Motor Company. DCC or Driver Created Content flowed to Ford because they GAVE AWAY 100 Fiestas for a year. They asked the customers who won the cars to provide real world feedback.

If this sounds like Ford gamified social media you are thinking what I am and what I wrote years ago:

 

Saving The Ford Motor Company (2008)
http://scenttrail.blogspot.com/2008/09/saving-ford-motor-company.html 

 

When I wrote that piece in 2008 I wanted convey how the information is more important than the CAR. Ford got it and went me several better. Kudos to FORD and a lesson for every marketer who continues to doubt the power of social media, User Generated Content and gamification. 

 

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Quick Web Writing Lesson - Curagami

Quick Web Writing Lesson - Curagami | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

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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