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Why All Marketing Is Personal Now - ScentTrail Marketing

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Love Is The Killer App

If Will Dean's, CEO of Tough Mudder, recent statement, "Experience is the new luxury good," is correct then all marketing is personal now. Days when presence was enough are over.

If Will Dean is right and so all marketing is personal Faith Popcorn's famous statement about brands needs modification too. Popcorn, the marketing master and author, famously aid, "People don't BUY brands they JOIN them".

In this post I modified Popcorn's statement to fit our social, mobile and connected marketing revolution times to, "People don't BUY brands they LOVE them". Love, it turns out, is the killer app.

Note, added a great related infogrpahic from the startup @HaggleApp now in beta (

Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, June 9, 2013 10:45 AM
Thanks for the comment Francis. Not sure I agree with the idea of "wasted". Since consumption is so easily within our control those sharing don't have to find an audience. I've done extensive analysis on what kind of information creates an audience and negative doesn't work nearly as well as positive. This doesn't mean there isn't an audience for both just that we prefer stories of HOPE. Increasingly the more personal the story the more support or engagement it creates. Let's amend that to say the more positive and personal the story the more successful. Marty
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, June 10, 2013 8:09 PM
Good comment Francis and you are onto what Popcorn meant. That people join meaning and so a brand with meaning creates itself. Pity the poor brand whose meaning is hollow, perceived as non-relevant or uncaring. Benjamin Moore just launched a perfect example of social branding and joining today with their Main Streets Matter campaign. Aligned to their brand, well executed and a perfect example of how a company can "humanize" itself so thousands (perhaps millions) will "join".
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How Compete with Amazon? New @Curagami Forum

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Compete With Amazon
Speaking at a FedEx conference last month how Small to Medium Sized Businesses can compete with Amazon was a hot topic. This Curgami post shares important tips on how to track Amazon pricing and ways SMBs can compete with Amazon and other social shopping sites such as Mass Drop and WaNeLo. 

Be sure to weigh in with your ideas on our new Curagami forum! 

Discover ways to compete with Amazon: 

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How To Win The E-commerce game - A Haiku Deck by @Scenttrail

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Win The Ecommerce Game
I'm giving a keynote speech tomorrow at a FedEx Conference. This post links to the Haiku Deck created for that talk. I'm adding a blog post to today too. 

If you want to know how to win the new e-commerce game here is the Haiku Deck: 

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