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Innovation Meets Social Good And Consumers Win

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Pixar will lead a gathering of top business innovators to try to affect some positive change in the business world. What other great social enterprises are currently making waves?

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Brand Marketing And The New Rules Of Engagement: Branding Strategy Insider

Brand Marketing And The New Rules Of Engagement: Branding Strategy Insider | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
For all the changes affecting media these days, the essential product of media, its content, is really no different. But consumers now consumer media content in a wholly different context, one that is embedded with many new cues.
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10 Steps to a Successful Social Media Marketing Strategy | Jeffbullas's Blog

10 Steps to a Successful Social Media Marketing Strategy | Jeffbullas's Blog | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Creating a social media marketing strategy for a blog or a business can be simple or it can be complex. A simple social media strategy can be 3 steps.
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Digital Storytelling

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Storytelling is the secret of all sustainable Internet marketing.
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Getting Started with Content Creation in 3 Easy Steps

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For small-to-medium sized B2B companies without dedicated marketing departments, content creation can be a daunting task. Here are a few easy-to-follow steps to get you on the right path.


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Content curation and the power of collective intelligence

Content curation and the power of collective intelligence | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
I have been exploring this topic as part of the subject INF506 Social Networking for Information Professionals that I am teaching this summer (it's an elective in our MEdTL amd MIS courses at CSU)....
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The Partnership for 21st Century Skills

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The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (@CaseHamilton crititcal thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity.)...
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The Six Rules of Gamification

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These rules can apply to any product you're designing... games, training, presentations, etc. **** Everything is games now. Why? because they work!
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5 Companies That Are Rocking Social Media @ScottMonty @voltierdigital

5 Companies That Are Rocking Social Media @ScottMonty @voltierdigital | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

We all know the usual names of companies that are doing well in social media. I thought it might be interesting to take a look at some of the lesser-knowns and why they've had success, either on an ongoing basis or with some one-off efforts that stood out.

And since infographics are all the rage, what better way to look at them? Of course, for SEO purposes, I've listed them here as well.


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Thanks Stephen x
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Here's How People Look at Your Facebook Profile -- Literally

Here's How People Look at Your Facebook Profile -- Literally | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Ever wonder what draws the most attention on social media profiles? We recorded actual eye movements to show you.
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Will Google+ Overtake Facebook? [Data]

Will Google+ Overtake Facebook? [Data] | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
A look at Google+'s growth and analysis of where it's heading and why your business should care.
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Natural Evolution of a Web Community (& how to beat it) | @LisaBarone

Natural Evolution of a Web Community (& how to beat it) | @LisaBarone | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
The typical evolution of a Web community looks and sounds a little something like this: Stage 1: I love dogs! OMG, do I love dogs! If only there was a Web community to connect with others who love dogs.

You can set the tone early for the type of community you’re looking to build and to inspire the right kind of actions in your users. It just takes a little work. Actually, it takes a lot of work.


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Thanks to You Gabriella Cheers Michele
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Karen, my pleasure x Michele
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Creative People Must Be Stopped! Dave Owens' Great New Book Published Today - Bob Sutton

Creative People Must Be Stopped! Dave Owens' Great New Book Published Today - Bob Sutton | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Dave Owens was one of my doctoral students about 15 years ago. He always amazed me with has range of talents. ... Dave has wrapped all that practical and academic knowledge into a great new book , Creative People Must Be Stopped.


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The Anatomy of an Experience Map - Adaptive Path. via @1918

The Anatomy of an Experience Map - Adaptive Path. via @1918 | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Experience maps have become more prominent over the past few years, largely because companies are realizing the interconnectedness of the cross-channel experience. It's becoming increasingly useful to gain insight in order to orchestrate service touchpoints over time and space.
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Google Longtail SEO Keyword Infographic: How Google Killed Long Tail Keywords

Google Longtail SEO Keyword Infographic: How Google Killed Long Tail Keywords | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
**** When Google decides there isn't enough search volume to support selling a keyword it effectively kills long tail keywords. Marty
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From my friend @1918 (Phil Buckley)
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Top 10 Blogs for Authors

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Serious writers, who have experienced some level of success, when probed, will reveal that they have done their homework.

 

They continuously read various magazines and blogs for authors, not just to help them improve their writing, but to ensure that they stay on top of the latest developments and opportunities.

 

Many of the opportunities that I’ve snagged were discovered only as a result of reading and interacting with others on various blogs. These are opportunities I never would’ve found, otherwise...


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3 Ways Social Media Affects Brands

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"According to an October study from The Nielsen Company and its social media affiliate, NM Incite, “60 percent of consumers researching products though multiple online sources learned about a specific brand or retailer through social networking sites” in the third quarter of 2011. What's more, social networking sites — like Facebook or Google+ — and blogs reach some 80 percent of American Internet users."

 

A heading from the article says it all: "Customer Experiences Become Public"


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The Cloud In 2012: Maturing, But With Growing Pains - @antoniopiraino @Forbes

The Cloud In 2012: Maturing, But With Growing Pains - @antoniopiraino  @Forbes | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

More clouds coming. Cloud computing is real and here to stay.

Executives are seriously considering the cloud’s financial and productivity benefits versus continuing to perform all IT functions in-house. As 2012 nears, the success of cloud computing is undeniable. But, as with any new technology or consumption model, the cloud brings with it a variety of teething issues.

Here’s what to watch out for in 2012:


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8 Tips For Making The Most Of Your RSS Feed

8 Tips For Making The Most Of Your RSS Feed | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

I’m on a FeedBurner roll at the moment. Yesterday I showed you how you can tweet out new posts using FeedBurner. And today I thought it would be good to run through all of the useful settings that FeedBurner has to offer. If you’re not a FeedBurner user (hint: you really should be), I’m afraid that the majority of this article is not for you.

 

It took me rather a long time to realize that there is a lot more to FeedBurner than meets the eye. I would typically register a blog with the service and move on with my day. But it’s worth spending a few minutes on your options.


Before you make a start on the tips below, make sure that you have followed the step by step FeedBurner signup process I laid out in this post...


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Link-Building Tactics: 8 Approaches That Always Work

Link-Building Tactics: 8 Approaches That Always Work | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

I am just coming off from an internal meeting about the ethics and best practices for link building, where the outcome was the affirmation of our desire to create inbound links that are always the consequence of value creation and not of other motives or forces. 

More often than not I see how difficult it is for those new to web publishing to attack this front in ways that do not expose them to the risk of hurting their reputation or even being penalized for it. The problem is only one of available info, in the sense that if publishers really knew what their link building options and the consequences of each one were, they would all probably be making the right choices.  

In this article by Pamela Vaughan, you can have a good introduction or a pleasant and short refresher of which are some of the best practices to increase your inbound links.

Useful. 7/10

 http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/29278/The-8-Best-Link-Building-Tactics-to-Boost-Off-Page-SEO.aspx 


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stevenberlinjohnson.com: Babble Joins Disney

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Babble Joins Disney | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
On Tuesday morning, Disney announced that it had acquired the parenting site, Babble,com, which was founded a few years ago by my old friends Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman. I should say up front that I have both a personal... ***** One of my favorite authors (Every Thing Bad Is Good For You) announces an exciting event - the purchase of Babble.com (a cool parenting blog) marking a possible tipping point in content marketing. Martin
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10 User Interface Design Fundamentals

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It’s no great mystery that truly great user interfaces are the ones that are engineered to stay out of the way. ‘Staying out of the way’ means not distracting your users. Rather, good UIs let your users complete goals.
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The Psychology of Content

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Click behavior, click triggers, logical impulses, common sense… it’s all part of the psychology of content. The amazing thing is how much actually goes into this psychology.


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What is driving conversion as we near the end of 2011? > Smart Insights Digital Marketing

What is driving conversion as we near the end of 2011? > Smart Insights Digital Marketing | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
The latest conversion, mobile and referrals benchmarks Value/Importance: Recommended link: IBM Coremetrics 2011 Benchmarks Our commentary on the latest... *** Mobile, social and steady as she goes has average conversion up a full point since I managed an ecommerce site 2 years ago. Marty
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Search Engine Marketing vs. Social Media Marketing: The Showdown

Search Engine Marketing vs. Social Media Marketing: The Showdown | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

When it comes to driving traffic to your website, there are a variety of ways to get visitors. The primary two that individuals and businesses almost always have a struggle with investing their time and money into are search and social.

 

Sometimes the issue is convincing people why these are a necessity for a thriving business. Other times, the conflict is whether to invest in one marketing strategy more than the other, or to only pursue one marketing strategy but not the other.


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