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Red Bull Marketing Lesson: An Unfinished Sentence via @Curagami

Red Bull Marketing Lesson: An Unfinished Sentence via @Curagami | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Red Bull Marketing Lessons
When I wrote Red Bull Branding Lessons for @ janlgordon's Curatti (http://curatti.com/red-bulls-branding-lesson-media-companies-now/ ) I had no idea Red Bull would keep teaching us how to create community and collaboration in a social / mobile / connected time.

Red Bull may be the strongest tribe creator in marketing. Why? Because they understand online community ground rules such as:

Red Bull’s Multi-Channel Content Marketing & Curation Strategy Summary

* Create community by focus on undiscovered heroes.
* Use publishing power to ntroduce and help establish new heroes.
* Tell great stories.
* Its about THEM (customers, extreme athletes, cultural icons).
* Tell amazing VISUAL stories.
* When in doubt create something new.
* Don’t worry about brand positioning.
* ASSUME audience intelligence, curiosity and technical proficiency.

Others are getting those lessons too. The Curagami post shares a West Elm example. And then Red Bull changed the game again.

Marketing To An Unfinished Sentence
In their 8/14 Red Bulletin Red Bull shows how to breathe new life into print, create multichannel marketing and engage their readers' curiosity, intelligence and technical proficiency.

Bet you love the Jenny Odell unfinished sentence as much as we did. One more important "new marketing" lesson to learn from The Bull.

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How Dr. Dre Newsjacked Super Bowl XLVIII - ScentTrail Marketing

How Dr. Dre Newsjacked Super Bowl XLVIII - ScentTrail Marketing | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

 Newsjacking the Super Bowl with Dr. Dre
How Dr. Dre, Richard Sherman & Beats By Dre Headphones NEWSJACKED the super bowl with brilliant Internet marketing furthering the company's dominance.

Beats by Dre put on an impressive NEWSJACK last week. Richard Sherman made the "slow news week" before Super Bowl Hype starts this week anything but slow. Beats by Dre, the dominant high-end headphone company founded by the rapper and entrepreneur showed just how to surf a massive traffic wave with an impressive multi-channel attack:

* BeatsbyDre.com has Richard Sherman on its cover.
* Richard Sherman's picture is magically linked to every model of noise canceling headphone the company sells (neat trick that).
* Richard Sherman is on the company's GPlus page.
* The company’s Richard Sherman ad almost has 2M views on YouTube.

Great lessons from a brilliant Internet marketing team on how to make an event YOURS for a fraction of the cost advertisers will sped for a single 30 second ad.

 

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Buffet Newsjacks NCAA Tourney with Perfect NCAA Bracket Worth $1B Offer | TIME + Scenttrail PR Note

Buffet Newsjacks NCAA Tourney with Perfect NCAA Bracket Worth $1B Offer | TIME + Scenttrail PR Note | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Buffet is willing to put up the money, so it's got to be winnable. Right?

Marty Note
Saw Warren give an interview this morning on a sports talk show. What a brilliant move. Why? Because he can use one of his insurance companies to underwrite the offer (so his cash won't take the hit) and Berkshire gets millions in free PR.

Millions in free PR for MAKING AN OFFER. Granted you and I would have a tough time even paying his insurance bill, but the PR principles remain the same:

* Surf waves don't try to create them.
* Make a PURPLE (unique) offer.
* Support by being available to discuss (saw Buffet on Mike and Mike ESPN sports talk show and sure that is the first time he has done that show lol).
* When you amplify a BIG thing (Super Bowl, NCAA, Oscars, etc) you either RULE or get swallowed whole.
* Timing is all & Buffet is perfect by announcing during ACC (and other) regional tourneys he and Berkshire get max play.
* Aspirations work better than reality (when legend and reality are different PRINT the legend).  

* BIG is good, BIGGER is better, BIGGEST is best.

Think about what events your business may be able to NEWSJACK as Berkshire and Buffet just did with the NCAA tournament.  

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SEO, LinkedIn and The Real You - How LinkedIn Is Crowdsourcing YOU

SEO, LinkedIn and The Real You - How LinkedIn Is Crowdsourcing YOU | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

When my brilliant Quant friend Melinda Thielbar explained how Linkdedin is using gamification to clean their data I was stunned. Stunned at the sheer genius and power of LinkedIn's little endorsement game.


Today I confronted the two Martins. The Martin I THINK I am and the Martin who IS. Fascinating conversation and all from a little game. Brilliant.

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