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Biz Storytelling & Social: IBM Voices Does the Talking

Biz Storytelling & Social: IBM Voices Does the Talking | Enterprise Social Media | Scoop.it
About today's guest post: As companies mature their online presence though more robust social engagement, individuals within those companies are advancing use

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IBM gets it. Telling stories increases engagement which increases bottom line.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 15, 2013 8:10 PM

Good business storytelling case study from IBM.

Karen Dietz's comment, March 18, 2013 10:45 AM
Jeff & Mike, glad you liked it. The article & photo is a little dry, but truly IBM is showing us the way when it comes to biz storytelling and social engagement. Thanks for your re-scoops and comments!
Mike Ellsworth's comment, March 19, 2013 2:52 PM
Karen, yeah, IBM doesn't quite understand yet how to Be a Person!
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How B2B Content Curation Can Skyrocket Your Business

How B2B Content Curation Can Skyrocket Your Business | Enterprise Social Media | Scoop.it

If you're still on the fence about the signifigance of content curation and how it can propel your business, this piece from Search Engine People addresses the 7 most common B2B content curation myths and offers bulletproof answers to them.

 

Intro:

 

B2B content curation is not a fad! It's a fact. According to a recent study conducted by MarketingSherpa:

 

**84% of the surveyed B2B buyers indicated that they are very likely to click through industry news and articles from vendor sources.

 

 

****Still, many B2B businesses fall prey to some ethical and SEO related myths that force some of them to avoid content curation altogether!

 

Here is one myth and the real truth that caught my attention:

 

B2B Content Curation Myth 2: Content Curation Is Unethical

 

****There is a huge difference between curating content and "pirating" content!

 

****Here are some ethical guidelines to help you out:

 

**Give tribute to the original content owners by mentioning their names linking to their content sources

 

**Do not republish an entire third party story and make it your own. Simply quote few paragraphs or summarize parts of the content, making a clear reference to the content owners

 

****ALWAYS create DO FOLLOW links to their content and rest assured that your SEO will remain intact 

 

****Intelligently building on curated content makes your final output authentically yours. I love that thought!

 

Key Takeaways:

 

****More B2B businesses are starting to realize the questionable significance of content curation to their overall marketing strategy.

 

****If done right, content curation can create massive branding and SEO rewards for your business.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/rrE3VO]


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Will Pinterest Lead The Way & Transform the Web in 2012?

Will Pinterest Lead The Way & Transform the Web in 2012? | Enterprise Social Media | Scoop.it

From janigordon:

 

"I selected this post written by Elad Gil because not only was it interesting and timely, but the comments from his readers were equally as valuable. So many different social curation platforms emerging, Pinterest is one to watch.......

 

Excerpt:

 

Social Content Curation As The Next Big Thing

 

The most interesting wave hitting the social web in 2012 is social curation. This was kicked off in 2011 as Pinterest's growth was noticed by Silicon Valley and a number of companies quickly followed suit -

 

**Snip.It launched as a social information curation platform, Quora adopted boards for a similar purpose, and Fab.com launched a structured social commerce feed.

 

There's so much information in this post, here's the takeaway. I would love to hear your comments about this next wave......

 

Takeaway:

 

2012 Will Be The Year of Curated Sets


**2012 will likely see an acceleration of structured, push button, social curation across the web. Why? Because most users don't want to take much effort to produce content, and consuming content in a structured manner (especially photos) is also much faster.

 

**Just as the first wave of social media has transformed the consumption of information, this next wave of social curation will fundamentally change how users find and interact with content over time.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/lK0ZHi]"


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Tom George's comment, January 4, 2012 6:54 PM
Hey Jan,

It most definitely is. I thank you as well and I look forward to a great year of curating, learning and growing.
janlgordon's comment, January 4, 2012 7:25 PM
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Absolutely Tom, it's going to be an exciting time!
maxOz's comment, January 19, 2012 6:58 PM
Jan, I have sent this scoop [error] didn't realize you had it xxx
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10 Productive Tasks You Should Be Doing On Google+ Right Now

10 Productive Tasks You Should Be Doing On Google+ Right Now | Enterprise Social Media | Scoop.it
This guest post is by Neil Patel of KISSmetrics. Google+ had a hot start, but has since cooled down. For ...

 

Lots of good suggestions - here's the takeaway:

 

Whether Google+ takes off or not, you can still use it to accomplish many productive and profitable things for your business. Besides, in the long run I believe that Google+ will play a large part in Google’s search algorithm, and when it does you’ll be ahead of the game!

 

What productive ways are you using Google+ to promote your business, your blog, and yourself?

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Google+ Watch"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/s0upHV]


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Combining Content Curation with Customer Communities

Combining Content Curation with Customer Communities | Enterprise Social Media | Scoop.it

Good piece about how to move your curation efforts forward. There are a lot of posts on this but it's always good to see apparently the same thing presented from different angles as this can help paint the entire picture and perhaps reach some people that other perspectives miss.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

"What’s the best way to lure customers to your web site and to your wares and to keep them coming back for more?

 

1) Provide compelling, seductive, timely, and relevant information to your target audience—not sales pitches, but authoritative information from objective third parties and great tips from their peers.

 

2) Make sure that targeted information turns up everywhere your target audience is likely to go—not just on your web site, but also on others’ sites, in the social media conversations they follow, and in the news.

 

3) Supplement your online forums with relevant tidbits of 3rd party information that address your customers’ concerns, pique their interest, and stimulate dialog.

 

It’s tough to grow a vibrant online customer community. It takes a lot of care and feeding and a lot of fresh information to keep your audience engaged."

 

http://blogs.customers.com/totalcx/2011/09/combining-content-curation-with-customer-communities.html

 

 


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Is Social Media Elitist?

Is Social Media Elitist? | Enterprise Social Media | Scoop.it

You already know social media can help get you a job, but new research suggests that's much more likely to be the case for higher-level managerial jobs than it is for low-paying jobs. (Is Social Media Elitist?

 

Interesting study finds what most people suspect anyway: it's easier to find white collar than blue collar jobs via social media.


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Mike Ellsworth's comment, July 29, 2012 2:59 PM
Thanks for the reScoop!
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Billionaires Need A Shorty Award Too, or Do They?

Billionaires Need A Shorty Award Too, or Do They? | Enterprise Social Media | Scoop.it

"The Shorty awards including a category to nominate your favorite billionare, the "1% of the 1%." I wonder if they take it seriously and what do they get for being nominated on the web. Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Mark Cuban in the top 3 at the moment. - Nakeva"

 

I voted for @boonepickens for a Shorty Award in #billionaire because he's serious about alternative energy.

 

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Content Curation Strategies to Boost your Online Business

Content Curation Strategies to Boost your Online Business | Enterprise Social Media | Scoop.it

This  very informative article was written by Shobha-Atre for Fulltraffic blog

 

"Content curation can and WILL  play a vital role in advertising your business and providing greater exposure to your products in the market."

 

Here's what caught my attention - a few takeaways:

 

Content curation helps in defining a niche target audience and providing content relevant to their needs.

 

It is a smart and an inexpensive marketing tool that can help in achieving amazing results for your online business.

 

In addition, it can assist in refining your content and sharing valuable information to provide greater online visibility to your company.

 

Brand building can be a huge exercise and also challenging for many companies at the same time.

 

However, with the use of content curation tools, it has become a lot easier to achieve successful branding results.

 

It saves valuable time and effort of the online users in searching for enormous amount of information on the web.

 

Content curation is the best method of providing purposeful information that may be extremely useful to the readers in addressing different issues.

 

Rather than looking at a variety of sources, they can get all the valuable information under one roof that can be immense value for companies.

 

Besides, it helps them to discover and find all the latest information about your products and services and encourages them to make a final purchase easily.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/s1py23]


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Robin Good's comment, December 25, 2011 12:02 AM
Please note that the author of this original post, Shobha Atre, uses images stolen from other web sites, (the one appearing here is an image I have bought and personalized myself with those titles) without providing any credit or attribution. How can this person be a reliable curator if sHe behaves in this way?
janlgordon's comment, December 25, 2011 10:55 AM
Hi robin,
Thank you for pointing this out, I had no idea she used a stolen image in this piece. Will leave this up so you see my response. Taking it down tomorrow, not tweeting it. I don't support anyone who does this.
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When Everyone is Tweeting, Who is Paying Attention?

When Everyone is Tweeting, Who is Paying Attention? | Enterprise Social Media | Scoop.it

Food for thought from Toddi Gutner for Business2Community:

 

I found this piece particularly interesting and wanted to call your attention to it. It's one of those things we all experience everyday, but do we really stop to ask ourselves this question:

 

****Are You Mobilizing Communities or Just a Voice in the Crowd?

 

I've personally covered events online, tweeting the main points live and although I was able to filter and capture the essence of what was going on, I had to go back and really absorb the information and then try to apply it to my business effectively. (not always an easy task) :-)

 

It's a juggling act but one I think we're all experiencing on one level or another.

 

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Continuous Partial Attention (CPA) is the process of paying simultaneous but superficial attention to a number of sources of incoming information.

 

This term, coined by writer and consultant Linda Stone in 1998, aptly describes the scene at the recent Council of Public Relations Firms Critical Issues Forum on Social Revolution:

 

This is what particularly caught my attention:

 

**What was the unintended consequence (UC) - these being outcomes that are not intended by a purposeful action?

 

**They can be positive, negative or have a perverse effect contrary to what was originally intended.

 

 

****So are there any unintended consequences to compulsively tweeting from an event or otherwise?

 

This is a question I have yet to answer. It is sort of like waiting to see what the side effects of a drug will be years after it has been approved.

 

One UC of CPA may be that peoples’ attention spans (already truncated by USA Today and sound bite television) and

 

**related ability for analytic thought will be reduced to nanoseconds.

 

I'd love to hear your Thoughts?

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"

 

Read the full article: [http://bit.ly/vNC1cn]


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Beth Kanter's comment, November 28, 2011 12:20 PM
I just rescooped this article because I found it in another source, but here I look further into your collection and find it. I'm curating on the topic information overload and coping skills. I believe that curation can help you pay attention. I experienced this myself .. I was a conference. Many people were tweeting. I was tracking it with storify - doing content curation in real time with twitter versus tweeting helped me pay attention, quickly put together a coherrent record of what happened and make it unstandable to people not in the room.
janlgordon's comment, November 28, 2011 12:59 PM
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I have covered a few conferences in real-time and it definitely makes you pay attention on more than one level. Being able to put it in a cohesive manner helping people understand what's happening is an art in itself and something you do very well.