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Quality Assurance Analyst (SDLC,Oracle databases, PL/SQL,UNIX,XML,EDI,PHP)

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The Woodlands, TX (Quality Assurance Analyst (SDLC,Oracle databases, PL/SQL,UNIX,XML,EDI,PHP) http://t.co/vewpaAxibd #job #etl #tester)

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The Confidential Memo at the Heart of the Global Financial Crisis

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Blowing the lid off of the conspiracy to impoverish the world.

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Finding the Perfect Housemaid

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Mindmaps Simplified: Wisdomap

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"Wisdomap helps you to organise your thoughts in a powerful mindmap format, and allows you to attach notes, videos, pictures, links and files to it"

 

Robin Good: If you are looking for a simpler and easier to use mindmapping tool, Wisdomap may be the type of alternative presentation tool you have been looking for.

 

Clean look and lean preentation style are the key characteristics of this British mindmapping new startup, which offers both a free version (up to 3 mindmaps) as well as a paid one.

Like other existing mindmapping tools, Wisdomap also allows you to attach notes and media to your map nodes. Specifically, Wisdomap utilizes a dedicated sidebar for video, images, files, links and notes, which is easily accessible at all times. This approach allows you to keep nodes in your mindmap short and memorable, while using the notes and media to add supplementary information.
 

More info: http://wisdomap.com/welcome


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Mobile works - research from Singapore

Successful mobile learning initiatives require cultural change and a student-centric approach.

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Ageing baby boomers, boost to Singapore businesses

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Singapore ranked third out of 15 Asia Pacific countries in the first ever Ageing Asia Silver Economy Index – and that signals a welcome boost to business.

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Why All Marketers Worth Their Salt are on Facebook | NowSell.com

Why All Marketers Worth Their Salt are on Facebook | NowSell.com | IrisPidgfk | Scoop.it
Understand why marketers in most spheres today need to engage people on Facebook in order to succeed in the game
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A big SO WHAT. Facebook adds emoticons to status updates

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Action icons also added, including eating, reading, watching, and drinking

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 12, 2013 1:17 PM

To me, this is a big "SO WHAT." MySpace-era is so 1990's. 

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The Importance of Scheduling Nothing

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If you were to see my calendar, you'd probably notice a host of time slots greyed out but with no indication of what's going on. There is no problem with my Outlook or printer. The grey sections

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Val&co's curator insight, April 11, 2013 3:14 AM

Et une bonne leçon de management dans le même temps

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Forget "big box" Pandora. Slacker Radio blows it away.

Slacker is the most complete music service on earth. Enjoy millions of songs and hundreds of expertly-programmed stations for free - on demand, online and on mobile.

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 12, 2013 1:27 PM

Slacker blows away Pandora. Go ahead. Prove me wrong in the comments section below.


I’ve been listening to radio over the internet since, well, the internet began. Online music has come a long way since the days of downloading indie songs from a dial-up BBS or searching on gopher.  


“Today’s music listeners are consummate curators of their own music experience.”


Forget iTunes and downloading MP3s. I did that for years. No longer need to. I’ve got a 500 gigs of music I’ve bought and listed to over the years that just sits there unnoticed and unused by me these days.

  • Much, much larger music library – like 40M vs Pandora’s 10M and iHeart’s … who knows.
  • Too tight restrictions on number of skips or thumbs up/down per hour.  Pandora has 6 skips per hour per station limit, even on my paid version. 
  • They both play directly on my Home Theatre A/V Receiver very nicely. I think Slacker sounds better.
  • Pandora uses some algorithm to put together their stations based on your choice. Slacker’s stations are actually put together by people.
  • Slacker has stations that music celebs put together. Listen to a station built by John Mayer himself.
  • Via headphones (at least on my high quality Bose ‘phones) Slacker definitely sounds better than Pandora.
  • On my computer with cheapie little speakers and sub, Slacker sounds much better than Pandora.

 

“Slacker has artists come and play in their own studio. Where’s iHeart and Pandora’s studio? That tells me they care about their listeners enough to pay attention to what I want a station to do.”

 

  • Slacker has contests.
  • Slacker creates stations like “Cocktail Madness” for fans of Mad Men.
  • Pandora says it’s got a 192 Kbps bit rate, but I’m an audiophile and doesn’t seem to sound any better that Slacker. In fact, Slacker sounds better to me.  
  • Slacker’s new User Experience is well thought out, and makes sense. Easy to find exactly what you want with the fewest clicks.
  • Slacker customer support rocks. They are responsive when you have a question or problem. Their ticketing system is easy to use and works well.
  • Slacker has a station called “Favorites Mashup Station” that plays all my faves and adds a few more suggestions here and there.
  • Pandora has no on-demand. Slacker is pretty much all on-demand – like radio in the year 2013 should be.
  • Mobile app has a high bit rate setting if you need it. I haven’t needed it.
  • One each station, Slacker lets me dial in the fine tune settings by age, related artists, favorites, and popularity. Not even sure what Pandora can do, but it’s probably not that super-fine tuning.
  • On Slacker I can listen to songs, albums and playlists whenever I want.
  • And the BIG ONE: Slacker lets me find an album and play just the album. You can’t do that on Pandora.
  • And a BIGGER ONE: Slacker lets me find an artist I like, and play only songs from that artist. A Single Artist Station. Good luck trying to do that on Pandora.


I have premium paid accounts for Slacker and Pandora. The only reason I bought Pandora was to compare it to Slacker. I’ll drop that after my subscription runs out.


I stopped using iHeart radio, since it kept bothering me to pay for their service without giving me any idea of what I would get for my money. They started to play so many commercials I got sick of their pushiness to make me pay. Plus, its run by Clear Channel - the radio equivalent of “Wal-Mart meets the NYTimes.”

 

If you are a big box music mentality, then go for Pandora an limit you music listening experience. If you want a service that focuses on the music listener, get Slacker Radio.

 

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Paul K Saunders's curator insight, April 13, 2013 10:37 AM

I will be checking it out for sure

Two Pens's curator insight, April 13, 2013 12:35 PM

For your listening pleasure, an alternative to Pandora.

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Teen developer funds startup by auctioning 10% of her future income (interview)

Teen developer funds startup by auctioning 10% of her future income (interview) | IrisPidgfk | Scoop.it
Who wants to go to college if you can start earning money right away?

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 13, 2013 11:46 AM

Sharp perspective on entrepreneurship from a 19 year old. If all entrepreneurs had this fresh yet oddly wise view, more startups would have some success.


When the initial focus is on creating the absolutely best user experience possible, and not letting monitization get in the way or simplicity and ease of use, you have a winner.


The problem is, most angel investors (at least the seasoned ones) will not be able to look past NOT having a business model/financial projections. The enlightened few will get it. LIke the enlightened few entrepreneurs will get matched up with them.


I expect this approach to take years to take hold. I suppose twitter and facebook started this way.  

Paul K Saunders's curator insight, April 14, 2013 10:35 AM

This could be a trend for the future something I would have consider when I was 19 for sure.

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A big SO WHAT. Facebook adds emoticons to status updates

A big SO WHAT. Facebook adds emoticons to status updates | IrisPidgfk | Scoop.it
Action icons also added, including eating, reading, watching, and drinking

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 12, 2013 1:17 PM

To me, this is a big "SO WHAT." MySpace-era is so 1990's. 

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Go places with new Google tool for business

Go places with new Google tool for business | IrisPidgfk | Scoop.it
What does the new Google Places dashboard mean for business? If you learn how to navigate the tools it can be a new opportunity to stand out and engage with your customers.

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Emmanuel 'Manny' Gigante's curator insight, April 12, 2013 11:29 AM

is this good or bad you'll need to answer for yourself

Gary Goel's curator insight, April 12, 2013 11:53 AM

I still have to Roll with Android unless Apple made a deal with ADOBE yet? Anyone know? I love the smooth interface and camera but I still see blank spots where there is " FLASH" from Adobe. Meaning as a person in Business I don't get full Web. But if anyone knows an app or can update me on that I would buy the ever fashionable IPHONE. But Google is Google and Google has the Open Source Lanquage that give the power of the world to download and create. Apple remains Proprietary and you have to buy their apps or a limited to their apps right? Or do they let people download and build what they  want? 

Emmanuel 'Manny' Gigante's curator insight, May 8, 2013 11:38 PM
mmmm google triumph? or overkill
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Marketing in Singapore

As the business hub for Southeast Asia Singapore plays a central part in marketing throughout the region

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Flashdance - Here and Now | Starlight Theatre


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CMA : “Not content for content’s sake” – EnVeritas Group, Sofitel Luxury Hotels, Spafax, Socialbakers, The River Group, Weight Watchers Europe, The Met Office, Sticky Content | TheMarketingblog

CMA : “Not content for content’s sake” – EnVeritas Group, Sofitel Luxury Hotels, Spafax, Socialbakers, The River Group, Weight Watchers Europe, The Met Office, Sticky Content | TheMarketingblog | IrisPidgfk | Scoop.it
At the CMA's International Content Marketing Summit Bruce Bay, Chairman & CEO, EnVeritas Group and Geoffray Maugin, VP Global Marketing, Sofitel Luxury...

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Children’s Entertainment in Dubai

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infozone's curator insight, June 13, 2013 12:14 AM

Dubai is steadily making its way on to more and more travelers’ “must visit” lists this year. The incredible amount of investment and thought put into making the city a tourist’s haven has created not only a destination for the rich and famous, but a wonderful place for a family to vacation. Regardless of this idea of it being a millionaire’s playground, it is also a wonderful place for a family with children.


There are plenty of excellent attractions for children to attend in the area as well, including places that will allow you and the other adults in your party to enjoy a day to yourselves while your children are being cared for.  

One of the best places to bring your children is to Children’s City. This is an excellent place to enjoy attractions that are both educational and fun that your child will remember for years. The pricing is extremely inexpensive for the quality of the entertainment, which should make it no problem for large families to attend without breaking the budget. It is open throughout each weekday giving you plenty of time to visit.


For those looking for an experience that they can enjoy on a very hot day in Dubai, look no further than Aqua Play water park. This is phenomenal experience for any family with children who love to swim and get wet. The park boasts numerous rides and attractions sure to fit various ages and even entertain parents. The games that they have can get even teens involved in the fun ensuring that no one goes home unhappy.


For those looking for Dubai hotels to stay in that are child friendly, there is nothing better than the Atlantis in Dubai. This is easily the leading hotel for children because it will allow you to engage them in various activities such as swimming with dolphins, waterparks, and even scuba diving lessons.

Additionally, there are events for teenagers and other aged children. There are “kid zones” and even teen club where older children will be able to meet other teens their age in order to mingle and find more people to spend time with.


No matter the age of your children, there will be plenty of activities that they can enjoy in Dubai. This is a premier place for adults to relax and children to play which makes it one of the top destinations to travel to this year.

For more information and references, check out:


http://www.viator.com/Dubai-attractions/Childrens-City/d828-a1626

http://www.theplaymania.com/aquaplay

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The Top 14 Marketing Technology Article Summaries Curated Today, Tuesday, 6/4/13 from The Marketing Automation Alert

The Top 14 Marketing Technology Article Summaries Curated Today, Tuesday, 6/4/13 from The Marketing Automation Alert | IrisPidgfk | Scoop.it

The big story today is the acquisition of ExactTarget by Salesforce.com. Most likely, we start to see analysis over the next few days, and very curious as to what chiefmartec.com has to say. So no deep think pieces today, and they will be published over the next few days. In the interim, we have an inventory of great content covering a wide area of B2B marketing technology: gamification, conversion  tips, use of social by CEOs, and so forth. Dig in peeps.

 

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Salesforce.com (CRM) to Acquire ExactTarget (ET) for $33.75/Share - StreetInsider.com

 

http://sco.lt/8uaXZZ

From www.streetinsider.com - Today, 8:00 AM

 

Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) and ExactTarget (NYSE: ET]) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which salesforce.com will acquire ExactTarget in a transaction valued at approximately $2.5 billion.

Salesforce.com's acquisition of ExactTarget will further its mission of being the world's leading CRM platform—one that enables companies to transform how they connect with their customers across sales, service, and marketing. By combining ExactTarget's leading digital marketing capabilities with salesforce.com's leading sales, service and social marketing solutions, salesforce.com will create a world-class marketing platform across email, social, mobile and the web.

 

Additional Reports on the SFDC Acquisition of ExactTarget

 

http://allthingsd.com/20130604/salesforce-com-makes-its-biggest-acquisition-yet-buys-exacttarget-for-2-5-billion/?refcat=news

 

http://www.cmswire.com/cms/customer-experience/salesforce-acquires-marketing-automation-provider-exacttarget-for-us25-billion-021156.php

 

http://www.destinationcrm.com/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=90017

 

http://www.businessinsider.com/salesforce-buys-cloud-marketing-company-exacttarget-for-25-billion-2013-6

 

http://marketingautomationtimes.com/2013/06/04/salesforce-purchases-exacttarget-for-2-5-billion

 

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Smarter Engagement: Bypass Biases in Social Media – Think Insights – Google

 

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From www.google.com - Today, 12:26 PM

 

Brands use social media to engage and deepen relationships with consumers. But Wharton School’s Pinar Yildirim warns of the risk in sensational content and minority opinions when it comes to user-generated content (UGC).

 

Digest...

 

We know it’s good to engage your customers. It’s not true, however, that any engagement is good engagement. Brands should not have blind faith in high numbers. Instead, media managers’ goal should be meaningful interactions that deepen relationships with their best customers.

 

The right metrics in social media are crucial, but interpretation is just as important and this is where I’m going to focus. When it comes to social media content, there are two tendencies to be wary of — sensationalism and extreme opinions.

 

So, my first piece of advice for managers is: do not to fall into the sensationalism trap and be careful how you interpret social media. Emotional, controversial, or exaggerated messaging might attract attention — and even boost your social media fans or followers’ number in the short term — but are people really buying into your brand? Moreover, could it be harmful in the long term? If brand-related content is going to chime in on the topic of the moment, make sure it does so in a way that ties back to your brand and what it stands for.

 

This brings us to my second piece of advice. When social media’s most active users are consumers with polarized opinions, managers must carefully interpret the data they gather from it. It can be detrimental when companies – and big data analysts – treat the opinions of a small, and possibly polarized, vocal group as representing the opinions of the rest.

 

iNeoMarketing's insight:

Dr. Yildirim is spot-on: we can all get excited about the minority opinion, be it good or bad. That's the void you risk falling into without proper metrics in place. Stay away from the most vocal and stick with the fundamentals.

 

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30 Quick Conversion Tips Every Marketer Needs to Know - QuickSprout

 

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From www.quicksprout.com - Today, 12:18 PM

 

Introduction...

 

You have thousands of visitors coming to your site, but no conversions. So what do you do?

 

Should you change up your marketing campaigns… maybe redo your targeting? Or even worse, pause your SEO and content marketing efforts?

 

Probably not. Before you modify your marketing campaigns you should spend some time optimizing your site for conversions.

 

But before you go off and start running a few A/B tests, here are 30 quick tips for you to follow...

 

iNeoMarketing's insight:

Combine this post with posts from Unbounce, and you have everthing you need to improve conversions. Please click through: it's a quick read!

 

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6 reasons to get on board with gamification - Ragan

 

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From www.ragan.com - Today, 12:16 PM

 

Gabe Zichermann, chair of the Gamification Summit, tells why games will remake employee learning and boost performance.

 

Gamification is transforming business strategies across organizations large and small. It sounds like child's play, but getting it right takes work.  Here's why gaming is worth the time and expense:

1. Games boost intelligence.

2. Games make annual evaluations better for both bosses and employees.

3. Games engage millennials.

4. Games succeed when they give players a higher purpose.

5. You won't believe how much work they'll put into a game.

6. Games boost performance.

iNeoMarketing's insight:

This is a post targeted towards the transmission of knowledge to a particular audience, in this case employees. But let's take this one step further...

 

What is the goal of your content marketing strategy? To educate, to transmit knowledge, to be perceived as the thought leader. We encourage you to read this post and take the lessons learned and apply it to your own "teaching methods" otherwise known as content distribution.

 

Gamification: one of the great underutilized B2B tactics out there.  In fact, the greatest underutilized B2B tactics in no particular order:

-Gamification

-Contests

-Loyalty Programs

-Referral Programs

-Slideshare

 

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Google AdWords Ad Extensions Cheat Sheet | WordStream

 

http://sco.lt/8WlKqH

From www.wordstream.com - Today, 12:07 PM

 

Which Google AdWords ad extensions are right for you? Learn which ad extensions to enable with this cheat sheet.

 

Extensions reviewed...

 

Sitelink ExtensionsCall ExtensionsLocation ExtensionsOffer ExtensionsApp Extensions

 

iNeoMarketing's insight:

Each extension is described in detail, as includes guidance as to who should use them. Great post that covers the basics.

 

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7 Expert Tips for a Killer B2B Google Display Network Strategy - OMI

 

http://sco.lt/5s3acL

From www.onlinemarketinginstitute.org - Today, 11:37 AM

 

Search marketing expert Joe Kerschbaum shares 7 tips for effectively using the Google Display Network for B2B marketing.

 

Key excerpt...

 

Here are a few statistics from a recent Demand Gen report, “2012 B2B Buyer Behavior Survey:” 67% of B2B buyers are using a wider variety of resources to research vendors & products; 55% say they spend more time researching purchases; 60% of buyers state that white papers and other authoritative content are extremely influential in the purchase process.

The data from this report is important, especially for the GDN, for a few reasons:

 

In general, B2B buyers are spending more time researching purchases online. This means that the GDN is a perfect match for this mindset. On the GDN advertisers can place ads alongside content that is relevant and timely for their products. Also, the purchase intent of B2B buys is a great match for the GDN. When many B2B buyers are conducting research, they aren’t in the mode to purchase yet. They are still in the research mode. We have found that softer conversion actions such as whitepapers, case studies, free trials and free demos work great on the GDN. So, the mindset of a B2B buyer is focused on research and hunting great content – and the by placing ads through the GDN, advertisers can get in front of the right people at the right time with the right conversion action.

 

iNeoMarketing's insight:

We don't see the ROI here relative to other tactics, but always strive to keep you informed as to the pros and cons of various tactics.

 

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Exploring Embedded Video in Email - ClickZ

 

http://sco.lt/8ATp8D

From www.clickz.com - Today, 11:33 AM

 

A discussion with Liveclicker's Justin Foster on the growth of embedding video in email and what that means for marketers.

 

Key excerpts...

 

VideoEmail provides a simple yet powerful solution marketers use to embed videos that can play back right in the inbox. The basic idea is to bring messages to life, create a more dynamic inbox experience, and drive up the number of people who watch videos. The product is delivered to clients as a safe and straightforward block of HTML that is copied and pasted into the email message prior to sending.

 

HOWEVER...

 

By far the biggest restriction is that not all mail clients support video. Unfortunately, the list of non-supporting clients includes popular mail clients like Outlook 2007 and 2010, plus many Android phones.

 

iNeoMarketing's insight:

And we got all excited until we hit that big HOWEVER.

 

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B2B Marketers Embrace Expanding Roles - DestinationCRM

 

http://sco.lt/8PWZ1d

From www.destinationcrm.com - Today, 11:30 AM

 

Excerpted....

 

A study conducted by Forrester Research and the Business Marketing Association has revealed that 97 percent of business-to-business marketing leaders are taking on responsibilities they have never had to before, including managing social media on a regular basis.

 

The findings, released Wednesday, also revealed that more than 70 percent of the 117 B2B marketers surveyed are concerned about brand integrity and execution in social media, and 60 percent admit they are looking to hire young talent to help them navigate new and ever-changing technology. The problem that marketers face, however, is that the talent is hard to find—about 47 percent say they can't find people with the right skill sets, and 28 percent say it's nearly impossible to fill important positions.

 

As a result, the role of the traditional marketer has expanded significantly. According to the study, 87 percent of marketers have found that peer departments seek their input and data much more; 78 percent claim the marketing organization's influence on corporate strategy is much greater; 77 percent believe the stature of marketing's seat at the executive round table has risen; and 56 percent say they spend more time in front of the company's board of directors than in the past.

 

iNeoMarketing's insight:

Technology, data and social media have opened up a brand new seat at the table for Marketing, especially if there is attribution and ROI metrics.

 

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Risk Versus Reward: Why CEOs Don’t Go Social - Marketing Charts

 

http://sco.lt/70sVZR

From www.marketingcharts.com - Today, 11:19 AM

 

Senior executives whose CEOs use social media are extremely positive about the effects of their CEOs’ actions, per results from a study [pdf] by Weber Shandwick. However, many CEOs haven’t made the move to social media use yet, and the study results indicate that perceived risk is a key impediment. Senior executives with “unsocial” CEOs were asked the reasons why their CEO does not participate in social media, with almost one-third responding that it’s too risky. That was one of the top barriers, slightly behind social not being typical for the region or industry (35%), the CEO seeing no measurable return on investment (34%), and a lack of demand for the CEO to do so (34%).

 

iNeoMarketing's insight:

Combine the lack of ROI and the "too risky," and this makes sense: why would a CEO want to put himself/herself out there if there is risk with an unknown upside? It's not about being unsocial, but about being risk adverse, especially in this litigious environment.

 

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[SlideShare] 5 Ways CEOs Can Be Interesting On Twitter - HubSpot

 

http://sco.lt/5upB8T

From www.slideshare.net - Today, 11:23 AM

 

iNeoMarketing's insight:

As we said in the previous post: is it worth it to do this?

 

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Announcing the MarketingProfs Bright Bulb B2B Awards - Profs

 

http://sco.lt/78G4x7

From www.mpdailyfix.com - Today, 11:11 AM

 

This year, we are introducing The MarketingProfs Bright Bulb B2B Awards, celebrating the excellence, innovation, and brilliance of today's B2B marketers, agencies, brands, and marketing campaigns.

 

iNeoMarketing's insight:

Hey: get some free pub for yourself!

 

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Lattice for Marketing: Automated Lead Scoring with Predictive Analytics

 

http://sco.lt/6qs9Ef

From www.lattice-engines.com - Today, 10:54 AM

 

iNeoMarketing's insight:

We're not shilling for Lattice, but we thought this product fact sheet was interesting inasmuch as it describes predictive embedded within MA as the way it should be.

 

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B2B Buyers On What Online Content Works… and What Doesn’t - Marketing Charts

 

http://sco.lt/6kLNFB

From www.marketingcharts.com - Today, 10:50 AM

 

87% of B2B content consumers say that online content has a major (27%) or moderate (60%) impact on their vendor selection, according to [download page] a new report from the CMO Council and NetLine, and 35% believe that online content highlights the vendors that best understand their needs. With such emphasis being placed on content marketing, it’s imperative that B2B brands understand what types of content best influence these buyers.

 

iNeoMarketing's insight:

Great table, and a resource we recommend that you use to compare your own content.

 

[INFOGRAPHIC] Beginner's Guide to Image Formats for the Web | Visual.ly

 

 

From visual.ly - Today, 10:18 AM

Whether you are a newbie web designer, social-media addict, a passionate amateur photographer or a casual Internet surfer, you need to have basic know

 

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LinkedIn Upgrades “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” Section With New Look, Better Analytics | TechCrunch

 

http://sco.lt/8d8U7d

From techcrunch.com - Today, 10:20 AM

 

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LinkedIn has been busy upgrading pieces to its business social network in recent weeks, with updates to its contacts, the release of a new mobile contacts app for iPhone, revamped user profiles, the addition of channels to its news site LinkedIn Today and, most recently, added security via two-step authentication. Now, the company is rolling out improved analytics and a new look for its “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” feature, which tracks the number of times your name has appeared in LinkedIn Search, and how that has changed over time.

 

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Ember.js Views and Live Templates with Handlebars.js Part 1

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Forget "big box" Pandora. Slacker Radio blows it away.

Slacker is the most complete music service on earth. Enjoy millions of songs and hundreds of expertly-programmed stations for free - on demand, online and on mobile.

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 12, 2013 1:27 PM

Slacker blows away Pandora. Go ahead. Prove me wrong in the comments section below.


I’ve been listening to radio over the internet since, well, the internet began. Online music has come a long way since the days of downloading indie songs from a dial-up BBS or searching on gopher.  


“Today’s music listeners are consummate curators of their own music experience.”


Forget iTunes and downloading MP3s. I did that for years. No longer need to. I’ve got a 500 gigs of music I’ve bought and listed to over the years that just sits there unnoticed and unused by me these days.

  • Much, much larger music library – like 40M vs Pandora’s 10M and iHeart’s … who knows.
  • Too tight restrictions on number of skips or thumbs up/down per hour.  Pandora has 6 skips per hour per station limit, even on my paid version. 
  • They both play directly on my Home Theatre A/V Receiver very nicely. I think Slacker sounds better.
  • Pandora uses some algorithm to put together their stations based on your choice. Slacker’s stations are actually put together by people.
  • Slacker has stations that music celebs put together. Listen to a station built by John Mayer himself.
  • Via headphones (at least on my high quality Bose ‘phones) Slacker definitely sounds better than Pandora.
  • On my computer with cheapie little speakers and sub, Slacker sounds much better than Pandora.

 

“Slacker has artists come and play in their own studio. Where’s iHeart and Pandora’s studio? That tells me they care about their listeners enough to pay attention to what I want a station to do.”

 

  • Slacker has contests.
  • Slacker creates stations like “Cocktail Madness” for fans of Mad Men.
  • Pandora says it’s got a 192 Kbps bit rate, but I’m an audiophile and doesn’t seem to sound any better that Slacker. In fact, Slacker sounds better to me.  
  • Slacker’s new User Experience is well thought out, and makes sense. Easy to find exactly what you want with the fewest clicks.
  • Slacker customer support rocks. They are responsive when you have a question or problem. Their ticketing system is easy to use and works well.
  • Slacker has a station called “Favorites Mashup Station” that plays all my faves and adds a few more suggestions here and there.
  • Pandora has no on-demand. Slacker is pretty much all on-demand – like radio in the year 2013 should be.
  • Mobile app has a high bit rate setting if you need it. I haven’t needed it.
  • One each station, Slacker lets me dial in the fine tune settings by age, related artists, favorites, and popularity. Not even sure what Pandora can do, but it’s probably not that super-fine tuning.
  • On Slacker I can listen to songs, albums and playlists whenever I want.
  • And the BIG ONE: Slacker lets me find an album and play just the album. You can’t do that on Pandora.
  • And a BIGGER ONE: Slacker lets me find an artist I like, and play only songs from that artist. A Single Artist Station. Good luck trying to do that on Pandora.


I have premium paid accounts for Slacker and Pandora. The only reason I bought Pandora was to compare it to Slacker. I’ll drop that after my subscription runs out.


I stopped using iHeart radio, since it kept bothering me to pay for their service without giving me any idea of what I would get for my money. They started to play so many commercials I got sick of their pushiness to make me pay. Plus, its run by Clear Channel - the radio equivalent of “Wal-Mart meets the NYTimes.”

 

If you are a big box music mentality, then go for Pandora an limit you music listening experience. If you want a service that focuses on the music listener, get Slacker Radio.

 

© Marty Koenig

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Paul K Saunders's curator insight, April 13, 2013 10:37 AM

I will be checking it out for sure

Two Pens's curator insight, April 13, 2013 12:35 PM

For your listening pleasure, an alternative to Pandora.

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EVERY STITCH TELLS A STORY: A Premium Sweatshirt Designed for Life, Guaranteed for a Decade and Backed with FREE Mending!

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Marketing learns to speak the C-suite’s language

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Facebook Slices, Dices Consumers, Refines Ad Targeting to 500 Groups

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Facebook added another level of targeting to its advertising strategy Wednesday with the introduction of partner categories, a self-service feature that uses data collected from other channels to deliver ads on the social network.

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Awesome, Now you can really target your ideal customer on FB like never before.


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Forget "big box" Pandora. Slacker Radio blows it away.

Slacker is the most complete music service on earth. Enjoy millions of songs and hundreds of expertly-programmed stations for free - on demand, online and on mobile.

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 12, 2013 1:27 PM

Slacker blows away Pandora. Go ahead. Prove me wrong in the comments section below.


I’ve been listening to radio over the internet since, well, the internet began. Online music has come a long way since the days of downloading indie songs from a dial-up BBS or searching on gopher.  


“Today’s music listeners are consummate curators of their own music experience.”


Forget iTunes and downloading MP3s. I did that for years. No longer need to. I’ve got a 500 gigs of music I’ve bought and listed to over the years that just sits there unnoticed and unused by me these days.

  • Much, much larger music library – like 40M vs Pandora’s 10M and iHeart’s … who knows.
  • Too tight restrictions on number of skips or thumbs up/down per hour.  Pandora has 6 skips per hour per station limit, even on my paid version. 
  • They both play directly on my Home Theatre A/V Receiver very nicely. I think Slacker sounds better.
  • Pandora uses some algorithm to put together their stations based on your choice. Slacker’s stations are actually put together by people.
  • Slacker has stations that music celebs put together. Listen to a station built by John Mayer himself.
  • Via headphones (at least on my high quality Bose ‘phones) Slacker definitely sounds better than Pandora.
  • On my computer with cheapie little speakers and sub, Slacker sounds much better than Pandora.

 

“Slacker has artists come and play in their own studio. Where’s iHeart and Pandora’s studio? That tells me they care about their listeners enough to pay attention to what I want a station to do.”

 

  • Slacker has contests.
  • Slacker creates stations like “Cocktail Madness” for fans of Mad Men.
  • Pandora says it’s got a 192 Kbps bit rate, but I’m an audiophile and doesn’t seem to sound any better that Slacker. In fact, Slacker sounds better to me.  
  • Slacker’s new User Experience is well thought out, and makes sense. Easy to find exactly what you want with the fewest clicks.
  • Slacker customer support rocks. They are responsive when you have a question or problem. Their ticketing system is easy to use and works well.
  • Slacker has a station called “Favorites Mashup Station” that plays all my faves and adds a few more suggestions here and there.
  • Pandora has no on-demand. Slacker is pretty much all on-demand – like radio in the year 2013 should be.
  • Mobile app has a high bit rate setting if you need it. I haven’t needed it.
  • One each station, Slacker lets me dial in the fine tune settings by age, related artists, favorites, and popularity. Not even sure what Pandora can do, but it’s probably not that super-fine tuning.
  • On Slacker I can listen to songs, albums and playlists whenever I want.
  • And the BIG ONE: Slacker lets me find an album and play just the album. You can’t do that on Pandora.
  • And a BIGGER ONE: Slacker lets me find an artist I like, and play only songs from that artist. A Single Artist Station. Good luck trying to do that on Pandora.


I have premium paid accounts for Slacker and Pandora. The only reason I bought Pandora was to compare it to Slacker. I’ll drop that after my subscription runs out.


I stopped using iHeart radio, since it kept bothering me to pay for their service without giving me any idea of what I would get for my money. They started to play so many commercials I got sick of their pushiness to make me pay. Plus, its run by Clear Channel - the radio equivalent of “Wal-Mart meets the NYTimes.”

 

If you are a big box music mentality, then go for Pandora an limit you music listening experience. If you want a service that focuses on the music listener, get Slacker Radio.

 

© Marty Koenig

Crowdfundenergy

Paul K Saunders's curator insight, April 13, 2013 10:37 AM

I will be checking it out for sure

Two Pens's curator insight, April 13, 2013 12:35 PM

For your listening pleasure, an alternative to Pandora.