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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Good Online Tools for Creating Infographics

Free Technology for Teachers: Five Good Online Tools for Creating Infographics | Keepamericaheard | Scoop.it

In my previous post I shared some advice from Randy Krum, author of Cool Infographics, about creating infographics. In his book Randy devotes a chapter to design tools. Many of the tools used by professional designers cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. But you don't have to spend anything if you want your students to try their hands at creating a data visualization in the form of an infographic. Here are five free tools that your students can use to create infographics...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 14, 2013 11:03 AM

I can vouch for three of these tools for use in marketing and PR too. A superb resource from Richard Byrne. Recommended reading 9 / 10.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 14, 2013 11:06 AM

Terrific tools for your PR and content marketing toolkit too. 

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Scotland ‘must act’ in face of frequent flood disasters

Scotland ‘must act’ in face of frequent flood disasters | Keepamericaheard | Scoop.it
Scotland faces far more frequent flooding and must take radical action to minimise the damage caused by extreme weather events, a leading government adviser on climate change has warned.

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Peter A Bell's curator insight, January 23, 7:25 AM

Lord Deben has much that is interesting and useful to say about the scientific aspects of the climate change issue as they relate to flooding in Scotland. Much of what he says may seem like stating the obvious, but it seems that the obvious needs to be constantly restated.

If you want a sense of the political problem, however, then the comments below the article offer some insight. Glancing through these comments one finds different people dismissing various of Lord Deben's observations. And a few dismissing all of them. Lots of people insisting that this or that is 'not the real issue'. And a few insisting that, even if there is an issue, nothing wee Scotland does can possibly make a difference.

In aggregate, this amounts to massive inertia. To the extent that these comments reflect the public mood, then it is a temperament which favours inaction. Everybody wanting to do something else is, effectively, indistinguishable from nobody wanting to do anything. When individuals are focused on the bits of the problem that they won't take ownership of, collectively we take ownership of none of it.

When everybody is waiting for somebody else to do something, nothing gets done.

It is, to paraphrase American economist Alfred E. Kahn, the tyranny of small indecisions.

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The Psychology of What Makes a Great Story

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"The great writer's gift to a reader is to make him a better writer."

 

“Stories,” Neil Gaiman asserted in his wonderful lecture on what makes stories last, “are genuinely symbiotic organisms that we live with, that allow human beings to advance.” But what is the natural selection of these organisms — what makes the ones that endure fit for survival? What, in other words, makes a great story?


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Mike Donahue's curator insight, January 24, 11:21 AM

This contains some great insights from Bruner and others that can help anyone approach their storytelling challenges in more effective ways.

Chris Carter's curator insight, January 25, 7:51 PM

The monomyth lives!

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#Storytelling

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41 Ways You Can Use Mobile to Grow Your Business | Mobile X Festival

41 Ways You Can Use Mobile to Grow Your Business | Mobile X Festival | Keepamericaheard | Scoop.it

Have you ever wondered what secrets the Fortune 500 leverage when they use mobile to grow their businesses?

 

Have you ever wished you had a cheat sheet of tools and techniques that you could use when you were brainstorming ideas for your next mobile campaign?

 

Good news – what follows are 41 tools and techniques you can use to deepen your knowledge of mobile and use it to grow your sales and revenues. They’re based on the research I did when writing Go Mobile, the #1 bestselling mobile marketing book on Amazon when it was first released....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 22, 2:29 AM

Interested in learning how to use mobile to grow your sales and revenues? Check out this post from Jamie Turner, one of the world's leading experts.

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Highly actionable insight about tools and techniques that  businesses of all sizes can and should be using today.

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Labour demand inquiry as Downing Street staff plot brings Tory bullying scandal to David Cameron's door - Mirror Online

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New Technology Uses Solar Cells As Power Source & Li-Fi Data Node

New Technology Uses Solar Cells As Power Source & Li-Fi Data Node | Keepamericaheard | Scoop.it

“What if we could use existing technologies to provide Internet access to the more than 4 billion people living in places where the infrastructure can’t support it? Using off-the-shelf LEDs and solar cells, Harald Haas and his team have pioneered a new technology that transmits data using light, and it may just be the key to bridging the digital divide.”


This prototype setup, with the solar cells providing both the electricity and acting as broadband receivers, could be a huge boon to people in those areas where building the necessary infrastructure, both energy- and communications-wise, to support internet and data communications access isn’t going to happen anytime in the near future.


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, November 11, 2015 11:26 AM

I see a whole new local networking technology developing here. Solar cells are available just about everywhere and so are strong led flashlights that can bridge the distance between the users of a local network and the internet feed...

Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, November 11, 2015 11:27 AM

I see a whole new local networking technology developing here. Solar cells are available just about everywhere and so are strong led flashlights that can bridge the distance between the users of a local network and the internet feed...

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Mosaic Social | Mosaic Social

Mosaic Social | Mosaic Social | Keepamericaheard | Scoop.it

This is a first draft of a proposal to design and build a user friendly, egalitarian, and decentralized social platform that enables and inspires a mass of cooperative participants to come together as a powerful movement. A movement capable of transforming our political and economic systems in order to make a more just, democratic, and sustainable world. It’s a plan to build a platform designed to facilitate a modern renaissance. Your feedback is welcome. 


Mosaic will be a decentralized social network familiar to those who have used Facebook, Google+, or Ning. It will be one of the first major decentralized apps built on the decentralized web protocol. Its codebase will have a type of licence that is open to commoners but closed to extractors.


We hope that Mosaic will not only provide an escape from Facebook, but the means to better coordinate and act with our purpose-driven peers, a way to unite our economic, political, environmental, and social movements.


Mosaic will consist of independent nodes operating on the decentralized protocol that interact across servers. At first, there will be two primary types of nodes, user nodes and a community nodes. Because users of the decentralized protocol have the freedom to move from one server to another and Mosaic is an app run on the decentralized protocol that means Mosaic users have mobility as well.


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, November 28, 2015 6:14 PM

What would it take to bring the social net under OUR control... here's a project

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Former SNP leader: Sturgeon should declare independence if UK votes to leave EU without Scots' backing

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NICOLA Sturgeon should declare independence if the UK votes to leave the EU but Scots back staying in, a former SNP leader has said.

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Peter A Bell's curator insight, March 11, 2015 7:20 AM

It is easy to see why Gordon Wilson is an ex-leader of the SNP - and why the modern party can be profoundly grateful for the fact that he has no meaningful influence. As a political strategist he appears to be totally clueless. Largely because he represents the long-since discredited absolutist faction. People who are so totally focused on independence that they have no patience for the political practicalities.


Wilson is almost certainly correct when he says that announcing in advance the intention to declare independence if Scotland was threatened with being dragged out of the EU by voters in England. But in his eagerness to find a way to secure independence he fails to think through the implications of linking independence to the coming election and/or a future EU vote.


The SNP is fighting the UK general election on a very clear policy platform which includes securing further powers for the Scottish Parliament short of the full powers which No voters chose to hand back to the Westminster elite last September. To associate independence with this election would be confusing at best and dishonest at worst.


Notwithstanding the fact that Project Fear is still operating as the British parties continue to fight the referendum campaign they claimed to have won, the coming election simply cannot be about independence. Nicola Sturgeon is setting the political agenda for voters in Scotland. And, while it remains the long-term goal of the party, independence is not part of that agenda.


Nor should it be. The SNP's priority must be to secure a strong voice for Scotland at Westminster. Nothing can be allowed to hamper that objective.


Gordon Wilson is also wrong to imagine it a good idea to tie a future EU referendum to independence. The big problem with referendums is that people often don't answer the question being asked. An obvious example would be the number of people who went into the polling booths last September convinced they were being asked if they were devoted to Alex Salmond and the SNP. More than a few answered that question rather than the one they were being asked.


So it is with a referendum on EU membership. Gordon Wilson is effectively turning a simple Yes/No question on that into two quite distinct questions - one of them being a simple Yes/No question on restoring Scotland's rightful constitutional status.


But how do you answer two distinct questions with one response if your answers to each of those questions are different? The dilemma for some will be almost painful. Suppose you want to vote to stay in the EU, but you don't want independence. You will necessarily be under pressure to vote against your own conscience on the EU issue so as to avoid the situation where Scotland votes to stay in while the rest of the UK votes to quit, thus prompting a declaration of independence.


Or suppose you want to vote against continued EU membership but are convinced Scotland needs independence? You would be under similar pressure to vote against your conscience on one or other of these issues if, as Wilson wants, the two are linked.


Gordon Wilson should leave political strategy to those with a proven track record. And few have a better track record than Nicola Sturgeon and her team.

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Police Scotland defend new armed officer sightings

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POLICE Scotland has defended its controversial practice of sending armed police officers to routine calls – claiming that the armed patrols could not “drive on past” incidents because they happened to be ­carrying guns.

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Peter A Bell's curator insight, March 8, 2015 7:09 AM

What Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone's response to attacks of Police Scotland tells us is that these attacks are nothing more than political mischief-making. They are malicious attacks intended to undermine public confidence in Police Scotland in the hope that this will damage the Scottish Government.


They are, moreover, part of a pattern of increasingly virulent attacks by the British parties in Scotland on any institution which is representative of Scotland's distinctive political culture, most notably NHS Scotland.


Even as the likes of Jim Murphy pay lip service to that distinctive political culture and boast of their patriotism, the urgent desire to eradicate that troublesome distinctiveness is all too evident.


Be in no doubt that the aim of "One Nation" British nationalist - whatever colour of rosette they adorn themselves with - is to bring Scotland into line with the rest of the UK. Scotland must be prevented from demonstrating the utter fallacy of the austerity fetishists' whining insistence that "there is no other way". We must not be allowed to provide an example that progressive activists in England can point to and thus embarrass those who denounce any departure from the orthodoxies of British politics as foolishness at best and vile heresy at worst.


The role of the opposition is to scrutinise the administration and hold it to account for its policies and actions with a view to making both government and democracy work better. The British parties at Holyrood have long since forsaken their responsibilities in favour of pursuing a vicious anti-SNP agenda at whatever cost to the people of Scotland.


British Labour and their Tory/LibDem allies would gladly destroy Police Scotland, NHS Scotland, the Scottish Parliament and more if this was the price of preserving the structures of power and privilege which define the British state. This self serving recklessness must be resisted. A vote for the SNP not only ensures that Scotland has a strong voice in the British parliament, it also sends a powerful message that we will not meekly submit to the nation which has been shaped with our democratic consent being savaged by self-serving British politicians more interested in their own status and perks than in the needs and priorities of Scotland's people.

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Police Scotland defend new armed officer sightings

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POLICE Scotland has defended its controversial practice of sending armed police officers to routine calls – claiming that the armed patrols could not “drive on past” incidents because they happened to be ­carrying guns.

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Peter A Bell's curator insight, March 8, 2015 7:09 AM

What Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone's response to attacks of Police Scotland tells us is that these attacks are nothing more than political mischief-making. They are malicious attacks intended to undermine public confidence in Police Scotland in the hope that this will damage the Scottish Government.


They are, moreover, part of a pattern of increasingly virulent attacks by the British parties in Scotland on any institution which is representative of Scotland's distinctive political culture, most notably NHS Scotland.


Even as the likes of Jim Murphy pay lip service to that distinctive political culture and boast of their patriotism, the urgent desire to eradicate that troublesome distinctiveness is all too evident.


Be in no doubt that the aim of "One Nation" British nationalist - whatever colour of rosette they adorn themselves with - is to bring Scotland into line with the rest of the UK. Scotland must be prevented from demonstrating the utter fallacy of the austerity fetishists' whining insistence that "there is no other way". We must not be allowed to provide an example that progressive activists in England can point to and thus embarrass those who denounce any departure from the orthodoxies of British politics as foolishness at best and vile heresy at worst.


The role of the opposition is to scrutinise the administration and hold it to account for its policies and actions with a view to making both government and democracy work better. The British parties at Holyrood have long since forsaken their responsibilities in favour of pursuing a vicious anti-SNP agenda at whatever cost to the people of Scotland.


British Labour and their Tory/LibDem allies would gladly destroy Police Scotland, NHS Scotland, the Scottish Parliament and more if this was the price of preserving the structures of power and privilege which define the British state. This self serving recklessness must be resisted. A vote for the SNP not only ensures that Scotland has a strong voice in the British parliament, it also sends a powerful message that we will not meekly submit to the nation which has been shaped with our democratic consent being savaged by self-serving British politicians more interested in their own status and perks than in the needs and priorities of Scotland's people.

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4 Cornerstones of Content Marketing That Educate and Build Trust - Kruse Control

4 Cornerstones of Content Marketing That Educate and Build Trust - Kruse Control | Keepamericaheard | Scoop.it
In today’s climate of radical transparency where everything your business says and does is subjected to scrutiny, the most valuable way to attract leads and sales is through education and trust. The vehicle for education and building trust is content marketing.

What Delivering Real Value Means Today
Real value is manifested in the content you inspire, create and publish.

Informative, helpful content that educates your buyer and helps them decide on their purchase.Informed customers make better decisions.Better decisions make happy, loyal customers.Happy, loyal customers are inspired to tell others....
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 6, 2015 11:43 PM

Kathi Kruse covers the four fundamentals of real content marketing value.

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Analysis: Why Google killed Glass | Wearable Tech Watch

Analysis: Why Google killed Glass | Wearable Tech Watch | Keepamericaheard | Scoop.it

Mainstream media are surprised, but it was only a matter of time until Google took its Glass project out to the paddock and put a bullet in its head. That happened today.Google Glass, RIP.The concept will live on but Glass, as we know it, is dead.We’re not surprised....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 17, 2015 2:00 AM

Google bails on Glass. Interesting analysis.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 17, 2015 2:09 AM

Interesting analysis of why Google bailed on Glass.

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40+ Social Tools for Personal Branding Success

40+ Social Tools for Personal Branding Success | Keepamericaheard | Scoop.it

There is no one-size-fits-all secret tool combination for personal branding success.  The main reason I haven’t blogged about all my tools is because I use A LOT of tools. And, I don’t believe any tool is the one perfect tool that does everything. On that same note, I don’t believe every person should use the exact same tools in the exact same way.  Not to mention that tools and social media platforms are changing so rapidly it’s hard to stay up to date with all the features and functions.

 

With all that being said I decided to breakdown the tools I use into different sections and provide you a quick overview of each tool that I use. Please note: just because I use it doesn’t mean it’s a perfect fit for you. Rather I hope that you take away from this post knowledge of the variety of tools you can leverage and some great tool recommendations I suggest you check out and test for yourself....


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Comunicologos.com's curator insight, January 18, 2015 10:39 AM

Personal Branding

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Know who you are and shout it from the rooftops!!

SENAME Interactive's curator insight, August 3, 2015 12:05 AM

Have a look at these potential tools for your social media toolkit.

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Oil crisis: SNP under fire over forecasts refusal

Oil crisis: SNP under fire over forecasts refusal | Keepamericaheard | Scoop.it
THE SCOTTISH Government has come under fire after appearing to rule out the publication of any fresh oil forecasts in the near future as the crisis continues to engulf the industry.

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Peter A Bell's curator insight, January 10, 2015 5:39 AM

This is infantile stuff from the British parties. Forecasting oil prices and revenues is fraught with problems at the best of times. In the present situation it is pretty much the definition of a futile exercise. Especially as we are still waiting to find out what the UK Government is going to do - if anything.


But, of course, Gavin Brown knows this perfectly well. The demand for pointless projections is no more than a device to give the unionist media an excuse to repeat yet again the propaganda line that it was the SNP alone which failed to foresee the price of oil falling off a cliff. You would never know it from reading The Scotsman, or any of the rest of the British media, but NOBODY foresaw this massive drop in oil prices.


And what happens in three months, or six months, or nine months when the price of oil normalises at around $110? Will the British parties and their friends in the media allow that the SNP was actually right? Or will they, as usual, expect us to helpfully forget articles such as this and the petty, opportunistic point-scoring of the likes of Gavin Brown?

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Why You Should Read Books From Every Country In The World (With 30 Books Recommended)

Why You Should Read Books From Every Country In The World (With 30 Books Recommended) | Keepamericaheard | Scoop.it
Reading books from a narrow set of countries severely limits our literary experienced. We should read books from around the world for a wider perspective.

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How To Measure the ROI of a Social Media Loyalty Program

How To Measure the ROI of a Social Media Loyalty Program | Keepamericaheard | Scoop.it

According to research by Cap Gemini, 97% of loyalty programs reward participants for “spend and get”. Yet, 84% of consumers, as reported by Loyalty360, said they would spend more with retailers that offer points for activities other than spending.

 

In tapping into the desire for rewards outside of traditional spend and get programs, the question looms large: How to measure the ROI of a program that rewards for outcomes like brand advocacy.

 

Working with leading brands to develop and measure social media loyalty programs, here at Chirpify we have developed an ROI model that can be used across loyalty programs to impact organizational goals. Without further ado, let’s break it down, diving into each of the metrics, why they matter, and how a social media loyalty program can increase the value of each....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 22, 2:03 AM

Interesting social media loyalty measurement tips.

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David Cameron's climbdown on EU benefits - Telegraph

David Cameron's climbdown on EU benefits - Telegraph | Keepamericaheard | Scoop.it

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britishroses's curator insight, December 12, 2015 7:34 PM

No surprise here, no one with a  lick of sense expected ball less Cameron to do anything different!

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EU blows £210million on FAILED scheme for jobless | Politics | News | Daily Express

EU blows £210million on FAILED scheme for jobless | Politics | News | Daily Express | Keepamericaheard | Scoop.it

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Doing more together: seeding a Collaborative Technology Alliance

Doing more together, together: seeding a Collaborative Technology Alliance - Enspiral Tales - Medium

Edward West

Last month, a group of 35 designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs from all over the world gathered in Oakland, California. Together, we are working on the creation of tools, strategies, and networks to build a new collaborative commons. 

 

Currently, our largest social media platforms are closed source, privately funded, and generally designed to maximize screen time for viewing ads and data collection for selling to third-parties. While on balance they provide tremendous benefit to many, I know that we can do better. We must. 


We envision the future of the social web as an ecosystem of collaborative tools designed to enable communities, guilds, and loosely affiliated groups everywhere to collaborate, share resources, sensemake and create at scale.


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, November 15, 2015 11:51 AM

We need "our own" social media and collaboration tools, open source, non-proprietary...

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Three Signs Digital Marketing Is Facing a Social Tsunami

Three Signs Digital Marketing Is Facing a Social Tsunami | Keepamericaheard | Scoop.it

According to the Pew Research Center, at least 70% of U.S. Facebook users visit the site daily, and 45% visit multiple times per day. Most of these Facebook users are actively engaging their friends on the site, not just watching and listening. A similar story of regular socialization is unfolding on Instagram. Also, the overlap among audiences who use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn is increasing across the board, meaning that, beyond the overt groundswell of consumers joining the social web, more social media users are becoming more social around the web.

Meanwhile, the novelty of social-for-business has grown up into pure business necessity. The revenue potential for marketers and advertisers adept at leveraging social is now clear (and clearly immense).

So here are three signs that getting good at social marketing and advertising will pay off in a much bigger way very soon....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 29, 2015 2:48 PM

Here's why social marketing is the opportunity of the future.

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George Osborne dodges questions over HSBC's Stephen Green

George Osborne dodges questions over HSBC's Stephen Green | Keepamericaheard | Scoop.it
Chancellor defends HSBC as a ‘very important bank’ but repeatedly fails to answer questions about his conversations with bank’s former boss

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britishroses's curator insight, March 7, 2015 5:01 PM

#ToriesMustGo #DodgyDave #DuckingDave #EdForPM

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Through the vortex

Through the vortex | Keepamericaheard | Scoop.it
If you picked up a copy of The Sun On Sunday in Scotland today, it’s possible you may have missed this article from the English edition, which hasn’t made it across the border due to print gremlins at Carlisle or something.

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No news like the same old news of tricks

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The Power of Word of Mouth Influencers: Your Existing Customers!

The Power of Word of Mouth Influencers: Your Existing Customers! | Keepamericaheard | Scoop.it

Did you know that more than 4 out of 5 consumers value word of mouth recommendations over all other sources? Amazing isn’t it? The power of a trusted opinion!Local influencers are people Small Businesses should target.

 

This recent blog talks about the importance of connecting with local influencers to increase your word of mouth. There are 2 data points are worth considering:

- Consumer-to-consumer word of mouth generates more than double the sales of paid advertising (Source: McKinsey)

- 84% of consumers say they trust word of mouth recommendations from friends and family above all other sources of advertising. (Source: Nielsen)...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 14, 2015 1:36 AM

Learn why word of mouth is such a powerful marketing force to be reckoned with.

Alfredo Erba's curator insight, February 14, 2015 5:04 AM

Interessante approfondimento ma anche ennesima riconferma che lavorare bene sui clienti esistenti può rendere di più, e costare meno, che ricercare direttamente nuovi clienti.

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How Does Content Marketing Actually Get You More Sales?

How Does Content Marketing Actually Get You More Sales? | Keepamericaheard | Scoop.it

There is a big misconception that content marketing doesn’t drive sales. But if it didn’t work well, none of my companies would exist.

 

From KISSmetrics to Crazy Egg, I’ve grown each of my businesses through content marketing.

 

To prove to you that content marketing drives sales, I’m going to share with you stats and data points from KISSmetrics to show just how effective content marketing is....


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Dean Ryan G. Martin's curator insight, February 6, 2015 10:04 AM

Content marketing is sales? I'm not sure. Content is a marketing tool and it's entirely different from sales, which involves the process of closing deals.

John Norman's curator insight, February 6, 2015 4:18 PM

Here is clear evidence that Content is King and does drive sales. Time to take note.

Ben Ricchio's curator insight, February 9, 2015 9:57 AM

With a special shoutout to Pardot, and the importance of content marketing.

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15 Tips for Using YouTube to Promote Your Business

15 Tips for Using YouTube to Promote Your Business | Keepamericaheard | Scoop.it

When it comes to online video marketing, Video SEO or using any kind of visual ploy to market your business, the platform that you should be leveraging is most definitely YouTube. Why this should be so, is something that does not even warrant an explanation, because, well, you know. Just look around you. ‘€˜nuff said.Here are fifteen tips to help you and get you started on the process....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 17, 2015 11:42 AM

Great starting point for video marketing.

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SNP demands tax powers to match Northern Ireland

SNP demands tax powers to match Northern Ireland | Keepamericaheard | Scoop.it
A MOVE by Westminster to hand Northern Ireland the power to vary corporation tax has prompted calls from the SNP leadership for the same package for Holyrood.

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