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Joi Ito's NOWISM Revolution in Five Planning Disruption Tips for SMBs on Curagami 

Joi Ito's NOWISM Revolution in Five Planning Disruption Tips for SMBs on Curagami  | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Don't Plan, Live in the Now

MIT Media Lab's chair and author Joi Ito's NOWISM TED Talk where he shares the "new thinking" that led to the most successful citizen's science project ever is more than inspirational. Ito's grasp on how the e-commerce, social, and always-on Internet world is shifting informs and admonishes. 

Plans don't work when the time it takes to create them also negates their conclusions and directives. Ito has the solution and that is why we summarized his important ideas in a 3 minute version of his 20 minute TED Talk on Curagami: http://www.curagami.com/five-planning-disruption-tips/ 

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Make A Mobile Icon For Your Blog Featured On Reddit

Make A Mobile Icon For Your Blog Featured On Reddit | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Easy Marketing Trick
Want to increase traffic to your blog without spending any money? Use JetPack's mobile icon to add an icon for your blog on your phone AND share with your customers so they have a quick link from their phones to your blog.

Featured on Reddit! 

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Thanks @malek! You know now hard "down to earth" is for me, but this one was a fun find. Marty
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@Martin (Marty) Smith it's the singer, not the song
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Don't Make 10 Content Marketing Mistakes That Amateurs Make

Don't Make 10 Content Marketing Mistakes That Amateurs Make | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
consuming.

Do you often wake up in the middle of the night saying to yourself that it’s not worth the time and effort. We all do.

Blogs take time to write, those great images need to be found or created and those social networks meed to be managed and nurtured. It is often not done or persisted with because there are no apparent quick rewards. This is where the tortoise can beat the hare by slowly persisting. It is a marathon and a journey not a sprint.

One way of thinking about great content marketing is that you are building an audience before you need them. Content builds credibility, trust and followers over time. This earns you the right to then sell them something down the track.

When content marketing and social media emerged there were no tools. Today we have so many technology tools that it’s overwhelming.

But what is great with marketing tools is that you can scale your efforts. It was something I realized with Twitter early on. A few years ago I implemented one software platform that saved me 120 hours a month and it still does.

So what are some content marketing mistakes that many amateurs new to the game are making.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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Great Scoop by @Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com. Loved the 10 Item List of mistakes "amateurs" make.

1. Not automating

2. Not optimizing for search engines

3. Not hustling your content

4. Not working on your headline

5. Not experimenting

6. Poor quality content

7. Email List Is Money

8. Not thinking like a publisher

9. Not learning from the innovators

We can even agree with #1 since they are "automating" things like social search and, to some lesser extent, publication. We shortened #7 based on their implication - email is money. So True.

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2M Views On G+: Why Google+ Helps Online Davids Slay Giants

2M Views On G+: Why Google+ Helps Online Davids Slay Giants | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

2M Views On GooglePlus
You may think, "2M views so what, many have more than that," and you would be right and wrong. Right because many friends including @Mark Traphagenand @Neil Ferree(to name just two) have many more G+ followers and views than little ole me.

The point of Social Media Marketing is not to win a horse race. The point is to communicate YOUR message in order to create scaled online community. Once your community more than pays for itself your "degrees of freedom" open up.

If you know of another "moderate effort, HUGE return" tool please share and I will use that one too. In the meantime G+ may be the best "do less, get more" online marketing tool ever created. G+ is Davids stone helping to slay giants - how else can a tribe the 4500 generate views of more than 2M?

So get out your sling and load up some G+ rocks today and your digital marketing will be slaying giants soon too :). M

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Must read if you are using G+...

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Unilever's Project Sunlight = Best Cause Marketing We've Seen! Many Lessons To Learn...

Unilever's Project Sunlight = Best Cause Marketing We've Seen! Many Lessons To Learn... | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Great Cause Marketing
+Unilever's Project Sunlight (https://www.projectsunlight.us ) is some of the best #causemarketing I've ever seen and I spent a year creating CureCancerStarter.org. Lots to learn from here including:

* Arresting Visual Marketing.
* Collage of stories under a united theme clearly defined yet artistically balanced.
* Multimedia approach (pictures, video, text, & multiple sites).
* Consistency of tone & pitch.
* Curation of THEIR stories, passion and emotion.
* Splash of logic kissing hand of emotion.

Great work, good cause and lots to learn from. #toogood

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Burn Down The House: Marketing's Big Bang Manifesto

Burn Down The House: Marketing's Big Bang Manifesto | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Burn Down The House: Marketing's Big Bang Manifesto
Insufficient describes how I felt driving to Columbus, Ohio to visit the wizards at Ohio State Medicine. Yesterday I created an outline for a book via a new Haiku Deck and it sucked.

It was no Cluetrain Manifesto.

First piece I wrote arriving at The Blackwell Inn on the Ohio State University Campus built on a piece Eli Fennel wrote yesterday. BURN DOWN THIS HOUSE: Marketing's Big Bang Manifesto is getting some great response so closer to the mark this time thanks to friends such as Mark Traphagen and great G+ voices such as David Kutcher and Eli Funnel.

Share your VOICE. Jump in with comments here, on G+ https://plus.google.com/102639884404823294558/posts/Tf9GNsX35qn or email martin(at)Curagami.com.

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GAMIFY Content Marketing via @HaikuDeck #gamification

GAMIFY Content Marketing via @HaikuDeck #gamification | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Successful content marketing engages over time. Engagement needs online community and a role shift from content creators to community curators and GAME creators.

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From Brands To Communities - Understanding The Wiki-ization of Marketing

From Brands To Communities - Understanding The Wiki-ization of Marketing | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

As social media changes web marketint needw to inspire the kind of commitment, support and contribution made popular by Wiki-pedia. Market, create and communicate MOVEMENTS not simply SALES. Create and curate online community. Understand the Wiki-ization of Marketing.

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Scoop.it & Curagami Record Views Analysis: Find & Invest In Get More w/ Less Tools

Scoop.it & Curagami Record Views Analysis: Find & Invest In Get More w/ Less Tools | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Scoop.it & Curagami Record Day
Thanks to Curagami's Evolution of Web Design & Marketing Infographic (http://www.curagami.com/featured/evolution-web-design-marketing-infographic/) and post we had record views on 7.3.14. We wanted to look inside our record day so we created a series of charts & Graphs.

Since we can't share multiple images on Scoop.it we've pinned images to http://www.pinterest.com/scenttrail/curagami/

Chart 1 Traffic Pie Chart
66% of Curagami.com's record day visitors came from Scoop.it. My Scoops just passed 150,000 views. Views are helpful especialy for testing but conversions rule. In this context I would count a click from Scoop.it to the Curagami blog as a "conversion".


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http://www.pinterest.com/scenttrail/curagami/


Chart 2 ROI By Traffic Source Chart

ROI v Work bar chart shows traffic over the work investment required. Scoop.it's "work units" of 6 were behind Twitter's 9 and ahead of G+'s 4. Scoop.it generated 6.5 "conversions" (traffic into Curagami.com.

I combined G+ and Google Search and Google is the next closest in work efficiency generated 2.5 conversions per unit of work. This means Scoop.it was 260% more "efficient" on Curagami's record day. than Google.

Google was 500% more efficient than Blog Links.


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http://www.pinterest.com/scenttrail/curagami/

One Day Doesn't Make A Trend
While one record day doesn't make a trend the idea of creating an "efficiency index" for "Social conversions" is an important new metric we are working on at our Startup Factory funded startup called Curagami.

Social media requires INPUT, MONITORING and TUNING. Finding "get more with less" tools like Scoop.it are becoming increasingly important for digital marketing success. We don't have our Curagami Paper.li set up yet. Paper.li is another favorite "get more with less" tool.

We encourage marketers to think their INPUT, MONITORING and TUNING cycles with an eye for efficiency. Efficiency, how much RETURN comes from how much "work", is the great equalizer. TIME isn't infinite, but social demand is.

Given this contradiction, the amount of content you could create is always infinite while content you should create based on return is TINY. Efficiency like the one Scoop.it showed on Curagami's record day is something to watch.

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Is Your Website A Tease? It Should Be, Learn Why via @Curagami

Is Your Website A Tease? It Should Be, Learn Why via @Curagami | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Is your website a tease? It should be since teasing, promising and delivering is how trust forms. Right after trust is community. How to become a web tease.
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12 #mustfollow Web Marketing Pros

12 #mustfollow Web Marketing Pros | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Follow & Learn From These 12 People
At the bottom of our Make Buffer's Social Failure Your Success Curagami post (http://www.curagami.com/buffers-social-failure-your-success/?v=7516fd43adaa ) we included a list of a few of our favorite web marketers. 

Each of these 12 people teach us things daily, and the list includes many from the Scoop.it community including:

@Guillaume Decugis 
@Kelly Hungerford 
@Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com
@Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com 

Read about why Buffer's social "failure" can be your success and discover some of my favorite teachers so your online marketing wins customer hearts, minds and loyalty. 

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I'm a certified accountant (CPA, CMA) with over 10 years of experience as both a freelance and corporate accountant. I currently work with a wide variety of small business owners  internationally) providing services including financial planning, accounting, payroll and Business promoting

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Why I'm Not A SEO #3

Why I'm Not A SEO #3 | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Why I'm Not A SEO in 3 Parts

Why Not A SEO #1
Blue Oceans on Scenttrail Marketing 
http://www.scenttrail.com/why-im-not-an-seo/ 

Why Not SEO #2
Used Car Salesmen LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-im-seo-martin-marty-smith 

Why Not SEO #3
Confusingly Similar & the Psychology of Great Web Marketers
on Curagami
http://www.curagami.com/magical-thinking/new-seo/why-im-not-a-seo-3/  

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How Buyer Personas Come to Life with Content Creation

How Buyer Personas Come to Life with Content Creation | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Take a step-by-step look at how to quickly build relevant buyer personas and easily create resource-rich content aligned with your audience needs.


Via Pedro Da Silva, Os Ishmael
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Great post about how to connect two important dots: buyer personas and content marketing. Customers are different, but they are usually different in similar ways (lol).

This means we can form cohorts or groups of customers in order to increase the relevance of our messaging, marketing and communication. Relevance is an important idea.

Batch and blast days where the same message, usually SALE SALE SALE, is sent to everyone is over. Making sure you send relevant messages to your customers is now a CSF (Critical Success Factor). Sending non-relevant messages is NOISE and the world is noisy enough.

Add to the world's noise and you break the first rule of web marketing - permission means only relevant messages please. The web is so DATA RICH customers are USED TO relevant communication. So used to relevant communication they will not look on being spammed lightly or without action (leaving your list or worse discussing how non-relevant you are to their social nets).

Oh, and don't forget to CURATE content more than you CREATE content because curating sends the "we listen and care about others" signal and trust us you want that :).

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Will Hubspot Change Moribund CRM Landscape? Yes

Will Hubspot Change Moribund CRM Landscape? Yes | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Posted by Serge Salager on TechCrunch Editor’s note: Serge Salager was formerly CEO of OneMove Technologies and a marketing manager at Affinnova and Procter & Gamble.   After several years of relatively stagnant waters, what was a dull CRM landscape dominated by one player is heating up dramatically. Salesforce officially put its $3.5 billion market …

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WOW and WOW. Hubspot confirms what web marketers already know - distance between CRM, CMS and Content Marketing / Curation is short. As distinctions between tools blurs because it must we will gain.

Perhaps a new generation of tools will actually WORK without needing to string a ten tools together, bridge five analytics ecosystems and answer the questions we need to know in near real time.

Pigs flying yet? HubSpot's CRM entry could be ALL GOOD though :). M

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Content Curation: 7 Reasons Why You Must via @HaikuDeck

Content Curation: 7 Reasons Why You Must via @HaikuDeck | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

We shocked a SEO Meetup suggesting 90% curation to 10% content creation. This deck explains why you MUST curate content. Content curation is a CSF (Crtical Success Factor) for online marketing.

This Haiku Deck is the fastest to 2,000 views we've ever created. Discover the 7 reasons you MUST curate content:
http://shar.es/1XxuSs

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Why TIME Is Money Online: How Story Works As Setting Not Narrative

Why TIME Is Money Online: How Story Works As Setting Not Narrative | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Story Online
Find I'm using this post about how storytelling works different online. Creating content online is like composing music. We need an introduction, a chorus, bridge and conclusion.

When we share too much our customers can't build on our stories. When we share too little trust can't develop. This delicate balancing beam is where time becomes money and stories become community.  

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The New Ecommerce: Current Best Practices - Curatti

The New Ecommerce: Current Best Practices - Curatti | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
There is a new ecommerce creating new "best practices" such as: easy free shipping, new him, her, kids merchandising, social shopping & UGC conversations.

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malek's curator insight, August 20, 2014 7:02 AM

Malcolm Gladwell’s classic book, Tipping Point,  identifies three unique kinds of people who make social movements possible: connectors, mavens and salesmen.

Brand advocates blend the strengths of a connector and a maven, 

  • a source of reliable information.  
  • ready to create content that influences a purchase.
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The Illusion of PPC and E-Mail Success - via @Curagami w/ Phil Buckley Video

The Illusion of PPC and E-Mail Success - via @Curagami w/ Phil Buckley Video | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
If you're still betting the farm on Email and PPC delivering you customers and revenue, you're falling behind.

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4 Missing Digital Marketing Ingredients

4 Missing Digital Marketing Ingredients | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

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Agree with every one of these "missing" ingredients:

* ROI Driven Metrics (what we are working so hard to create at our Startup Factory funded startup Curagami.
* Behavior Based Marketing.

* Complete goal alignment.

* Willingness to FAIL.


The last bullet is the one that really registers. When I started creating websites in 1999 we had nothing to lose and everything was new. As things grew we became more cautions. "More cautious" is a RX for disaster in Internet marketing.

Google may have done us a great favor by shuffling the deck so violently reminding us control is an illusion so taking RISKS makes sense.

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Toy Story's Creator Shares Magical Storytelling Tips [TED Talk Video]

Toy Story's Creator Shares Magical Storytelling Tips [TED Talk Video] | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Filmmaker Andrew Stanton ("Toy Story," "WALL-E") shares what he knows about storytelling -- starting at the end and working back to the beginning. Contains graphic language ... (Note: this talk is not available for download.)
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We are entering a time when STORY is paramount. Anyone and everyone can share content. Few can tell great stories. Fewer websites will tell great stories. 

Andrew Stanton shares great tips every Internet marketer and web designer should take to heart as we enter "the time of online stories". Loved this explanation of why stories are so important for humans:

"We all love stories. We're born for them. Stories affirm who we are. We all want affirmations that our lives have meaning. And nothing does a greater affirmation than when we connect through stories. It can cross the barriers of time, past, present and future, and allow us to experience the similarities between ourselves and through others, real and imagined."

and ...

"In 1998, I had finished writing "Toy Story" and "A Bug's Life" and I was completely hooked on screenwriting. So I wanted to become much better at it and learn anything I could. So I researched everything I possibly could. And I finally came across this fantastic quote by a British playwright, William Archer: "Drama is anticipation mingled with uncertainty." It's an incredibly insightful definition. "|

I love the idea of Story as affirmation. Reviews are affirming stories. Comments and other forms of User Generated Content (social shares) also feel like "affirming signals".

Affirmation goes in two directions as my friends at Bazaar Voice taught me years ago. I asked, "Why would someone write the 251st review of a product?" "To join the tribe," was their simple and beautiful explanation.

One VERY important role for User Generated Content (UGC) is to confirm the contributor as a member of the tribe. The other is to confirm the content being reviewed or commented on. More than affirmation UGC can help reset a company's branding and positioning.

As marketers we have our own language and the "curse of knowledge". We know too much about the stories we tell. UGC helps confirm our story is consistent with the experience our products create.  

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