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How Sampling Transforms Music, Content Curation & Marketing

Sampling isn't about "hijacking nostalgia wholesale," says Mark Ronson. It's about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song.

Marty Note
You may want to jump to time code 3:00 as Ron's first mix goes on a tad long, but stay with this TED talk. What Mark shares about music is true for marketing and content curation - we (content curators) don't "hijack" content wholesale either.

Content curation is about inserting ourselves into the narrative of a piece of content just as I am doing here with Mark's TED talk. I'm "sampling" Mark's thoughts, video and intellectual "property" to cross the Rubicon between music and marketing, listening and creating, consuming and collaborating.

Yes, there are revolutionary original works such as Mark Schaefer on Content Shock (http://www.businessesgrow.com/2014/01/06/content-shock/ ), David Amerland on our new value system (http://helpmyseo.com/seo-blog/692-what-if-we-had-a-new-value-system-for-goods-and-services.html) and Curagami's co-founder Phil Buckley on Fear, Shame and Asking For Help (http://www.curagami.com/featured/fear/ ).

Even these fiercely original works are woven from memes, ideas and threads sampled from others. Just as we can hear Bowie in Vanilla Ice we hear Seth Godin, Chris Brogan and Brian Solis in Mark, David and Phil's thinking and ideas. We sample, remix and mesh because we can.

We sample remix and mes because its fun and challenging too. The most important marketing idea today may be finding new methods and applications for making your products, thoughts and ideas be "sample worthy".


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Social media marketing is dead - Triangle Business Journal

Social media marketing is dead - Triangle Business Journal | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
In today’s millennial-inspired economy, social media marketing is dead. I didn’t say social media is dead — just the idea that social media marketing is the most effective approach to win over millennials. Here's how you should react.

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At our Startup Factory funded startup Cuagami we agree. In fact we believe all tactical online marketing is dead or dying. What's next? Community, Friends-of-Friends Marketing & Content Curation.

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Heroic Summary of The State of Social Media: Summer 2014 by @albertqian

Heroic Summary of The State of Social Media: Summer 2014 by  @albertqian | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Read the updated seasonal report for where social media is headed.

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Great "inside baseball" summary of "state of the state" look into social media marketing by the extra brilliant Albert Qian for @ janlgordon's Curatti.

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Red Bull, Media Companies & Curagami Scores via Curatti

Red Bull, Media Companies & Curagami Scores via Curatti | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Red Bull's Branding Lessons taught us we are all media companies now. Curagami scores help content marketers understand how to attack a monster.
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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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Stop Solipsistic Marketing II - 10 Tips on Two Blogs (Curatti & Curagami)

Stop Solipsistic Marketing II - 10 Tips on Two Blogs (Curatti & Curagami) | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Is you digital marketing talking to itself about itself? Here are 10 Tips so your online marketing wins hearts, minds and loyalty. On Curagami & Curatti.
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Tips on Curagami
http://www.curagami.com/featured/stop-solipsistic-marketing-10-tips/
1. Follow more followers.
2. Value & Curate User Generated Content ( #ugc ).
3. Find Your 1% Contributors & Give Them JOBS.
4. Follow & Brand Customers (like Red Bull Branding Lessons http://curatti.com/red-bulls-branding-lesson-media-companies-now/ )
5. Gamify UGC.

Tips 6 -10 are on Curatti
http://curatti.com/stop-solipsistic-marketing-ii-10-tips/

6. Build Community.
7. Curate 90%, Create 10%.
8. Create An Ask.
9. Use new #marketingchannels like #crowdfunding .
10. Use #newmarketing tools such as +Curagami, +Listly, +Haiku Deck, +Scoop.it  & +Paper.li.  

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Stumbling On Hero Marketing - The Only Marketing Left - via Curatti

Stumbling On Hero Marketing - The Only Marketing Left - via Curatti | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Share compelling stories with a movement worth joining & community growing fat with advocates to discover the only tactic left - Hero Marketing.
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malek's curator insight, June 18, 9:55 AM

Thank you [url=/u/129000 x-already-notified=1]Martin (Marty) Smith[/url] for another hero's journey to spark our storytelling  wired brains. Marty picked the fear of Cancer, many won't ever realize they have. Enter "Big Idea", the hero, and here goes a movement which empowers stakeholders  to make change and provide a hope for one of our worst fears.

For the personal story here's a special gift 

"When a Hero Come Along"

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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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5 #stealthis Content Marketing Ideas From Amazon via Curatti

5 #stealthis Content Marketing Ideas From Amazon via Curatti | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Streaming Downton Abbey via Roku and Amazon Prime this weekend struck a nerve. As the web continues to destroy middlemen and gatekeepers concepts like “CBS” and “Time Warner Cable” are in play. Watching Amazon move from webpage arbitrage to web services platform to streaming video seller got me thinking about tips every content marketer should steal …
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Fun post to write after binging Downton Abbey all weekend (lol). Got me to thinking what happens when the web becomes the TV station and cable network. Amazon is set up nicely to rule the world. 

Well before that happens here are 5 ideas any content marketer should steal TODAY.  

  • Create original content.
  • Crowdsource your content.
  • Infinite Inventory Becomes Buzzing Inventory.
  • Be agnostic about content source.
  • Vertically integrate merchandising.
Steal away and share any other ideas you've stolen from Amazon.

 

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Red Bull Branding 2: Friends of Friends Marketing via Curatti

Red Bull Branding 2: Friends of Friends Marketing via Curatti | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Red Bull Branding shared how we are all media companies now. Red Bull Branding 2 is about how to build online community via Friends of Friends. Marketing.
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Think the core of the book we are going to write / edit is in this post - Marty

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The Beatles Were Right Take Love You Make Online and Off: 5 Internet Marketing Tips via Curatti

The Beatles Were Right Take Love You Make Online and Off: 5 Internet Marketing Tips via Curatti | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Love, a word rare in business, is important to online marketers. No brand, company or product can create the LOVE needed on their own. We all need friends.
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Who knew. The Beatles were right. We take the love we make.

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Funny Marty Story Ending In Admiration, Respect & Kudos for @FedEx

Funny Marty Story Ending In Admiration, Respect & Kudos for @FedEx | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it


After speaking at the Digital Marketing For Business Conference in Raleigh today, a place where I heard a few "funny Marty stories, I created ANOTHER funny Marty story. Funny NOW, not so funny when I was half way to the beach before my FedEx meeting today.

Read the Funny story and learn why FedEx is one BIG TRUSTED brand that really GETS #socialmediamarketing and #contentmarketing. Also why I have HUGE respect for FedEx drivers after almost racking up a huge body count in the car for a mere 2 hours (they drive on those Route 70s and 54s all day long = #respect).

https://plus.google.com/102639884404823294558/posts/aM9jr2KatK1


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Red Bull's Branding Lessons Redux: We Are All Media Companies Now - Curatti

Red Bull's Branding Lessons Redux: We Are All Media Companies Now - Curatti | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

We Are All Media Companies Now
Working on how to create community with our new tool (http://www.crowdfunde.com) has me realizing sometimes you write things that don't SUCK and whose meaning becomes more clear as we move forward in time. 

Red Bull's Branding Lessons: We Are All Media Companies Now is reading that way. Evergreen content? Not quite yet. We need to think and write some more, but glad to see shares continue to increase as that means we've touch a nerve.

Social shares increasing over time also means as new people come in they find the piece valuable and that is an indication the content's sell by date is still off in the future. I'm thinking on a Red Bull II. If you have suggestions for similar GET IT social or content marketing companies please share in comments or email to martin(at)crowdfunde.com.

Much appreciated and glad to provide attributions and links back once Red Bull Redux is written. Red Bull On. Marty  

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Airbnb Marketing Vine: Monday Marketing Masters - Omaginarium

Airbnb Marketing Vine: Monday Marketing Masters - Omaginarium | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
The offer, sent out on Twitter which owns Vine, was an invitation to become part of a marketing video, and a movement, by sending in Vines instructed the users to submit scripted shots from all over the world in the form of Vines, via Twitter.

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Marketing is about movements now. Vine knows this, does your Internet marketing?

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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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6 Reasons Content Curation Is Your Elephant - via @Curagami

6 Reasons Content Curation Is Your Elephant - via @Curagami | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Content Curation is the "new marketing" & this post shares 6 reasons curating content should be your online marketing's elephant:


6 Reasons Content Curation Should Be Your Elephant
* Easy to curate content for any receiving device (great for mobile / social web).

* Encourages Sharing.

* More Reach Faster.

* Content Curation Great & Subtle Value Add.

* Great way to test.

* Protects valuable modeled digital assets.

How about you? Is content curation your digital marketing elephant? This post helps define content curation and shares 6 reasons why you will be curating more content next year than this:

http://www.curagami.com/featured/6-reasons-curation-becomes-elephant/  

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Experience the Zen Of Curagami

Experience the Zen Of Curagami | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
The Startup Factory funded startup Curagami launches its new content marketing roi tools into "friends beta". What's your Curagami Score? #helpastartup
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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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Once Upon A Time: Overwhelmed By Digital Marketing? Curagami Can Help

Once Upon A Time: Overwhelmed By Digital Marketing? Curagami Can Help | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

The New New Marketing
There was a time before the web when "digital marketing" was somethign you did with your fingers. Then everything changed. Change came fast and furious thanks to Moore's Law - Integrated circuit POWER goes up exponentially even as costs plummet.

Once our digital world got to a certain point, let's call that point X, acceleration accelerates. Mobile throws gasoline on the social fire and gets answered by social media marketing with rocket fuel on the fire.

The resulting explosion in a kingdom called BRANDING in a land far, far away once upon a time...

Read the Curagami Story and worry less :). M

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You gotta read this, Marty's done it again!!!

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Riffing @DavidAmerland's Sunday Read On Father's Day

Riffing @DavidAmerland's Sunday Read On Father's Day | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

@David AmerlandA Must Follow
David writes clear as a ringing bell on a Sunday morning calling us to our new church. Inside this church we riff off of each other in ways that reminded me of seeing Miles Davis BLOW UP Scranton, PA back in the day. What I wouldn't give to write like "Big Papa" David Amerland (a #mustfollow).

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BANG Branding Changed: Red Bull's Branding Lessons

BANG Branding Changed: Red Bull's Branding Lessons | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Red Bull's Branding Lessons
* Follow Your Customers Not The Other Way Around.
* We are all media companies now.
* Curation trumps creation.
* Some creation is needed to have authority.
* Brand and Publish, Publish and Brand.
* COPE - Create Once Publish Everywhere.  

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Tactical Internet Marketing Is Dead Man Walking

Tactical Internet Marketing Is Dead Man Walking | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Startups Pitch Day is TODAY for Curagami & 3 Others - Why Tactical IM Can't Scale & What's Next and Better
+Phil Buckley and I will be pitching our… - Martin W. Smith - Google+
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7 Tools for Lean Content Marketing via @Scoopit team

Recently, Scoop.it released the official #leancontent framework. The lean content ideology addresses the issue of knowing a content strategy is necessary but...
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Yeah this deck from Ally rocks. 3 "new to me" content curation tools and love the lean content overlay. #toogood #mustread

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Change Impetus's curator insight, May 16, 10:45 AM

Good summary- useful tools.

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OPA: How To Use Other People's Audiences to Build Your Own via @stonetemple

OPA: How To Use Other People's Audiences to Build Your Own via @stonetemple | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
There is no wizard to conjure an audience for you; you must build it for yourself. Do it by publishing content in front of Other People's Audiences ("OPA").
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Wow my friend Mark Traphagen's boss (@MarkTraphagen) is GOOD! Here Eric Enge, founder of Stone Temple Consulting (@StoneTemple),  clearly explains a favorite tactic - using other SCALED people, websites, brands to help you scale.


Eric discusses the use of OPA (Other People's Audiences), but I also like OPC (Other People's Content) via content curation, OPN (Other People's Networks) and my personal favorite and what Phil Buckley (@1918) and I are doing right now at Triangle Startup Factory (@TRI_VC) Oter People's MONEY (OPM).

Eric's post is #toogood a #mustread and I will be riffing on it for our blog at http://www.curagami.com soon.

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Want To Escape From Google? Diversify Your Internet Marketing - Curatti

Want To Escape From Google? Diversify Your Internet Marketing - Curatti | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Overweight Google SEO? You need to diversify. Google organic search is losing power as mobile, social and community create important new marketing channels.

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