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Brands Under ATTACK By 5 Ninja Trends - ScentTrail Marketing

Brands Under ATTACK By 5 Ninja Trends - ScentTrail Marketing | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Brands are under attack by 5 Ninja:
* Death of Traditional Media.
* Mobile Me.
* Clean Slate Brands.
* Social Media is a Conversation.
* User Generated Content. and the rise of online communities.

What are the most powerful ninja attacking your marketing? How will you defeat attacking Ninja horde?


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malek's curator insight, August 25, 8:39 AM

Coming from FMCG background, I can't help but notice the digitalization of Coupons.

  • Consumers are hunting high and low for coupons to load on a smartphone app, eliminating the need to carry slips of paper around.
  • Companies are actively catching up with social referral coupons
  • With geo-targeting, businesses are able  to learn when consumers are nearby, delivering coupons that entice them to stop by.
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Value, Experience & The New SEO - Conversation With Robin, Brian and David

Value, Experience & The New SEO - Conversation With Robin, Brian and David | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Value, Experience & The New SEO
I'm having five related conversations across three social nets right now about  #contentmarketing  ,  #contentcuration  and #SEO with @Robin Good@Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.comand @David Amerlandthis post pulls these threads together in a single place.

"David's idea is all of factors will align at some point in the not very distant future. Points such as:

* What makes money.
* The value of an experience NOW and over time.
* Value as a function of Uniqueness / Scarcity.
* The social REPUTATION and AUTHORITY of a brand or curator."


Brian suggested we have a debate and I think that is a great idea. Will see if we can put together a HOA on content marketing, engagement and the new SEO soon. In the meantime I'm sure everyone will chime in on this G+ post.

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Heather Koroll's curator insight, March 9, 7:46 PM

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Develop an Audience-Centric Content Strategy

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An audience centric content strategy begins with a well defined persona analysis prior to keyword search as part of your discovery process.

Via digitalassetman, Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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Unique Customer Aspirations
I do something very similar as this post suggests, but I reverse the process preferring to do keyword research first. Keywords are vox populi, the voice of the mob, and so represent raw, unfiltered demand. If you listen carefully enough you can hear semantics too (how customers FEEL about something). 

Keywords also represent how customers think about your product, service or company. Whenever possible use THEIR language not yours, so I start with Keywords and work to personas. 

This post goes into intricate detail on persona creation and, in their model, I can see why they fit keys to personas. My personas are created from keys and patterns in our site's Google analytics. 

If you do either end of this exercise well the rest is somewhat moot. A great keyword set can drive a great persona and it works just as well in the other direction.

I agree with the core idea very much. As marketers we have what the Heath brothers called a "curse of knowledge" (Made To Stick). We LIVE our marketing. Customers DON'T live for our marketing. They live to raise great kids, experience special moments with people they love and experience life at its fullest.

This is why I like to connect with UCA (Unique Customer Aspirations) another way of saying "develop an audience-centric" content strategy.

UCA Post
http://www.atlanticbt.com/blog/how-unique-greatness-meets-customer-aspirations/  

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Stefano Principato's curator insight, May 1, 2013 10:12 AM

Primary objective in this exercise is to define an audience-centric content strategy. Understanding the relationship between themes that are advertorial, industry informational and highly relevant to your targeted audience’s interests will help you stay focused.

Robin Martin's comment, May 15, 2013 10:43 AM
Wow Marty...your own post is perfect! Our shop is professional/organizational learning within the University of Michigan. We have our own website, catalog and very few social media sites. Actually, we have never even used Google keywords/AdWords on our site. I'm thinking this is a definite no-no. Some of us feel it is not necessary since our customers are internal. What is your take on it?
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, May 15, 2013 12:09 PM
Robin, first thanks for all the RT love today you ROCK. Now lets talk PPC. Can PPC play an important role inside of the Uof M? Maybe. If you have specific goals around list creation or have something to sell in a fairly immediate way PPC can provide an important dimension to the rest of the relationship building you do. Not sure how or what content you are monetizing, but I could see a "free UofM" study or white paper that would get my email into your list. Once there you could nurture those on your list with segmented drip campaigns. Clearly tagging those from PPC will give you the ability to judge ROI. Feel free to email your specific use case to me Martin.Smith(at)AtlanticBT.com and I will spend some time thinking about IF or HOW PPC might help. Least I can do for your sharing my content with your great tribe of followers :). Marty
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Winning or Losing So Far This Year? A B2B Marketing Evaluation

Winning or Losing So Far This Year? A B2B Marketing Evaluation | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
It’s always not too late to reevaluate the efforts made by your marketing team, especially when it comes to establishing and maintaining the business reputation.
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Holidays happen NOW for most B2C businesses. This post is about doing a B2B checkin, but great tactics to steal and use B2C too.

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Marketing Strategies For A Small Budget - 27 Proven Ideas [INFOGRAPHIC]

Marketing Strategies For A Small Budget  - 27 Proven Ideas [INFOGRAPHIC] | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
From penning white papers to leveraging social networks, digital marketing strategies abound that can strengthen your brand or business’s social clout (and Klout).


Marty
Another great find from Brian Yanish @MarketingHits. 

Did notice that my #1 tactic, email marketing, didn't make the list. Email marketing, or the ability to speak to your supporters and increase thei support with almost no cost, should be every SMBs top tactic. 

Email marketing has 3 distinct parts:

1. Name acquisition via subscription forms, contests and games. 

2. Relationship building via offers and relevant, regular communication. 

3. List growth via referrals, contest and games. 

Do these three things right and you create your own destiny. Email marketing is the base all other Internet marketing should be built upon, but it does get forgotten as happened here.  


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Q: Who Needs To Retarget? A: YOU Pick A Retargeting Strategy Right For You[Infographic]

Q: Who Needs To Retarget? A: YOU Pick A Retargeting Strategy Right For You[Infographic] | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Blog post at SeoCustomer : Let me show you this awesome Infographic from our friends at Chango.

Follow the arrows and find the right strategy for you. Love it... Re[..]
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Retargeting works and this aticle helps you understand it and know how to use retargeting to increase conversions. 

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