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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.

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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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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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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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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, June 20, 11:53 PM

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

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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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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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Ouch! 3 Ways To Avoid the Coming Community Shock - Curatti

Ouch! 3 Ways To Avoid the Coming Community Shock - Curatti | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Community shock is what comes after March Schaefer's content shock. This post shares 3 quick tips for winning the coming race to create online community:

* Social - embracing social media marketing.

* Mobile - operating mobile first and crating responsive websites.

* Gamification - using the 4th pillar of building online community to attain the scale and return every Internet marketer needs.

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malek's curator insight, April 29, 6:48 AM

Intriguing, mix economy with content and you'll be playing a new game. @Martin (Marty) Smith is outlining how to survive the new order.

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Tripping Over The New SEO's 3 Legged Stool via @CrowdFunde

Tripping Over The New SEO's 3 Legged Stool via @CrowdFunde | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

“There it is,” I said to myself but aloud. As everyone at Triangle Startup Factory turned to look at me I waved them off. How was I going to explain that the 3 word mnemonic we’d been looking for was there sitting there in front of me. Truth be told I tripped over it:

* Story.

* Authority.

* User Generated Content (UGC).

This startup journey is a strange one. Equal parts hard work and CHANCE we throw dice and see how they roll. What about you? You in?

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Commere + Content Revolution: Why CrowdFunde Is Hiring Content Curators & You Should Too - Curatti

Commere + Content Revolution: Why CrowdFunde Is Hiring Content Curators & You Should Too - Curatti | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

CrowdFunde is hiring great content curators. Curators form the pillars of every successful online community & community wins customer hearts and minds.

Content Curators may be the most important and least understood skill set on the planet. Critical to content creation content curation helps test a wide range of ideas, content combinations and personas. You can test more faster in content curation than creation.

This post explains why our Durham, NC based sartup CrowdFunde is hiring great content curators and why you should too.

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Content Curation Tools: The Ultimate List - Meg Sutton via Curata Blog

Content Curation Tools: The Ultimate List - Meg Sutton via Curata Blog | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Great list here, but "ultimate" not even close (lol). A few of my favorite content curation tools NOT mentioned include:

* Google Plus (duh, G+ is a great tool never included in these lists).
* BuzzSumo (tells me what's trending).
* WordPress is another often overlooked curation tool. Wordpress is really thousands of tools thanks to plugins.
* Guess obvious tools like YouTube, Vimeo and Twitter they left off due to how obvious they are.
* Also surprised they don't extend to inbound marketing tools like Marketo, Eloqua and Pardot.
* On the same vein I would include leading CRMs like SalesForce.
* Testing tools like Optimizely are missing too.

Guess the question is where do you draw the line between content sourcing, sharing and blogging. I tend to mashup all of those things and that means "ultimate" would look more like that huge Brian Solis graphic and I suspect that is what this post was trying to avoid.

About half the apps on this list are new to me, so will have fun exploring...again.

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Pawan Deshpande's comment, March 30, 10:52 AM
Thanks for posting this. Pawan from Curata here.<br><br>All the tools you mentioned such as video sharing platforms, A/B testing software, social media channels, etc... fall outside the scope of curation tools. <br><br>It sounds like you are looking for a map of content marketing tools, as opposed to our map of content curation tools. For our content marketing tools map, see here: http://www.curata.com/blog/content-marketing-tools-ultimate-list/
Beatriz Recio's comment, March 30, 11:08 AM
Welcome, Pawan. It´s a good list, very useful. Thank you!
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Red Bull's Branding Lessons: We Are All Media Companies Now - Curatti

Red Bull's Branding Lessons: We Are All Media Companies Now - Curatti | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
BANG Branding Changed Figuring out why branding changed is moot. Understanding HOW branding has changed is important. Brands used to create aspirations for customers as this 1958 Tide commercial demonstrates: Flash forward to this video from Red Bull TV: What happened? A: The web, Smart Phones, We Changed, Branding Changed. There isn’t ONE thing moving …
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BlairEvanBall's curator insight, March 12, 4:30 PM

Small company or large brand, we've morphed into our own media company.

The challenge especially for small companies is too develop a daily regimen to find, curate, and produce great content for their customers and audience. While at the same time running a profitable business.

 

FOCUS on those things that give you the highest return for your time.

 

The hugh upside for them, they like control and this gives them control to amplify their brand.

 

For those that don't like the fast pace of change, they'll like irrelevance even more.

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Crowds, Icons & Tribes = The Next Marketing

Crowds, Icons & Tribes = The Next Marketing | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Crowds, Icons & Tribes
The more we work our Startup Factory Funded statup http://www.Curagami.com the more every client needs a combination of :


* Crowds.
* Icons.
* Tribes.

Crowds bring wisdom. Remember how few were smarter than a class of 5th graders? Every websites most VAST under-utilized resource is the wisdom of crowds they AREN'T tapping.

Icons create the language that makes a crowd work just hard enough to feel exclusive and included. If anyone can join for free there is no perceived value. No perceived value means your visitors will click away. On the other hand, if you have a language only you and your tribe understand - that isn't too dense or complex - curiosity may catch the cat.

Finally tribes are everyone's end product. Tribes = sustainable web presence. Tribes means you can delegate JOBS to AMBASSADORS and get out of the way. Tribes means you are on your way to the land of get more, do less. Tribes are where we lucky few Internet marketers are headed and we are riding a bullet train called Curagami :). M

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malek's curator insight, July 11, 7:31 AM

Crowd needs vision of a leader, or jump into chaos

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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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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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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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Ideal Length for Online Content [charts & graphs]

Ideal Length for Online Content [charts & graphs] | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Learn the ideal length of Facebook posts, tweets, blog posts, Google+ headlines, title tags, paragraphs, and so much more.
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Helpful guidelines here. Interesting to see longer Tweets win.

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This Is Your Brain On Content Curation - @CrowdFunde

This Is Your Brain On Content Curation - @CrowdFunde | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Remember those great, “This Is Your Brain on Drugs,” commercials? New neuroscience research shows benefits of your brain on content curation may be equally startling: I think there are some promising avenues of discovery in the work of Gary Marcus that could one day help address how we learn. Gary Marcus describes deep learning this …

What About You?
Are you seeing conversations and social media becoming increasingly important to your marketing? Share your experiences, fears, concerns, comments here, on CrowdFunde's blog or social media (linked on the post).

Thanks, Mary, Phil & Team at CrowdFUnde

http://www.crowdfunde.com/magical-thinking/your-brain-on-content-curation/  

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Tysa Fennern's curator insight, April 22, 11:21 PM

With all the content curation tools, using Scoop.it seems appropriate to share this article!

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Exclusive: Why Engagement Matters Online @MarkTraphagen, Stone Temple Consulting via @CrowdFunde

Exclusive: Why Engagement Matters Online @MarkTraphagen, Stone Temple Consulting via @CrowdFunde | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Social signals go way beyond Facebook likes. Listen as Mark traphagen explains the meta behind social signals and why you need to be aware of them. Exclusive @CrowdFunde Interview.

This post set a new Daily Views record on CrowdFunde Blog! 

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, April 5, 8:05 AM

Don't we all need more of that? After getting everything lined up, is there still time for social interaction?

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Only 28% Brands Can Measure Content Marketing ROI

Only 28% Brands Can Measure Content Marketing ROI | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Almost two-thirds (63 per cent) of brands now have a dedicated content marketing budget, research from Bite has found, with 43 per cent of those surveyed saying content marketing was a board priority for their company

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Yep, this infographic sounds and feels right to me. Fact I was surprised it was as high as a third :). Marty

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Tim Mustill's curator insight, March 18, 6:16 AM

No worse than print media imho!