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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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Filter Bubbles & Invisible Giants: Why Its Hard To See The New Seo via Curatti

Filter Bubbles & Invisible Giants: Why Its Hard To See The New Seo via Curatti | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Invisible SEO Giant
New SEO's invisible Giant uses magician tricks such as Google's floating filter bubbles, social media's disappearing act & friends you never knew you had.

Here are 5 Reasons Its So Hard To "See" the New Seo
* Google Floating Filter Bubbles.
* Social Media's Disappearing Act.
* Friends of Friends Marketing.
* Multi-Channel Online Marketing.

* Web Like "Fabric" of Space/Time.

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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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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, 2014 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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The Video Marketing Tsunami

The Video Marketing Tsunami | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it


Online video picked up speed in 2013 and will continue to gain significant momentum in 2014. A simple Google search taps into a pile of data that underscores the importance of video in marketing collateral.

 

Intermediate/ Digest...

-- >  73% of B2B marketers say they will focus on video as a content marketing solution in 2014. In an industry saturated with whitepapers and e-books, the rise of online videos has come as a relief for B2B marketers, providing them with a new and exciting platform to market their products and services.

-- >  Choose HTML5 over Flash. Here’s why:

-- >  Optimizing and uploading videos on sites such as YouTube and Vimeo, and embedding them on your website, boosts your search rank standing.

-- >  Some of the popular video distribution websites include:

     * TubeMogul

     * OneLoad

     * Vimeo

     * Viddler

 

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Video's Unique Stone Skipping via Widgetization
Videos skip across the surface of the web thanks to easy SHARES via links and embed codes. Be sure to HOST some of your own videos since the only people you are making rich by using Vimeo or YouTube is THEM.

When you host your videos make sure you offer the same easy ratings (thumbs up or down), views feedback metrics and easy link or embed options made popular by YouTube and Vimeo.

This "stone skipping" nature of video makes it HIGHLY VIRAL. Video engagement can be HIGH too (if the video doesn't drive visitors away which many do). Keep your videos short and "Daisy Chain" them together  like TV episodes (hanging threads at the end with the promise of resolution in the next video on into infinity :). M


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iNeoMarketing's curator insight, February 5, 2014 9:06 PM

Some solid information in this piece that I wanted to pass along to you.

iNeoMarketing's curator insight, May 20, 2014 9:25 AM

Some solid information in this piece that I wanted to pass along to you.

Mike Power's curator insight, May 21, 2014 6:19 AM

Interesting but "Marketing Collateral"?   Please cut the meaningless jargon! 

To make matters worse, the link doesn't work! 

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Video Marketing Captures Hearts & Minds BETTER Than Other Content [Video]

Video Marketing Captures Hearts & Minds BETTER Than Other Content [Video] | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Video Captures Hearts & Minds
Glad friends +Atlantic Creative reminded me of this panel conversation. The issue was a tough one. How can a man whose son…
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Winning Hearts and Minds with Video Marketing
Glad friends at Atlantic Creative reminded me of my answer to a TOUGH question. I was on an Internet marketing panel and was asked how a man whose son has a disease only 700 people get a year could create a movement in support of his son.

My answer was STORY and VIDEO. Tell the "Universal Story", the "Hero With A Thousand Faces" story that connects us. True only 700 people are unlucky enough to get this illness, but our ability to care about and create a cure for is infinite.

Infinite but dependent on telling a great story that connect a disease that 700 children get a year to our human desire to HELP, FIX and SUPPORT. Video is the best tool to tell that story because video engages our hearts and minds.

Video marketing is also highly viral. When someone embeds your video the juice goes back to the source. If you read that sentence like you MUST play video inside your website IN ADDITION TO YouTube you read it correctly.

Where does GoogleJuice go when a video is on YouTube? Yep to THEM not YOU. YouTube is a valuable CHANNEL for your video marketing, but you MUST host and play videos within your website's "technical stack" too.

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We are ALL App Builders Now - 35 App Building Tutorials Help [Videos]

We are ALL App Builders Now - 35 App Building Tutorials Help [Videos] | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Whether you're building an iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Facebook or cross-platform app, this superb selection of tutorials will help you on your way...
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We are all app builders now whether we know it or not. Great post here about tools and tips for how to actually build apps instead of paying others to do that critical marketing work for you.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, July 16, 2013 7:05 PM

If you want to put your personal brand in overdrive, learn how to develpp aps. Not as hard as you think and pays huge return. 

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, July 18, 2013 6:39 AM

The Appification of Ecommerce
About a year ago I purchased a new MacBook Air. Seeing how my new laptop related to the world much like an iPad with apps and an app store was a revelation. Apps will rule the world. 

This trend is why we are all app builders now and these tutorials are a must view. The trend toward apps is more than you think. A few days ago I shared a Haiku Deck about the future of web design 3.0 (http://sco.lt/7r6zkf). 

 I missed the appification of everything. Apps, the widget-like shrinking of code to Lego blocks, form the core of mobile programming. Since mobile is taking over the smart move is to "appify" everything. 

This means thinking of websites as interconnected blocks responding to each other and our visitors in real time (as described in the deck). Best demonstration or analogy for this fluid app future is MIT's David Merrill explaining Siftable at TED http://www.ted.com/talks/david_merrill_demos_siftables_the_smart_blocks.html .

The way Siftables related to one another (they are aware other Siftables are present and have a desire to connect if code expressed as a toy can have desires) and link in order to create a sum is greater than the whole universe is a great way to think about the New Ecommerce. 

The new ecom is location agnostic (capable of converting anywhere at anytime and with the merest snippet of Siftable-like code), socially self aware (capable of pulling friends and their influencers into the equation) and appified (small Lego-like blocks snapped together to meet specific needs). 

Sometimes we will snap in the predictive analytics block sometimes we might now. Other times we will want the social share block other times not. Design, in this Siftables-like future, becomes a series of WHAT IF conditions and testing, always testing. 

Going to be fun and why it is a GOOD idea to become an app builder.   

 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, September 7, 2013 2:51 PM

Creativity, creativity, creativity

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AT&T Video Bill Epic Failure

AT&T Video Bill Epic Failure | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Cool Then Whoops = Epic Failure
Got this interesting solicitation from AT&T to view my "video bill" and took the bait. Would be much more impressed if I didn't get a, "Unable to display video bill at this time" message. 

Hey I am not sure a "video bill" is even a good idea, but sounded DIFFERENT and COOL. Note to AT&T if you roll out a cool thing via email make sure you can support it my brothers and sisters otherwise you simply reinforce what we already think about you - that you are out of touch. 

Should have used my friends @mailVU to serve this bad boy. 

The links on the landing page may take you to my bill, feel free to pay it for me if you feel so moved (lol).M  

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$15M For ALS, A Wet Bill Gates and Charities Seek Their Own Ice Bucket [video]

$15M For ALS, A Wet Bill Gates and Charities Seek Their Own Ice Bucket [video] | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
The success of the ALS challenge has other nonprofits hoping to capture the viral wave.
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Amazing Viral "Challenge"
WOW, any disbelief about how social / mobile turns marketing into movements should be answered by the now ubiquitous Ice Bucket Challenge. Here is what we love about the challenge:

* Videos are amazing.
* Celebrities laying down a TIME based, money and activity challenge (dumping ice water on your head).
* Plays great on SOCIAL.

That last bullet is where the real win is. Just as ToughMudder's CEO said they are as much a SOCIAL phenomenon as race this "challenge" spreads because its EASY, FUN and by accepting a "challenge" we join the tribe of previous challengers.

Now the question is how do we dump the equivalent of cold water on curing cancer?

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malek's curator insight, September 4, 2014 8:55 AM

Dr. Jonas Salk, who in 1955, after he created the first polio vaccine, was asked, So what’s next? Cancer? — as if a doctor finished with one disease could simply shift his attention to another. 

You probably can say the same about funding cancer after #ALS campaign, except for the fact that it's the complexity of cancer which makes it difficult to cure. Hope is our best ally for now.

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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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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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5 New Money Rules: Making Money In A Thank You Economy - Curatti

5 New Money Rules: Making Money In A Thank You Economy - Curatti | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Making money in our new Thank You economy can be tricky. This post shares 5 New Money Rules to help you say Thank You for the Return On Investment.


5 New Rules

* Partner As You Build.
* Create and Sell Training.
* Crowdfund.
* Sell Sponsorships & Advertising.
* Sell Anything of Value & You Have More Value Than You Know.

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malek's curator insight, March 25, 2014 2:49 PM
New Money Rule 5: “Sell” Anything of Value

effective immediately

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7 Common Video Marketing Mistakes To Avoid via Visual.ly

7 Common Video Marketing Mistakes To Avoid via Visual.ly | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
It’s every marketer’s dream: producing a company video that goes viral or gets nominated for an Emmy Award. But if we have to be realistic, it should, at
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Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Video, especially great video marketing, is hard. I've created a handful of videos and have come away from the experience changed (lol). Best to avoid these BIG mistakes:

* Overlook importance of the script (AGREE).
*  Information overload, remember the KISS idea. 

* Too long - Vine is 6 seconds and that is the direction we are headed. 

* Bad Music or Music That Sits Up too Much (too loud or distracting).

* Animation is too fast (they always are). 

* No clear goal for the video in the first place (AGREE). 

* Bad VO (voice over). 

I got a lot of grief for insisting on a second to second mapped script by my last boss. Too much planning felt like selling used cars to him. Problem is time is literally MONEY on a video shoot. Even if you are doing you own shoot, something I would NOT recommend, you have people and resources tied up so PLAN IT OUT I say and so disagree with my old boss (lol).

Good luck, video is HARD but necessary. Video is an important bridge between your written and graphical content. Video creates personality and warmth (done right) and anger and frustration (done wrong). Angry customers don't typically BUY anything so avoid these seven video marketing mistakes.  

BTW, you want to HOST your videos inside your techncial "stack", see my note on this GPlus post: https://plus.google.com/102639884404823294558/posts/MmbfSSdopz5  

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Why VIDEO Rocks Content Marketing from @BizStoryteller

Why VIDEO Rocks Content Marketing from @BizStoryteller | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

@BizStoryTeller (Brandon Hoe) is a friend who knows all about the creation of great videos. This blog post explains why #Video #Marketing is the fastest growing Small To Medium Sized Business (SMBs) conent.

Brandon shares good tips for video length and subject. Great blog post.


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WireBuzz | Strategically Optimized Digital Marketing

WireBuzz | Strategically Optimized Digital Marketing | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
WireBuzz develops strategically optimized digital marketing campaigns that convert targeted internet audiences into customers.
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My friend @MarkTraphagen introduced me to the founder of Wire Buzz (@TheToddHartley) today. Wire Buzz looks COOL. I'm convinced video is the great underutilized tool. 

I base that opinion on the impact video had when I was an Ecommerce Director (4x conversion). This is NOT to say video is EASY. Video is HARD and great video is even harder, why having a guide like Todd is a really good idea. 

We spent TONS of time tweaking our "helping hands" videos. Our first test showed video TANKED conversion. Several months and many tests later we got it. Quiet the video down and bring in our Buzz Team so the video doesn't feel like you are talking to yourself.  

Check out WireBuzz
http://www.wirebuzz.com/ 
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Tell Stories Sure To Stand Out In A Digital Age?

Tell Stories Sure To Stand Out In A Digital Age? | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

"So, how do you tell a story in the digital age that stands out, captures people’s attention and gets them to act, engage with your institution? My favourite story for quite some time now and one I’ve been showing in workshops around the world is the story of the Troy public library."


Ok -- the author here isn't writing anything revolutionary. So you can skim the text. But watch the 2.5 minute video! It's the reason I selected this piece.

 

The video is brilliant -- and a perfect example of how story triggers can make a difference in social causes and social cause marketing.

 

The video is about a library. It is controversial. Now I am a big fan of libraries so I was rooting for it (my personal bias). And the video itself is a really good example of a digital story.

 

I say 'story triggers' because the library used story elements and metaphors that sparked stories within the viewer's/reader's brains. The library did not actually tell a full-blown story yet the public reaction was immediate and powerful.

 

Go watch the video! Then share what you think.

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;

Marty Note
I am writing about how, starting now, my most important audit of an e-commerce site is not SEO but the answer to a simple question. What is the story? The story is where engagement lives. Stories are where community thrives. The story is the thing.


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