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The Content Marketing Pyramid: Are You Hungry for Content? | Business 2 Community

The Content Marketing Pyramid: Are You Hungry for Content? | Business 2 Community | Philadevitiy | Scoop.it

From 140-character tweets to 14,000-word print books, most content marketers now understand the value of producing content of varying lengths and format. But those that try to churn out equally high volumes of content at every length will soon find themselves collapsing from sheer exhaustion. Enter the Content Marketing Pyramid, a framework which I first blogged about in 2010. Some have compared this content model to the old model of the food pyramid, and there are a few similarities. Both pyramids stress the importance of creating a strong foundation and building on that foundation with segments that are consumed (or created) at increasingly smaller intervals....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 22, 2013 11:24 AM

Helpful way to look at content marketing. Remember the inverted pyramid from J-school and PR class? 

b-ready's curator insight, June 19, 2013 3:03 AM

Représentation pyramidale intéressante du marketing de contenu mettant en exergue la fréquence et les efforts à produire.

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11 Ways You’re Already Creating Every Day

11 Ways You’re Already Creating Every Day | Philadevitiy | Scoop.it

if we become conscious when writing, we can turn some of our daily chore writing into a creative and expressive moment. You’re probably already do many of these things, but being present when you choose your words can transform a dull daily task into a pleasure.

 

Here are some places to infuse some language love into your life...


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Ketamine Might Be The Key To Treating Depression

Ketamine Might Be The Key To Treating Depression | Philadevitiy | Scoop.it
The most intriguing way of putting it is that a notoriously unpredictable and dangerous club drug may be the solution to depression. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this isn't the entire story.

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Great PR Pros on Twitter from the Experts | Cisionblog

Great PR Pros on Twitter from the Experts | Cisionblog | Philadevitiy | Scoop.it
@sree, @jasonfalls, @prtini, @shonali, @jaybaer, @peterhimler, @laermer and @prsarahevans are some of the top social media, PR and journalism experts to follow on Twitter…. but who do they follow? Last week at a Cision “Behind the Story” breakfast panel, Sree Sreenivasan was discussing how PR pros and journalists interact on Twitter and said, “I find PR people (and journalists) are generally using Twitter poorly. Some of them use it very well and those are the ones that succeed. The best PR people I work with are the ones who are connected, not because of Twitter, but because they read a lot, know the issues and have a great rolodex.” He challenged the panelists to identify some great PR pros on Twitter, people who are “doing it right.” In addition to the panel’s recommendations (I’ve included Sree’s below), I asked some industry experts – and my personal favorites to follow on Twitter – who in PR they thought did it right on Twitter. See below why I follow them and who they recommend...
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Some quotes from Jung that offer insight into the Newtown tragedy and our collective American shadow

Some quotes from Jung that offer insight into the Newtown tragedy and our collective American shadow | Philadevitiy | Scoop.it

In the aftermath of the Newtown horror I searched for some quotes from Carl Jung that offer some insight into the existential darkness of this tragedy. Depth psychology offers us an important perspective rarely considered in our mainstream discourse—which is that our collective life is a reflection of unconscious dynamics.

 

What is not tended to in our inner world is projected outward as fate, tragedy, and catastrophe. Forensic psychologists will offer us a retrospective analysis of Adam Lanza’s mental health; government will consider policies regulating the ownership of assault weapons; and educators will revisit school safety. These are critical elements of... (Click title to continue reading)


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Shape-Shifting Through Darkness

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Three separate clients came to me recently in very dark places. One had just lost her job and felt trapped--she described herself as being in a “coffin.” The second one was a single mother with a 2-month old baby who was living in a foreign country with no support system. I saw her life as she had known it disintegrating and an image appeared of her “melting” into the earth. And the image that showed up with the third client’s story was of being caught inside a black bag, desperately trying to get out. For all of them of course, the rational choice would be to get the heck out of that dark place, clawing oneself--by whatever means available--back into the “light.”

 

As humans, our normal mode is to be in the light--working, connecting, building things, and busily interacting with other humans. When life as we know it disintegrates, we may find ourselves being... (Click title to continue reading)


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Gun Statistics with Alex Jones

Alex continues his coverage of the government and corporate media attack on the Second Amendment on the Wednesday, January 23 edition of the Alex Jones Show....
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Infographic: Why marketers choose certain colors

Infographic: Why marketers choose certain colors | Philadevitiy | Scoop.it
This infographic explores the psychology of color and suggests why brands like McDonald’s and Pizza Hut prefer red whereas Lowe’s opts for blue.

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WEDCBiz's curator insight, May 22, 2013 7:21 AM

Not that all of us agree with painting our daughters' rooms pink, but still, color is something we should consider when branding our small businesses.

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A must reading to know your feelings and feelings of others

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, May 23, 2013 2:12 PM

Red is a color that stimulates the appetite for food. Blue suppresses it.

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Marijuana: The Next Diabetes Drug? | TIME.com

Marijuana: The Next Diabetes Drug? | TIME.com | Philadevitiy | Scoop.it
Toking up may help marijuana users to stay slim and lower their risk of developing diabetes, according to the latest study, which suggests that cannabis compounds may help in controlling blood sugar.
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NRA at the movies: The 'coolest gun movies' list - MSNBC

NRA at the movies: The 'coolest gun movies' list - MSNBC | Philadevitiy | Scoop.it
TPM NRA at the movies: The 'coolest gun movies' list MSNBC After the Newtown school shooting last December, the National Rifle Association chief executive Wayne LaPierre blamed Hollywood, along with violent video games, for contributing to gun...
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Two P.G. cops indicted in beating of U.Md. student | Ben Giles | Local | Washington Examiner

Two P.G. cops indicted in beating of U.Md. student | Ben Giles | Local | Washington Examiner | Philadevitiy | Scoop.it
Incident occurred during riot after Duke basketball game
A grand jury indicted two Prince George's County police officers Tuesday for allegedly beating a University of Maryland student during riots following a men's basketball game in March 2010.

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Cops vs. Civilian students after basketball game? And I thought Philly sports fans were rough..

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Around world, gun rules, and results, vary wildly--where there are more restrictions there is often more crime&less freedoms

Around world, gun rules, and results, vary wildly--where there are more restrictions there is often more crime&less freedoms | Philadevitiy | Scoop.it

OOI, Japan (AP) -- After a tragedy like the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, it's a statistic that is always trotted out. Compared to just about anywhere else with a stable, developed government - and many countries without even that - the more than 11,000 gun-related killings each year in the United States are simply off the charts.

To be sure, there are nations that are worse. But others see fewer gun homicide deaths in one year than the 27 people killed Dec. 14 in Newtown, Connecticut.

As Americans debate gun laws, people on both sides point to the experiences of other countries to support their arguments. Here's a look at two success stories - with two very different ways of thinking about gun ownership - and one cautionary tale.

 

JAPAN - THE NANNY STATE

In this country, guns are few and far between. And so is gun violence. Guns were used in only seven murders in Japan - a nation of about 130 million - in all of 2011, the most recent year for official statistics. According to police, more people - nine - were murdered with scissors.

Though its gun ownership rates are tiny compared to the United States, Japan has more than 120,000 registered gun owners and more than 400,000 registered firearms. So why is there so little gun violence?

"We have a very different way of looking at guns in Japan than people in the United States," said Tsutomu Uchida, who runs the Kanagawa Ohi Shooting Range, an Olympic-style training center for rifle enthusiasts. "In the U.S., people believe they have a right to own a gun. In Japan, we don't have that right. So our point of departure is completely different."

Treating gun ownership as a privilege and not a right leads to some important policy differences.

First, anyone who wants to get a gun must demonstrate a valid reason why they should be allowed to do so. Under longstanding Japanese policy, there is no good reason why any civilian should have a handgun, so - aside from a few dozen accomplished competitive shooters - they are completely banned.

Rifle ownership is allowed for the general public, but tightly controlled.

Applicants first must go to their local police station and declare their intent. After a lecture and a written test comes range training, then a background check. Police likely will even talk to the applicant's neighbors to see if he or she is known to have a temper, financial troubles or an unstable household. A doctor must sign a form saying the applicant has not been institutionalized and is not epileptic, depressed, schizophrenic, alcoholic or addicted to drugs.

Gun owners must tell the police where in the home the gun will be stored. It must be kept under lock and key, must be kept separate from ammunition, and preferably chained down. It's legal to transport a gun in the trunk of a car to get to one of the country's few shooting ranges, but if the driver steps away from the vehicle and gets caught, that's a violation.

 

SWITZERLAND - GUNS AND PEACE

Gun-rights advocates in the United States often cite Switzerland as an example of relatively liberal regulation going hand-in-hand with low gun crime.

The country's 8 million people own about 2.3 million firearms. But firearms were used in just 24 Swiss homicides in 2009, a rate of about 0.3 per 100,000 inhabitants. The U.S. rate that year was about 11 times higher.

Unlike in the United States, where guns are used in the majority of murders, in Switzerland only a quarter of murders involve firearms. The most high-profile case in recent years occurred when a disgruntled petitioner shot dead 14 people at a city council meeting in 2001.

Experts say Switzerland's low gun-crime figures are influenced by the fact that most firearms are military rifles issued to men when they join the country's conscript army. As Switzerland cut the size of its army in recent decades, gun crime fell, too.

The key issue is how many people have access to a weapon, not the total number of weapons owned in a country, said Martin Killias, a criminologist at the University of Zurich. "Switzerland's criminals, for example, aren't very well armed compared with street criminals in the United States."

 

BRAZIL - BEYOND REPAIR?

So how about a country that actually bans guns?

Since 2003, Brazil has come close to fitting that description. Only police, people in high-risk professions and those who can prove their lives are threatened are eligible to receive gun permits. Anyone caught carrying a weapon without a permit faces up to four years on prison.

But Brazil also tops the global list for gun murders.

According to a United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime study in 2011, 34,678 people were murdered by firearms in Brazil in 2008, compared to 34,147 in 2007. The numbers for both years represent a homicide-by-firearm rate of 18 per 100,000 inhabitants - more than five times higher than the U.S. rate.

Violence is so endemic in Brazil that few civilians would even consider trying to arm themselves for self-defense. Vast swaths of cities like Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are slums long dominated by powerful drug gangs, who are often better armed than the police. Brazilian officials admit guns flow easily over the nation's long, porous Amazon jungle border.

 

 

 

 


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littlebytesnews's curator insight, January 27, 2013 12:59 AM

In the US we have a higher rate of crime than most of these countries, other than perhaps Brazil because we have a growing rate of gang and drug violence. But also more people are likely to be on psychotropic drugs in the US then in other countries where they might not get the medical care they need and other times there are cultural differences. The bottom line is that in the US gun ownership is a God given right protected in our Constitution that says we have the right to form a militia to protect us against tyranny, but also that right includes protecting ourselves from criminals and crazy people, as well as protecting our families. Owning a gun is a right, but it is also a privilege for law abiding citizens. If you are crazy, have legally been declared mentally incompetent or dangerous, or a felon you lose the right to bear arms legally. However, no laws will ever stop criminals from stealing and buying guns on the black market as they do in Japan. 

 

We have a high rate of gun violence in cities like Chicago, where they have some of the toughest gun restrictions in the country. Proving that keeping guns out of criminals hands is not effective when it results in making it harder for citizens to protect themselves. 

 

The bottom line is that you can't legislate morality and people should have the right to protect and defend themselves and those who choose not to utilize that right have the right not to buy a gun, but those who chose to utilize that right should not have limits placed on them if they are a law abiding citizen.

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The Power of Concentration

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We can learn a lot from the way Sherlock Holmes trains his mind.


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Barbara Kerr's curator insight, January 28, 2013 10:58 AM

"Until recently, our 20s were considered the point when our brain’s wiring was basically complete. But new evidence suggests that not only can we learn into old age, but the structure of our brains can continue to change and develop."  Good article on why we would want to develop mindfulness.

Douglas Eby's curator insight, January 28, 2013 1:04 PM

Maria Konnikova is the author of “Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes" http://vsb.li/gobxKL

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Fifth-Grader Searched, Scolded After Officials Find Paper Gun

Fifth-Grader Searched, Scolded After Officials Find Paper Gun | Philadevitiy | Scoop.it
A Philadelphia fifth-grader was searched and reprimanded by school officials after bringing a piece of paper that resembled a gun to school. (RT @HuffingtonPost: 5th-grader threatened with arrest for a torn piece of paper?
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A similar thing happened with me in kindergarten when I allegedly ate my slice of bread into the shape of a gun. I evaded detetion however after finishing said piece of bread, but was still scolded.

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