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2013 has been a pretty big year in business, marketing, technology, and life in general. We're not quite halfway through and the marketing world has been tossed around like a light disk in Tron.
There are few people who hate stock photos as much as us. Mike Bal is one of them. Mike's perspective on the future of the generic image industry is a valid one -- there is too much awesome visual content being captured, uploaded, and shared to make choosing "two corporate men pointing at stack of ruffled papers" a good decision. (His other points are spot on too, by the way)
We share a lot of links on Agile Marketing, and if you dropped by our headquarters you'd see we gawk about it quite a bit too. Agile principles are a perfect fit for the real-time requirements of a growing online community. CMO.com highlights a few brands who are implementing it with tremendous success.
An inspiring Community Manager Hangout (#cmgrhangout) Friday afternoon spawned this quick and dirty blog post. WHY does your brand create? Build your community on a foundation of shared purpose, engagement (and action) will come easy.
In the beginning, there were products and services, and some were good. Fewer became trusted brands, but those that did enjoyed unquestioned loyalty supported by a simple yet effective marketing engines built to reach people in mass quantity.
Agile. Responsive. Call it what you want, content marketing demands constant evaluation and iteration. And smart agencies know just how to optimize and deliver it.