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Leaders, Market Yourself!

Leaders, Market Yourself! | Business in the Digital Era |
If you are reading this article, chances are you have a website, blog, youtube channel, or all of the above, with leadership skills you want to...

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7 Reasons Storytelling is Important for Branded Content

7 Reasons Storytelling is Important for Branded Content | Business in the Digital Era |

Stories and the art of storytelling play a major role in content marketing today. Not all brands realize the importance of unearthing their core story and learning to tell stories in ways that endear new fans and motivate advocates. In case you need even more reason to learn to weave an effective narrative throughout your marketing efforts, here are seven reasons storytelling is important for branded content.

Thanks to fellow curator Giuseppe Mauriello for sending me this! It's perfect for a mid-week pick-me-up.

This post is quick and easy to digest -- because you can get all the messages by viewing the photos. What a great example of using visuals in a blog post to create easy to scan, more compelling and enjoyable content.

Have a delightful read and day!

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at ;

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Information Overload? Don't Panic!

Information Overload? Don't Panic! | Business in the Digital Era |

Not a day goes by when I’m not asked about whether or not the social media bubble will finally burst. Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Foursquare, Pinterest, this all has to be too much right?


More often than not, I’m expected to assume the role of psychologist to either validate their digital existence or help individuals understand, and in some cases cope, with what is most often diagnosed as information overload.


This isn’t a new phenomenon by any means. The sensation of being overwhelmed by information has been linked to every media revolution. With every new innovation and the mass adoption of disruptive technology, the volume of information available to us grows exponentially.


With media now so pervasive and portable, information, of any focus, is available, on demand, and more importantly, resides in our hands to create and consume at will. We are, for better or for worse, always on. And this is both part of the problem and part of the solution for how we evolve as individuals and as an information society.

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Beth Kanter's comment, January 24, 2012 7:49 AM
I reviewed the book, Information Diet,yesterday - it is excellent. He talks about curation as part of the solution, although it is framed as information literacy
Guillaume Decugis's comment, January 25, 2012 9:51 AM
Thanks for sharing Beth: will go check your review!