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We are ALL Visual Marketers Now: 8 Visual Marketing Lessons from Vogue - Curatti

We are ALL Visual Marketers Now: 8 Visual Marketing Lessons from Vogue - Curatti | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

You may catch Marty combing through Vogue, Elle and Vanity Fair at B&N. Why? Fashion mags are great visual marketers - 8 Visual Marketing Tips From Vogue:

  • Be specific & BIG NUMBERS are great ways to be specific.
  • Be branded – take advantage of existing brands such as Shades of Grey.
  • Be topical – March is “fashion week” in NYC and both magazines have extensive features.
  • Be welcoming – note how both models look directly out at the viewers (my favorite online engagement pose).
  • Use SOUND – “Sexy, Shiny, Bouncy Hair sounds fun. “Full on Fashion Force” sounds forceful. Words create rhythm and sounds that adds to or detracts from compelling images.
  • Juxtapose – “street chic” and “fashion force” are examples of creative juxtapositions.
  • Use Action Verbs – which of these action verbs AREN’T on either cover? grab, be bold, upgrade, must have, takes on, and rock? Yep, all of those “action verbs” are in sub-headlines.
  • Simple Colors – ONLY colors used for headlines and sub-heads are black, white and red.

 

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Why No One Understands the Way You're Using Emojis

Why No One Understands the Way You're Using Emojis | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
New research indicates that many of us disagree about meaning of graphic sentiment--largely depending on how it's presented by different companies.
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New Storytelling Tools: 6 Ones You Must Have

New Storytelling Tools: 6 Ones You Must Have | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
2016 is the year of storytelling. Croud Australia takes a look six new and underused tools for content marketers. To improve your SEO and content results, call us on 1300 806 953.

Via Karen Dietz, John van den Brink, malek
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Great share by my friend Malek! 
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Tools, tools, tools -- I'm always on the hunt for those that can make my life easier, or better.

 

So when I stumbled upon this post I immediately grabbed it. Some of these storytelling tools look easy to dig into immediately. Some are more robust, requiring staff. 

 

In any event, it's great to see these 6 new tools and how they can help get our business stories out there.

 

Have fun with these!

 

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

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Tools, tools, tools -- I'm always on the hunt for those that can make my life easier, or better.

 

So when I stumbled upon this post I immediately grabbed it. Some of these storytelling tools look easy to dig into immediately. Some are more robust, requiring staff. 

 

In any event, it's great to see these 6 new tools and how they can help get our business stories out there.

 

Have fun with these!

 

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

Luigi Cangiano's curator insight, March 18, 4:15 AM

Tools, tools, tools -- I'm always on the hunt for those that can make my life easier, or better.

 

So when I stumbled upon this post I immediately grabbed it. Some of these storytelling tools look easy to dig into immediately. Some are more robust, requiring staff. 

 

In any event, it's great to see these 6 new tools and how they can help get our business stories out there.

 

Have fun with these!

 

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

Pantelis Chiotellis's curator insight, March 20, 12:32 PM

Tools, tools, tools -- I'm always on the hunt for those that can make my life easier, or better.

 

So when I stumbled upon this post I immediately grabbed it. Some of these storytelling tools look easy to dig into immediately. Some are more robust, requiring staff. 

 

In any event, it's great to see these 6 new tools and how they can help get our business stories out there.

 

Have fun with these!

 

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

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5 Ways To Design A Social Website For E-commerce Stories5 Ways To Design A Social Website For E-commerce Stories 

5 Ways To Design A Social Website For E-commerce Stories5 Ways To Design A Social Website For E-commerce Stories  | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

5 Storytelling Web Design Tips
Earlier today we shared a Scoop and Curagmai post about how to tell simple e-commerce stories (http://www.curagami.com/simple-ecommerce-stories-how-to/ ). The about page is the easiest and most expected place to tell an important e-com story, but here are 5 tips to design your website for stories: 

 

* Comments - Ask for and use COMMENTS

* Conversations - Turn COMMENTS into conversations by writing blog posts about them, sharing your collaboration on social nets and throughout your marketing


* Gamify - Design for gamification (badges, user profiles, Wikis and Q&A knowledge base)

* ASK - Create an ASK where you ask visitors to join your movement with an Ambassador page (explaining how to join and what is in it for your visitors to join) 

* THEM Not YOU - Make sure your web design has AT LEAST as much about THEM (your customers) as you.

Follow those 5 simple web design steps to create community. 

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Social Counter Impact Counter Testers Needed via @Curagami

Social Counter Impact Counter Testers Needed via @Curagami | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Social Impact Counter
Frustrated with not being able to see social following, impact or value over time or across networks we are creating a cool new tool - the Curagmai Social Impact Couinter.

http://www.curagami.com/wonderful-life-social-counter/  

That link will explain why we created what may be the first such counter. Soon we will have a quant help us create better math and hope to widgetize  the counter to auto-scrape the only universal social network number - Following.

We think knowing your "impact" scores will add new dimensions to personal branding. Hey you work your butt off developing your personal brand wouldn't be cool, helpful and profitable to have a summary of your impact? All things being equal bet hiring managers start looking at social impact HARD before hiring anyone. 

If you would like a Social Impact Counter, bet willing to give feeedback and share how you use your counter we want you (lol). We may never charge for the Curagami Social Impact Counter, but the first 100 "testers" will get theirs for free for sure.

 email martin(at)Curagami.com or use the form on the post and we will send you a free Social Impact Counter once pepople smarter than us get done with it. Thanks, Marty 

http://www.curagami.com/wonderful-life-social-counter/

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Twitter, Facebook Both See 25-Percent Drop In Super Bowl Social Activity This Year

Twitter, Facebook Both See 25-Percent Drop In Super Bowl Social Activity This Year | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Sunday's Denver-Carolina game saw 27 million tweets, down about 25 percent from the number of tweets sent during the 2015 Super Bowl. On Facebook, the drop was just as big.
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End of the beginning or beginning of the end?
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Lessons From Links: Learning From Top 10 Curagami Posts

Lessons From Links: Learning From Top 10 Curagami Posts | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Lessons From Links
We learned 3 big things from doing some spreadsheet work and producing this REPORT about Curagami's Top 10 Posts by Links In:

* Know Your 80-20 Rule
* Surf Waves Don't Create Them

* Write What You Know & Tell Stories

Learn more about what we learned from Curagami's links: 

http://www.curagami.com/top-curagami-posts-by-links/?v=7516fd43adaa 

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Twitter For SMBs: 7 Quick Tips

Twitter For SMBs: 7 Quick Tips | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Twitter For SMBs
Twitter Basics for SMBs shares 7 quick tips to improve your Twitter tribe making skills. Building online community is crucial, so follow these 7 tips:

* Follow Back

* @ Messages

* Sip Don't Drink

* Curate

* Say Thanks

* ReTweet

* Tweet

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How Snapchat Is Changing Social Media Marketing

How Snapchat Is Changing Social Media Marketing | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Snapchat and Wickr are tearing up the social marketing playbook.

While it's no news that social media use has become fractured, a new Pew Research Center report shows just how increasingly complex it's become.

About 36 percent of U.S. smart phone owners are using messaging apps like Kik and iMessage, according to Pew. Apps like Snapchat and Wickr, which automatically delete sent messages, claim 17 percent of smartphone owners as users. 

"Users now have dozens of options to communicate with others as broadly or narrowly as they like," says Maeve Duggan, lead author of the report, which was based on phone interviews with nearly 2,000 U.S. adults, most of them Internet users.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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Great read from @marketinghits (Brian Yanish).
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Is Social Media Killing Game of Thrones & Artists, Creators and Audience Relationships?

Is Social Media Killing Game of Thrones & Artists, Creators and Audience Relationships? | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

HBO’s Games &  Game Theory
Game of Thrones season 5 finale was disturbing, depressing and as close to experiencing chemotherapy by watching TV you will ever get (and we hope you ever get period). The season 5 finale has us wondering if social media marketing is changing the way we create art and not always in good ways. 

What about you? Share your GOT and social media thoughts on Curagami: http://www.curagami.com/magical-thinking/news/game-of-thrones-whack-a-mole/  

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Queen of Pinterest: Great Memorial Day Pins! Join & Contribute

Queen of Pinterest: Great Memorial Day Pins! Join & Contribute | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Queen of Pinterest
Having a great #memorialday  on our Queen of Pinterest community board: https://www.pinterest.com/scenttrail/queen-of-pinterest/

email Martin(at)Curagami.com to JOIN and CONTRIBUTE. 

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Smartphone Collage and Mobile Paintings - ScentTrail Marketing

Smartphone Collage and Mobile Paintings - ScentTrail Marketing | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Mobile Paintings The mobile phone is changing everything. I love looking at art with my iPhone. There is something about the swipe and the view that creates connections hard to see before. These “mobile paintings” provide a unique look inside, a glimpse of genius.
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How to Craft a Killer Twitter Advertising Campaign via @simonowens

How to Craft a Killer Twitter Advertising Campaign via @simonowens | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

In terms of granular targeting of your messaging, few platforms are more effective than Twitter. Using its various advertising tools, you can boost your posts to place them in front of your targeted demographics, create a trending hashtag, or even target users who are watching a particular piece of live television programming.

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Great insight here in how to use Twitter and Twitter's tools to get your landing pages in front of the buyers you've been looking for.

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Revolution #9: Free Social Media Analytics Tools via @Curagami

Revolution #9: Free Social Media Analytics Tools via @Curagami | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
9 Free Social Media Analytics Tools feature everything from Klout to Addictomatic. Most new to us, but worth checkout out.
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20 of the Best Content Marketers & Many From Scoopit via Curagami

20 of the Best Content Marketers & Many From Scoopit via Curagami | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Best Content Marketers We Know
We wanted to share the best day-to-day curators we know. Blisteringly smart, but not so high on Mount Olympus you can’t learn the down-and-dirty skills needed to be a great web marketer was the criteria we applied to this list of the world’s best curators we know:

Mark Traphagen (GPlus)
David Amerland (Gplus)
Cendrine Marrout (Medium)
@malek (Scoop.it)
@Os Ishmael (Scoop.it)
@massimo facchinetti (Scoop.it)
Karen Dietz (Scoop.it storytelling)
@Robin Good (tools reviewer)
em>Jeff Domansky (PR coach on Scoop.it)
Neil Neil Ferree (GPlus)
Dean Peters (Gplus)
David Kutcher (GPlus)
@Guillaume Decugis (Scoopit CEO)
@Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com (Marketing Hits + Scoop.it Integration)
@John van den Brink (Scoopit)
@Jesús Hernández (GREAT photos on Scoopit)
@Ana Cristina Pratas (Scoopit 1+M views club)
Rebecca Lieb
(Vassar Classmate who used to work with Brian Solis and Charlene Li at the Altimeter Group an online marketing think tank. Brian and Charlene wold be in my Best of category too)

 

Follow any three of those hard working day-to-day content marketers and you are guarnateed to learn invaluable lessons in how to make the web’s donuts – content marketing.

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20 Top Content Marketing Pro's You Should Know 

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20 Top Content Marketing Pro's You Should Know 

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Top 5 Apps For Creating Images on Twitter - Social Quant - Twitter Growth Done Right

Top 5 Apps For Creating Images on Twitter - Social Quant - Twitter Growth Done Right | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
We all have days when we’re busy and on the go and just don’t have the time (or energy) to sit down and create content on Canva or PicMonkey (or...
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All Five Apps new to us. 

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John van den Brink's curator insight, March 11, 12:18 PM

All Five Apps new to us. 

South Florida Guide's curator insight, March 11, 1:35 PM

All Five Apps new to us. 

malek's curator insight, March 11, 7:07 PM

All Five Apps new to us. 

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Cool Scenttrail Is On @Feedly #cooltools #futureofpublishing

Cool Scenttrail Is On @Feedly #cooltools #futureofpublishing | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

*Cool We're On +feedly"
Feedly is rapidly becoming a favorite indispensable #cooltools . If you don't know Feedly you are about too. Read why on our G+ page and thanks to menshy team at Feedly for sharing our post. 

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Layered storytelling – the art of the future

Layered storytelling – the art of the future | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
I think we can all agree that the world is a pretty complex place. It would be easier for most of us if it was simply cleary black and white, right and wrong, for and against, like a LOTR movie with all nuances wiped away. That is, however, never the case. Whatever stories we want…
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Marty Note - Layered Storytelling
I don't understand "layered storytelling" as much as I would like to yet, but boy I know it is going to be huge. The idea is not complicated - we need to tell stories over time and content types. The execution is what is hard and complicated enough so I'm going to read this post several times before weighing in further.

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Blab: Live Conversations Tool Could Be Cool

Blab: Live Conversations Tool Could Be Cool | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Welcome to Blab, a place to watch, join, and interact with live conversations about the topics that matter most to you.

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Blab
There are conversations going on now you would probably find interesting. What if you had a tool that let you listen in on conversations? My friend Eric Garrision, CEO of WTE.net , is stopping by later. 

Eric and I will discuss what worked this holiday selling season for his 300 e-commerce clients. What if you could hear that conversation. May prove helpful right? Blab may make just such an impromtu real-time tap into Eric and my conversation about the future of e-com possible.

And that could be cool :). Marty  

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Does Blogging Matter to Social Media

Does Blogging Matter to Social Media | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Blogging and Social Media
Asking if blogging matters to social media is to ask the wrong question in the wrong way. Social media, like blogging, is a marketing tactic. Like all marketing tactics blogging and social media should come wrapped in a blanket of strategy.

Like all marketing strategy the tactical and strategic blanket that wraps blogging and social media should start with a brand's why - the raison d'être for a product, company, brand or service to exist. 

Every communication should flow from the spring of what Simon Sinek so well defined in his must read book Start With Why (use that link to buy the book on Amazon to make a small donation to cure cancer).  Sharing is what is happening. 
 
The "sharing economy" may be part hyperbole, but sharing is a form of communication and a tactic and a strategy few can afford to not embrace. Our Curagami post notes the importance of content curation in support of blogging.

We mention @Scoop.it as the best content curation tool we know and use. Curation is important to form community and so your voice doesn't begin to sound shrill and demanding. Better to curate the relevant (to your branding) communication of others than attempting to create (write or blog) you way to submission these days. 

Blogging, done right, is a conversation between a company, brand or product's WHY and customer reactions, ideas and desire to join the movement. Movements are bigger ideas than brands, but smart brands have harnessed the power of bigger ideas.

Nike's Just Do It, North Face's "Never Stop Exploring" and Apple's Think Different are all brilliant examples of connecting brands to bigger ideas (read Jim Stengel's excellent Grow for more on Brand Ideals). Blogging is a share and so a natural extension of harnessing brands to movements and bigger ideas.

Goes blogging matter? Yes and in more ways than we know or fully appreciate. Is blogging critical to social media? Yes since blogging confirms a company, brand or products digital listening skills while reaffirming the brand, company or website's presence in the game / conversation.  

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Add Scoop.it Feeds To Your BLog or Website: the Easy HOW & WHY via Curagami

Add Scoop.it Feeds To Your BLog or Website: the Easy HOW & WHY via Curagami | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Adding Feeds To your Blog / Site
I wrote a Curagami post recently about how the future of ecommerce is a symphony of feeds. (http://www.curagami.com/ecommerce-future-a-symphony-of-feeds/?v=7516fd43adaa ). One tool, our beloved @Scoop.it, is leading the way in making it easy to curate with your left hand and add valuable content with your right. 

This post shares the 5 easy steps to add Scoop.it feeds to your blog or website.  

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Ello Goes Mobile & Worries About Becoming Walmart of Social

Ello Goes Mobile & Worries About Becoming Walmart of Social | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Ello No Worries
Here is what I just posted on GPlus about Ello worrying about becoming the Walmart of social if they allow selling:

1. Setting up authorize.net gateways isn't easy.
2. Getting PCI compliance from banks and credit cards isn't easy.
3. NO ONE has shown how a social feed can be successfully monetized.

So to the team at Ello I would say imagine you are about to take a trip around the world. You are at the foot of your driveway and "becoming the Walmart of social" is a world away :). M

PS. If Ello allows selling what does that do to their "no ads" positioning?  

Maybe the first thing to worry about is scaling their social network to a point where it is beloved and used by us INSTEAD of Facebook or Twitter then worrying about becoming the Walmart of social may make some sense. 

In my mind this is another social net whose invitation only beta has all but killed it.  So worry less, do more is my advice. 


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Social Media Darwinism - Curagami

Social Media Darwinism - Curagami | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Social Media Darwinism
The world is irretrievably social. If you combine the Eli Pariser’s “Filter Bubbles” with how social media is becoming a search engine you will understand how your online branding and marketing can win and win big. 

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Why LinkedIn Doesn't Work for Content Marketing

Why LinkedIn Doesn't Work for Content Marketing | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Why LinkedIn Doesn't Work for Content Marketing
Having a fascinating conversation with +Cendrine Marrouat about LinkedIn. Linkedin's "edgerank" or whatever they are using to depress how many of my connections see content I post IN LinkedIn is working. 

I created a test between Linkedin and my blog recently posting half on Scenttrail marketing (http://www.scenttrail.com/why-im-not-an-seo/ ) and the other half on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-im-seo-martin-marty-smith ) Scenttrail Marketing, my personal blog I just dusted off, crushed Linkedin confirming what we've been feeling - there is no "there" there for LI and content markeitng. 

Post continues on G+ where there is a there there despite naysayers.l  

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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, May 21, 2015 9:13 AM
@massimo facchinetti Thanks for the share my friend. Good to see you again! Marty
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, May 21, 2015 9:13 AM
@steve batchelder thanks for sharing Why I'm Not A SEO Steve and good to "see" you too :). Marty
Karen Dietz's comment, May 21, 2015 1:20 PM
Wow -- great info Marty. I post my scoops to LinkedIn but don't count on it for much. I get likes from folks already following me. Not sure there's any value there.
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Marketing Master Class: Tapping Friends of Friends - YouTube

Online merchants must tap their networks, empower brand advocates and ask for help. This YouTube Video continues notes for our 4.16 FedEx Ecommerce Summit presentation.

Every ecommerce site has more network than they realize. This short video explains how to tap and empower brand advocates to reach friends of friends of friends.

Haiku Deck
http://shar.es/1gJjQd
Relates to slide #12

YouTube VIdeo Notes
https://youtu.be/D42UJry11w8

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Cool Tools of the Week by Robin Good

Cool Tools of the Week by Robin Good | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Weekly Cool Tools from The Tool Guy
If you've never followed or read Robin Good's tool reviews they are works of art. Robin is the best "tool guy" on the planet. Robin has started sending out a weekly Tools of the Week email. Here are his selections for this week:

1) Mobile Visitors Insta-check
http://mobileratio.com/
 
2) Google Mobile Compatibility Rating
3) Free Live Chat
 
4) Save & Organize
 

5) Cloud Storage Cost Comparisons
https://cloudvertical.com/


Foll @Robin Goodand subscribe to his Tech Tool Roundup (couldn't find the link to encourage subscription, so Robin if you read this ping the link to subscribe and will include).

Sign up for Robin's Newsletter Here:
http://forms.aweber.com/form/61/518534561.htm

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Robin Good's comment, March 20, 2015 6:28 PM
Thank you Marty! To sign-up for my newsletter you can send your readers here: http://forms.aweber.com/form/61/518534561.htm
Alicia Rodriguez Ruiz's comment, March 23, 2015 2:20 PM
My pleasure