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The Social Business Shift- Learning To Dance With Customers [Infographic]

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What’s a social business all about? Is it about having your brand on Twitter or Facebook? Is it about private social networks? Certainly, these all play a part.

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Fellinger's curator insight, January 5, 2013 9:39 AM

Een goed overzicht welke middelen ter beschikking staan om de volgende stappen ogv Social Business te zetten.

Fiona Scott-Handley's curator insight, January 7, 2013 1:08 AM

Another great piece from Eloqua - the 4 areas a business should focus on in order to become a Social Business

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10 Crucial Consumer Trends for 2013 Is Your Business Ready?

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janlgordon's curator insight, December 4, 2012 3:52 PM

This piece from Trendwatching contains some very valuable information about the future of business and how you can stay relevant by staying informed.


Here are some of the highlights that caught my attention:


Mega-trend of transparency in 2013?


**Brands  must move from 'having nothing to hide' to pro-actively showing and proving they have nothing to hide.


**The perfect storm of consumers' ever-greater lust for NEWISM and niches, the expectation of (instantly!) getting jut the right product, ongoing eco-concerns and the desire for more interesting stories will all combine with the spread of new local manufacturing technologies such as:


  *3D-printing and make-on-demand, to trigger a resurgence in

    domestic manufacturing in established markets in 2013


Mobile Moments


**in 2013, consumers will look to their mobile devices to maximize absolutely every moment, multi-if-not-hypertasking their experiences, purchases and communications...


Eco Trend for 2013


**Rather than being discarded or even recycled (by someone else), these products can be given back to nature to grow something new, with all the eco-status and eco-stories


Selected by Jan Gordon covering: "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"


Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/Vkmo1j]

Barbara Saunders's curator insight, December 11, 2012 2:26 PM

Knowing what's coming and what's happening is 80% of the battle - positioning yourself properly is the rest.

C3 Consensus's curator insight, January 24, 2013 8:13 AM

Les tendances consommation pour l'année 2013

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Why You Need To Curate Content and How To Be A Master At It

Why You Need To Curate Content and How To Be A Master At It | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

 

This is a great piece by Heidi Cohen on why your marketing needs content curation and 12 attributes of a successful curation strategy.  This is one of the best articles I've seen on this topic in a very long time.

 

As I said, I've seen many pieces on curation but if you're like me, everytime I read about this, I always find something new or am reminded of ways I can polish what I'm doing.

 

Here are some of the highlights.........

 

Intro:

 

Why Your Marketing Needs Content Curation

 

At its core, content curation is like a great editor or blogger who brings his unique taste and understanding of his target audience to his selection of the best content for his readers.


**He provides context for the content so that it's more than a collection of information


3 Reasons your content marketing strategy needs content curation:


1. Offering your audience a combination of original and third party content provides a branded context for your work


2. Curating other people's content positions you and/or your organization as a tastemaker in your field


3. Creating sufficient content is a marketing and business challenge


12 Attributes of a successful content curation strategy:


Here are a few things that caught my attention:


 *Has defined measurable goals


As part of your content marketing strategy and by extension

your marketing plan, content curation needs objectives that

are associated with your business.


**Targets a specific audience


. *Content curation like other forms of content marketing requires

understanding your readers' marketing persona

 

** Involves a community

 

*As with any social media or content marketing, your

audience should be at the heart of your content efforts.

 

**Clay Shirky says it best:

 

"Curation comes up when people

realize that it isn't just about information seeking, it's also

about synchronizing a community"


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Joe Winpisinger's comment, January 26, 2013 11:31 PM
I see that you are making some of these into almost like blog posts too. Jan Gordon does the same thing. I think I am going to try it out...
Christian Forthomme's curator insight, June 20, 2013 12:32 AM

Very good summary of what's needed in content curation. 

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10 Types of “Tweets” That Encourage REAL Connection

10 Types of “Tweets” That Encourage REAL Connection | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

 Great post by Kim Garst, Twitter can be a very powerful tool to build your business if you use it wisely.

 

Intro:

 

The purpose of Twitter and all social media, is not to make money, but to brand YOU and your business and build relationships with potential and existing customers. The money will follow if you put your customers FIRST.

 

**Mix your "business" talk with "life" talk

 

Excerpt::

 

"Twitter challenges personal brands to reach out to their audience differently than they would in traditional marketing and/or social media platforms."

 

Here are some highlights that caught my attention:

 

**The resource sharing tweet - Find a great article or a resource that you know your target audience could benefit from

 

**The quotable tweet - This one speaks for itself

 

**Tip of the Day Tweet - great way to provide relevant content to your target audience by providing them a valuable piece of info that they can use either personally or profesionally. This also builds vlaue for you as an expert within your niche.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

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Social Network Tribes Gaining Momentum - The Latest Findings [Infographic]

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This piece is by Jeff Bullas and infographic by Go-Gulf.com

 

Intro:

 

There is one thing we do know and that the era of one social network that fits all is gone. The social network tribes are splintering onto different social media platforms because they now have real choice.

 

What you'll find in the infographic is demographics, monthly visitors on each network, who's on what network

 

So Who is Using What?

 

Here are a few findings on 5 major social networks:

 

Time spent by Average Social networking user per month

 

**Facebook 405 minutes

 

**Pinterest  405 minutes

 

**Twitter        89 minutes

 

**Linkedin       21 minutes

 

**Google+         Why You Shouldn't Ignore G00gle+

                               Updated information

 

There are lots of links to other articles about social networking in this piece that will give you more data on demographics

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read article and see infographic here: [http://bit.ly/LUujhk]


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UK STUDY: Social Media Changing Customer Service

UK STUDY: Social Media Changing Customer Service | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

This article and infographic is from PR Daily and there are some encouraging findings about the social customer and the shift in customer service from call centers to social media engagement 

 

A recent U.K. study from Fishburn Hedges, found that 65 percent of consumers prefer social media for customer service concerns, while a mere 7 percent opt for call centers.

 

It would be interesting to see how this study compares with the customers in the US and what percentage of customers are using social media to engage with brands. Here's what caught my attention:

 

Don't let social media define you

 

**Your brand must define it. It mus be a continuation of a brand using the appropriate channels and not a kee-jerk reaction to following hows others are using it

 

**Customer data offers insight into behavior, but social media takes that to a different level, enabling brands to tap into emotions

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

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How Your Brand Colors Impact Your Audience

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This article and infographic posted by Chelsey Kilser and Daily Infographic and is about the of findings from Entrepreneur, TheLogoFactory and Logodesignworks. 

 

Jan Gordon:

 

Effective social business requires a strong brand message,  great content and the ability to build community through deeper engagement and is first and foremost. However, the way you package your services matters and the colors you use are very important.

 

Excerpt:

 

"Colors matter and they are one of the factors that keeps your company standing out, gives your company a voice and gives you leverage over other similar companies."

 

Here are a few takeaways:

 

**The true colors of the world's top brands:

   

     *29% use red

     *33% use blue

     *13% use yellow

     *28% use black or grayscale

 

**Good information about how people respond to different colors

 

     Here are just a few:

 

      *Red is agressive, provacative, attention-

        grabbing

 

      *Purple signifies royalty, sophistication, mystery

 

      *Black means prestige, value, timelessness

 

      *Brown is earthlike, natural, simplistic

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

See article and infographic here: [http://bit.ly/OjaJjM]  


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The Benefits of Content Curation and How to Make it Work for You

The Benefits of Content Curation and How to Make it Work for You | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

Beth Kanter wrote a very complete and interesting piece in NTEN's latest edition of their quarterly journal for non-profit leaders. You have to download the journal but it's worth it and it's free (you just need to register). 

 

Jan Gordon: I agree with Guillaume, Beth Kanter knows what she's talking about and her article is definitely worth reading.

 

Guillaume Decugis wrote this commentary:

 

"It's been fascinating for me to see how non-profits seem to embrace Social Media in general and Content Curation in particular - Beth of course being a key advocate in that move.

 

The broader take-away that I see for those of us in all sorts of organizations, as independant professionals or SMB-owners is the validation it brings to the model. When tightly-budgeted NPO's embrace a practice as a group, you can bet they're not wasting their scarce resources on a hype. They have to be efficient and as Beth puts it in the article: "Putting content curation into practice is part art form, part science, but mostly about daily practice. You don’t need to do it for hours, but 20 minutes every day will help you develop and hone the skills."

 

This is precisely where we see the opportunity with curation for professionals: building up a good practice that fits with one's daily routine and that -as Beth puts it - brings great "unexpected benefits".

 

Selected by gdecugis and Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://tinyurl.com/75ucphe]


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Guillaume Decugis's comment, June 13, 2012 12:28 AM
You're welcome Beth. Thanks for the great piece!
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janlgordon's comment, June 14, 2012 10:09 AM
Thank you Beth Kanter for the mention and for an amazing article, it's greatly appreciated!
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Are Brands Wielding More Influence In Social Media Than We Thought?

Are Brands Wielding More Influence In Social Media Than We Thought? | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

I selected this piece by Steve Olenski  for Forbes because it's good for B2C marketers to see the results of their social media campaigns.

 

This article is specifically aimed at B2C marketers where their consumers want instant gratification - promotions, giveaways, etc. Having said that, part of the purchasing cycle can include content in some cases depending on what you're selling and who your audience is.

 

Here are findings of a survey recently conducted by Market Force - a worldwide leader in customer intelligence solutions.

 

12,000 consumers in the US and UK were asked how they engaged with varying industries via social media: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google+

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

**81% of US respondents indicated posts from their friends directly influenced their purchase decision

 

**80% of respondents “tried new things based on friends’ suggestions.”

 

**78% of respondents said the posts by companies they follow on social media impact their purchases.

 

**consumers are not all that interested in content but rather want something i.e. a promotion, giveaway, etc. when it comes to social media and their favorite brands.

 

Are Brands finally "getting it" when it comes to social media?

 

**They are getting more and more cognizant of the fact that what they post, share and so on can and will impact what the end user does – in this case, make a purchase decision.

 

**out of the 12,000 who participated 75% were women. This is incredibly significant given the fact that women account for 85% of all consumer purchases

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering,  "Content Curation. Social Business and Beyond"

 

See full article here: [http://onforb.es/KQTqAR]


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Personal Branding With Social Media [Infographic]

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Personal Branding With Social Media Infographic via Chris Voss

 

Why having the right social media tools matter:

 

"Social media tools have the tremendous power to put you in contact with thousands of people in order to build your online brand you need to know all of the possibilities, as well as how all of your activities are working together.

 

It's important to be consistent so that each part of your social media network is contributing positively to the brand you are trying to build.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Busines and Beyond"

 

See full infographic here: [http://bit.ly/JMXlS0]


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How Startups Can Gain Visability and Reputation by Curating Great Content

How Startups Can Gain Visability and Reputation by Curating Great Content | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

I selected this wonderful piece by Michael J. Fern of Intigi because it reinforces the importance of curation and has a lot of great insights.

 

In this article the author refers to Robert Scoble,who has built an enormous following on several social networks by curating and sharing the latest news about technology and startups.

 

He says that just like Scobleizer, startups should use curation to catapult their online presence and influence.

 

**Curation is a useful approach for all companies but especially for startups:

 

Here's what especially caught my attention:

 

**Thought Leadership

   

If outsiders view your company as a key source of  industry informataion, you will quickly build your brand recognition as well as develop trust and goodwill among customers.

 

**Hub of Information

    

By being first to market as a content curator in your space and by hosting curated content on your website, you can quickly rise as a primary destination site for those interested in your industry.

 

**Collections

    

By creating a bundle of articles, images, videos or websites that relate to a specific them and keeping it updated, this “guide” can become an important resource for social media marketers.

 

**Content with Commentary

    

Using 3rd party articles and adding your own point of view you can build a dedicated following. He refers to Daring Fireball, a blog that has built an impressive loyal following of 30,000

 

One Takeaway: 

 

**Successful curators often employ several of these approaches in addition to producing their own original content

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Feel free to visit our fanpage - Curatti launching soon - everything you ever wanted to know about content curation - http://on.fb.me/wfWPao

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/zTGY37]


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How to Be Successful in a Connected World [Infographic]

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This infographic has been put together by Ross Dawson, it's very straightforward and definitely makes its point.

 

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Measuring Online Influence & It’s Impact On Social Media

Measuring Online Influence & It’s Impact On Social Media | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

 

Robert Dempsey of Dempsey Marketing interviewed Andrew Grill of PeopleBrowsr, the developers of Kred.

 

Measuring online influence seems to be pretty hot in the marketing world these days.

 

The interview is split into 2 Youtube videos and will take 37 minutes of your time to watch them both, but

 

**I can assure you that if you have an interest in Influence Metrics, your time will be very well spent!

 

Here's a synopsis:

 

PeopleBrowsr pays Twitter for their Firehose.

 

For better or worse, this means that they have

access to EVERY Tweet dating back to 2008 – a total of 55Bn (from approx. 100m @names) at the time of the interview, raising by approximately 1 billion each week, or 10,000 a second.

 

Each of us can imagine some possible negative ramifications for Twitter selling our Tweets to whoever pays the fee,

 

**but this particular project is all about helping people and businesses.


Grill sets up his thoughts on Influence by relating the difference between him being at a Networking event and traditional

advertising.

 

He would scope the crowd looking for people who look interesting, stand near them and listen for a while, finally interjecting himself into the conversation when he feels he can add something.

 

This, contrasting with the traditional method of advertising: going into a crowd with a megaphone!

 

Kred currently has two measurements:

 

Influence score by local community, It will create communities based around locale and sphere of influence.

 

He defines Influence as changing people’s minds or getting them to take an action.


Outreach score: This shows your generosity of sharing and thanking people for their tweets or recommendations


People will be able to go back any number of days to see tweets of people who interest them.


Kred will train people, not necessarily in how to raise their scores, bu]t in how to make use of what their numbers are telling them.

 

**Another aspect of Kred is that people can be awarded points for ‘offline influece’, such as awards they may have received

 


**Grill admits that it will be a couple of years before scoring platforms are able to bring people everything they might wish to see, but feels that we are on the right path.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media & Beyond"

 

Read full article & listen to interview here: [http://bit.ly/sLc2el]


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The Social Business Shift- What Businesses Have to Do [Infographic]

The Social Business Shift- What Businesses Have to Do [Infographic] | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it
What’s a social business all about? Is it about having your brand on Twitter or Facebook? Is it about private social networks? Certainly, these all play a part.

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Fellinger's curator insight, January 5, 2013 9:39 AM

Een goed overzicht welke middelen ter beschikking staan om de volgende stappen ogv Social Business te zetten.

Fiona Scott-Handley's curator insight, January 7, 2013 1:08 AM

Another great piece from Eloqua - the 4 areas a business should focus on in order to become a Social Business

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10 Crucial Consumer Trends for 2013 Is Your Business Ready?

10 Crucial Consumer Trends for 2013 Is Your Business Ready? | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

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janlgordon's curator insight, December 4, 2012 3:52 PM

This piece from Trendwatching contains some very valuable information about the future of business and how you can stay relevant by staying informed.


Here are some of the highlights that caught my attention:


Mega-trend of transparency in 2013?


**Brands  must move from 'having nothing to hide' to pro-actively showing and proving they have nothing to hide.


**The perfect storm of consumers' ever-greater lust for NEWISM and niches, the expectation of (instantly!) getting jut the right product, ongoing eco-concerns and the desire for more interesting stories will all combine with the spread of new local manufacturing technologies such as:


  *3D-printing and make-on-demand, to trigger a resurgence in

    domestic manufacturing in established markets in 2013


Mobile Moments


**in 2013, consumers will look to their mobile devices to maximize absolutely every moment, multi-if-not-hypertasking their experiences, purchases and communications...


Eco Trend for 2013


**Rather than being discarded or even recycled (by someone else), these products can be given back to nature to grow something new, with all the eco-status and eco-stories


Selected by Jan Gordon covering: "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"


Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/Vkmo1j]

Barbara Saunders's curator insight, December 11, 2012 2:26 PM

Knowing what's coming and what's happening is 80% of the battle - positioning yourself properly is the rest.

C3 Consensus's curator insight, January 24, 2013 8:13 AM

Les tendances consommation pour l'année 2013

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Do You Know How Social Currency Influences Behavior?

Do You Know How Social Currency Influences Behavior? | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it
Conversation Agent quotes on Influence from Valeria Maltoni It's the age of the connected customer and people are now comfortable using technology to share -- privately or in public.

 

Here are some highlights:

 

How social currency influences behavior

 

**Social influences include peer pressure and social exchange. The latter is stronger than an economic motive.

 

**Most human interactions consist of an exchange of value. From a psychological standpoint, actions like sharing signal desire for self expression, need for validation, and social status recognition, and also simply altruism and affinity with a group or cause.

 

**Both social influences are amplified in public settings.

 

Psychologist Robert Cialdini documented six principles of ethical persuasion:

 

**social proof

 

**authority

 

**affinity

 

**commitment

 

**consistency

 

**reciprocity

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article, see slideshare, images here: [http://bit.ly/VySDuu]


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social Proof.. It is what we all seek
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How Your Brand Colors Impact Your Audience

How Your Brand Colors Impact Your Audience | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

This article and infographic posted by Chelsey Kilser and Daily Infographic and is about the of findings from Entrepreneur, TheLogoFactory and Logodesignworks. 

 

Jan Gordon:

 

Effective social business requires a strong brand message,  great content and the ability to build community through deeper engagement and is first and foremost. However, the way you package your services matters and the colors you use are very important.

 

Excerpt:

 

"Colors matter and they are one of the factors that keeps your company standing out, gives your company a voice and gives you leverage over other similar companies."

 

Here are a few takeaways:

 

**The true colors of the world's top brands:

   

     *29% use red

     *33% use blue

     *13% use yellow

     *28% use black or grayscale

 

**Good information about how people respond to different colors

 

     Here are just a few:

 

      *Red is agressive, provacative, attention-

        grabbing

 

      *Purple signifies royalty, sophistication, mystery

 

      *Black means prestige, value, timelessness

 

      *Brown is earthlike, natural, simplistic

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

See article and infographic here: [http://bit.ly/OjaJjM]  


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John van den Brink's comment, July 3, 2012 1:02 PM
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Social Network Tribes Gaining Momentum - The Latest Findings [Infographic]

Social Network Tribes Gaining Momentum - The Latest Findings [Infographic] | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

This piece is by Jeff Bullas and infographic by Go-Gulf.com

 

Intro:

 

There is one thing we do know and that the era of one social network that fits all is gone. The social network tribes are splintering onto different social media platforms because they now have real choice.

 

What you'll find in the infographic is demographics, monthly visitors on each network, who's on what network

 

So Who is Using What?

 

Here are a few findings on 5 major social networks:

 

Time spent by Average Social networking user per month

 

**Facebook 405 minutes

 

**Pinterest  405 minutes

 

**Twitter        89 minutes

 

**Linkedin       21 minutes

 

**Google+         Why You Shouldn't Ignore G00gle+

                               Updated information

 

There are lots of links to other articles about social networking in this piece that will give you more data on demographics

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read article and see infographic here: [http://bit.ly/LUujhk]


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This post caught my eye the other too .. thanks for curating it
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Social Network Tribes Gaining Momentum - The Latest Findings [Infographic]

Social Network Tribes Gaining Momentum - The Latest Findings [Infographic] | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

This piece is by Jeff Bullas and infographic by Go-Gulf.com

 

Intro:

 

There is one thing we do know and that the era of one social network that fits all is gone. The social network tribes are splintering onto different social media platforms because they now have real choice.

 

What you'll find in the infographic is demographics, monthly visitors on each network, who's on what network

 

So Who is Using What?

 

Here are a few findings on 5 major social networks:

 

Time spent by Average Social networking user per month

 

**Facebook 405 minutes

 

**Pinterest  405 minutes

 

**Twitter        89 minutes

 

**Linkedin       21 minutes

 

**Google+         Why You Shouldn't Ignore G00gle+

                               Updated information

 

There are lots of links to other articles about social networking in this piece that will give you more data on demographics

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read article and see infographic here: [http://bit.ly/LUujhk]


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Content and the Ripple Effect of Shiny-Object Syndrome

Content and the Ripple Effect of Shiny-Object Syndrome | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Ardath Albee, I selected it because I thought her insights were very helpful for anyone who is using content marketing to reach their customers. Her suggestions are good for original and curated content.

 

To paraphrase:

 

Everything has changed, B2B executives need to change their mindset to fit the realities of the "always connected consumer" They are bombarded with too much information. It's important to shift your thinking and change the way you relate to them. The old way won't work.

 

Excerpt:

 

"Selling content marketing to B2B executives is hard. At least harder than it should be. But what strikes me as odd is their willingness to requestion their decision after they've finally been convinced".

 

Here are some highlights:

 

**Content marketing is not a campaign  With no stop date, it violates the nature of traditionalist marketers to be able to box in a final result and say "it worked"

 

or "it could have been better." At least not quickly

 

**content marketing isn't three touches and a sales pitch, your department may not be shuffling as many leads to sales.

 

**If the change we make isn't driven by what our buyers want, it's driven by what we want. What we want isn't going to convince buyers to buy. Especially over the longer-term, complex buying process.

 

**Here is two things to do to combat Shiny Object Syndrome:

 

First - determine ways to measure your incremental wins with content marketing that tie to business KPIs. That's one thing that marketing automation technology and analytics can help you with.

 

It's also something that salespeople can help you with. When's the last time you spoke with them about the leads you sent over?

 

Here are more insights from Matt Johnson who  has more to say about KPI's

 

"Only by compartmentalizing our distinct lives as brand stewards, lead generators and media mavens, can we help educate others (CEOs, peers, our teams, ourselves), who may think of “marketing” as a monolithic and mysterious blob......

 

Second - put some fun into your content marketing!

 

**Take a look at your personas and figure out a new way to approach them. Put a new spin on a topic you've grown bored with

 

**Use a new format. Do it to engage yourself as much as you do it to engage your buyers.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Marketing, Social Media and Beyond"

 

See full article here: [http://tinyurl.com/73xam22]


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Is Content Curation the New Community Builder?

Is Content Curation the New Community Builder? | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Eric Brown for social media explorer.

 

I selected this article because it reaffirms what many of us already know but it's still good to see this in writing: Content curation and Media Curation (a mix of  machine aggregation and Human Curation) are starting to pick up steam.

 

Here are some highlights:

 

Curation comes up when search stops working,” says author and NYU Professor Clay Shirky. But it’s more than a human-powered filter.

 

**“Curation comes up when people realize that it isn’t just about information seeking, it’s also about synchronizing a community.”

 

The author says and I agree with him:

 

 

**"The value will be in the expertise of the curator, people will not read junk, and the best of the best curators will create digital domination with vibrant communities".

 

There is also a great quote from Fred Wilson's AVB blog in which he details what he would do if he were starting the Village Voice now:

 

**I would not print anything. I would not hire a ton of writers. I would build a website and a mobile app (or two or three). I would hire a Publisher and a few salespeople.

 

**I would hire an editor and a few journalists. And then I’d go out and find every blog, twitter, facebook, flickr, youtube, and other social media feed out there that is related to downtown NYC

 

**and I would pull it all into an aggregation system where my editor and journalists could cull through the posts coming in, curate them, and then publish them

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article: [http://bit.ly/kmZvJg]

 


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What a truth! TY!!
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8 Tips to Get Your Brand on the Social Curation Boom and Beyond

8 Tips to Get Your Brand on the Social Curation Boom and Beyond | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

This post was written by Melonie Gallegos for iMediaconnection

 

In this piece, there are 8 tips to help marketers get in on the social curation boom in a meaningful way - that means Pinterest and beyond!

 

Here's an excerpt:

 

"Curation is a long-standing tradition of collecting, saving & organizing objects. Today it takes on a different meaning. Organizataions have evolved from collecting artifacts to digital curation of media and content"

 

When human behavior shifts and it certainly has, (more about that in the article), brands are quick to follow suit.

 

Here are some highlights:

 

There are a lot of websites offfering curation-type services

 

To get a clear sense of how a brand might leverage curation in this article, they have broken them down into categories.

 

**social bookmarking and news

 

**sharing

 

**Aggregation and syndication networks

 

**There are 8 ways your brand can get in on the action

 

Here are a few that caught my attention:

 

Become a curator creator

 

**Create your own Pinterest board and it's more than just slapping images, it takes thought, strategy, being part of the community and continually showing up

 

**appreciating other people's content and having two-way conversations

 

Create an Interest-based content strategy

 

**Focus on the interests of your audience, not your products and services!

 

**Allign their real-life interests with your brand position

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Pinterest Watch"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/IXNQQB]


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"thank you"!
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The Key Role Of Quality Curation in the Future of Media

The Key Role Of Quality Curation in the Future of Media | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

In his recent business trip to Australia, Edelman’s Steve Rubel discussed his thoughts on the future of the media with Yvonne Adele at Social Media Club Melbourne.

 

 

 

 

Here are some highlights from this article:

 

*** Content surplus as a bankable trend:

In an era of self-publication (for brands as well as individuals) and increased noise we’re all faced with the problem of too much content and not enough time. For media companies, scaling this information and providing value through quality curation is a great opportunity to solve this problem for the consumer.

 

Steve’s top tips for being a quality curator:

- Be knowledgeable and well read on your subject matter of choice;
- Save materials for later reading – it’s all an opportunity to be well informed and provide value to others;
- Focus on depth, not breadth. As Steve said, he knows a lot about a few things, and little about most things.

 

***People want to connect with the human element of a brand and those that work for the organisation.

 

***Journalists and media are now community managers. They have to see their role not only as a reporter/journalist/presenter – but as a brand ambassador who is able to acquire consumers and an build an audience through these channels.

 

***Steve’s top three emerging trends for media?

1) Building business models that incorporate curation;
2) Increased data mining and analytics about real-time engagement with media content;
3) The increased importance of facebook’s open graph.

 

Read full article http://j.mp/H17F45

 

Moreover, Steve Rubel also moderated a News Limited and Herald Sun panel on the future of journalism. 

If you have an hour to spare, I highly recommend checking out the full hour-long video discussion here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSRhDqeBtmg


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22 Ways to Create Compelling Content When You're Stuck [Infographic] |

22 Ways to Create Compelling Content When You're Stuck [Infographic] | | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

This is the first infographic from Copyblogger based on an earlier piece he did entitled 21 Ways to Create Content When You Don't Have a Clue.   

It's an excellent presentation, consistent with all of his wonderful content many of us have been reading for a long time and he even gives us one more .

 

Here are some highlights from the original article:

 

"If you're coming up flat and you can't think of what to do try some of these ideas":

 

**Curate content. Find your ten favorite websites, and then find your favorite post on each of them.

 

**Publish a post listing these top ten posts, and explain why you like them. You don’t even have to think about being creative, and everyone you feature there will appreciate it.

 

**This is what we do with our Best of the Web feature, and there are lots of other examples.

 

**Ask friends for ideas. If you’re tapped for ideas, then reach out to your friends and colleagues, and ask them what they’d like you to write about.

 

**You can do this with offline friends, or with like-minded online entrepreneurs.

 

**If you’re not already part of a mastermind group, then reach out to a few bloggers that are about as big as you are, and suggest starting one.

 

Selected and curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business & Beyond"

 

See infographic here: [http://www.copyblogger.com/create-content-infographic/]

 

See article here: [http://www.copyblogger.com/create-content-ideas/]


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Make Your Audience Your Newsroom: Civicboom

Make Your Audience Your Newsroom: Civicboom | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

"Civicboom is an online platform designed to facilitate content-driven organizations and individuals to work together in generating rich media content.

 

Content-seekers can place a request for specific content. Then, by using the Civicboom mobile app (Android), or by uploading to the plug & go site, a content-creator can respond with rich-media directly to that request.

 

All incoming rich-media content is then managed by the content-seeker, and directed to a customizable plugin to be embedded on a website."

Read more about it here: http://thenextweb.com/media/2011/11/12/civicboom-this-open-platform-lets-organizations-request-content-from-their-audience/

 

Sign-up here:  https://www.civicboom.com/

 


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janlgordon's comment, November 15, 2011 4:28 PM
This is great Robin!