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Calling All Foodies...HELP! - Curagami

Calling All Foodies...HELP! - Curagami | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Foodie Help PLEASE
We are the furthers thing from a Foodie here at team Curagami. We need help finding the Best Food Porn Wordpress Theme for Peaceful River Farm west of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

The question is really a bigger question. Any foodie resources from blog templates to writers and your favorite catalogs would be a huge help. Thanks, Marty 

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Holiday Ecommerce Tips Magazine Starts 11.2 on Curagami.com

Holiday Ecommerce Tips Magazine Starts 11.2 on Curagami.com | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Sharing Holiday Ecom Secrets
Holiday Ecommerce Tips Magazine shares our secret trends, ideas and tips so you can have a record-setting holiday sales online this holiday season.

Watch our preview video: 

http://www.curagami.com/holiday-ecommerce-tips-magazine/?v=7516fd43adaa

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Nowist Innovation In A New World #trending - Curagami

Nowist Innovation In A New World #trending - Curagami | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Joi Ito's Ted Talk is a must view for web marketers. The shift from invading Russia in the winter to becoming a NOWIST is fundamental, sweeping and a tsunami of change in our thinking, actions and marketing. 

No surprise a post I wrote a year ago popped up out of Curagami's long tail today. Great TED Talk video embedded in the post.  

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3 Must Follow Content Curators for March, 2015 via @Curagami

3 Must Follow Content Curators for March, 2015 via @Curagami | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Two of my 3 #mustfollow content curators will be familiar to many Scoopiteers:

@Guillaume Decugisand @Marc Rougierare visionary startup entrepreneurs and content curators. I'm learning how to use their latest tool - Content Director - tomorrow and can't wait. If you don't follow both Guillaume and Marc on multiple platforms you should.

Denis Labelle is a great G+ curator (https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DenisLabelle/posts ) and a March #mustfollow too. Denis has a great eye, understands what is happening online and his growing G+ community is proof of his skills.

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Why Do People LOVE & HATE Startups?

Why Do People LOVE & HATE Startups? | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Why Do People LOVE & HATE Startups?
Biggest startup haters? Answer: Other Startups. To be fair the VAST majority of fellow startups at the American Tobacco Campus and American Underground are AWESOME and HELPFUL.

Some have been abusive and mean. We got to thinking about what might be making some fellow #startups so snarky and angry. We think it may be the process.


This post shares the strange WALK THIS WAY undercurrent inside the startup ecosysem and wonders if David Amerland's New Value System might "beat the dogs" less and accomplish more.

We've been down this road so many times in life. Going to football camp as a kid first thing everyone had to know was if you could get hit. The next thing everyone wanted to know was could YOU hit. So much testosterone so little time (lol).

Why do you think people love or hate startups? Share your experiences and I will curate into the post. Thanks and have a great weekend. Marty

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Startups, Crowdfunding, Content & Curing Cancer Podcast Interview with @Curagami Founder Marty Smith

Startups, Crowdfunding, Content & Curing Cancer Podcast Interview with @Curagami Founder Marty Smith | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Martin (Marty) Smith talks to Get Social Health about the radical change in his life when he heard the words cancer and his name in the same sentence. Here is what Marty's done since his cancer diagnosis:


* Rode a bicycle across America (Martin's Ride To Cure Cancer).

* Founded CureCancerStarter.org one of first crowdfunding cancer research platforms.

* Founded Curagami, marketing tools to help content marketers and online merchants create community.

* Founded Tech Cures Cancer Fund at UNC Lineberger Cancer Center.

Wide ranging interview with  an entrepreneur and cancer survivor whose life is dedicate to helping and giving back.

Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

I'm blessed with amazing friends who help, help and hep some more. Marty

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Can An Elephant Jump Over The Moon? Yes... as every Startup Knows

Can An Elephant Jump Over The Moon? Yes... as every Startup Knows | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Every Startup Is An Elephant High Jumper
Every startup entrepreneur reading this knows what I'm talking about. Everyday team Curagami (http://www.curagami.com) tries to make the graceful dancing and jumping elephants we see so well in our mind, dreams and brainstorms.

We rub the bottle hoping for I Dream of Jeanie.

We know ODDS and OBSTRUCTION are against us. In the boring world of limited possibilities elephants don't dance. In our world elephants sit at the table and worry about their hair before a night of Disco Inferno.

It is not that our dreams are unrealistic. All dreams are unrealistic. No, the real challenge is in turning the crank ONE MORE TIME. When we rode bicycles from Durham to Santa Monica there were days when that single thought was all we (really me since the rest of the team was 20 years younger lol) could think about.

Turn the crank one more time.

Don't give up. Never give up because you can ONLY discover what it looks like to see NO MORE ROAD by continuing to turn the crank. And on that day, the day when you see nothing but ocean, you will have achieved something NO ONE can take from you ever - the knowledge that YES Elephants can jump of the moon as every startup knows.

Here's hoping YOUR startup elephant is a jumper :).

Marty & Team Curagami,
American Tobacco Campus, Durham, NC



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Curagami's "Friends Beta" Needs Your Help - via @Curagami

Curagami's "Friends Beta" Needs Your Help - via @Curagami | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

The Startup Factory fundeded startup Curagami launches its new content marketing roi tools into "friends beta". What's your Curagami Score? #helpastartup

& THANKS from Team Curagami


http://www.curagami.com/friends-beta/

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Learn About The Startup Factory Experience via @Curagami & Apply Before Monday

Learn About The Startup Factory Experience via @Curagami & Apply Before Monday | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
What's it like to "graduate" from the Startup Factory at American Tobacco Campus in Durham, NC? Amazing & highly recommended. Startups apply for Fall 2014.
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Monday is deadline for Fall 2014 applications for the Startup Factory incubator at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham, NC. We highly recommend applying.

Half of our "class" of 4 startups came from outside of North Carolina. The Startup Factory looks to mentor cool new startups. They are agnostic about where they come from, but you do need to be HERE in Durham for the 12 weeks of the session.

The Startup Factory have invested in 24 companies, helped those companies raise over $4M and have invested over $2M of their own capital. The Startup Factory walks their talk.

Apply Here
http://thestartupfactory.co/start-the-application/

Learn More About Our Experience At The Startup Factory
http://www.curagami.com/featured/the-startup-factory-experience/

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5 Things You May Not Know About Crowdfunding [Big Brands & Startups]

5 Things You May Not Know About Crowdfunding [Big Brands & Startups] | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

5 Things You May Not Know About Crowdfunding
* 75% of funds typically come from person who launched the campaign's network.
* Roughly half of all campaigns succeed.
* Average ask for successful campaigns is below $10K.
* Campaigns with 25% or more raised in first week or less have an 80% chance of reaching their goal.
* See our exclusive market share and fees estimates http://sco.lt/5fBvov for the top 3 crowdfunding sites. 

Should your company create a crowdfunding campaign? Enterprise crowdfunding is different than entrepreneur or startup crowdfunding. Enterprise crowdfunding was one of the ideas fueling our Triangle Startup Factor funded startup http://www.curagami.com .

We see crowdfunding as a new marketing channel since no vote counts as much as money. We wouldn't recommend Big Brands place crowdfunding campaigns on existing platforms since they would be out of sync with visitor expectations.

We would recommend Big Brands think about how they can create their own crowdfunding channel and give Curagami a call to help.  

Should Startups CrowdFund?
I think the answer to this question is always yes. Startups have little to lose and everything to gain from crowdfunding. Crowdfunding creates an effective way to introduce your startup and it helps identify your 1%eers - those people willing to support your new idea with advocacy, social shares and money.  

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6 Experts Reveal How to Be a Content Ideation Star - BuzzSumo [+ @Curagami Co-Founder Phil Buckley]

6 Experts Reveal How to Be a Content Ideation Star - BuzzSumo [+ @Curagami Co-Founder Phil Buckley] | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Ever been stuck trying to come up with a really good concept for a piece of content? If you haven’t then I think you’re lying. Content ideation can be incredibly challenging and we’ve all struggled.
I’m not talking about churning out yet-another-rehashed-blog-post, but generating ideas for valuable, unique and highly shareable content that your readers will love. It’s not that easy.
To help with the challenge, I’ve rounded up a mixture of six experts who do this daily and asked them to share their best tips. Whether you’ve just started your blog, or you’ve been doing this for years, there’s bound to be some useful advice below.
In a rush? I’ve summarised each expert’s techniques in a ‘Key takeaways’ section below.


 
Phil Buckley – Curagami.com 
For me, I need my team around me to function at 100%. Trying to create a great content idea all by yourself is …
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Curagami cofounder Phil Buckley Video Interview re: Digital Marketing For Business Conference [#DMFB14]

Curagami cofounder Phil Buckley Video Interview re: Digital Marketing For Business Conference [#DMFB14] | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Phil's Digital Marketing For Business [#DMFB14] in Raleigh, NC was a big this year. Phil, one of the cofounders of the event, shares information about Curagami's name change and reception to the idea by SMBs at the conference.

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In A Hurry? Read Our @Feedly & Curgami Weekly Summary

In A Hurry? Read Our @Feedly & Curgami Weekly Summary | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

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Feedly Weekly Summary

This week's summary features friends and fellow Scoopiteers @Guillaume Decugis, @Ana Cristina Pratas and @Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com

http://feedly.com/curagami

Every Saturday we will summarize the week. Hot content? Have some great blog post or find we should share? email your hot content to martin(at)Curagami.com or @Scenttrail or @Curagami.

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Chief Technical Officer Needed! Curagami

Chief Technical Officer Needed! Curagami | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Curagami's needs a Chief Technical Officer because right brain marketers with no great left brainer CTO and we get lost (and vice versa). Great CTO's apply today! 

Learn more here
http://www.curagami.com/chief-technical-officer-needed/  

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How Did We Make $30M Online? Books, People & Ideas - New Curagami Book Store

How Did We Make $30M Online? Books, People & Ideas - New Curagami Book Store | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Web Marketing Secrets
Want to know how we made over $30M online? Read our BOOKS and contribute your favorite Internet marketing reads in our new Curagami Book Store:

http://www.curagami.com/books.html

Send your favorite reads to martin(at)Curagami.com

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Content Curation: 7 Things Merchants Must Know - via @Curagami

Content Curation: 7 Things Merchants Must Know - via @Curagami | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Why Content Curation Is Coming To B2C Merchants
In Curagami's 2nd guest blog post @Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.comshares 7 Content Curation Tips online merchants must know including:

  • Definition of content curation.
  • Why content curation?
  • Benefits of content curation.
  • Ideas to leverage content curation.
  • Examples of content to curate.
  • Tips to become a great content curator
  • Some curators to follow


http://www.curagami.com/featured/content-curation-7-things-merchants-must-know/

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Thank you @Martin (Marty) Smith for allowing me to guest post for Curagami!

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Does Your Startup Need A Million Bucks? Here's How To Get It via Crowdfunding

Does Your Startup Need A Million Bucks? Here's How To Get It via Crowdfunding | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Bunch O Balloons Featured on TODAY Show This morning!

Bunch O Balloons, an easy to use time saving water balloon invention, may make $1M on Kickstsarter thanks to great crowdfunding marketing and the new SEO. Team Curagami is in Charlotte at the Search Exchange Conference.

This Curatti post combines a fascinating new tool set capable of making "Editors of Chaos" come true and the story of how a crowdfunding project goes "mega-viral".





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malek's curator insight, July 31, 2014 11:39 AM

Curagami helps form the “Ambassador Layer” every website and brand needs these days. Ambassadors, people who’ve “bought in” to a brand’s mission and want to help, need to be given contextually appropriate “jobs”.

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Brief History of SEO via One of Best SEOs In The World & Why Every Startup Needs One

Brief History of SEO via One of Best SEOs In The World & Why Every Startup Needs One | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Brief History of SEO
I'm lucky enough to sit across from one of the best SEOs in the world. Latey #seo is much maligned. Don't be stupid. Google and the math always win in the end.

And that is why every startup should have a great SEO on their team or find one to help. Startups get so wrapped up in their widget they forget an important truth - without COMMUNICATION about what a hero your widget will make someone NO ONE WILL CARE.

Without a great SEO to help shape a stsrtup's communication there is a great chance SILENCE will be what happens when doors are finally open and a launch happens. Don't believe in the "better mouse trap" myth.

These days you can find better mousetraps falling from the sky. The KEY to startup success is shaping communication for maximum impact. The key to shaping communication for "maximum impact" is a great SEO.

I'm lucky enough to sit across from one of the best SEO on the planet and host of the largest SEO Meetup in the country - Curagami Co-Founder Phil Buckley.

What makes a great SEO? Here is how I described the characteristics of one of the best SEOs on earth on G+ this morning:

SEOs require a rare blend of talent including:

* Patience.
* As little EGO as possible.
* Einstienian Intelligence.
* Communication Skills of the TRANSLATION variety.
* Courage.

https://plus.google.com/102639884404823294558/posts/P6AeQZfkN9y


Phil's Truth About SEO post on Curagami
http://www.curagami.com/featured/truth-seo/


So if your startup isn't fortunate enough to have a great SEO on the team like Curagami, find one or get lost in the widget junk yard.

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Curagami Launches Into "Friends Beta" &Needs Your Help via @Curagami

Curagami Launches Into  "Friends Beta" &Needs Your Help via  @Curagami | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Our Startrup Factory funded startup Curagami, a content marketing tool for merchants and content marketers who "get it", lauched into "Friends Beta" yesterday & we need your help.

We need help teasing out the good stuff and toss the trash. As any startup learns problems multiple. Easy to solve the problem for all the right reasons. Together we can create tools needed by merchants and publishers to KNOW what content matters to who and why.

LESS STRESSFUL is our goal after spending years gambling with millions we want to provide a MAP merchants and content marketers can use to enjoy the journey. Hope you will join our journey and visit our landing page at:
http://www.curagami.com/friends-beta/


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Curagami Launching Into Friends Beta 7.4.14 - Help A Startup on the 4th of July via @Curagami

Curagami Launching Into Friends Beta 7.4.14 - Help A Startup on the 4th of July via @Curagami | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Help A Startup Over The 4th of July Holiday
If you have 15 minutes you can help a startup over the 4th. We are trying to keep this, our first, ASK to 15 minutes or less. Click 3 links and answer 3 questions and your feedback will help a startup!

Will post our landing page link as soon as we finish making it (lol). In the meantime checkout our Evolution of Web Design & Marketing infographic: http://www.Curagami.com .

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What's Next: Thoughts On Big TVs & The New Ecommerce

What's Next: Thoughts On Big TVs & The New Ecommerce | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

What's Next?
What's next may be the most important and urgent mystery.. Late last night I wandered around in the future a little thinking about how David Amerland's call for a "New Value System" http://davidamerland.com/seo-blog/692-what-if-we-had-a-new-value-system-for-goods-and-services.html might collide with a few other favorite ideas such as:

* David Edelman on Aligning With the Customer Journey:  http://hbr.org/web/ideas-in-practice/aligning-with-the-consumer-decision-journey

* Mark Traphagen on Google Plus https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MarkTraphagen/posts

* Phil Buckley on overcoming FEAR:
http://www.curagami.com/featured/fear/

* @David AmerlandWhat If We Had A New Value System For Goods and Services
http://davidamerland.com/seo-blog/692-what-if-we-had-a-new-value-system-for-goods-and-services.html

* Me on @ janlgordonCuratti sharing lessons in the new #branding from Red Bull: http://curatti.com/red-bulls-branding-lesson-media-companies-now/

Somewhere in there somewhere late at night and when its HOT is where the future starts and every thing changes...again.

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Curagami & Revolution Play Triangle Startup Factory Pitchday via @Curagami

Curagami & Revolution Play Triangle Startup Factory Pitchday via @Curagami | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Curagami & The Ecommerce Revolution Played Triangle Startup Factory's Pitchday today discussing how how to fix ecommerce marketing with Curagami.
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Hell Is Other People? Not So Much If Your Startup Wants To WIN Online

Hell Is Other People? Not So Much If Your Startup Wants To WIN Online | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Why OPx Secret To Web Marketing Success
I'm writing on top of a great post by Stone Temple's Eric Enge (Scooped here http://sco.lt/6kep8r ) for http://www.curagami.com right now for a Monday publication.

For #startups finding ways to use or partner with scaled people, brands and companies is beyond critical. No one climbs Everest on their own.

This is why I'm writing about why Other People's ANYTHING (Network, Content, Audience, Money) is biggest secret to winning online for #startups, #brands or companies.

Impossible to BUILD an audience with so much NOISE out there, but you can CO-OPT one.

Look for my @Curagami post on Monday about OPx and read Eric's great post about how to CO-OPT an audience. Marty

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