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Genius Lunch at Precision Lender Today To Build Better Banking via Curagami

Genius Lunch at Precision Lender  Today To Build Better Banking via Curagami | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

 
Genius Lunch at Precision Lender
My friend Phil Buckley (@1918) is a genius. Phil knows how to ask for help. He is a great networker. Combine those two simple ideas we all know but take for granted and genius results. Precision Lender makes a cool tool banks use to replace Excel.

Phil's company is on a common quest - how to build sustainable community. Read our notes from today's Genius Lunch: 



http://www.curagami.com/genius-lunch-precision-lender/

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Could A New Candy Company Disrupt Emperors of Chocolate? A: Yes - via @CrowdFunde

Could A New Candy Company Disrupt Emperors of Chocolate? A: Yes - via @CrowdFunde | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Emperors of Chocolate & New SEO
How would my former employer M&M/Mars or our arch rival Hershey react to the new SEO? Not so great. This is how the door gets opened for "clean slate" brands savvy at social media and who don't have a hundred years of built up animosity.  

Could a new candy company focused on social media and the web survive? Might be a long time before the giants even knew an upstart was around. First company to become the Emperor of online CONTENT wins :). so YES a new candy company could disrupt the space.  

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10 Reasons Blogs, Articles and Guest Posts ROCK Startups via @jodyporowski [6 via @Scenttrail]

10 Reasons Blogs, Articles and Guest Posts ROCK Startups via @jodyporowski [6 via @Scenttrail] | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Marty Note
Love this Jody Porowski post since she shares directly and doesn't lay claim to expertise she doesn't have (rare). I also love here reasons for why content marketing matters beyond pure traffic generation such as:


1. Drive Traffic.

2. Increase Awareness.

3. Create new Connections.
4. Produce Warm Fuzzies.


Great list. I would add:

5. Creates online community (net effect of 1 - 4).

6. Voice is authority, authority is reputation, reputation is all.

7. Provides grappling hooks out to social media to accomplish #2.
8. Shares values and nonverbals communication such as WE LISTEN (especially when you curate or incorporate content from users).
9. Promotes User Generated Content (they won't share if you don't).
10. Define your USP and UCA (Unique Selling Proposition and Unique Customer Aspiration).

YES, we live in a post content-shock world, but construct a website without a voice and see how it performs (it won't). Stories, shared intimacy and risk form the basis of any successful online community. Remember 1:9:90 Rule says 1% of a site's visitors will advocate and share valuable UGC (User Generated Content), 9% will vote and share especially content from the highly trusted 1%ers and 90% read and visit (important to traffic numbers but hard to engage).

We used to think content and voice was the ante for an Ambassador Program or the creation of valuable brand advocates and Sheraps. Team Curagami changed our mind recently and now advise customers such as Moon-Audio.com (manufacturers amazing audio cables and sells high-end headphones and earphones) to ASK for help NOW.

Continue to develop content and voice since the more trusted you are the greater chance you have at the gold at the end of the web marketing rainbow - sustainable online community. BUT ASK FOR HELP immediately, specifically and often.

Such a great post by Jody I couldn't help adding a riff from my experience as a content marketer, content curator and former Ecommerce Director. Added to Startups Revolution because content marketing is one of the rocks many startups get hung upon. Don't over think content marketing and create something daily.

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The New SEO: 3 Pillars of Community: For Startups By A Startup - @CrowdFunde

The New SEO: 3 Pillars of Community: For Startups By A Startup - @CrowdFunde | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

We are ALL in the community building business now whether we know it or not thanks to Google and the web's slouching toward SOCIAL and MOBILE. This post shares a contentious CrowdFunde meeting where, as my friend Mark Traphagen pointed out, our company was born.

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