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How To THINK Like An Online Marketing Pro

How To THINK Like An Online Marketing Pro | Startup Revolution |

Training Your Mind
The hardest thing we teach our clients and anyone who will listen is becoming a great web marketer means letting go of a lot of preconceived notions about how things work. Here are the 5 secrets we share in our must recent Curagami post on learning how to think like a pro:

* Start with Why
* Gamify and Diversify

* Double Down

* Become A Nowist

* Baseball not Football  

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The New E-commerce Must Tell Stories - Interview w/ @Scenttrail

The New E-commerce Must Tell Stories - Interview w/ @Scenttrail | Startup Revolution |
Two years ago, we published a two-part post on social media marketing safety with Internet marketer, curator, cancer survivor, entrepreneur and Friend of, Marty Smith.

Well, guess what? Marty is back. And this time, he will share his journey and thoughts on entrepreneurship, e-commerce, social media and how his battle against cancer has shaped his thinking.
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15 Ways To FUNK UP Your Startup

15 Ways To FUNK UP Your Startup | Startup Revolution |

15 Ways To Funk Up Your Startup
Watching Mr. Dynamite, HBO's great documentary about James Brown, got us thinking of ways to FUNK UP your startup including:

* Crowdfunding - James Brown knew how to ask for help.
* Content Marketing - Share your journey DAILY.
* 'Splainer Video - broll your elevator pitch & put on YouTube.

* Daily Social Media Shares - Build Your Tribe NOW.
* Contest - When in doubt create a low cost high yield contest.
* Games - Make your startup a game with many winners.
* Arresting Visuals - STOP THEM NOW.
* Stories - Share yours and they share theirs.
* Awards - Find the under appreciated and give 'em an award.
* Daily Difference - do something (anything) different today.

* Listen More, Talk Less.
* Curate - mashup this, that and the other thing.

* Coach - say something nice about something YOU didn't do daily.

* When THEY tell you there are RULES don't believe 'em.

* Teach - Watch one, Do one and then TEACH ONE to really get the hang of marketing in a digital age.

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Saving The News & Observer With Startups

Saving The News & Observer With Startups | Startup Revolution |

There are several ideas in this post for how our local newspaper the Raleigh News and Observer can become an Internet marketing powerhouse. My favorite is to create a Y-combinator-like startup school or partner with one.

Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill is rich in universities and the startups they bring so if our local newspaper were to embrace #Startups they kill two birds with a single stone - creating highly viral online content while bringing along UNC, Duke and NC State.

This RX might not work for all newspapers, but I note a favorite Internet marketing irony. Newspapers are RICH in the expertise any great website needs such as graphic artists, photographers, writers and editors. In fact any newspaper has 100x the content marketing talent as my 3 person team back in the day.

How did we make $30M in online sales while newspapers bleed red ink with all the talent we never had? Read on.

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