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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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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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Startup Trends 2014 II - via Curatti

Startup Trends 2014 II - via Curatti | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Startups are fun, creative & may be our best hope. This second of a two part Curatti series covers startup trends from digital homes to wearable tech.

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No sooner than I finished writing this second post in a 2 part series for http://www.curatti.com Editors of Chaos than one of the featured "Smart Home" startups sold to Google for $3.2B. Amazing.

If that doesn't make you want to fire up a startup and start tinkering nothing will :). M

This 2nd post in a two part series covers more than 25 cool startups from Smart Homes to wearable Tech:
http://curatti.com/startup-trends-2014-ii/

Be sure to share your favorites if we missed them.

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William Newman's curator insight, January 14, 2014 7:13 AM

Start ups focusing on the internet of things, in-memory computing and location based services will dominate the news in 2014.

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Rocketbolt's Conversational Popunder Is A Cool New Tool - Atlantic BT

Rocketbolt's Conversational Popunder Is A Cool New Tool - Atlantic BT | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Is Durham Roketbolt's conversational popunder with a Quid pro quo ask better than ubiquitous GIVE US YOUR EMAIL blasting happening now? Yes, here's why...
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First Example of A SpinSnip [New Content Marketing Tool]

First Example of A SpinSnip [New Content Marketing Tool] | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

A SpinSnip is moving content from one dimention to another to maximize ROI. SpinSnip Tools is a suite of curation and content marketing tools that help move content within the owned, paid, earned and curated ecosystem increasing return and lowering content creation costs with each SpinSnip. 

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SpinSnip 
SpinSnip is a suite of content marketing tools we are developing to help marketers lower content creation costs, know what content generates ROI. and connect top of the funnel (traffic generation) to the bottom of the funnel (conversion). SpinSnip means moving content from one bucket to another in order to maximize ROI. SpinSnip may move Paid Content to Earned Content or Eearned To Owned increasing return with each SpinSnip. 

We are creating 5 SpinSnip Tools:

SpinSnip Curator (Content Marketing).
SpinSnip Analyst (Content Marketing Analytics).
SpinSnip Marketer (Lead Gen, Branding, "Advertising").

SpinSnip Crowds (Crowdfunding & Crowdsourcing)
SpinSnip C Level (Content Marketing for C Level).

SpinSnip Curator helps create a workable content development framework by tagging every piece of content created in multiple dimensions and then SPINNING the content dial to see the most helpful view. 

The post below Spins and Snips content from three sources. While this SpinSnip could almost stand on its own most will need editing to meld paragraps to graphics and Vice Versa. 



SpinSnip Curator Dashboard Example
We LACK the tools needed as content marketers to effectively know what content needs spinning and what should be snipped, so we are working on that. Working on a set of tools content marketers can use to know what content is achieving critical mass and why.

Source: http://sco.lt/8eHui1 

[Insert @Pardot Graphic from http://sco.lt/6a2WVF Here (Image at top of this post). 

“Wow you create a lot of content,” a friend said at lunch yesterday. I felt the need to apologize (again). “I love Internet marketing, like to write and enjoy meeting and working with new people,” I stammered.  What I was THINKING was, “I create a lot of content marketing because each piece of content teaches me something and I’m in a big hurry”.

Source: Social Mentions Study MartinMartySmith.com http://bit.ly/11UpOBB 

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Want to keep in touch and learn more about SpinSnip as we develop?

Follow @SpinSnipTools 
 

http://www.twitter.com/spinsniptools 

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Andrew Johnson's curator insight, July 18, 2013 3:55 AM

Another example of the convergence of marketing and technology.

increaseyourtrade.com's curator insight, July 18, 2013 12:43 PM

Well worth following this up. A tool kit for marketeers with 5 elements starting with content.

Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, July 18, 2013 5:28 PM
Well said Increase Your Trade! Going to steal, "A Tool Kit For Marketers With 5 Elements Starting With Content" Thanks. M
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FedEx Ecommerce Conference Atlanta 4.16: Agenda & Details via @Curagami

FedEx Ecommerce Conference Atlanta 4.16: Agenda & Details via @Curagami | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
I'm discussing Ask For Help: the New Collaborative, Curated and Community based Ecommerce at the FedEx Ecom Summit in Atlantic on 4.16.
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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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How Netflix & Amazon Change Content Curation & What That Means For Startups

How Netflix & Amazon Change Content Curation & What That Means For Startups | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Netflix & Amazon play the online merchandising game differently than their bricks to clicks former print catalog or brick and mortar retailers. The WAY both these brilliant companies approach content creation and curation present opportunities for starts including:

* Create SaaS tools that spin and snip content in similar ways.

* Learn to tag information with new dimensions.

* Once data has new dimensions create merchandising tools.

* Increase the ease and use of predictive modeling online.

* Use cloud based computing to achieve more "server side" power.

* Make decisions in near real time.

* Create crowdfunding systems to relieve financial & operational pressure.

* Create User Generated Content engines such as Netflix's reviews-based "SMART" system. 

The content area is RICH with startup potential. Online merchants and their Software As A Service (SaaS) inbound content marketing cousins must find ways to spin and snip information into more and more powerfully intelligent "buyer assist" systems. 

Startups who find ways to convert DATA into information and information into buying aids have a rich future ahead. The future always converts better and we are about to take an order of magnitude leap in online conversion, engagement and merchandising thanks to a new generation of Netflix-like "merchandising" tools.   

 

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Content Marketing, Storytelling and UGC are the New SEO

Content Marketing, Storytelling and UGC are the New SEO | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Startups Can Jump The Class
If you are new to content marketing understanding how content marketing's four gears create a "virtual cycle" can help you jump the class. Content marketing's gears:

* Curation.
* Creation.
* Social.

* Ecommerce.

Clean Slate content marketers, thos so new to the game they have few preconceived ideas, can move to the head of the class by organizing their marketing differently and in alignment with ideas shared in Content Marketing's Gears.  

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Marco Gabrielli's curator insight, September 15, 2013 6:21 AM

"Curation is LISTENING. Curation is listening with intent. When, like Robin Good, you curate an important pool of information such as "cool new social media and Internet marketing tools" followers can spend LESS time worrying about finding new cool tools themselves. We learn where to go WHEN we need certain kinds of information."

 

 

 -- But curation is also a Great WORK, which allows us to understand the economics of information on the web. :-)


(Ringrazio Stefano per il link)

Level343's comment, September 17, 2013 1:14 PM
Hey Angela, until we no longer use content to communicate It will continue to be King :-)
Level343's comment, September 17, 2013 1:15 PM
Marco, grazie a lei :-)
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Discovery Marketing A New Way To Start The Buzz Train – Bazaarvoice Blog

Discovery Marketing A New Way To Start The Buzz Train – Bazaarvoice Blog | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Everywhere consumers go, they are inundated with products and services – both local and global. We live in a time where everything is available all the
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Discover Marketing
This is an interesting article on "new to me" marketing channel. Discovery marketing creats a "buzz team" of people willing to see things first, provide feedback and start the word of mouth train. I couldn't tell if the people receiving the goods are on a subscription or are receiving the goods free.

This idea of a "buzz team" isn't completely new. We created a team of trained reviewers when I was a Director of Ecommerce. Amazon has thousands fighting to be one of the top 1,000 reviewers because you get free books once that status is achieved. 

Malcolm Gladwell discussed Mavens, Connectors and Salespeople in The Tipping Point. He also discussed how not everyone on your customer list is equal. Some have the ability to help DEFINE your messaging (Mavens), some can SPREAD the word (connectors) and some can help you WIN hearts and minds (Salespeople). 

Discovery marketing is an interesting idea that, here I agree with Bazaar Voice, needs more study and thinking before it is ready for prime time, but may be all kinds of startup fodder in here.  

 

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