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Shakespeare For Everyone: Why You Should Add Ecommerce To Your Digital Marketing - Curagami

Shakespeare For Everyone: Why You Should Add Ecommerce To Your Digital Marketing - Curagami | Ecom Revolution |

Ecommerce For Everyone
There are some web marketing lessons learned best by creating an online store such as:

  • Words Matter as they lead (or don’t) to conversion.
  • Design Matter as it leads (or doesn’t) to conversion.
  • Money Is The Best Metric.
  • Money Helps Create The Best Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Money helps create a testing culture.

Creating a store is so easy, we developed Curagmai's Bookstore with Amazon's Associates tool in about half a day, everyone should have an ecommerce store these days.  

As Rodney said in Back To School - Shakespeare for Everyone!

Read our Ecommerce For Everyone post:

& Visit the new Curagmai Bookstore 

Do you have an affiliate store you want to share? Email martin(at) and we will create a gallery of cool stores for personal brands, companies and B2B marketing teams. 

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Creating Binge Worthy B2C Ecommerce Content

Creating Binge Worthy B2C Ecommerce Content | Ecom Revolution |

Netflix data shows "binge watching" is up. How do we create content marketing to encourage a binge?

Creating Binge Worthy Content for Ecommerce sites helps master the New SEO, but the process is different than for B2B because:

* B2C ecom content needs more UGC (User Generated Content).
* Ecom content needs to tell great stories fast so VIDEO.

* UGC needs engagement support so gamification.

* Tribal key for ecommerce, so needs to be highly social.

* Don't like to pull attention away from HERO, so selectively visual.

* Need to curate more "binge worthy content" from UGC and social. 

That last bullet demonstrates the core difference. B2C ecommerce is an act of curation as much as creation. Customers trust each other often MORE than the websites they visit. The more UGC an ecom website has the richer it is.

UGC can take many forms on an ecommerce site such as:

* Reviews. 
* Profiles (MyAccount). 
* Comments. 
* Response to contests and games. 
* Review the reviewer (was this review helpful?). 
* Social shares.
* Blog or social commentary (use only with permission as you will have to rake into your website with an Online Reputation Management tool). 

Stories and content are no less important to an ecommerce website, but there are distinct difference in the type of content that will help and not hurt conversions.  


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Q: Do Social Marketers Really Know What Social Consumers Want? A: No [Infographic]

Q: Do Social Marketers Really Know What Social Consumers Want? A: No [Infographic] | Ecom Revolution |

This article is from Brian Solis , and in collboration with Barnickel Design, they have created this infograph that clearly shows that there is a perception gap 


what customers want and what executives think they want.based on research from Pivot referring "The Perception Gap"

Jan Gordon: My commentary

Hopefully this article and findings will help to provide some clarity so marketers can begin to engage with their customers, in a way that is meaningful to them. Word of mouth spreads like wildfire and you'll want to make sure your business is listening, engaging and responding to their needs before someone else does.


Here are some highlights:


** 76% of marketers feel they know what their customers want yet only 34% have asked customers


**59% of social customers wish to engge businesses for buying insights and customer service respectively, on the contrary only 37% of marketers believe that these services re in demand by their customers


**Take a look at Actual Consumer usage VS marketers' perceptions of consumer usage on the infograph, there is definitely a gap in perception here


 mobile social apps 


**15% of consumers use them on Linkedin, marketers think it's more like 36. 7%


**twitter 35% useage - marketers perceive this to be 82%



 Daily deal  & coupon sites


**Facebook usage is 35%


**Marketers perceive this to be 56%


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


Read full article and see infographic here: []

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Molly Frances Sheridan's curator insight, May 13, 2016 8:51 PM

I like this "vs" one because it is laid out differently than the one in the example. But sometimes it gets a little confusing to understand the comparison they're making so they could have explained better.

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Storytelling Done Right Can Do The Selling For You

Storytelling Done Right Can Do The Selling For You | Ecom Revolution |
I selected this article from copyblogger because it delivers, it's simple, straightforward and right on the money!


Here's an excerpt:


"I believe a story can potentially carry the entire sale for your product, even if everything else is technically “wrong” in your ads


** no clear call to action

**lame bullets

**weak offer


For example:


"Nothing in the movie "Top Gun" told you to buy Maverick’s brand of sunglasses or join The US Navy. Yet, the movie “sold” both products to hordes of people.


**So, how do you apply this to your marketing?


1.  The personal story

This is one of the most common landing page stories.


**This one is simple — you just “walk” people (step-by-step) through a painful problem you went through and how you achieved the result your readers are looking for.


2. The historical story


**This kind of story is extremely persuasive, contains nothing even remotely resembling “hype,” and can persuade people to buy things they otherwise might ignore.


3. The “meet the guru” story

**This one is related to the personal story, but it’s got more “pop” due the built-in credibility it gives you.


**These suggestions have proven to produce results, he gives more examples......


Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Storytelling, Social Media and Beyond"


Read full article here:  []

**** Recently appalled at how little copy was on maor ecommerce sites I was reviewing this articles seems prescient and important. Marty

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A Comprehensive Guide to Cross-Selling & upselling - Amasty

A Comprehensive Guide to Cross-Selling & upselling - Amasty | Ecom Revolution |
The truth is: a decided customer is a rare phenomenon in the e-commerce world. In most cases, people are sure only about their needs, and slightly know about the way they can be satisfied. There is a fine line between making proper suggestions and trying to sell more at a rate when a customer doesn’t see it as an aggressive tactic. Cross-selling and upselling techniques when used properly can be a delicate thing that works like a charm both for customers and businesses. And here’s...
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

CrossSelling & UpSelling is the path to increasing your AOV (Average Order Value) and higher AOV's is the path to sustainable online community. Great post here on how to cross and up sell.

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10 Ways B2C Content Marketing Is Different From B2B

10 Ways B2C Content Marketing Is Different From B2B | Ecom Revolution |
B2C Content Marketing Laggards Narrow Gap With B2B - New CMI Study and How B2C Content Marketing Is DIFFERENT
You knew the gap between B2C laggards and…
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

When I scooped the Content Marketing study showing a narrowing gap between B2C and B2B content marketing it struck me to share 10 ways B2C content marketing is different than B2B. I spent 7 years as a Director of Ecommerce and the last two as Marketing Director for Atlantic BT, a B2B web and software Development Company in Raleigh so can speak intelligently about both camps (one would hope :).

Here are 10 Ways B2C content is different than B2B:

* More User Generated Content.
* More contests and games.
* Less content creation.
* More content .
* More snippets and keywords less paragraphs and white papers.
* More social content less evergreen.
* Visual support important to both, REALLY important B2C.
* Content has to be FLATTER (less linked, less words, more bullets) and more visually support of immediate conversion.
* LESS YOU (website owner) more THEM (community formed around brands or products or your website).
* Money is ultimate judge of success.

You could argue money is the ultimate litmus test for both, but B2C is about money today and B2B is about money tomorrow.

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Still Think Digital Advertising Is A Fad? Infographic

Still Think Digital Advertising Is A Fad?  Infographic | Ecom Revolution |
Digital marketing isn't a fad - it's the future. And although it may be a notoriously difficult task to project the future; the most telling variable is what's happening in the present.


Look around you and you'll notice that the world is connected, communicating and constantly clicking.


There's no reason to believe that the demographic cohort that will follow Generation Y, will be any different. In fact, the next generation will be the first that cannot conceive a world that isn't defined and enabled by the Internet, mobile devices and online social networking. Still not convinced?


The following Infographic by ROI Media  - - presents an overview of the digital landscape, and the changes pointing towards the need for social media marketing in commerce.


Download / Embed Here: ;

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janlgordon's comment, May 1, 2012 4:17 PM
Thanks Michele, this is a great one!