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Why Employee Brand Ambassador Programs Fail

Why Employee Brand Ambassador Programs Fail | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
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Working with employees (internal customers) is the same as working with your external customer.


The leadership through quality model suggest every employee is an internal customer and your mission is to make every interaction about the quality of that engagement.

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10-minute workouts to improve your writing

10-minute workouts to improve your writing | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
In just 10 minutes a day you can improve your creativity, clarity, and storytelling skills with these short writing exercises.
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What's holding your content creation back? 

 

We think, dream and communicate using stories. Science tells us humans are wired to respond to thoughtful and compelling stories. So we should all become better storytellers.

 

Is storytelling the only skill we should hone, off course not. Once we have a compelling story to share we must write it down, thus writing and storytelling are like peanut butter and jelly they simply belong together. 

 

We write things down in order to share our stories. Yep, that is what we've all be trying to do on the regular. We write our stories down to share them. Creating thoughtful, insightful and compelling stories is what content marketing is right?

 

So why don't more people write on a consistent and regular basis? Why do those that do write create such banal output? Writing so we can share our ideas high and wide is hard for most of us, I know it's hard for me. Then there is the reality that just because we write it down someone will actually take the time to read it. Ha!

 

The post attached here shares a series of simple writing exercises accessible to anyone who can carve 10 minutes out of their day. Hmmm, so if i understand correctly, when I focus on writing for 10 minutes each day, that exercise will make me a better writer.

 

OK, I'm In.

 

 

 

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How To Build A Personal Brand In Three Steps

How To Build A Personal Brand In Three Steps | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Building a personal brand takes time, effort and a commitment to consistency.
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If you decided to read this post because you were looking for a quick and easy way to build the brand of your dreams, sorry. Your brand building project can not be completed by placing your desires into a microwave and extracting your brand ready for public consumption in 3 quick and easy steps.

 

When you read this post the truth about the hard work required of brand builders is revealed. When you read the article you realize the clickbait title was used to encourage people to click, because almost everyone wants everything fast and easy.

 

Why has fast and easy become the expectation, no today fast and easy has become the standard?  We have grown accustomed to virtually anything and everything magically delivered to our doorstep by summoning it via Google Home or Alexa. Yup, most people (not all people) have sunk to a low attention span of a 9 seconds (that is the attention span of a goldfish).

 

The overarching theme of the post inn the Forbes article is this, when building a brand one must accept the responsibility to do the hard work required and commit to always be nurturing and working on it.

 

 

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Q4 2018 internet report: Almost 4.2 billion humans are online

Q4 2018 internet report: Almost 4.2 billion humans are online | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
The data in Hootsuite and We Are Social’s new Q4 Global Digital Statshot report reveal that the ‘Next Billion’ is fast becoming a reality, as more and more people across the developing world connect to the internet. Millions of people across Africa and South Asia came online for the first time in the past three …
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We are fast approaching a world where everyone is connected via social and or mobile platforms.

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The New Role of the Creative Director: Why Your Brand Should Treat Creativity as a Resource

The New Role of the Creative Director: Why Your Brand Should Treat Creativity as a Resource | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Traditionally, creative directors have been project overseers, but true creativity comes from coaching people to grow their own creative skills.
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Excerpt:The idea of viewing creativity as a valuable and manageable resource may be a new concept for data-driven businesses, but it’s a critical area for brands that want to keep making unique, story-focused content.

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Why Live Streaming is Important to Your Content Strategy

Why Live Streaming is Important to Your Content Strategy | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
If you have something interesting to share on a regular basis and the resources to stream online, then live streaming should be part of your strategy.

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Live Streaming

The fastest route to being known liked & trusted (KLT)

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Ready to take your marketing content strategy to the next level?

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Here Is How To Make LinkedIn Part Of Your 2019 Success Plan

Here Is How To Make LinkedIn Part Of Your 2019 Success Plan | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Spread the loveAre you starting to put your game plan together for 2019? Is LinkedIn part of that plan? If...Continue Reading »

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Tips on how to prospect where business professionals gather.

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Peg Corwin's curator insight, October 7, 2:33 PM

Excellent proactive steps you can take in an hour a week to strategically build your LinkedIn relationships, staring now or in 2019.

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this is why i love linked in
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Snapchat Originals use AR and reactions for user engagement

Snapchat Originals use AR and reactions for user engagement | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Today the company is announcing new original programming that puts users inside the story. Is it prestige TV, social storytelling, or a whole new medium?
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Snapchat + Original Programming & AR

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The Big List With 172+ Power Words (+ Why They Trigger a Response)

The Big List With 172+ Power Words (+ Why They Trigger a Response) | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

This is awesome! This is my first time reading a sales copy materials. This is indeed very powerful words.

This is also useful for inspiring others. I thinking to use these words in our leadership seminary this Sat.

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Imagine how your business will grow when you learn the 6 new secrets revealed in this article by neuromarketing scientist. Follow the instructions in this article and instantly unlock the power of words, do it now because it's only free until...

 

Why do offers consistently use these words in their calls to action:

  • Imagine
  • New
  • Because
  • Instant
  • Free
  • How To

Neuroscientist in collaboration with economist share their research with us in this article.

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Many US Facebook users have changed privacy settings or taken a break

Many US Facebook users have changed privacy settings or taken a break | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Just over half of Facebook users have adjusted privacy settings in the past year. Around four-in-ten have taken a break from checking for several weeks or more.
Art Jones's insight:

Advertising & Marketing via Facebook

 

Are you spending less time on social platforms like Facebook?

 

If you answered yes, you are not alone. PEW Research says 4 out of every 10 people have taken a break from Facebook for several weeks and some for even longer stretches.

 

Will this data affect your Facebook marketing strategy?

 

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Amazon Has YouTube Envy - Bloomberg

Amazon Has YouTube Envy - Bloomberg | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
It wants to turn its Twitch online hangout for avid gamers into a broader video service.
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Video Envy

 

Excerpt: The company has approached everyone from lifestyle influencer Gigi Gorgeous to actor Will Smith about streaming live. While some talent has resisted a few of Amazon’s terms, such as a minimum number of hours of livestreaming per week, a few deals have closed.

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What Is a Content Audit and Why Do You Need One?

What Is a Content Audit and Why Do You Need One? | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Few activities in B2B marketing yield immediate results. But there is one task that can help your efficiency and consistency right away: a content audit.
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Consistently create content in the context that is meaningful to your ideal prospects, analyze engagement, perform content audit, purge underperforming post, repeat on a regular schedule.

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A look back at the best tech ads of the last 35 years

A look back at the best tech ads of the last 35 years | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Last week the Association of Independent Commercial Producers announced the winners of its annual awards honoring the best moving image marketing of the year and Apple’s “Welcome Home” ad took home the prize for Advertising Excellence in the single commercial category. Directed by Spike Jonze, the …
Art Jones's insight:

Brand Storytelling & Creativity

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Infographic: How Storytelling Is Helping Brands Sell More Products – Adweek

Infographic: How Storytelling Is Helping Brands Sell More Products – Adweek | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
It's no secret that storytelling is a key tool for brands and marketers that want to connect with consumers—and boost sales. "There's plenty of popular demand for good stories, if binge-watching, binge-listening, and binge-reading statistics are an indicator," explained Ilya Vedrashko, svp and director of research at Hill Holliday's consumer research arm, Origin.
Art Jones's insight:

 "Stories move not only people, but they also move product."

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Brands Often Overlook This Superhero of Storytelling

Brands Often Overlook This Superhero of Storytelling | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Comics aren’t just WHAM and KAPOW! They’re a storytelling superpower tapped by brands from pharmaceuticals to airlines – Content Marketing Institute
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Comics transcends cultures & time & can really get that CTA you’re looking for. @BuddyScalera

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Did Facebook’s faulty data push news publishers to make terrible decisions on video? » Nieman Journalism Lab

Did Facebook’s faulty data push news publishers to make terrible decisions on video? » Nieman Journalism Lab | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Publishers' "pivot to video" was driven largely by a belief that if Facebook was seeing users, in massive numbers, shift to video from text, the trend must be real.
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The Trouble with using Video Ads on Facebook

 

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Even as Facebook executives were insisting publicly that video consumption was skyrocketing, it was becoming clear that some of the metrics the company had used to calculate time spent on videos were wrong.

 

The Wall Street Journal reported in September 2016, three months after the Fortune panel, that Facebook had “vastly overestimated average viewing time for video ads on its platform for two years” by as much as “60 to 80 percent.”

 

The company apologized in a blog post: “As soon as we discovered the discrepancy, we fixed it.”

 

A lawsuit filed by a group of small advertisers in California, however, argues that Facebook had known about the discrepancy for at least a year — and behaved fraudulently by failing to disclose it.

 

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Millennials vs. Gen-X vs. Baby Boomers: The Next Generation of B2B

Millennials vs. Gen-X vs. Baby Boomers: The Next Generation of B2B | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Traditional B2B selling needs to meet the changing buying expectations of Millennials, Gen-X, and Baby Boomers. Learn how their expectations compare.
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Customer expectations about how they prefer engaging with brands differ with age.

#customer #experience

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YouTube Versus Facebook: Understanding Different Video Distribution Strategies

YouTube Versus Facebook: Understanding Different Video Distribution Strategies | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
YouTube and Facebook dominate video content distribution—but your approach to each platform should be very different.
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Content Darwinism

 Adapt to Video or Perish

 

Excerpt from: Cisco Visual Networking Index Predictions

Video will continue to dominate IP traffic and overall Internet traffic growth—representing 80 percent of all Internet traffic by 2021, up from 67 percent in 2016. Globally, there will be nearly 1.9 billion Internet video users (excluding mobile-only) by 2021, up from 1.4 billion in 2016. The world will reach three trillion Internet video minutes per month by 2021, which is five million years of video per month, or about one million video minutes every second.

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Go Behind the Scenes of Coca-Cola’s Storytelling

Go Behind the Scenes of Coca-Cola’s Storytelling | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Coca-Cola Co. willingly shares its marketing approach. Look behind the scenes with its integrated marketing content manager – Content Marketing Institute
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Fans Produce 80% of Coca-Cola's Content

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It’s Time for Sales and Marketing to Put Aside Their Differences and Find Common Ground – Adweek

It’s Time for Sales and Marketing to Put Aside Their Differences and Find Common Ground – Adweek | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
They’re both in this together for the long haul, after all.
Art Jones's insight:

The best business development executives are 55% marketer and 45% sales.

 

Why?

 

To achieve success modern marketing & sales teams are required to attract, engage and delight their ideal prospects, by producing great content in the right context. 

 

The ability to create content (long form text, audio, video or visual) is becoming more and more important for success among the ranks of business development executives. 

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Best Practices for Getting Your Sales Emails Opened (and Read)

Best Practices for Getting Your Sales Emails Opened (and Read) | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Cold emailing is a critical tool for prospecting. If you want your prospects to actually open your email—and better yet, read and respond to it— try following these tips
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Here are several instant fixes to lagging email open rates.

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The Power of "New"

The Power of "New" | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Marketers know there are potent words in advertising, like “Free” and “New.” Neuroscientists have now determined that the appeal of “new” is hard-wired into our brains. Novelty activates our brain’s reward center, which may have been an evolutionary advantage to our ancestors as they encountered new food sources or other elements of survival. Today, we [...]
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The Power of the word NEW 

 

People are wired to explore and investigate offers that are NEW and IMPROVED over selecting the usual and customary stuff.

 

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Buyer Personas: Inbound Marketing’s Own Criminal Minds

Buyer Personas: Inbound Marketing’s Own Criminal Minds | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Creating a buyer persona that will help you more effectively market your company’s products/services to your target audience can be surprisingly like being one of the FBI profilers from Criminal Minds!


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When you decide to market and sell anything define your buyer profiles first.

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Create buyer personas like a detective develops a criminal profile.  Fun to read and helpful post.

FILMCORPORATE.FR's curator insight, August 28, 10:56 AM
Un article frais et léger au service d'un concept marketing clé
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How to Use Psychology to Make Persuasive Video

How to Use Psychology to Make Persuasive Video | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Unlike images or copy, video (and audio) set the pace at which a story or message is delivered. Although it is true that people can stop watching whenever they choose, the analytics tools built into video hosting platforms are making it easier than ever before to assess when people are bouncing away. This means that you can track exactly how far individuals get through a piece of content before they stop consuming it, which may help infer why the video isn’t engaging its viewers as expected. This can then inform the process by which you optimise your media, making video one of the most trackable forms of web content, as well as one of the most emotive.
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The Psychology of Online Persuasion

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Branding is not a marketing problem; it is a business problem: CEO, Brands of Desire

Branding is not a marketing problem; it is a business problem: CEO, Brands of Desire | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Saurabh Uboweja has repositioned his 10-year-old branding firm as a management consultancy. He shares why this change was needed.
Art Jones's insight:

Branding is an inside job!

Because branding is not a marketing problem; it is a business problem.

 

Brand strategy is not simply broadcasting a compelling message to the world. Brand strategy begins with what happens inside the business long before the first campaign is launched.

 

Excerpt: “Branding is not a marketing problem, it is not a design problem, it is an organizational and business problem,” says Uboweja. According to him, traditional creative agencies, brand management firms and PR firms have given a very different meaning to branding. 

“To them, it is a pure outreach, image management kind of an exercise. The brand must also be built from the inside with the capabilities to deliver the promises it makes,” he says.

 

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How to Create a Better Brand Experience: Move Beyond the Customer Journey

How to Create a Better Brand Experience: Move Beyond the Customer Journey | Modern Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Companies that want to reach their full potential now need to understand the importance of maintaining a permanent presence in the lives of customers, an endless relationship not confined to separate episodes of actively considering a purchase.
Art Jones's insight:

Ten years ago the inbound marketing mantra was produce a consistent stream of great content. After a while the innovators and early adopters saw a majority of marketers producing content on the regular.

 

So, in order to stay ahead of the pack and rise above all of the noise made by competitors the thought leaders embraced the next phase of content marketing, producing content for your audience using just the right context. Content in just the right context to reach and engage your ideal customer was clearly a marketing best practice of the previous decade.

 

Now everyone produces content and much of that content is visual and we know visual is engaging, so what's let to do to rise above the noise, easy curate the perfect brand experience designed to engage and keep your ideal customers coming back for more. 

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