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Even though this blog post is on personal branding, it still applies in a very large way to both professional services marketing and B2B marketing. This well done post is by Roger Parker of http://www.personalbrandingblog.com Here is a snippet… Content Curation vs. Content Creation Content curation has been in the news lately, and there’s a lot to be said for it. Benefits of content curation Content curation offers an efficient way to build your online visibility and position yourself as an expert in your field.   If you enjoy exploring new ideas, and you already spend a lot of time tracking high-visibility topics and trends, you’re already well on your way to becoming a content curator. Today, there are numerous online resources available, like www.paper.li . These make it easy to publish a daily or weekly newspaper summarizing and linking to content on a variety of blogs and websites. The more carefully you choose the content you recommend, the more successful you’ll be. This is especially true if you go beyond the “obvious” experts and search for the next generation of influencers waiting to be discovered. Your success involves your ability to uncover ideas and stories that haven’t been [...]

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4 Principles of Content

Content can be confusing. It’s tough to get people to agree exactly what it is and isn’t.  Much like an eminent jurist once said about pornography, you know it when you see it, but that is hardly a working definition. To make things even more difficult, content requires intense integration of diverse capabilities.  Creativity, storytelling, information technology, user experience, and other skills all must come together to build an effective product that touches hearts and minds. The core challenge to any organization which seeks to build great content is that the capabilities and skills that need to be integrated come with people attached to them and those people tend to have varied perspectives  and see things differently.   In order to build a successful effort, it’s imperative to build common working principles.  Here’s a start: 1. Content is more than Information Many people like to think of content as information.  It isn’t.  As I’ve explained before, information theory already gives us a working definition for information; it is the absence of ambiguity.  So, if we are to define content, that’s a good place to start. A coin flipping through the air has no information until it lands, then it is either [...]

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Choosing the best articles using content curation software   With the internet it’s easier and more cost effective to get ideas published than ever before. It has changed the traditional rules of competition for public attention. But as this is a very competitive world it gets harder and harder to get ideas noticed and propagated. This blog post explores which factors predict which ideas will be successful. It then goes on to the factors that come into play when publishing articles that must get noticed. Understanding these factors will help getting your own ideas noticed and select the right articles for content curation . Curating content helps to grow your reach, sent more traffic to your website,  improve your position as an expert and generate more leads. Building blocks of successful ideas How can you know in advance which articles will get noticed? It’s not enough for your information to be informative. It must trigger the right hemisphere of your brain too. Let’s see what is needed for this trigger. In their book “Made to Stick” the authors Dan Heath and Chip Heath explained why some ideas work and others don’t. In short there are 6 factors, that can [...]

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Here is an interesting excerped from article: “The onslaught of real-time social, local, mobile (SoLoMo) technology is nothing short of overwhelming. Besides the gadgets, apps, social networks and appliances that continue to emerge, the pace of innovation is only outdone by the volumes of data that each produce. … While the amount of personal and ambient information churned out by SoLoMo is often inundating or even perplexing, it is this “big” data that will help businesses evolve and adapt in a new era of connected consumerism. … Without interpretation, insight and the ability to put knowledge to work, any investment in technology and resources is premature. But, by investing in human capital to make sense of would be ominous data, organizations can modernize the role of business intelligence to introduce a human touch. … You’ve heard that old saying, over analysis leads to paralysis. In the face of big data, it’s easy to see the tidal wave that can result from the influx of inputs and sources.  The reality is though that how organizations connected with customers yesterday is not how customers will be served tomorrow. Meaning, the entire infrastructure in how we market, sell, help, and create now [...]

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Is Content Curation Right for Your Business?

One of my recent major blog post was titled “ Why Is Content Curation Such A Hot Topic?” The major focuses was the importance and rapid growth of social media and content marketing in modern marketing and how curation is ingrained and important for both of these. But it ends with the following… Why is Content Curation Important for B2B Content Marketers? One look at social media growth and search benefits, combined with one of the fundamental tenants of marketing — “fish where the fish are” — makes it easy to see curation’s importance. Content marketing is all about education prospects to generate leads and sales. But there is no rule that states all the education content has to come from your company. As you will see, a well-designed curation strategy can generate web traffic , produce thought leadership , be used as a “ top-of-mind ” marketing tactic, nurture leads , and keep your customers engaged and informed. It can expand your resources and accelerate your effectiveness as a marketer. Now back to the question, “Is Content Curation Right for Your Business?” Chances are if you are a B2B company that is doing content marketing at all, curation [...]

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Online content curation is a hot trend as business owners and professionals realize that content is vital to add value to their customers and prospects. The trend was already evident in 2011 but 2012 saw an outright explosion of the phenomenon. Also important is delivering and sharing that content on your social media networks. Content curation is the art of selecting content that is appropriate and then organising and publishing it in a way that is relevant for the topic of choice. This can be offline with print such as magazines or online via the web. Magazines about cars or fashion are evidence of content curation in action. Editors with the aid of journalists create and collect content then edit and then publish. Journalism is shifting more and more from the quest for the perfect “scoop” to a more organized and reasoned activity of content curation. The same thing is true for those who do have a passion they would love to write about, but simply lack the time to write and keep a blog, not to mention companies that would like to have an active presence online, but cannot afford hiring a communication agency to do the work [...]

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Om Malik: Twitter CEO wish list — curation tools, tweet downloads, Tom Brady? 2012-09-22 9:46am -07:00T Visit Om Malik Outtake: Perhaps reacting to the growing tension in its relationship with journalists, Twitter will offer free tweet curation tools that newsrooms will be able to use to better depict the flavor or “the roar of the crowd” at live events, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said at the  Online News Association conference on Friday. According to the  Poynter.org blog , Costolo said: We have known for a long time that when events happen in the real world, the shared experience is on Twitter and we want to create an ability to curate events. In theory this tool could be used to add more context and allow the aggregated tweets to paint a better picture of what’s really going on, focusing on the narrative rather than the noise. Think Storify  or Tweetmeme  only without leaving Twitter itself. (The ONA conversation is  here .) Twitter’s love-hate relationship with journalists Costolo also promised that people will be able to download their full tweet stream by year’s end, a claim that took Dave Winer by surprise since Twitter has started to exercise more control over the [...]

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A new platform called Spundge , which was unveiled at the Online News Association conference on Friday (21 September), has been built in a bid to help improve the efficiency of journalists’ digital workflows and their ability to keep track of their beat and stories online. The platform aims to help journalists “gather, curate and publish a lot faster”, journalist in residence at Spundge Craig Silverman told Journalism.co.uk. In a blog post explaining the thinking behind the platform, Silverman explains the concept is to offer a “terminal for journalists”. “It’s a Bloomberg terminal for journalists. It’s an end to workflow madness and the start of something more efficient, more collaborative, and built for what journalists actually do.” It offers a range of services, from bookmarking, content collection and curation, web searching and filtering, to publishing and syndication, which together are designed to “help journalists and entire newsrooms do a much more efficient job of staying on top of the topics and people and companies and other items they need to track”. It’s a Bloomberg terminal for journalists. It’s an end to workflow madness and the start of something more efficient, more collaborative, and built for what journalists actually do [...]

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What a Curation Strategy Can Do for Video Sites

What a Curation Strategy Can Do for Video Sites Curation doesn’t simply mean presenting a list of videos to site visitors. Curation should come with a personality that makes the list unique. By Troy Dreier Posted on September 24, 2012 Page 1 Curation can solve the problem of abundance online, Steven Rosenbaum, author of Curation Nation  and the founder and CEO of Magnify.net ,  explained at the recent Streaming Media East conference in New York City. While creative professionals occasionally disagree with curation, it’s a way for site owners to present strong material to site visitors and cut through the clutter. “Content curators are distributors of collections,” explained Rosenbaum. “One of the reasons why this is a difficult talk to give to this audience is creators tend to see curation as stealing their soul. So, when you talk to people who make content for a living, whether it’s writers or photographers or videographers, it’s all, ‘Yeah, I used to have a great business back when all of this aggregation didn’t exist and now it’s hard for me to make a living.’ That’s not the curator’s fault. That’s the abundance problem. If you went ahead and made all the curators [...]

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