Seth Godin

Why Social Media Isn’t The Holy Grail (& Neither is Content Marketing)

Social media isn’t the holy grail,” according to Social Media Examiner’s Mike Stelzner, author of Launch: How to Quickly Propel Your Business Beyond the Competition, speaking at Content Marketing World 2012. At first blush this may sound ludicrous coming from the founder of one of the largest social media blogs but the reality is that social media isn’t a business goal!

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Seth Godin: 7 Truths At The Heart of Marketing (& How to Use Them)

Seth Godin‘s a prolific writer and blogger but don’t read his work unless you’re prepared to change how you think about and implement your marketing. While Seth’s thinking isn’t always original, he’s a great storyteller who juxtaposes ideas and packages them in unexpected context to give them the attention they deserve. Here are seven Seth Godin quotes at the core of marketing with advice on how to integrate them into your marketing.

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What is Branding?

Brands are short hand marketing messages with identifiable representation that create emotional bonds with consumers through a combination of tangible and intangible factors. In a world where every individual is also a media entity, your consumers and their perception of your brand own it (as it always was). Based on the thirty definitions of branding, here are the twelve main attributes of a brand.

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30 Branding Definitions

Brands have a wide range of uses for businesses, products and individuals in today’s dynamic marketing landscape where publishing and message distribution are no longer limited to media entities. Through the use of social media platforms, every consumer is a publisher and has his own brand to promote. Each brand is competing for time and attention—today’s scarce resources—to break though the message clutter in order to build relationships with their target audience(s). By itself, a brand isn’t a marketing strategy. In their own words, here are thirty (30) branding definitions from marketers and visionary leaders (aka the original Mad Men) to help you understand what branding entails.

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Blog Show and Tell: 3 Blogging Lessons With Examples

Do you remember show and tell? In nursery school, I had to bring in an unusual item and explain it to my classmates. Unlike my friends, I didn’t settle for an ordinary toy or household object. Instead I brought my sister. The great advantage was that she was able to talk for herself. Over the years, I’ve found old-fashioned show and tell to be a useful teaching technique because it illustrates the point better than describing it can ever do. Here are three blogging elements where show and tell can help you learn and improve your craft.

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5 Keys to Effective Conference Presentations

Conferences and public events have three major audiences, show organizers, speakers and attendees. After attending a variety of events during New York’s Advertising Week, here are five tactics to help make your presentation a success. Please read on…

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Are books becoming extinct?

Seth Godin’s announcement that he won’t use a book publisher for his next book has started a conversation regarding the future of book publishing. After outlining 3 facts influencing the current state of book publishing, 3 issues confronting book publishers and authors are discussed. Please read on …

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