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Content Marketers & Curators - 50 Ideas to Create Buzz

Content Marketers & Curators - 50 Ideas to Create Buzz | Social Selling |

I selected this article from conversationagent because this is one of my trusted sources, where I find great content, day after day. 


This piece has some great tips for creating compelling content and it gives you examples of people who are doing a good job with each suggestion.


**These ideas can be used for content curators as well - to create buzz and build an audience, providing "context" is what sets you apart from others - these tips are ways to accomplish that.


Quote from this piece:


"Connecting ideas and people -- how talk can change our lives".


Here are a few things that caught my attention:


**. Make digestible bits of advice in micro-interactions gain big impact. Kellye Crane built a community for #soloPR practitioners off a Twitter chat filled with useful advice.


** Create a new list. People like to see where things stack against each other. By far, the most popular list is still the one Todd And created and AdAge took over.


** Give away secrets and tips to help others become more effective. Adam Singer is very generous in that regard.


** Teach something new or from a new perspective. Kathy Sierra has been able to do that on a topic that for many was considered not quite appealing


** Inspire people to take action and change the world. Entrepreneur Chris Guilleabeau is a good example of that.


** Be opinionated about future trends. That's a trait that is best exemplified by Robert Scoble.


** Track and review future trends from behind the scenes. A good guide is Louis Gray.


**Create a conversation around a social object. That's what Hugh MacLeod does.


** Become the expert hub on a subject matter. The consistent "go to" person for branding is the team at Branding Strategy Insider.


Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Marketing, Social Media and Beyond"


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Barry Deutsch's comment, May 16, 2012 2:18 AM
Fully 1/3 of my business in executive search, speaking engagements, and consulting projects come directly from content curation and marketing.
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