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January 12, 2011 - Duct Tape Marketing News

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Cool Tools

Tools, links and services we found this week

GroupMe - free group text service. Create work or personal groups and then start group chats or send out group notification from an mobile. This is a simple tool that works very well and has lots of applications. It’s just group chat, but on the mobile device.

Cartoon Me – pretty simple way to take a photo of you an turn it into an animated, cartoon like portrait.

Who's Talking – Simple social media search engine to find out who’s saying what.

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Featured Story

How to Use Gmail to Run Your Business

By John Jantsch

photoGmail has become a powerful and inexpensive way to run a companies’ email. I moved each of my domains there last year and found it to be extremely helpful. As Google continues to add features and collaboration tools, consider using Gmail to run your small business. Read the rest at AMEX OPENForum


Marketing Links
Posts from my personal blog reader

Build Loyalty like George Bailey
In the movie It’s a Wonderful Life, businessman George Bailey shifts from despair to intense motivation when an angel intervenes to show him how much worse off his town would have been without him. from neurosciencemarketing

Making Room for Awesome Business Ideas
You know how some people enjoy using yoga or meditation to relieve stress? Well, I vacuum. Seriously. The truth is I’m a bit of a neat freak (though I prefer terms like “organized” or “careful.”) from orangesoda.com

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Social Media Buzz
Listening to the conversation online

THE NEXT MEDIA DISRUPTORS ARE MOBILE PURE-PLAYS
Every major advance in distribution technology over the last 100 years has spawned a class of media upstarts that focused on these emerging, mass platforms and, along the way, became giants. from steverubel.com

Questioning Quora
Do you use Quora? Should you use Quora? As we begin the new year, I felt like it makes sense to set aside some time each week to take a look at technology that is new, generating interest, or represents a step forward in the online world. from toprankblog.com



Small Business
Trends in Small Business

Create momentum by swallowing a frog every day
I have noticed a marked difference in my business output and general mood by implementing a concept a learned from my friend Charlie Gilkey, called swallowing a frog. from escapefromcubiclenation


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