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Tools, links and services we found this week
Treepodia - Platform that allows you to turn an entire product catalog into a video catalog
LastPass – LastPass is a password manager that makes web browsing easier and more secure. It creates random cryptic passwords and auto fills forms – c’mon admit it, your dog’s name is not a very good password choice.
MuckRack – Source of information about and for journalists on Twitter – very cool way to follow stories and journalists important to your industry
This issue of the Duct Tape Newsletter is sponsored by the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network. We're looking for experienced marketing consultants and coaches that want to generate greater profits by partnering with a national brand and marketing system. More info here
The 7 Verbs of Commitment
By John Jantsch
In the end, what every business seeks is commitment – from our customers, our staff, our partners, and our entire collaboration universe. Commitment erases friction, creates momentum and drives substantial profit. Read the rest at AMEX OPENForum
Posts from my personal blog reader
Sample Your Product as Often as Possible
There's a shift in advertising and marketing. One that is even more focused on inspiring people to tell stories about your brand and business starring themselves. from conversationagent
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Social Media Buzz
Listening to the conversation online
5 Reasons to Encourage Your Sales Team to Blog
One of the most common excuses businesses give when asked why they aren't blogging is the time commitment and lack of bandwidth. from hubspot
Facebook Tip – 4 steps to customising your Facebook news feed
Have you found yourself missing posts in your news feed on Facebook from friends or Pages that you used to see? from krishnade
Trends in Small Business
Are You Different on Purpose?
Roy Spence, one of the toughest-minded business thinkers I know, is a cofounder of GSD&M, the legendary advertising agency based in Austin, Texas. from hbr.org