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April 27, 2011 - Duct Tape Marketing News

Duct Tape Marketing Contest

Let's Stop Being So Rude

Duct Tape Marketing is going to giveaway five $50 American Express Gift Cards to five people that leave the best comment to this challenge:

What’s the most over the top “thank you” you’ve ever received from a boss, employee, colleague, customer, supplier, friend, you name it.

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Cool Tools

Tools, links and services we found this week

CiteBite – Have you ever wanted to share a link to a quote or something way down on a page? This free little app lets you create links directly to a specific part of a page. There’s a bookmarklet and Firefox extension as well.

Schedulicity – this tool allows you to put your calendar online so customers can find a time that works to schedule an appointment. There are a number of these out there, but I like that this one syncs with mobile devices and Facebook.

2Screens Ipad Presentation Appthis one has two iTunes links and is a bit geeky, but I love presenting on my iPad and now I’ve found a great presentation tool 2Screens Presentation Expert and 2Screens iPhone Remote that lets you use your iPhone as a remote for your iPad – total coolness achieved.

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Featured Story

How to Deliver an Experience

By John Jantsch

photoFor a lot of businesses, taking the order is where marketing ends. For smart marketers, it’s the starting point for the next order and the referral. If you stop your marketing thinking at the transaction, you’ll find it harder and harder to build real marketing momentum. Read the rest at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Links
Posts from my personal blog reader

How to Make Your Content Pay
Every business must produce reams of educational content these days because our customers have come to expect it and the search engines demand it. from AMEX

Why Nobody Cares About Your Content (And What to do About it)
A few weeks ago I decided to open up my coaching services for one day only. The results of this 24-hour period were gut-wrenching … for my clients. from coppyblogger

This issue of the Duct Tape Newsletter is brought to you by Wall Street Journal Bestseller - The Referral Engine - Teaching Your Business To Market Itself by John Jantsch - Found wherever books are sold - More info here

Social Media Buzz
Listening to the conversation online

Should You Advertise on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter?
Are you wondering if it makes sense to advertise on your favorite social network? Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn all have different demographic profiles and use cases that may provide good advertising opportunities. from socialmediaexaminer

Small Business
Trends in Small Business

Built to Sell = Built to Succeed
After reading John Warillow’s excellent book Built to Sell, my first reaction was John picked the wrong title. from smallbizlabs