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January 19, 2011 - Duct Tape Marketing News

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Cool Tools

Tools, links and services we found this week

Fiverr - a marketplace where people all manner of services for $5. There are some really interesting offers for business and pretty entertaining read.

Onepage – interactive one page business cards for the web. You can create a page that lists all of the ways to contact you and then embed the card in multiple pages.

ccMixter – a Creative Commons music tool – Find exactly the music you’re looking for to use in videos, podcasts and more using dig.ccMixter Music Discovery tool.

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Featured Story

The Easiest Way to Create a Podcast

By John Jantsch

photoI’ve been interviewing really smart people on a weekly basis for about five years now. In the process, I've found that a podcast is a great platform to get my interviews to the public. Podcasts have benefitted me in content creation, introductions and page views. Read the rest at AMEX OPENForum

Marketing Links
Posts from my personal blog reader

Good Video Whispers Stories In Your Ear
Not only do I love this band, Hoots and Hellmouth (@HootsHellmouth), I love these videos produces by the Athens Soundies. from jasonkeath

Should Your Content Be Behind Forms? [Debate]
What is the right approach to inbound marketing—putting forms in front of your content for lead generation purposes or leaving the content totally free for distribution purposes? from hubspotblog

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Social Media Buzz
Listening to the conversation online

How to Use Twitter to Turn Up Leads and Opportunities
The combination of Google and Twitter now allows you to create very powerful searches and alerts to help you filter out 99% of the information that doesn’t directly apply to your focus while zeroing in on the leads and opportunities that pay. from businessforums.verizon

Small Business
Trends in Small Business

Business Planning Isn’t About Pages
Somebody asked me about a one-page business plan. That’s a fashionable idea, and can certainly be a useful exercise. from timberry