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May 11, 2011 - Duct Tape Marketing News

Cool Tools

Tools, links and services we found this week

How to monitor social media mentions in 5 minutes a day – step by step directions for setting up a powerful listening station.

Top Facebook Marketing Resources Mari Smith uses another cool tool, Storiy, to curate a list of Facebook marketing tools.

Draw it Live – a free application that makes it simple for you to draw with others online. No download simply launch and invite and you can draw out concepts and art with your friends.

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Featured Story

5 Reasons Why Free Is Hurting Us All

By John Jantsch

photoWe’ve swung so far over to the “information wants to be free” thinking that I believe it’s presenting a challenge for businesses and content consumers and the Web in general. Read the rest at Amex OPEN Forum

Marketing Links
Posts from my personal blog reader

Are You Food or Foe?
I want to make a very important marketing distinction today, one that could change how you approach leads, using a metaphor common in the animal world.from John Jantsch at Duct Tape Marketing

11 Processes For Scaling Online Communities
Some community managers are overwhelmed. They don't have enough time to do all the work. from feverbee

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Social Media Buzz
Listening to the conversation online

3 Reasons to Stick with Social Media
The term ‘social media’ gets mixed reviews these days. In the business community leaders sometimes just don’t know exactly what to think. from socialmediadudes

Small Business
Trends in Small Business

5 key ingredients for startup success
So you found the next big idea and think you have the startup chops to execute it. You’ve already figured out how to bootstrap your startup your venture, calculated the burn-rate and crafted a game plan for the next 12 months. Now what? from venturebeat