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April 20, 2011 - Duct Tape Marketing News

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Cool Tools

Tools, links and services we found this week

Timely – Interesting tool from the Flowtown folks that helps analyze and then schedule the best time for your tweets.

Tout – Tool that makes it very easy to templatize, organize and track those routine emails that you use over and over again

iPromote somewhat freaky technology takes a look at the content on your Web site and instantly creates banner ads.

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Featured Story

Give Yourself Permission to Suck

By John Jantsch

photoWhen I was growing up I decided I wanted to play the guitar. I loved music, appreciated songwriting and wanted to be able to play and sing. As anyone who has ever tried to learn an instrument or anyone that’s lived with someone trying to learn a musical instrument can attest, at first you’re going to be really, really bad. 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

The four horsemen of media--here comes tiny media
The first is when you talk about yourself. Directly to people who care to hear you out. The second is when you pay someone to carry your message. Media for hire, we call it advertising.from sethgodin

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Social Media Buzz
Listening to the conversation online

Small Businesses Benefit Most From Social Media, Study Reveals
Do you wonder if you have what it takes to compete in the social media marketplace? Who, after all, has the time or the budget to mimic Disney or Starbucks? Certainly not a small business! from socialmediaexaminer

Small Business
Trends in Small Business

How Attractive Is Your Business?
The most appealing elements of business (at least for me right now) are innovation, connection and courtesy. I love the way today has the answer to yesterday’s problem; the way relationships drive every business; the way the values we learned as children still matter in our work. from smallbiztrends