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June 8, 2011 - Duct Tape Marketing News

Cool Tools

Tools, links and services we found this week

Email on Acid – despite the odd name this is a very useful tool – it allows you to take a peak at what your email will look like in almost every email client and browser. Check your HTML email templates is a good idea as they can vary dramatically from client to client.

Curate.US – This tool makes it very easy to create clips from sites you visit and then share these visual links with automatic attribution back to the original content. You can even embed the clips as you curate.

Vidpresso – pretty simple idea here – this tool syncs a video with a presentation – so if you’ve got your slides and you recorded a video of you presenting this can put the two together to create something that may be more useful for online display

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Featured Story

How To Make Your Business Irresistible To Sponsors

By John Jantsch

photoA large part of my business involves attracting sponsors and strategic partners that share my desire to help small business owners grow and thrive.

As businesses of all type come to grips with that fact that lead generation has become a game of being found, these types of arrangements have increasing appeal and blend nicely with the “all-businesses-are information-publishers” model that has evolved online. Read the rest at AMEX

Marketing Links
Posts from my personal blog reader

Infographic: Where Is Inbound Marketing Headed?
Today, more and more marketers are firmly focused on the online arena, making the shift from outbound marketing to inbound marketing—a strategy that’s aimed at getting found by customers. at mdgadvertising

Good Marketing Strategy Becomes Culture
few days ago I wrote a piece called 7 Characteristics of a Real Life Marketing Strategy. from ducttape

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Social Media Buzz
Listening to the conversation online

Why You Should Buy Your First 5000 Twitter Followers
In 1987, Patrick Dempsey starred in a movie that gave geeks everywhere hope that they might have a shot at being popular.from rohitbhargava

Small Business
Trends in Small Business

Combating Four Innovation Lies
Innovators have to deal with particularly insidious lies — things that people say that they believe are true, but actually aren't. from Harvard Business Review