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March 14, 2012 - Duct Tape Marketing News


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Cool Tools

Tools, links and services we found this week

PunchTab – unique service that makes it very easy to create more user engagement on you site with loyalty programs, giveaways and badges for achieving milestones.

Intercom – this newish tool allows you to create far more user engagement with folks that frequently visit your site or app. You can gather social data and interact with frequent visitors.

Speaker Deck – great, simple way to share slide deck presentations online.

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2-Part Featured Story

Part 1: The Hierarchy of Getting The Important Stuff Done

By John Jantsch

Build A Small Business Plan

There is always more that you want to do than you can humanly or otherwise actually do. That’s just the nature of owning a business and the minute you let up it comes right back at you.

The key is to find a way to focus on the right things and let the other things, no matter how loud and shiny, go.

Read the Rest at Duct Tape Marketing

Part 2: The Cycle of Getting the Important Stuff Done

By John Jantsch

Build A Small Business Plan

It seems that staying focused on priorities is one of the toughest jobs we all have.

Several readers correctly identified that while I had outlined the path for staying focused, I hadn’t addressed just how you stay on that path. So, that’s what I want to address today.

Read the Rest at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Links
Posts from my personal blog reader

A Marketing Lesson From The Most Depressing Magazine Ever
I'm not really sure when I started getting Reader's Digest delivered to my home, or even if I subscribed to it.: from Influential Marketing Blog

Tune in to this week's DuctTape Marketing Podcast with Lindsey Pollak, author of Getting from College to CareerSubscribe now via iTunes or subscribe via other RSS device (Google Listen)

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Social Media Buzz
Listening to the conversation online

Networked Networking is How You Build Relationships Today
With all of the networking that takes place online today, it is sometimes easy to forget about the offline world of networking or vice versa.: from AMEXOpen

Small Business
Trends in Small Business

Playbooks and visual explanations
By the time the New York Giants and the New England Patriots took the field Sunday for their Super Bowl matchup, the players on both teams had read, re-read and rehearsed their respective game playbooks dozens, if not hundreds of times.: from Church of the Customer