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June 16, 2011 - Duct Tape Marketing News

Blog Gudie

Blogging for Your Business


ProBlogger's Guide to Business Blogging is the best way to fully understand how to get the most from your blogging efforts - this has my highest recommendation.

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Cool Tools

Tools, links and services we found this week

Ultimate Guide to Facebook Marketing – ridiculous list of links related to all things Facebook for marketing from Copyblogger

MarketMeSuite – very complete social media marketing dashboard that looks just right for small business management.

HP Magcloud – publish, print and ship anywhere in the world. Very cool service from HP that allows you to upload PDFs or publications and print them for distribution. (HP is a client, but not for this division)

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Featured Story

There’s Really No Such Thing As Mobile Marketing

By John Jantsch

photo In my annual prediction article for OPEN Forum, I predicted that mobile would finally land firmly on the radar of the small business marketer. We’re at the halfway point and all signs point to that coming true. Read the rest at AMEX

Marketing Links
Posts from my personal blog reader

How to Attract and Retain Customers
The title of today’s post mirrors the topic of discussion I am leading during today’s New York Times Small Business Summit for AMEX OPEN. from John Jantsch at Duct Tape Marketing

Great Brands Inspire Customers
The Wall Street Journal recently ran a profile on Restoration Hardware and its reemergence as a great brand. Much of the article centered around the design and management style of Gary Friedman, Restoration Hardware ceo and chairman. from brandautopsy

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Social Media Buzz
Listening to the conversation online

3 Ways to Prepare Your Business for Social Search
Is your business ready for social search? In this article I’ll reveal what you need to know and what you need to do to prepare for social search. from socialmediaexaminer

Small Business
Trends in Small Business

How Sharing Your Secrets Can Transform Your Business
Real entrepreneurs don’t make profits, and for good reasons. Huge oil companies make excess profits, sure. Smart entrepreneurs don’t. from timberry