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March 22, 2011 - Duct Tape Marketing News

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Cool Tools

Tools, links and services we found this week

Thinglink – tool that allows you to add interactive features to your online images.

Springpad – very interesting free note taking and creating tool that organizes things the ways you live.

Google Public Data Explorer – The Google Public Data Explorer makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. This one came from Ben at WBPSystems who claims that he finds this tool very helpful for making business decisions and researching new markets.

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Featured Story

What You Need to Know to Sell Small Business

By John Jantsch

photoThese days, I frequently get asked how the heck to get through to small businesses. See, small business, last decade’s afterthought, is this decade’s hot untapped market. Read the rest at AMEX OPENForum

Marketing Links
Posts from my personal blog reader

Replies Can Change Customer Minds
It’s axiomatic that you find out how good a business really is when it has already screwed up once; the speed and nature of the fix show the firm’s true nature. from futurelab

The 3 Forgotten Tactics of Content Marketing
First, I read this post from Seth Godin that made me think about the lost opportunity by many marketers, so focused on new media, that they forget the content marketing tactics that customers are actually engaging in. from junta42

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Social Media Buzz
Listening to the conversation online

How to Optimize your Paid Search with Social Media
We used to learn about who our audience was by putting cookies on our website and waiting for traffic to come so we could learn more about our visitors. from pauldunay

Small Business
Trends in Small Business

10 things entrepreneurs can learn from musicians
I have written several posts now about ways entrepreneurs can learn from people and from the world around them. from crowdspring