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March 16, 2011 - Duct Tape Marketing News

Talking Logo Winner Announced


Create Your Talking Logo Winner of Two Dell Vostro V130s

We received over 200 entries and lots of votes. I want to thank everyone that played. If you haven’t yet, read through some of the great examples and helpful comments from readers. And now, our winner . . .

What do you do for a living?

Talking Logo: I’m Jennifer Nagel, and I help break people out of jail.

“What? How do you do that?”

By showing people how to break out of the gray fabric cubicle that imprisons them from 9 to 5 each weekday! I’m a career transition specialist who will help you find and follow your dream work, and profit from your passions. You CAN have a vocation filled with inspiration! Check out Vocation Inspiration.

Cool Tools

Tools, links and services we found this week

SinglePlatform – very cool looking new service that helps local businesses promote their content and publishers use local content to help their SEO efforts. I push all my local clients to get in the local content biz and this tool may be a great play for that.

Index Tank – Hosted real time search that offers robust search functionality for your WordPress blog

7 Tools for Managing Your Facebook Fans – Nice roundup from AllFacebook of some tools that will allow you to get more from Facebook, including a couple that make it easier for you to provide customer service directly from Facebook.

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Featured Story

Why We Overtweet

By John Jantsch

photoThis morning I’m participating in a panel at SXSW Interactive in Austin called Tweeting on the Weekends. The panelist and audience will attempt to address the idea that our digital worlds are overtaking our physical worlds and perhaps threatening to invade our lives in ways that cause more damage than good. Read the rest at AMEX OPENForum

Marketing Links
Posts from my personal blog reader

Does Your Business Rely on the Accidental Referral?
Businesses run on referrals. Just ask any business owner or salesperson what their No. 1 source of new business is, and you're likely to hear some variation on the theme of referrals from allbusiness

Does Your Name Help Customers Engage With You?
I have always been interested in the science and often art of naming companies and products. from webpeel

This issue of the Duct Tape Newsletter is brought to you by Wall Street Journal Bestseller - The Referral Engine - Teaching Your Business To Market Itself by John Jantsch - Found wherever books are sold - More info here

Social Media Buzz
Listening to the conversation online

Get Hundreds of Links to Your Next Blog Post, Guaranteed
In the late 1800′s, Kaiser Wilhelm wanted to get rid of a number of his associates in the German government. Since many of them were old, he decided to set the age of retirement to 65 and successfully forced them out of their positions. from viperchill

Small Business
Trends in Small Business

Real Business Planning Thrives on Uncertainty
How passionate are you about customer service? How passionate are your employees? Are they customer service champions? from flooringtheconsumer