Come on and seriously treat yourself to some of the best space images and videos on the planet.  You can find it all here as part of the Hubble 25th Anniversary website.

And if you aren’t finding what you love there, I mean there are endless treats out there….

Like this on flickr

2012: Planetary Nebula NGC 5189

2013: Horsehead Nebula

2010: Pillar and Jets in Carina

Or just head over to Youtube and check out

And if that isn’t enough, just go to Twitter

You have to love space and the Hubble after seeing all this!

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I am not sure that HBO is making the right move here with ordering a Brooklyn Bar to stop  showing ‘Game of Thrones’

 HBO wants more and more people hooked on the show so they can continue to drive up demand for on demand viewing and more subscriptions.  I know that the bra shouldn’t be charging people to watch a show – that would be wrong.  But if the bar has a legal subscription to HBO and is broadcasting it live how it this any different than a sports bar showing a bowl game or the NCAA tournament.  I really really don’t get it.

HBO should have done something different.

Like send a cast member to the bar and make it a viral PR stunt.

Or Sell them a ‘public display’ subscription.

Anything other than send a cease and desist – just makes them no different than the cable companies.  IMHO

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It should come to no surprise that SaaS Valuations are all about the Growth.  How fast are you growing the top line revenue is all that matters.  

SaaS valuations have been very healthy and the trend looks to stay the same.  The only two metrics that matter to the financiers seem to be Forward Revenue and Trailing Revenue.   If you are bold and your trailing revenue supports a predictable high revenue growth, you can secure a huge multiple on your forward plans.  Something between 12-20X.  If not, you will have to settle for a 5X on forward revenue.  And you can easily see in this chart.

 Wait, so if you are a low growth SaaS company, you can still land a 5X valuation on forward revenue.  I think that rocks. 

The question the entrepreneur needs to ask is what kind of company are they and what do they want to be.  But it is pretty clear to me that most entrepreneurs and financiers want to be in SaaS companies because of charts like this.  

 

 

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I have to say that I love the new quote tweet from Twitter.  The ability to add comments and thoughts is pretty cool and they play out well too.  I mean have you seen them.    

 Have you seen them in action or played with them.  Well I have, here are a few of my favorite.  

 

 

 

 

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 Hostess Wins!  At least in my mind capturing the imagination and attention on #OpeningDay. If you didn’t see it they made a brilliant move on Twitter putting out there an epic fail that resulted in a ton of engagement, awareness and edge for the brand.  

 It all started with an innocent tweet! 

And let the great comments and amplification begin with Sports Illustrated

Smithfield Foods

Denny’s

What do you think?  If you don’t know, AdWeek called it a genius move.

 

 

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 If you aren’t using the power of Big Data to help you tackle your Content Marketing Strategy & Plans you are simply not building a path to win.  The good thing is that there is lots of data out there that can help you determine what your content strategy should be as well as data to help you find the right content to share w/ your audience.  

Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight!  Get the Content Marketing tools powered by Big Data to power your brand in real-time. 

The great thing is that tools such as Rallyverse have already tapped into Big Data and applied their patented recommendation technology to work for you and your brand.  You just have to sit back and take in the recommendations.  

Along with powerful recommendations, they provide powerful search so that the best of your content library as well as the best of the web is at your fingertips 24/7.  Now that is the power of the internet at work.  You can check it out the details at the post below. 

 

 Need More reasons to believe in Rallyverse.  Check out these features.  

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Create WordPress content with Rallyverse

On April 3, 2015, in Uncategorized, by Joe Doran

Rallyverse now supports direct publishing to your WordPress blog.

You can create original WordPress content, build content from Rallyverse-curated links, or even from automated aggregations from within Rallyverse. Whatever your approach to your blog, Rallyverse is now making it a whole lot easier to create more content.

In the Rallyverse editor, you should now see fourth publishing destination which, when clicked, opens up an html editor where you can build your WordPress post.

You get everything you’d expect from a blog editor: a WYSIWYG editor that lets you apply styles and add images to your post, the ability to select categories, tags and authors, and all the scheduling tools that power all your other social accounts.

But, more than the basics, you get the opportunity to power your blog with content recommendations from Rallyverse. Here are some of the ways you can use Rallyverse to create more content for WordPress.

Comment on an article, post or image

See something in Rallyverse that you’d like to share on your blog? An article you’d like to link to or comment on? Click on any item and we’ll give you a formatted link that will fit right into your blog’s styles. Rallyverse also gives you multiple options to display the link (inline or hero) in case you want to share a large image (like an infographic — for example, this).

Build a post from your Rallyverse lists: social selling, top 5, sent posts

Rallyverse allows you to manually or automatically aggregate content into Lists for social selling and email distribution. You can also add any of those lists to a blog post with a click:

Just click “Send to blog” and we’ll open up an editor window for you to craft a post. For example, you can share your Top 5 social posts from the past week, along with your comments on why you think they each worked.

Add WordPress posts to your content calendar

Since you’re creating WordPress content alongside your other social posts and social selling emails, you can see how your blog posts fit into your overall content strategy and where it sits on your content calendar.

How to get started

WordPress is available to all Rallyverse clients. If you host your own instance of WordPress, you’ll need to have Jetpack installed and a wordpress.com account to connect Rallyverse to your blog.

(And, as you might have expected, this post was written in Rallyverse.)
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What were the All Star posts for social media this week?  Well not surprising that Content Marketing was top of the list.  My audience devours content marketing tips, tricks, data and infographics.

Also topping the charts were new kick butt features from Rallyverse.  Like the new Search & Discover capabilities in Rallyverse.

89% say #ContentMarketing works top challenge is content creation & measurement. @Rallyverse can help

Predictive technology making #ContentCreation faster, better, stronger Thanks @Rallyverse for your patented tech

89% say #ContentMarketing works top challenge is content creation & measurement. @Rallyverse can help

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Great #SocialSelling content that you can make even greater by sharing with the world.  Or just make yourself smarter.

Tuesday #SocialSelling Tip: Make it Succeed w/ these 3 Tips

 

Tuesday #SocialSelling Tip: Add context and tags to your content

 

Tuesday #SocialSelling tip: Scale Content Marketing thru Sales

 

Talk about Enterprise Control – @Rallyverse lets you take full control of your content recomendations Check out

 

YES! Rallyverse delivers the most powerful discovery tools out there for content marketers. And they just got better w/ ‘Search Everywhere’

 

How to Mix Owned, #Curated and Promotional Content? @Rallyverse has a new #infographic

 

Social Selling is tough – Rallyverse makes it easy. And now you can add context to your engaging content so the sellers know why this content matters for your audience.

 

Sellers need context to make #SocialSelling work @Rallyverse makes it easy

 

Weekend Warriors: 3 Reasons You Should Schedule Content For Weekends

 

RT @Rallyverse: “The NFL would say their best partner, without a doubt, is PepsiCo.” #superbowl

Guy Plays Table Tennis Every Day for a Year

Why Authenticity Is Key to Mastering Social Media Marketing

 

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Great read on Moz today that demonstrated this great trick using Google Analytics to group like content and track its performance.  This is critical if you want to measure the performance of your content strategy but wow there is a lot of pre-work and during work to make sure that this gets pulled off without a hitch.  I mean give the article a quick read but come back….
Now you can see that not only do you have to have a Content Strategy you need to have Content that fits that strategy and can easily be identified as following those strategic pillars.
“Picking your horse [Content Strategy] is half the battle, the other half is actually doing it – produce and market that content!  Easier said than done but Rallyverse makes this all really really easy.”

Content Creation that is On Strategy

Rallyverse surrounds you with the content that is connected to your brand and its strategy from the broad topics to niche topics.  From up to the minute 3rd party content to your own brand archival content that is trending right now.  This foundation of rich and relevant content gives you the knowledge and inspiration to create quickly topical content that is on point.

Tracking

Rallyverse built the infrastructure and tools that supports your strategy and marks up your created content with the categories, tags, UTM parameters, conversion tracking and much more so making sure that the content you produce is discoverable, trackable and measured is core to what Rallyverse does.  All with very limited additional input from you.

Insight

Rallyverse uses this performance data to report back to you on the performance of your content strategy, tags and categories.  So you know what is working, what is not working and how you  can optimize it.
You should really give Rallyverse a look see for yourself.  Sign up for a demo today.
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