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Whidbey Venture Group http://whidbeyventuregroup.com Where the future of digital advertising and marketing technology collide Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:10:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.2 ICYMI – Our favorite reads this week: Content Marketing, Space, ISS & GIFs dominate http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/icymi-our-favorite-reads-this-week-contentmarketing-space-iss-gifs-dominate/ Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:03:37 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=878

Check out what was on our mind over the last week.  Of course it was dominated by content marketing content marketing, space and the international space station video and of course GIFs making the highlight as the best way to build help files and tours.

 

Emoji & ASCII Art is everywhere.  Any it just isn’t millennials that are using these crudely drawn pictograms to communicate.  You should do it as well.

If you haven’t seen the spectacular time lapse footage from the international space station #ISS you should take the 3 minutes and watch it.  But not just on a small screen.  Go and chrome cast it to something massive – 60″ and up is better.

Take 3 minutes and play this on a huge screen #space #iss

We all have Content Marketing winners but are you making the most of them.  You need too.  Read this post to get your 1 Easy Tip to Make the most of your #ContentMarketing Winners

Of course animated #GIFs are all the rage but what do you use them for besides reaction memes.  If you are industrious you can make them part of your core product like Rallyverse did.  Using animated gifs to power their help files, tours and tutorials.  I don’t want to watch a video, a 15 sec gif does a much better on demand job.

What has 63 GIFS across 21 Topics and rocks. The new Rallyverse Help & Tours!

#ContentMarketing Tip: Creating your original content is hard, republish it on Linkedin and Medium to get more reach

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Rallyverse knows you want to stay on strategy but you don’t have the time nor the inclination to tag or sort all your content into your content topic and types that follow your content strategy.  Well the smart little servers at Rallyverse do that all automagically for you.  

This means less work for you, better more relevant content for you and your audience and tracking and reporting that will prove out your ROI.  

Check the full story here on Rallyverse.  

New in Rallyverse: all your tags are belong to us

 

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🙌 Emoji 👊 and Ascii Art FTW 【ツ】in Content Marketing http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/%f0%9f%99%8c-emoji-%f0%9f%91%8a-and-asci-art-ftw-%e3%80%90%e3%83%84%e3%80%91in-content-marketing/ Thu, 21 May 2015 14:13:24 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=857

What makes your Content Marketing work harder?  Emoji and Ascii Art help your content stand out from the masses.  Don’t believe me, check out my top engaging posts across all social publishing destinations.   See anything that is in common.  They all have asci art of emoji in them.

Breaking through in content marketing is tough enough.  If you want to make your content marketing work harder for you give it a push or a little help.  Be creative and use elements like asci Art and emojis.  You are already doing the heavy lifting around SEO to make sure you have the right keyword density against the right topics for your content marketing. Put in some stuff that your human audience wants – emojis 👍 and ascii art.

Your audience is human and you should be too.  And Humans use Emojis…

 

【ツ】 Need to discover trending content for your brand? #contentmarketing with @Rallyverse

 

【ツ】 Don’t have time for a demo of #Rallyverse … We got it all in animated #gifs

rallyverse.com

 

【ツ】 Need to discover trending content for your brand? #contentmarketing with @Rallyverse

 

Big Data and Content Marketing the new Peanut Butter & Chocolate

 

【ツ】 Treat yourself – life advice from kid’s characters

 

We write a lot about emojis, they are everywhere in our society and in our marketing.  Brush up on them here.

If you want to brush up on your asci art skills, check out this little post.

And remember that Rallyverse has native support for emoji and asci art in our content marketing platform.

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Let them guess what you like http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/let-them-guess-what-you-like/ Mon, 11 May 2015 17:43:19 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=850 Let Rallyverse guess what you like.  All it takes is your twitter handle – you don’t have to connect if you don’t want to – and you can see all the magic happen.

Rallyverse: We know the Stuff You Like!

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If you haven’t been keeping up with Rallyverse lately, you should take a look now.  The company is cranking along with lots of new capabilities and fun stuff.  Have you see Rallyverse predict what you care about.  Check out its ‘Amazing Kreskin‘ moment.  If not, take 2 minutes and flip through the most recent credentials deck.

Want to know more about the Rallyverse platform, or how it works, details on the features.  Well you have all the links at your disposal now.
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89 Percent of Content Marketers Say Content Marketing Works http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/89-percent-of-content-marketers-say-content-marketing-works/ Fri, 08 May 2015 09:40:19 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=842  It is true.  Content Marketing Works but if you ask for the details on where the difficulties and challenges lie in doing content marketing well – you get very clear answers.  Well I am happy to say that we hear about these challenges all the time at Rallyverse and we can help make the life of a content marketer much much better.

But first – Content Marketing Works

 But when it comes to the challenges that Content Marketers face, it all starts with content creation.  And it is about the details here – what does my audience care about right now, what content will they engage with, how do I create content at scale and still have timely and fresh content.  And measure the results.

 Well this is exactly what the smart people over at Rallyverse do.  Rallyverse has the most advanced patented content marketing platform out there but they make it easy to use.  You should check out how Rallyverse makes the sausage.  Or better yet just check out all the capabilities in the core platform.

Rallyverse also makes it very easy for you to track your content strategy using tags.  You have a content strategy but are you executing against it and is it working for you.  Rallyverse delivers the answer in a way you can consume in its advanced reports but also in your google analytics.  Read all about tags on Rallyverse blog. 

The advanced insights are powerful tools to help you manage and track ROI.  Read about the advanced insights capability.

]]> Can Software beat ‘The Amazing Kreskin’? I say YES! http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/can-software-beat-the-amazing-kreskin-i-say-yes/ http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/can-software-beat-the-amazing-kreskin-i-say-yes/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 20:48:18 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=826 I think so.  And so will you after you take this little test. Take 30 seconds and see how Rallyverse reads your mind and tells you what topics you care about.  Better than The Amazing Kreskin in my humble opinion.  Just click on the image below and try it out.  

 

In actuality what the software is doing is looking at what you post and read on Twitter and determining what is interesting to you.  We will then give you recommendations on topics and content that may be of interest to you.

This is what Rallyverse thinks I like.  Pretty spot on given all the “May the 4th” content I have been consuming and posting.

 
Be sure to give us feedback on how we did!  There is a little feedback form right on the web page.  

This is just a taste of the patented technology powering Rallyverse.  Our enterprise customers use this leading content marketing technology everyday to stay relevant and fresh in the eyes of their audience.  Creating engaging and topical content for audiences that are notoriously hard to reach and engage.  I don’t think anyone out there has a more powerful content curation or content marketing tool that can help you power your content creation or social media marketing plans.  

So after you try our best shot at beating the ‘Amazing Kreskin’ you should come and check out Rallyverse or just signup for a demo.  

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Treat yourself to some great Hubble 25th Anniversary Images and Videos http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/treat-yourself-to-some-great-hubble-25-anniversary-images-and-videos/ Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:13:14 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=816 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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April Newsletter: Create (more) blog posts for WordPress with Rallyverse http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/april-newsletter-create-more-blog-posts-for-wordpress-with-rallyverse/ Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:55:15 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=810 Check out all the new news from Rallyverse in the April Newsletter.   

 

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Really – I mean really! HBO Has Ordered A Brooklyn Bar To Stop Showing ‘Game Of Thrones’ http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/really-i-mean-really-hbo-has-ordered-a-brooklyn-bar-to-stop-showing-game-of-thrones/ Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:55:01 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=805 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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What is not to love about #StarWarsEmojis http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/what-is-not-to-love-about-starwarsemojis/ Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:38:11 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=801  Come on – everyone has got to love #StarWarsEmojis right. 

 I used them yesterday.  

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All 6 Star Wars Films Retold As Infographics http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/all-6-star-wars-films-retold-as-infographics/ Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:16:12 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=793  

 

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When it comes to SaaS Valuations it is all about the Growth http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/when-it-comes-to-saas-valuations-it-is-all-about-the-growth/ Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:59:14 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=790 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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What You Need To Know About Going Gluten-Free (Infographic) http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-going-gluten-free-infographic/ Mon, 13 Apr 2015 23:16:23 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=788 This neat little #infographic on gives the run down on everything you need to know about going gluten free.  It really doesn’t answer all the questions but I think it does a great job for the uninitiated.  

 

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I love Twitter’s NEW ‘Quote Tweet’ – ADD YOUR THOUGHTS http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/i-love-twitters-new-quote-tweet-add-your-thoughts-2/ Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:27:13 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=781 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 #OpeningDay with Epic Fail Tweet! http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/hostess-wins-openingday-with-epic-fail-tweet/ Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:53:11 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=772  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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Big Data and Content Marketing – the new Peanut Butter & Chocolate http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/big-data-and-content-marketing-the-new-peanut-butter-chocolate/ Wed, 08 Apr 2015 10:21:14 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=767  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 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/create-wordpress-content-with-rallyverse/ Fri, 03 Apr 2015 10:49:36 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=731 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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Joe Doran’s All Star Posts ending April 2nd, 2015 – All About Content Marketing & New Tech http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/joe-dorans-all-star-posts-ending-april-2nd-2015-all-about-content-marketing-new-tech-2/ Thu, 02 Apr 2015 19:34:08 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=746

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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8 Outstanding #SocialSelling Articles to help you sell smarter http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/here-are-some-great-socialselling-content/ Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:48:09 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=726
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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Rallyverse February Newsletter http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/rallyverse-february-newsletter/ Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:02:05 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=717  

Did you miss the Rallyverse February Newsletter – Don’t Dispair.  It is right here.   

Rallybot couldn’t get enough of this newsletter
 
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Group Content in GA to help monitor your Content Strategy http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/group-content-in-ga-to-help-monitor-your-content-strategy/ Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:30:09 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=707 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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Joe Doran’s All stars for the Week Ending 3/20 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/joe-dorans-stars-week-ending-320/ Fri, 20 Mar 2015 22:12:08 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=703
 Topping the charts was my post about Pi Day – 3/14/15 – what’s not to love about PI Day!

And barely squeaking in is a post about the Death of ie.  Of course we love the schadenfraude.

Yep – It is #piday and I am awake checking out and you should too

piday.org

We all need help scaling #contentmarketing. #SocialSelling helps you amplify 100X. How? Check this #slideshare

#tbt Still true – don’t believe the #ContentShock hype #contentmarketing

We all need help scaling #contentmarketing. #SocialSelling helps you amplify 100X. How? Check this #slideshare

As MSFT prepares for the death march for IE, my suggestion is just call the new browser Spartan.

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Something the team at Rallyverse should have done http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/something-the-team-at-rallyverse-should-have-done/ Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:40:14 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=692 I wish the team at Rallyverse had started timelapse video of our #pingpong prowess last year when we got the table.
 
This guy makes a fantastic transitioin as a player that you should take the 5 minutes and watch.  
 
 
 
Now the team at Rallyverse just needs to start Meerkating their daily pingpong sessions and we will be all good.  
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Top 9 Social Campaigns of February 2015 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/top-9-social-campaigns-of-february-2015/ Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:09:46 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=689  The good people of econsultancy put out this list of the Top 9 social campaigns from February 2015.   It is quite good.  
 
 My favorite in the list was Obama & Buzzfeed
 
But this is the same team that produces mostly click baity eye candy. 
 
But my beef w/ the list is that they totally forgot about all the great Super Bowl social media work.  But the smart people at AdWeek captured it all here
 
My favorite – and I have a bias towards Cheerios – was…

 
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Rallyverse helps you Find and Target your Audience on LinkedIn http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/rallyverse-helps-you-find-and-target-your-audience-on-linkedin/ Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:41:44 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=685 More great gear from Rallyverse.  Now you can find and target your Audinece on LinkedIn.  
 
Normally I would tell brands for organic posts on LinkedIn that you should just stick with sending the message to all your followers.  The algorithms and filters that people use will allow the message to get to the right person but there are times when your messaging volume and diversity of the message means you want to target.  For example you may have an offer for a specific geography, or a educational white paper for certian function or seniority.  Well, Rallyverse can help you out and make it easy to deliver right from your current workflow.   
 
 

 

 

Check out all the details on the Rallyverse blog.  

 
 

 

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Is Meerkat a Flash in the Pan or is this Streaming Video thing REAL! http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/is-meerkat-a-flash-in-the-pan-or-is-this-streaming-video-thing-real/ Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:43:55 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=662

Will Meerkat be a long term play or just a flash in the pan?  We will see how this all plays out but I can tell you that the idea of democratized streaming media is going to be a big thing.  A really big thing.  Whether it is Meerkat or the yet to be launched Periscope we will have to wait and see but the real initial winner is going to be Twitter who will see the benefit of this real time sharing and engaging event.  But keep following me here at Whidbey Ventures to get the latest.

     VS     

Why is Live Streaming for the People a Winner?

Because it works, it is simple and it is off devices that we all have in our pockets. As well as access to great amounts of bandwidth.  And humans love site, sound and motion mixed in with a little voyeurism / velvet rope.  Intimate access and connection with others is a very powerful human condition and video makes is one more step to truly being there.

Who is doing this?

I have had the app for a couple days and really excited about its potential for breaking news, brand events, corporate intimate webinars, and just fun stuff.  I have watch Mark Suster do his Meerkats with Chamillionaire.

And if you missed Jimmy Fallon preview his monologue today, it was great.

Both of these streams drew over 2000 simultaneous views.  That is great and much larger than the capacity of most movie theaters.

And the Press?

Of course they want to talk about the controversy.

http://www.businessinsider.com/twitters-acquisition-of-periscope-and-what-it-means-for-meerkat-2015-3

http://techcrunch.com/2015/03/17/meerkat-and-twitter-the-weasel-and-the-woodpecker/

But the winner is going to be you and me and live streaming video.

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Three Things You Should Absolutely Be Doing In Your Social Media Marketing http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/three-things-you-should-absolutely-be-doing-in-your-social-media-marketing/ Tue, 17 Mar 2015 22:28:27 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=654

Three Things You Should Absolutely Be Doing In Your Social Media Marketing.  If you aren’t doing these three things, you should rethink your social marketing.  And extra credit, Rallyverse helps you do this and much much more.

 

 

 
 
 
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Bud Light’s St. Patrick’s Day tweet has users seeing red instead of green http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/bud-lights-st-patricks-day-tweet-has-users-seeing-red-instead-of-green/ Tue, 17 Mar 2015 21:43:14 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=638

Being aware of the context of your content is very important.  I am sure the Social Media team had all the right intentions but failed to grasp the broader context.  

I mean – what do you think? Brand Appropriate 

 Bud Light’s St. Patrick’s Day tweet has users seeing red instead of green mashable.com  

 
 
And this is my favorite response tweet. 

 
 
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What is Content Curation and Why Does it Matter? Hint: It matters! http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/what-is-content-curation-and-why-does-it-matter-hint-it-matters/ Fri, 13 Mar 2015 22:39:55 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=624

When we came up with the idea for Rallyverse – a leading platform in Content Marketing – we knew that a transformation was happening in Marketing. That the Content we as brands and businesses create – blog posts, tweets, status updates, Linkedin Posts – are the new Ads. The Content is the Ad. We felt deeply that this fundamental shift would cause a massive transformation to the marketing ecosystem and the marketing organization. 

And it has. Marketers need to create more content today than ever before. This has resulted in new organizational designs, new team members and roles such as the social media manager, community manager, the brand editor to name just a few. But doing this content creation is really really hard. And just putting more marketers and editors at the problem doesn’t help the brand scale to its content creation needs. In fact it is so hard we wrote a slideshare and a blog post about it where we give you “5 Reasons Why Social is So Hard“.

One of the big 5 reasons is making sure you are consistent in your voice, brand and message to your audience. This helps your audience know what they are going to be getting from you. Just like your brand, product or service, your audiences will want consistency and quality from your content creation. To deliver that consistency and quality in a seamless way, Curation can really help you. It can help with bringing together the best ideas and thoughts and content on a topics from around the web or around your world. It helps provide the context for your real time content creation. So check out our slideshare and delve into the details of Content Curation.

 

Of course doing curation is hard and it is tedious. Luckily for you Rallyverse can help. We have the industry leading patented relevancy and curation platform that is fully customized for you. You set the rules for your brand and business and Rallyverse does the rest. Discovering and curating the best content that is mapped to real time interest signals and personalized for your brand. Want to learn more about how we do it, sign up for a demo.

 
 

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Some of my #FAVORITE Rallyverse Tweets and Facebook Posts http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/some-of-my-favorite-rallyverse-tweets-and-facebook-posts/ Fri, 13 Mar 2015 21:43:44 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=619

Yea  these are some dope tweets from the folks at Rallyverse.  I think they gave the controls over to Rallybot and he had been hitting the sauce.  

 


https://www.facebook.com/Rallyverse/posts/817772104924937

 
 
 
 
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Simplicity Matters when it comes to Software Development – #MustWatch #Video http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/simplicity-matters-when-it-comes-to-software-development-mustwatch-video/ Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:44:32 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=584

 

Great tips on keeping it simple when it comes to software development and deployment.  

So invest the 30 minutes and watch this video.

 

 
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#tbt – Last Year’s St. Patrick’s robot escapades: thx #Rallybot http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/tbt-last-years-st-patricks-robot-escapades-thx-rallybot/ Thu, 12 Mar 2015 22:32:08 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=564

 Oh that Rallybot!

Happy #StPatricksDay, Rallybot. Just remember we have an 8 am meeting tomorrow. (Please enjoy responsibly.)

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9 Must Read posts on Social Selling and Employee Advocacy http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/9-must-reach-posts-on-social-selling-and-employee-advocacy/ Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:25:42 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/9-must-reach-posts-on-social-selling-and-employee-advocacy/

Social Selling and Employee Advocacy is all the rage but you need to get the details.  

Rallyverse has them.  Check out these 9 articles that will give you the definative list of what is what in social selling.  

 

Tuesday #SocialSelling Tip: Make it Succeed w/ these 3 Tips http://rlyv.se/v5aT

Your social selling program should serve two goals: (1) to help your sales team to connect with clients and prospects and (2) to scale your brand’s content and messaging via one-on-one conversation…
rallyverse.com
 
 

Tuesday #SocialSelling Tip: Add context and tags to your content http://rlyv.se/v5aU

It’s been a big week for email at Rallyverse: in addition to new email formats, we’ve also added the ability to include extra comments on individual posts and show each item’s tags in our social se…
rallyverse.com
 
 

YES! @Rallyverse has the fastest search tools for #contentmarketing http://rlyv.se/v5aV ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

With search everywhere, you’ll be able to find a lot more content from a lot more places a whole lot faster. Here’s how: In addition to instantly filtering your recommended content by whatever search term you enter or select from Your Keywords or Trending Topics, we’re now searching our entire content index (2,099,620 documents and counting when I sat down to type this up) for relevant items that match your search.
rallyverse.com
 
 

Tuesday #SocialSelling tip: Scale Content Marketing thru Sales http://rlyv.se/v5aW

How do you amplify your voice on social media? How do you create new advocates and ambassadors and multiply the impact of your content marketing…without jus
 
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Talk about Enterprise Control – @Rallyverse lets you take full control of your content recomendations http://rlyv.se/v5aX Check out

Good news: we’ve just released a new set of controls to let you fine-tune your Rallyverse content recommendations. While a limited set of ranking controls were previously available to admin users, all users now have access to a much deeper set of controls. This means that you can decide how you’d like our ranking algorithms to evaluate and surface content in Rallyverse.
rallyverse.com
 
 

YES! Rallyverse delivers the most powerful discovery tools out there for content marketers. And they just got better w/ ‘Search Everywhere’ http://rlyv.se/v5aY

With search everywhere, you’ll be able to find a lot more content from a lot more places a whole lot faster. Here’s how: In addition to instantly filtering your recommended content by whatever search term you enter or select from Your Keywords or Trending Topics, we’re now searching our entire content index (2,099,620 documents and counting when I sat down to type this up) for relevant items that match your search.
rallyverse.com
 
 

How to Mix Owned, #Curated and Promotional Content? @Rallyverse has a new #infographic http://rlyv.se/v5aZ

How do marketers mix their owned, curated and promotional content? We looked at this topic last summer and are now circling back with fresh data from Q4 of 2014, in a handy infographic.
rallyverse.com
 
 

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. http://rlyv.se/v5a0

We’ve added the ability to include extra comments on individual posts and show each item’s tags in our social selling emails.
rallyverse.com
 
 

Sellers need context to make #SocialSelling work http://rlyv.se/v5a1 @Rallyverse makes it easy

We’ve added the ability to include extra comments on individual posts and show each item’s tags in our social selling emails.
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1 Easy Tip to Make the most of your Content Marketing Winners http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/1-easy-tip-to-make-the-most-of-your-content-marketing-winners/ Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:22:49 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/1-easy-tip-to-make-the-most-of-your-content-marketing-winners/

When you have content marketing winners, you need to keep promoting and pumping them up.  The same is true in content marketing, if you have content that is rocking, you need to keep pushing that winner and the topics that surround it.  

So what has been rocking the week ending March 11th?  This has…

 

#SocialSelling is tough, @Rallyverse makes it easy. Content in context that drives buyer engagement http://rlyv.se/vxAH

We’ve added the ability to include extra comments on individual posts and show each item’s tags in our social selling emails.
rallyverse.com
 
 

Friday #ContentMarketing Tip: 5 Things Your Sales Team Is Telling You http://rlyv.se/vxA7 #socialselling

Content marketers take note; your sales team needs you. Given that 90% of the decision makers that they are trying to engage never respond to cold outreach, sales teams must engage
 
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Let’s get atomic when it comes to native ads http://rlyv.se/vvLJ #nativeads #socialmedia

Everyone thinks that all these different communication platforms and social networks are *so* unique and require different native ads / posts / messages for each.
rallyverse.com
 
 

I swore I would not tweet #AppleWatch but these are too good not to http://rlyv.se/v8gH my fav

If you think today is really about anything else other than Apple, think again. (Sorry if today’s your birthday.) The new Game of Thrones trailer! Open source medical records! The sexier, sleeker MacBook Air, which begs the question: Why only 24 percent thinner and not 25? Slackers!And, of course, the main event, the Apple Watch, aka, the new international geek-tagging system! Here are the funniest tweets about the Apple event we found so far.Special kudos to theGuardian Tech’s tweets. Gotta lov
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Need the best content discovery engine in any content marketing platform: @Rallyverse http://rlyv.se/v6JG

With search everywhere, you’ll be able to find a lot more content from a lot more places a whole lot faster. Here’s how: In addition to instantly filtering your recommended content by whatever search term you enter or select from Your Keywords or Trending Topics, we’re now searching our entire content index (2,099,620 documents and counting when I sat down to type this up) for relevant items that match your search.
rallyverse.com
 
 
 
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Did we mention #Rallybot had a friend visit this week? #robot #cubebot http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/did-we-mention-rallybot-had-a-friend-visit-this-week-robot-cubebot/ Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:21:26 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/did-we-mention-rallybot-had-a-friend-visit-this-week-robot-cubebot/

Did we mention #Rallybot had a friend visit this week? #robot #cubebot

 

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#tbt – How Does Rallyverse Work? The 2014 FIFA World Cup Explains http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/tbt-how-does-rallyverse-work-the-2014-fifa-world-cup-explains/ Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:58:39 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/tbt-how-does-rallyverse-work-the-2014-fifa-world-cup-explains/

Perfect for #tbt – How does Rallyverse Work?  The 2014 World Cup explains it all.  Check the full article below and enjoy

Rallyverse Working for WorldCup2014

How Does Rallyverse Work? The 2014 FIFA World Cup Explains

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Check out all the News on Rallyverse and Salesforce partnership http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/check-news-rallyverse-salesforce-partnership/ Mon, 12 May 2014 15:24:30 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=443 Check out all the News on Rallyverse and Salesforce partnership that was announced last week!

Salesforce unleashes an enterprise social juggernaut, Social Studio (watch out, HootSuite) http://rlyv.se/sFL

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Please make sure both your and your friend’s emails are valid. Invalid Captcha, please re-enter. Or is it goodbye?. CRM giant Salesforce, which has aggressively moved into the marketing technologyand social spaces in the past three years by buying Pardot, ExactTarget, Radian6, and BuddyMedia, announced today that it is combining its two previously acquired social technologies to create one uber-suite for social, to be called Social Studio. Itll be a key part of Salesforces growing marketing cloud, under the ExactTarget brand. Customer conversations are the new clicks, CMO Mike Lazerow told me yesterday. Enterprise scale, consumer friendly. He should know Lazerow is the former cofounder and CEO of BuddyMedia, which Salesforce bought two years ago for almost $700 million for its social publishing chops. In fact, Lazerow and Marcel LeBrun,the founder and CEO of Radian6, which Salesforce bought the previous year for $326 million for its social listening technology, worked together to not just integrate the publishing and the listening tools but to build an entire new combined tool from the ground up. We rebuilt the whole product its enterprise-scale, but simple as Facebook, Lazerow told me. This is the only social platform for social listening and engagement and analytics and marketing..
venturebeat.com

Rallyverse Selected As Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio Partner http://rlyv.se/sFM

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. Were excited to announce that Rallyverse has been selected as a launch partner in the Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio Partner Program. Radian6Buddy Media Social Studio combines the scale of salesforce.com and the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud with the leading solutions for collaborative social content marketing, engagement, publishing and analytics. As a Partner,Rallyverse will bring its patented industry-leading content recommendation technology to the Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio customers to them to discover, curate and create relevant brand content from within the Social Studio. Creating relevant and engaging content at scale for multiple social networks across multiple markets is a challenge that every global brand faces, explains our Joe Doran. Two thirds of marketers admit that they struggle to contextualize content while 57 percent have issues finding and discovering content. With Rallyverses patented content recommendation technology embedded in the Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio, brands will be able to create great content at the scale and speed that the market demands, all tuned to their brand objectives and to the topics that are trending in social media in real time.. At Rallyverse, were thrilled to be working with Salesforce and believe that our technology complements the world-class solutions offered by the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud. Our conversations with the teams at Salesforce confirm what we hear in the market every day: that discovering great content to share in social media is one of the greatest challenges marketers are facing today. And were excited to be addressing this challenge in partnership with Salesforce.
rallyverse.com

Radian6 and Buddy Media United as Social Studio http://rlyv.se/sFP

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Some industry watchers looked askance at the multi-billion dollar acquisition spree that brought Radian6, Buddy Media, and ExactTarget to Salesforce, fearing the company was creating a marketing software Frankenstein. Today, Salesforce unveiled an integration of the three companies that it says will give marketers a single platform for social content marketing, engagement, publishing, and analytics. As part of the Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud, the new platform, dubbed Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio, aims to replace point solutions while unifying what Altimeter Group says may be as many as 131 social channels in an enterprise. The new product includes collaborative workspaces and calendars, content creation and scheduling, integrated engagement monitoring, and enhanced analytics that can monitor content performance by label, campaigns, or any particular target. It also includes a mobile version, so that marketers never have to stop marketing. Gordon Evans, vice president of product marketing for Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud, says the new platform addresses four major social media challenges faced by marketers: proliferation of point solutions; organizing and managing teams, especially for global companies; finding engaging content to distribute; and engaging with consumers on a large scale. The problem, he says, is, “As you grow, how do you ensure you have all of your global brands in sync, all the regions in sync, the right permissions in place?”. The new platform lets users set up macros to handle one-click labeling, tagging, and sentiment scoring of social media posts, so that they can identify and automatically route posts that need to be responded to individually. They can set up rules governing content in order to automate the listening side, as well. Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio is an open platform that lets developers, independent software vendors, customers, or partners build their own applications on top of it.
clickz.com

Rallyverse Selected As Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio Partner http://rlyv.se/sFQ

Rallyverse enables customers to discover, curate, and create social content at scale. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 06, 2014. Rallyverse, today announced it has been selected as a partner application for Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio, the collaborative social content marketing, social engagement, publishing and analytics solution platform from the Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud. Rallyverse brings its patented industry-leading Enterprise Content Discovery and Curation technology to the Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio to help marketers discover, curate and create relevant brand content from within the Social Studio. Creating relevant and engaging content at scale for multiple social networks across multiple markets is a challenge that every global brand faces, explained Rallyverse CEO Joe Doran. Two thirds of marketers admit that they struggle to contextualize content while 57 percent have issues finding and discovering content. With Rallyverses patented content recommendation technology embedded in the Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio, brands will be able to create great content at the scale and speed that the market demands, all tuned to their brand objectives and to the topics that are trending in social media in real time.. Marketers realize that to be successful, they need to scale content marketing, social engagement, publishing and analytics between employees and teams, said Marcel LeBrun, SVP, Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud. Having Rallyverse as a Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio launch partner will help companies achieve social marketing success.. Rallyverses patented content recommendation algorithm creates ready-to-send social media posts from the brands owned and curated content assets based on real-time analysis of trending topics from social media, helping brands to identify and share the content thats most relevant to their audiences on social media right now. Rallyverses personalization tools record user preferences to automatically update the recommendation algorithm based on the brands real-time feedback, making sure that each set of recommendations reflects the brands values in real time.
intercooleronline.com

ExactTarget rolls out social media management platform http://rlyv.se/sFS

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Summary: The Salesforce-powered Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio is an enterprise-class social media management system for marketing collaboration, engagement, publishing and analytics. ExactTarget Marketing Cloud is hoping to shake up social content marketing with Tuesday’s launch of Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio, an enterprise-class social media management system for marketing collaboration, engagement, publishing and analytics. Social Studio is being touted as an open platform where any developer, ISV, customer or partner can directly build and deploy applications. Features of the platform include the ability to set up and configure workspaces, manage collaborative calendars, schedule global content for publishing, and monitor a bevy of social channels. In regards to social advertising, Social Studio userscan run a social content and engagement campaign and then leverage Salesforce’s Social.com for paid advertising to identify top performing content within the campaign. The top performing content is then automatically suggested for paid campaigns within Social.com. The platform launches with a select partner program of vendors that includes Getty Images, Kontera, Nexgate, Pressly, Rallyverse, Shutterstock, ShopIgniter and Trendspottr. Michael Lazerow, CMO of the Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud, said in a statement:. Buddy Media and Radian6 pioneered social marketing software, and we are reinventing it today with the launch of Social Studio. As social becomes more intertwined with every business, customers are using our solutions more than ever before to power social content marketing, engagement, publishing, advertising and analytics.
zdnet.com

InformationWeek http://rlyv.se/sFV

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Salesforce consolidates best-of social functionality, adds content marketing and publishing features to ExactTarget Marketing Cloud. Salesforce.com announced on Tuesday a makeover for its social capabilities with the launch of Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio. As the name suggests, this new component of Salesforce.com’s ExactTarget Marketing Cloud combines social capabilities the company gained through its Radian6 and Buddy Media acquisitions. It also introduces new capabilities and brings partners into a workflow that lets marketers “plan, personalize, and optimize customer journeys,” according to Gordon Evans, a VP of product marketing. “We have channels for email, mobile, ads, and web, but Social Studio helps brands listen, engage, and publish on social channels including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, but also those in newer markets, like Sina Weibo and TenCent Weibo in China and VK.com in Russia,” says Evans. [Want more on mobile? Read Salesforce.com Plans SOS Service For Mobile Apps .]. Social Studio draws tech strengths from Radian6 including social customer monitoring and engagement as well as management across multiple social channels. Buddy Media was acquired for its social campaign management capabilities, and its IP shows up in Social Studio workflows, approvals, and governance around managing and publishing content and responding to customers engaging with that content. New features of Social Studio include workspaces — including a mobile workspace — designed to accelerate deployment. Social teams can enter the social handles for their brands and get team members up and running quickly, according to Evans. Teams can also be organized by brand, region, or product group, and teams assigned to different areas can collaborate and share content.
informationweek.com

Rallyverse Selected As Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio Partner http://rlyv.se/sFW

PRWeb. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 06, 2014. Rallyverse, today announced it has been selected as a partner application for Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio, the collaborative social content marketing, social engagement, publishing and analytics solution platform from the Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud. Rallyverse brings its patented industry-leading Enterprise Content Discovery and Curation technology to the Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio to help marketers discover, curate and create relevant brand content from within the Social Studio. Creating relevant and engaging content at scale for multiple social networks across multiple markets is a challenge that every global brand faces, explained Rallyverse CEO Joe Doran. Two thirds of marketers admit that they struggle to contextualize content while 57 percent have issues finding and discovering content. With Rallyverses patented content recommendation technology embedded in the Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio, brands will be able to create great content at the scale and speed that the market demands, all tuned to their brand objectives and to the topics that are trending in social media in real time.. Marketers realize that to be successful, they need to scale content marketing, social engagement, publishing and analytics between employees and teams, said Marcel LeBrun, SVP, Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud. Having Rallyverse as a Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio launch partner will help companies achieve social marketing success.. Rallyverses patented content recommendation algorithm creates ready-to-send social media posts from the brands owned and curated content assets based on real-time analysis of trending topics from social media, helping brands to identify and share the content thats most relevant to their audiences on social media right now. Rallyverses personalization tools record user preferences to automatically update the recommendation algorithm based on the brands real-time feedback, making sure that each set of recommendations reflects the brands values in real time. Deep integrations with a brands CMS and content assets allows Rallyverse to help brands identify existing content assets that connect to real-time trending conversations within their communities.
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Did you see all the Rallyverse and Salesforce News? http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/see-rallyverse-salesforce-news/ Fri, 09 May 2014 20:15:02 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=438 Did you see all the Rallyverse and Salesforce News? Salesforce picked Rallyverse! Check out all the goodness!

Salesforce Launches Its Social Studio For Marketing Collaboration, and Rallyverse is a launch partner: http://rlyv.se/sCV

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The full name of the product is a bit of a mouthful the Radian6 + Buddy Media Social Studio. However, it points to the way that Salesforce has created its social media strategy through startup acquisitions. (Thats even clearer when you note that the Social Studio is part of the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud .). Were entrepreneurs, said Buddy Media co-founder Michael Lazerow, whos now chief marketing officer for the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud. We invented the market, we know where the market is going, and were creating a product that is being innovated on faster, and is supported globally, and that just is going to beat out these point solutions.. Oracle last week announced its own Marketing Cloud , which was also assembled through the companys various acquisitions. However, Lazerow argued that Salesforce had turned its acquisitions into a more unified platform. I wasnt able to get a full demo of the Social Studio, but you can get a basic feel for it in the video embedded at the end of this post. The features include workspaces for team collaboration, tools for planning and publishing social media content, for interacting with customers, and for examining the results through analytics. In my conversation with Lazerow and Marcel LeBrun (former CEO of Radian6 and now a senior vice president of products at Salesforce), they highlighted two of the Social Studios features. First, there are the workspaces, which Lazerow said will allow marketers to quickly spin up a team while connecting those teams and incorporating the customers approval process.
techcrunch.com

Salesforce unleashes an enterprise social juggernaut, Social Studio (watch out, HootSuite), and Rallyverse is a launch partner. http://rlyv.se/sCW

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Please make sure both your and your friend's emails are valid. Invalid Captcha, please re-enter. Or rather, is it goodbye?. CRM giant Salesforce, which has aggressively moved into the marketing technologyand social spaces in the past three years by buying Pardot, ExactTarget, Radian6, and BuddyMedia, announced today that it is combining its two previously acquired social technologies together to create one uber-suite for social, to be called Social Studio. Itll be a key part of Salesforces growing marketing cloud, under the ExactTarget brand. Customer conversations are the new clicks, CMO Mike Lazerow told me yesterday. Enterprise scale, consumer friendly. He should know Lazerow is the former co-founder and CEO of BuddyMedia, which Salesforce bought two years ago for almost $700 million for its social publishing chops. In fact, Lazerow and Marcel LeBrun,the founder and CEO of Radian6, which Salesforce bought the previous year for $326 million for its social listening technology, worked together to not just integrate the publishing and the listening tools, but build an entire new combined tool from the ground up. We rebuilt the whole product its enterprise-scale, but simple as Facebook, Lazerow told me. This is the only social platform for social listening, and engagement, and analytics, and marketing..
venturebeat.com

On Rallyverse and the Social Studio: “This is not an integration, it’s not stitched together,” LeBrun said. “It’s one brand-new product.” http://rlyv.se/sCX

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Salesforce combining Radian6 with Buddy Media to create Social Studio. The new product gives teams a unified way to collaborate on content marketing campaigns. May 06, 2014, 8:01 AM Salesforce.com is releasing Social Studio, a new product that combines features from its Radian6 social-media-monitoring technology with the content publishing capabilities of its Buddy Media software for marketers. Social media has rapidly gained prominence as a target for marketers, but many companies are using a slew of different tools, resulting in a disjointed, inefficient effort overall, said Marcel LeBrun, senior vice president of social products. Social Studio brings together a series of elements aimed at giving marketing teams a single platform on which to work with one another. Components include team workspaces; detailed and collaborative calendars; content creation tools for publishing on Facebook, Twitter and other social sites; social-media-monitoring and engagement capabilities; and analytics showing how successful various pieces of content are. "This is not an integration, it's not stitched together," LeBrun said. "It's one brand-new product.". Social Studio is being launched with the help of a number of partners. It's tied into Getty Images and Shutterstock, giving users the ability to pull in photographs from those services.
itworld.com

Salesforce combining Radian6 with Buddy Media to create Social Studio and help brands to scale. http://rlyv.se/sCY

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Salesforce combining Radian6 with Buddy Media to create Social Studio. Salesforce.com is releasing Social Studio, a new product that combines features from its Radian6 social-media-monitoring technology with the content publishing capabilities of its Buddy Media software for marketers. Social media has rapidly gained prominence as a target for marketers, but many companies are using a slew of different tools, resulting in a disjointed, inefficient effort overall, said Marcel LeBrun, senior vice president of social products. Social Studio brings together a series of elements aimed at giving marketing teams a single platform on which to work with one another. Components include team workspaces; detailed and collaborative calendars; content creation tools for publishing on Facebook, Twitter and other social sites; social-media-monitoring and engagement capabilities; and analytics showing how successful various pieces of content are. This is not an integration, its not stitched together, LeBrun said. Its one brand-new product.. Social Studio is being launched with the help of a number of partners. Its tied into Getty Images and Shutterstock, giving users the ability to pull in photographs from those services. Other launch partners include Trendspottr, which helps marketers see whats hot on social media and determine whether to create content that takes advantage of the trend.
pcworld.com

“Saleforce.com’s ExactTarget Marketing Cloud is hoping to shake up social content marketing with Tuesday’s launch.” http://rlyv.se/sCZ

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Summary: The Salesforce-powered Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio is an enterprise-class social media management system for marketing collaboration, engagement, publishing and analytics. ExactTarget Marketing Cloud is hoping to shake up social content marketing with Tuesday's launch of Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio, an enterprise-class social media management system for marketing collaboration, engagement, publishing and analytics. Social Studio is being touted as an open platform where any developer, ISV, customer or partner can directly build and deploy applications. Features of the platform include the ability to set up and configure workspaces, manage collaborative calendars, schedule global content for publishing, and monitor a bevy of social channels. In regards to social advertising, Social Studio userscan run a social content and engagement campaign and then leverage Salesforce's Social.com for paid advertising to identify top performing content within the campaign. The top performing content is then automatically suggested for paid campaigns within Social.com. The platform launches with a select partner program of vendors that includes Getty Images, Kontera, Nexgate, Pressly, Rallyverse, Shutterstock, ShopIgniter and Trendspottr. Michael Lazerow, CMO of the Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud, said in a statement:. Buddy Media and Radian6 pioneered social marketing software, and we are reinventing it today with the launch of Social Studio. As social becomes more intertwined with every business, customers are using our solutions more than ever before to power social content marketing, engagement, publishing, advertising and analytics.
zdnet.com

“Rallyverse spots hot social content that can be pulled into brand conversations to fuel conversations.” http://rlyv.se/sC0

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Salesforce consolidates best-of social functionality, adds content marketing and publishing features to ExactTarget Marketing Cloud. Salesforce.com announced on Tuesday a makeover for its social capabilities with the launch of Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio. As the name suggests, this new component of Salesforce.com's ExactTarget Marketing Cloud combines social capabilities the company gained through its Radian6 and Buddy Media acquisitions. It also introduces new capabilities and brings partners into a workflow that lets marketers "plan, personalize, and optimize customer journeys," according to Gordon Evans, a VP of product marketing. "We have channels for email, mobile, ads, and web, but Social Studio helps brands listen, engage, and publish on social channels including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, but also those in newer markets, like Sina Weibo and TenCent Weibo in China and VK.com in Russia," says Evans. [Want more on mobile? Read Salesforce.com Plans SOS Service For Mobile Apps .]. Social Studio draws tech strengths from Radian6 including social customer monitoring and engagement as well as management across multiple social channels. Buddy Media was acquired for its social campaign management capabilities, and its IP shows up in Social Studio workflows, approvals, and governance around managing and publishing content and responding to customers engaging with that content. New features of Social Studio include workspaces — including a mobile workspace — designed to accelerate deployment. Social teams can enter the social handles for their brands and get team members up and running quickly, according to Evans. Teams can also be organized by brand, region, or product group, and teams assigned to different areas can collaborate and share content.
informationweek.com

“We’re making it easier for marketers to identify great content and to connect their digital asset libraries.” http://rlyv.se/sC1

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Some industry watchers looked askance at the multi-billion dollar acquisition spree that brought Radian6, Buddy Media, and ExactTarget to Salesforce, fearing the company was creating a marketing software Frankenstein. Today, Salesforce unveiled an integration of the three companies that it says will give marketers a single platform for social content marketing, engagement, publishing, and analytics. As part of the Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud, the new platform, dubbed Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio, aims to replace point solutions while unifying what Altimeter Group says may be as many as 131 social channels in an enterprise. The new product includes collaborative workspaces and calendars, content creation and scheduling, integrated engagement monitoring, and enhanced analytics that can monitor content performance by label, campaigns, or any particular target. It also includes a mobile version, so that marketers never have to stop marketing. Gordon Evans, vice president of product marketing for Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud, says the new platform addresses four major social media challenges faced by marketers: proliferation of point solutions; organizing and managing teams, especially for global companies; finding engaging content to distribute; and engaging with consumers on a large scale. The problem, he says, is, "As you grow, how do you ensure you have all of your global brands in sync, all the regions in sync, the right permissions in place?". The new platform lets users set up macros to handle one-click labeling, tagging, and sentiment scoring of social media posts, so that they can identify and automatically route posts that need to be responded to individually. They can set up rules governing content in order to automate the listening side, as well. Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio is an open platform that lets developers, independent software vendors, customers, or partners build their own applications on top of it.
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Our press release: Rallyverse Selected As Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio Partner http://rlyv.se/sC2

Rallyverse enables customers to discover, curate, and create social content at scale. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 06, 2014. Rallyverse, today announced it has been selected as a partner application for Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio, the collaborative social content marketing, social engagement, publishing and analytics solution platform from the Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud. Rallyverse brings its patented industry-leading Enterprise Content Discovery and Curation technology to the Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio to help marketers discover, curate and create relevant brand content from within the Social Studio. Creating relevant and engaging content at scale for multiple social networks across multiple markets is a challenge that every global brand faces, explained Rallyverse CEO Joe Doran. Two thirds of marketers admit that they struggle to contextualize content while 57 percent have issues finding and discovering content. With Rallyverses patented content recommendation technology embedded in the Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio, brands will be able to create great content at the scale and speed that the market demands, all tuned to their brand objectives and to the topics that are trending in social media in real time.. Marketers realize that to be successful, they need to scale content marketing, social engagement, publishing and analytics between employees and teams, said Marcel LeBrun, SVP, Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud. Having Rallyverse as a Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio launch partner will help companies achieve social marketing success.. Rallyverses patented content recommendation algorithm creates ready-to-send social media posts from the brands owned and curated content assets based on real-time analysis of trending topics from social media, helping brands to identify and share the content thats most relevant to their audiences on social media right now. Rallyverses personalization tools record user preferences to automatically update the recommendation algorithm based on the brands real-time feedback, making sure that each set of recommendations reflects the brands values in real time.
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Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud Reinvents Social Content Marketing and Engagement http://rlyv.se/sC3

Launches Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio, the leading social content marketing, engagement, publishing and analytics platform. Global brands like JetBlue and Citrix connect with more than four billion people on social networks in entirely new ways using Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud social marketing solutions. SAN FRANCISCO (May 6, 2014) The ExactTarget Marketing Cloud, from salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), today reinvented social content marketing and engagement with the launch of Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio. The latest innovation from the teams behind Radian6 and Buddy Media, Social Studio is a single platform for social content marketing, engagement, publishing and analytics, built for both enterprise scale and ease of use, that allows marketers to collaborate like never before. Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio is part of the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud, the worlds leading 1:1 digital marketing platform. Buddy Media and Radian6 pioneered social marketing software, and we are reinventing it today with the launch of Social Studio, said Michael Lazerow, CMO, Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud. As social becomes more intertwined with every business, customers are using our solutions more than ever before to power social content marketing, engagement, publishing, advertising and analytics.. In order for Citrix to be successful with social marketing, we need to have a single platform, said Justin Levy, Director, Social Marketing, Citrix. After an internal review of more than 25 different solutions, we selected Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio as our social media management system. It will allow Citrix to manage our global social properties more efficiently and securely, understand how our social content is performing, what are people saying about us, and integrate it into our established business processes across the company.. Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio will help JetBlue get the right content to the right person at the right time, said Sean Williams, Consumer Promotions Social Media, JetBlue. With the publishing tool we now have one location where our team can dynamically schedule, produce, preview, publish and track social content across multiple accounts.. Social marketing has matured and now permeates the enterprise, however most companies are still not set up well to address challenges including content and data management, quality engagement at scale, and global collaboration, said Mary Wardley, Vice President, Enterprise Applications and CRM Software, IDC.
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Introducing Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio – The ExactTarget Blog http://rlyv.se/sC4

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What is the Future of Social Marketing?. Today is a huge day for our team, our customers, and partners at the Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud. Today we launched Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio, the latest innovation from the teams behind Radian6 and Buddy Media. You can read the official announcement, but we also wanted to take this chance to give some more background and recap discussions we've had with customers and partners on our vision for social marketing, and how to build 1:1 customer relationships on social networks. What did you announce today?. Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio is a single platform for social content marketing, engagement, publishing and analytics, built for both enterprise scale and consumer ease of use, that allows marketers to collaborate like never before. And with the Social Studio mobile app, you can run social marketing and engagement from your phone. Social Studio is part of the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud from salesforce.com , the worlds most powerful 1:1 digital marketing platform. No other solution enables you to manage the entire customer journey. Whats very exciting for us is that the response from customers and partners has been amazing. We constantly listen to customer feedback, and our customers are using our products more than ever before.
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Check out what I Shared this Week in Social – 05/09/14 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/check-shared-week-social-050914/ Fri, 09 May 2014 19:53:07 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=435 Check out I shared this week in Social – 05/09/14

In case you were busy working this week and missed it – Rallyverse Selected As Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio Partner http://rlyv.se/sBO

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. Were excited to announce that Rallyverse has been selected as a launch partner in the Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio Partner Program. Radian6Buddy Media Social Studio combines the scale of salesforce.com and the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud with the leading solutions for collaborative social content marketing, engagement, publishing and analytics. As a Partner,Rallyverse will bring its patented industry-leading content recommendation technology to the Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio customers to them to discover, curate and create relevant brand content from within the Social Studio. Creating relevant and engaging content at scale for multiple social networks across multiple markets is a challenge that every global brand faces, explains our Joe Doran. Two thirds of marketers admit that they struggle to contextualize content while 57 percent have issues finding and discovering content. With Rallyverses patented content recommendation technology embedded in the Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio, brands will be able to create great content at the scale and speed that the market demands, all tuned to their brand objectives and to the topics that are trending in social media in real time.. At Rallyverse, were thrilled to be working with Salesforce and believe that our technology complements the world-class solutions offered by the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud. Our conversations with the teams at Salesforce confirm what we hear in the market every day: that discovering great content to share in social media is one of the greatest challenges marketers are facing today. And were excited to be addressing this challenge in partnership with Salesforce.
May 9, 3:32 PM

Whats Trending For YOU? If you had @Rallyverse you would be in the know. http://rlyv.se/sBB

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Were excited to announce the return of a new and improved version of trending topics for each Rallyverse profile. Each profile will now feature a list of up to 10 entities that are trending for that profile, along with a visual representation of how popular each entity is at a given time. You can sort your deck by matches to each trend entity to quickly sort to the items that are hottest right now. You can also use your trends to find inspiration for new original content or updated curation sources for your Rallydeck. .
May 9, 2:52 PM

Meet A Whole New Rallyverse In Our April Newsletter http://rlyv.se/sBr

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In case you missed it, the Rallyverse April newsletter has all sorts of details on our new-look web site, our new suggested keywords feature, and our partner work with Marketo. Click here to check out the whole thing .
May 9, 2:22 PM
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Epic Nike World Cup Commercial: Take it to the Next Level. Directed by Guy Ritchie (Snatch, RocknRolla), filmmaking took place over the course of a month in London, Manchester and Barcelona. The three-minute spot follows the POV of an amateur football player turned pro and features football superstars Cesc Fabregas, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Carlos Tevez, Ronaldinho, and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
May 9, 1:02 PM

From the WABAC machine but more relevant today than ever so do social to improve SEO http://rlyv.se/sA3

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What you do in social impacts your search results more than you realize. The major search engines are all crawling the social streams. Theyre looking for signal out of the social streams to help them to deliver more relevant results their theory being that mentions of content in social media are a strong indicator of relevance. If you are not sharing your most interesting content, you will not exist for the search engine. If you are not actively and consistently promoting your content, you will not exist for the search engine. If you have great SEO capabilities and are resting on their efforts to maintain your algorithmic rank in search, we suspect you will soon see those rankings slip away (if they havent started to already). To be found in search engines today and going forward, you need a large presence in the social stream. I didnt say a large fan or follower base; the search engines dont care and are not looking at that. The search engines care about real-time activity: activity they see right now. They care about publishing content that is relevant to what people are talking about right now.
May 9, 11:43 AM

From the WABAC machine but more relevant today than ever so do social to improve SEO http://rlyv.se/sA1

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What you do in social impacts your search results more than you realize. The major search engines are all crawling the social streams. Theyre looking for signal out of the social streams to help them to deliver more relevant results their theory being that mentions of content in social media are a strong indicator of relevance. If you are not sharing your most interesting content, you will not exist for the search engine. If you are not actively and consistently promoting your content, you will not exist for the search engine. If you have great SEO capabilities and are resting on their efforts to maintain your algorithmic rank in search, we suspect you will soon see those rankings slip away (if they havent started to already). To be found in search engines today and going forward, you need a large presence in the social stream. I didnt say a large fan or follower base; the search engines dont care and are not looking at that. The search engines care about real-time activity: activity they see right now. They care about publishing content that is relevant to what people are talking about right now.
May 9, 11:43 AM

From the WABAC machine but more relevant today than ever so do social to improve SEO http://rlyv.se/sAZ

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What you do in social impacts your search results more than you realize. The major search engines are all crawling the social streams. Theyre looking for signal out of the social streams to help them to deliver more relevant results their theory being that mentions of content in social media are a strong indicator of relevance. If you are not sharing your most interesting content, you will not exist for the search engine. If you are not actively and consistently promoting your content, you will not exist for the search engine. If you have great SEO capabilities and are resting on their efforts to maintain your algorithmic rank in search, we suspect you will soon see those rankings slip away (if they havent started to already). To be found in search engines today and going forward, you need a large presence in the social stream. I didnt say a large fan or follower base; the search engines dont care and are not looking at that. The search engines care about real-time activity: activity they see right now. They care about publishing content that is relevant to what people are talking about right now.
May 9, 11:43 AM

In case you were busy working this week and missed it – Rallyverse Selected As Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio … http://rlyv.se/sAL

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. Were excited to announce that Rallyverse has been selected as a launch partner in the Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio Partner Program. Radian6Buddy Media Social Studio combines the scale of salesforce.com and the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud with the leading solutions for collaborative social content marketing, engagement, publishing and analytics. As a Partner,Rallyverse will bring its patented industry-leading content recommendation technology to the Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio customers to them to discover, curate and create relevant brand content from within the Social Studio. Creating relevant and engaging content at scale for multiple social networks across multiple markets is a challenge that every global brand faces, explains our Joe Doran. Two thirds of marketers admit that they struggle to contextualize content while 57 percent have issues finding and discovering content. With Rallyverses patented content recommendation technology embedded in the Radian6 Buddy Media Social Studio, brands will be able to create great content at the scale and speed that the market demands, all tuned to their brand objectives and to the topics that are trending in social media in real time.. At Rallyverse, were thrilled to be working with Salesforce and believe that our technology complements the world-class solutions offered by the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud. Our conversations with the teams at Salesforce confirm what we hear in the market every day: that discovering great content to share in social media is one of the greatest challenges marketers are facing today. And were excited to be addressing this challenge in partnership with Salesforce.
May 9, 10:42 AM
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Epic Nike World Cup Commercial: Take it to the Next Level. Directed by Guy Ritchie (Snatch, RocknRolla), filmmaking took place over the course of a month in London, Manchester and Barcelona. The three-minute spot follows the POV of an amateur football player turned pro and features football superstars Cesc Fabregas, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Carlos Tevez, Ronaldinho, and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
May 9, 12:18 AM
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The full name of the product is a bit of a mouthful the Radian6 + Buddy Media Social Studio. However, it points to the way that Salesforce has created its social media strategy through startup acquisitions. (Thats even clearer when you note that the Social Studio is part of the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud .). Were entrepreneurs, said Buddy Media co-founder Michael Lazerow, whos now chief marketing officer for the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud. We invented the market, we know where the market is going, and were creating a product that is being innovated on faster, and is supported globally, and that just is going to beat out these point solutions.. Oracle last week announced its own Marketing Cloud , which was also assembled through the companys various acquisitions. However, Lazerow argued that Salesforce had turned its acquisitions into a more unified platform. I wasnt able to get a full demo of the Social Studio, but you can get a basic feel for it in the video embedded at the end of this post. The features include workspaces for team collaboration, tools for planning and publishing social media content, for interacting with customers, and for examining the results through analytics. In my conversation with Lazerow and Marcel LeBrun (former CEO of Radian6 and now a senior vice president of products at Salesforce), they highlighted two of the Social Studios features. First, there are the workspaces, which Lazerow said will allow marketers to quickly spin up a team while connecting those teams and incorporating the customers approval process.
May 8, 11:22 PM

Yes – Great tips for building SaaS platforms. So many things to watch out for. http://rlyv.se/sAf

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In the world of engineering, failing to prepare for failure is costly, but failing to prepare for success can be even more painful. Learn how to recognize, avoid and recover from these four mistakes engineers make when building SaaS companies.
May 8, 10:03 PM

5 Great Tricks To Max out Blog Attention http://rlyv.se/szX,http://rlyv.se/shorten Remember the future of content is snackable http://rlyv.se/szX,http://rlyv.se/shorten

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Do your blog posts get the attention they deserve? These 5 Easy Tricks to Attract Blog Post Attention facilitate your readers ability to consume your posts. The post 5 Easy Tricks To Attract Blog Post Attention [Research] appeared first on Heidi Cohen .
May 8, 8:42 PM

Um – wow! New school buys old school and revenue and customers. http://rlyv.se/szw

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Flatiron Health, a startup that organizes real-time oncology data to help cancer patients and doctors, has raised $130 million in Series B funding led by Google Ventures, with participation from First Round Capital, Laboratory Corporation of America, and angel investors. Part of the capital will be used to acquire Altos Solutions, an electronic medical records company. Read More
May 8, 7:22 PM

This is so cool – extending photos by drawing rest of picture http://rlyv.se/sxq

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Reddit user delpaint has showcased his mothers creativity on the website. It turns out that his mother is quite a visual artist as she extends photographs by drawing and completing the scenes around them. She uses colored pencils to complete each work of art, making sure that the colors that she uses correspond to those in the original image. Many of these works are so well done that we almost mistake her added details for photographs. Check them out belowisnt this a wonderful talent? [via Reddit ]
May 8, 6:02 PM

Selling takes 120% of the day. Who has time for Social? Tell trade marketing to check this http://rlyv.se/sxm

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As a community manager or marketer, you know that every single one of your colleagues and coworkers is a potential advocate for your brand. From your sales team to the folks in finance, everyone at your company has a voice that they can use to share your brand with the world. Whether its a new product release or an insight into an industry trend, most people want to highlight the achievements of their company and team. The rub is, of course, is that all those folks in sales and finance have day jobs. Sure, they might want to be an advocate for your brand, but they dont have the time or the tools to consistently participate. With todays release of Social Selling, weve made it easy to turn your whole organization into brand advocates. Using your Rallydeck, you can package a set of brand-friendly social messages into an email with built-in sharing buttons and tracking capabilities. The output is a set of ready-to-post content that your team can share with just a single click, while still preserving the option to add their own voice. Instead of one voice talking to a thousand followers, you can activate a hundred voices talking to thousands of followers, each in their own authentic way. To learn more, contact us at info@rallyverse.com or email your Rallyverse account representative today.
May 8, 6:02 PM

Looking For New Content? Weve Got Suggested Keywords http://rlyv.se/sxa

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If youre managing content marketing, youre always on the lookout for relevant topics to discuss with your community. The challenge is, of course, that the topics that matter most to you and your community are always evolving and it can be difficult to keep up. We now show Suggested Keywords in Settings to help you discover new keywords and topics to add to Rallyverse. Our loyal gang of social media robots scours your recent social media activity to identify the keywords that are most relevant to you and that you arent already using in Rallyverse. In the example above, for my soccer handle ( @FCCamena ), Rallyverse saw that I was sharing pictures of ridiculous soccer jerseys and discussing the recent firing of the Manchester United manager . Manchester United, David Moyes, soccer jersey, and soccer shirt. You can check out your own suggested keywords right now by going to Settings/ Content/ Keywords in Rallyverse.
May 8, 5:12 PM

Looking For New Content? Weve Got Suggested Keywords http://rlyv.se/sw8

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If youre managing content marketing, youre always on the lookout for relevant topics to discuss with your community. The challenge is, of course, that the topics that matter most to you and your community are always evolving and it can be difficult to keep up. We now show Suggested Keywords in Settings to help you discover new keywords and topics to add to Rallyverse. Our loyal gang of social media robots scours your recent social media activity to identify the keywords that are most relevant to you and that you arent already using in Rallyverse. In the example above, for my soccer handle ( @FCCamena ), Rallyverse saw that I was sharing pictures of ridiculous soccer jerseys and discussing the recent firing of the Manchester United manager . Manchester United, David Moyes, soccer jersey, and soccer shirt. You can check out your own suggested keywords right now by going to Settings/ Content/ Keywords in Rallyverse.
May 8, 5:12 PM

Looking For New Content? Weve Got Suggested Keywords http://rlyv.se/sw6

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If youre managing content marketing, youre always on the lookout for relevant topics to discuss with your community. The challenge is, of course, that the topics that matter most to you and your community are always evolving and it can be difficult to keep up. We now show Suggested Keywords in Settings to help you discover new keywords and topics to add to Rallyverse. Our loyal gang of social media robots scours your recent social media activity to identify the keywords that are most relevant to you and that you arent already using in Rallyverse. In the example above, for my soccer handle ( @FCCamena ), Rallyverse saw that I was sharing pictures of ridiculous soccer jerseys and discussing the recent firing of the Manchester United manager . Manchester United, David Moyes, soccer jersey, and soccer shirt. You can check out your own suggested keywords right now by going to Settings/ Content/ Keywords in Rallyverse.
May 8, 5:12 PM

And @Rallyverse is the glue. Or is it the frosting? http://rlyv.se/swQ

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Salesforce combining Radian6 with Buddy Media to create Social Studio. Salesforce.com is releasing Social Studio, a new product that combines features from its Radian6 social-media-monitoring technology with the content publishing capabilities of its Buddy Media software for marketers. Social media has rapidly gained prominence as a target for marketers, but many companies are using a slew of different tools, resulting in a disjointed, inefficient effort overall, said Marcel LeBrun, senior vice president of social products. Social Studio brings together a series of elements aimed at giving marketing teams a single platform on which to work with one another. Components include team workspaces; detailed and collaborative calendars; content creation tools for publishing on Facebook, Twitter and other social sites; social-media-monitoring and engagement capabilities; and analytics showing how successful various pieces of content are. This is not an integration, its not stitched together, LeBrun said. Its one brand-new product.. Social Studio is being launched with the help of a number of partners. Its tied into Getty Images and Shutterstock, giving users the ability to pull in photographs from those services. Other launch partners include Trendspottr, which helps marketers see whats hot on social media and determine whether to create content that takes advantage of the trend.
May 8, 4:42 PM

ICYMI: Brands need to think about themselves first – Facebook is a tool in the arsenal – not the silver bullet http://rlyv.se/su7

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Facebook long urged brands to connect directly with their customers on the platforms. Brands complied with gusto, often running promotions for their Facebook pages with their TV ads and buying ads from Facebook to build up likes. And then things changed. The post Once bitten, twice shy: Brands rethink Facebooks role appeared first on Digiday .
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New Gear at Rallyverse! http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/new-gear-rallyverse/ Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:23:00 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=430 New Gear at Rallyverse!  If you have been asleep for the past quarter or just busy doing your day job, you have probably missed that Rallyverse has made huge advances in their core content marketing platform.  Customers have much more control over their content creation as well as new and innovative ways to distribute that content in controlled fashion back out to their stakeholders, executives, sales people, employees and customers.  This is all about helping the marketer do more with less but still maintain that high bar on quality brand centric content that drives engagement!

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Were very happy to announce the availability of the next version of the Rallyverse API . Whats new in this version of the Rallyverse API? In addition to delivering a users Profile Settings and a real-time update of their Rallydeck results, weve also layered on the ability to access additional platform elements, like our recently released Shopping Carts. For partners and current clients, it means more ways to access and work with Rallyverse content recommendations, including landing pages, content widgets, email newsletters, and more. For more details on our API, including documentation, email us at api@rallyverse.com.
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Apr 14, 3:22 PM

Need to bring robust content marketing tools to your App! Rallyverse has an API for that

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Sure, we all know to keep it short and snappy with our social media and content marketing, but there are times when you have a little more that you need to share. And while Twitter will keep to to 140 characters no matter what, Facebook and LinkedIn (not to mention your blog and your email newsletters) give you a little more space to stretch out. Now the Rallydeck does as well. You can create 600-character messages right from your Rallydeck and post directly to Facebook and LinkedIn. Or grab the html from your post and drop it into your blog or email.
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Apr 14, 3:22 PM

Sometimes 140 Characters just wont do. Sometimes – just sometimes, you need to crank out about 500 characters or more to really get your point across. And that is a good thing. And Rallyverse can help you do that in style. Check out the lastest update that allows you to add up to 600 characters – explained in the glory of animated gifs as well.

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Did you check out the Rallyverse February Newsletter? Weve got details on Social Selling, the Golden Ratio for content marketing, and details from all of our social profiles. You can read the whole newsletter here .
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Apr 14, 3:22 PM

And if that wasn’t enough, you can check out the Rallyverse February newsletter and check out all the news the was Rallyverse that is fit to print

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By Gabe Bevilacqua , on November 15, 2013 at 10:45 am. Did you notice anything different in your Rallydeck this morning?. No one messed with your browsers View Settings. The Rallydeck did, in fact, get a little bit bigger. Or, at least, parts of the Rallydeck did. Weve enlarged the typefaces and buttons throughout, starting with the left nav:. And also on each of the content cards:. We also increased the typeface sizes and button sizes inside the Editor:. .
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Apr 14, 3:22 PM

The Embiggening of the Rallyverse – because we all don’t need too pull out the reading glasses

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The post Introducing Social Selling: Content Marketing For Your Whole Organization via Gabe Bevilacqua first posted on Rallyverse Blog As a community manager or marketer, you know that every single one of your colleagues and coworkers is a potential advocate for your brand. From your sales team to the folks in finance, everyone at your company has a voice that they can use to share your brand with the world. Whether its a new […] The post Introducing Social Selling: Content Marketing For Your Whole Organization appeared first on Rallyverse Blog .
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Apr 14, 3:22 PM

Marketers are burdened with content creation for their own marketing efforts. And now the whole organization is coming along and asking for more content to share – Sales, Executive, Thought Leaders, Field Marketing Teams, Regional Leaders and Employees. Now Rallyverse makes it easy for you to control the content and distribute it out to all these stake holders – with control in your hands. Introducing Social Selling: Content Marketing For Your Whole Organization

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The post Rallyverse API Update: Profiles, Decks and Carts via Gabe Bevilacqua first posted on Rallyverse Blog Were very happy to announce the availability of the next version of the Rallyverse API. Whats new in this version of the Rallyverse API? In addition to delivering a users Profile Settings and a real-time update of their Rallydeck results, weve also layered on the ability to access additional platform elements, like our recently released […] The post Rallyverse API Update: Profiles, Decks and Carts appeared first on Rallyverse Blog .
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Apr 14, 3:22 PM

The New Rallyverse API puts you in the driver seat with full access to the most advanced discovery and curation platform on the planet. Put Rallyverse to work for you on your website, in your app or baked right into your platform. The new API gives you all the control to bring the power of our platform to yours.

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Top Stories this week http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/top-stories-week-2/ Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:18:13 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=428 Here are the Top Stories this week – just for you.

Lots of talk about Careers this week.  Everyone likes to talk about their job or quitting their job for those greener pastures.  Well – here are my stories that got the most hits.  Thanks!

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My boss screamed at me in front of my colleagues. I had done something wrong of course. I had sent a product to the client without debugging it thoroughly. But I dont like being yelled at. And fortunately I was sitting on a job offer that I decided to take that moment. So the next day I said the magic words, I quit. And then a few years after that, I quit again, and never went back to work in the corporate world. Now the course of history has finally written its next chapter. Im going to tell you why you have to quit your job. Why you need to get the ideas moving.
Apr 8, 11:12 AM

Tuesday Morning Career Advice – 10 Reasons to Take this Job and Shove it.

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Are the companies of our youth redefining age discrimination in Silicon Valley? Or is it just a new way to build technology companies. A faster, more vibrant and competitive marketplace driving by the next generation. It is hard to tell what is happening but I can tell you as an aging entrepreneur and investor, it gets harder every year to get capital, get press, get customers and break through as a startup. The market is full of more young entrepreneurs, more ideas, more players and more competition. This is especially true in the space where I invest and operate digital advertising and marketing technology. More competition is a great thing – it drives innovation. And more competition should also make it harder to get capital, customers and to break through. But the market is getting bigger much bigger which means there is a lot more opportunity and money to chase. Is there a conspiracy or under current of Ageism in the market that is affecting people like me operating in Technology and in Silicon Valley or is it just a bunch of angry nay sayers that are getting pushed out by new competition.
Apr 4, 11:20 AM

Put up another LinkedInfluencer post – this one on Ageism in Tech – Got thoughts?

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An oft-quoted (and ridiculed) Interwebs meme is YOLO. It stands for you only live once and is common in the vernacular of todays youth, but with a negative connotation as it is mostly associated with justifying ridonkulous behavior and/or acts of stupidity. As someone once astutely observed, it is the carpe diem for idiots. That said, within the context of job search and ones career, the spirit of YOLO should not be lost or ignored entirely. In the course of my day job, I meet and speak with numerous candidates in various stages of their careers: from the budding post-grad to the wily veteran. Next to candidates not knowing that they want to pursue as a career, a common theme I encounter is the underlying yet profound regret of not pursuing ones ideal job or passion. Unfortunately, the majority of professionals are unhappy and dis-satisifed with their current job and career yet choose to do nothing about it. Besides being a head hunter, I occasionally play the role of job counselor. And there are a lot of peeps out there that have scars, disappointment, and frustration from staying the course with a bad job, company, and career path. Many choose the status quo and do not make a much-needed career change for various reasons: it is too risky, not the right timing, doesn’t pay enough, or it is simply just too late for a course correction.
Apr 7, 8:11 PM

Monday is great for the career advice. Read this before your commute home and remember YOLO

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Are the companies of our youth redefining age discrimination in Silicon Valley? Or is it just a new way to build technology companies. A faster, more vibrant and competitive marketplace driving by the next generation. It is hard to tell what is happening but I can tell you as an aging entrepreneur and investor, it gets harder every year to get capital, get press, get customers and break through as a startup. The market is full of more young entrepreneurs, more ideas, more players and more competition. This is especially true in the space where I invest and operate digital advertising and marketing technology. More competition is a great thing – it drives innovation. And more competition should also make it harder to get capital, customers and to break through. But the market is getting bigger much bigger which means there is a lot more opportunity and money to chase. Is there a conspiracy or under current of Ageism in the market that is affecting people like me operating in Technology and in Silicon Valley or is it just a bunch of angry nay sayers that are getting pushed out by new competition.
Apr 7, 9:30 PM

ICYMI: Put up another LinkedInfluencer post – this one on Ageism in Tech – Got thoughts? Read it on commute home

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Top Stories we shared this Week http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/top-stories-shared-week/ Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:24:38 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=420 Here are the Top Stories we shared this Week ending April 6th.  Great stories in here that you should check out.

And don’t forget to check out the new Rallyverse!

 

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Are the companies of our youth redefining age discrimination in Silicon Valley? Or is it just a new way to build technology companies. A faster, more vibrant and competitive marketplace driving by the next generation. It is hard to tell what is happening but I can tell you as an aging entrepreneur and investor, it gets harder every year to get capital, get press, get customers and break through as a startup. The market is full of more young entrepreneurs, more ideas, more players and more competition. This is especially true in the space where I invest and operate digital advertising and marketing technology. More competition is a great thing – it drives innovation. And more competition should also make it harder to get capital, customers and to break through. But the market is getting bigger much bigger which means there is a lot more opportunity and money to chase. Is there a conspiracy or under current of Ageism in the market that is affecting people like me operating in Technology and in Silicon Valley or is it just a bunch of angry nay sayers that are getting pushed out by new competition.
Apr 4, 11:20 AM

Put up another LinkedInfluencer post – this one on Ageism in Tech – Got thoughts?

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If you checked your Rallyverse Reports this morning, you likely noticed a brand-new look to the reporting interface. Weve got all the same powerful data, including clicks tracked via our proprietary click-tracking system and a day-part analysis of when your audience is interacting with your content, but presented in a cleaner and more intuitive way. You can still use flexible date ranges, drill into each post and sort your posts by clicks and engagement, as well we export all your data as CSV. (You can pretend you dont want to export the data as CSV, but we wont believe you; everyone secretly loves Excel.). .
Apr 1, 10:20 AM

We all love seeing the impact of our work – well Rallyverse customers just got an upgrade

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On Sunday, I found myself staring at the news, watching a short piece on 3D printing. The host looked enraptured, the rumpled 3D printer was enthusiastic and played the part of product evangelist perfectly. If you hadnt read about 3D printing before youd likely have two conflicting reactions: 3D printing is going to take over the world and I dont…
Apr 4, 12:30 PM

Great promise but the reality of 3D printing can’t be ignored

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This activity has also been shared with your LinkedIn network. We have emailed the verification/download link to “”. Login to your email and click the link to download the file directly. To request the link at a different email address, update it here. Check your bulk/spam folders if you can’t find our mail. Shortcode for WordPress.com blogs [ ? Because using the curation techniques and tools that you use for yourself just wont work for your brand. What does that mean in practice? Here are 5 ways to think about the differences and how to succeed in enterprise curation. Listen and Read vs. Create and Share. Personal Curation: Im looking for interesting things to read, and I dont have a deadline.
Apr 2, 11:10 AM

Don’t do it! Don’t confuse Enterprise Curation with Personal Curation Your Content Marketing will suffer

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How do you amplify your voice on social media? How do you create new advocates and ambassadors and multiply the impact of your content marketing…without just pouring money into your paid media campaigns? It turns out that there are people all around you who are willing to help you scale your social media program. You just need the right tools to activate them.
Apr 4, 8:30 PM

Need to scale your content Marketing? Check out what Rallyverse can do

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Every great content marketing program starts with your owned, original content. The tricky part is, of course, creating that owned, original content — and scaling it across multiple platforms. Especially when you dont have a big budget or team. We can help. Were a small company, but weve got a formula for consistently creating and scaling content. And serving it up for your community and customers to consume again and again.
Apr 3, 1:03 AM

Create Promote Repeat: 5 Steps To Cross-Platform Content Marketing

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Create Blog Posts with Rallyverse Rallyverse has been cranking out the new capabilities for all you content marketers out there. I love the ability to take curated content, make it my own and publish it right to my blog in about a total of 5 minutes. And here are the top 5 engaging items I [] The post Create Blog Posts with Rallyverse appeared first on Whidbey Venture Group .
Apr 3, 7:40 PM

Create Blog Posts with Rallyverse

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Apr 4, 10:06 AM

Is Ageism in Technology Real? Are the companies of our youth redefining age discrimination in Silicon Valley?

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If you are a business you need enterprise tools, don’t settle for personal curation tools

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The post #tbt Our very first Rallydeck. via Gabe Bevilacqua first posted on Rallyverse Blog via Instagram http://ift.tt/1lrOo2X http://ift.tt/1lrOo2X The post #tbt Our very first Rallydeck. appeared first on Rallyverse Blog .
Apr 4, 4:20 PM

Portfolio company Rallyverse with its first Rallydeck.

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Top Stories this Week http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/top-stories-week/ Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:59:17 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=411 Check out the Top Stories this Week

Lots of great stuff to catch up on from this week.

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Tomorrow is officially the first day of spring, even though it doesnt feel like it for us at Grass Roots Marketing! Weve experienced one of the worst winters weve had in a long time and it seems like warm weather is still miles away. This past winter has actually been so bad that Im considering trading my newly purchased car for one equipped with 4WD so Ill be able to battle upcoming snow and ice storms like a champ. Needless to say, were all over it and were more than ready for April showers and May flowers. The return of spring also means that its just about the beginning of the second quarter. How do you think your 2014 marketing efforts are going so far? Have you incorporated content marketing into your overall marketing strategy? If you havent yet, then now is the time!. According to Demand Metric , content marketing costs 62% less than traditional marketing and generates about 3 times as many leads. As we all know, more leads = more sales.
Mar 23, 3:01 PM

ICYMI: Generate 3X leads with 60% less spend. And 5 tips to Grow Sales With Content Marketing or just use

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When we came up with the idea for Rallyverse – a leading platform in Content Marketing – we knew that a transformation was happening in Marketing. That the Content we as brands and businesses create – blog posts, tweets, status updates, Linkedin Posts – are the new Ads. We felt deeply that this fundamental shift would cause a massive transformation to the marketing ecosystem and the marketing organization. Marketers need to create more content today than ever before. This has resulted in new organizational designs, new team members and roles such as the social media manager, community manager, the brand editor to name just a few. But doing this content creation is really really hard. And just putting more marketers and editors at the problem doesn’t help the brand scale to its content creation needs. In fact it is so hard we wrote a slideshare and a blog post about it where we give you ” 5 Reasons Why Social is So Hard “. One of the big 5 reasons is making sure you are consistent in your voice, brand and message to your audience. This helps your audience know what they are going to be getting from you.
Mar 25, 10:44 PM

Today’s Marketer Cares a ton about Content Curation. Why you ask? Check out my post on LinkedIn with all the answers

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This activity has also been shared with your LinkedIn network. We have emailed the verification/download link to “”. Login to your email and click the link to download the file directly. To request the link at a different email address, update it here. Check your bulk/spam folders if you can’t find our mail. Shortcode for WordPress.com blogs [ ? Because using the curation techniques and tools that you use for yourself just wont work for your brand. What does that mean in practice? Here are 5 ways to think about the differences and how to succeed in enterprise curation. Listen and Read vs. Create and Share. Personal Curation: Im looking for interesting things to read, and I dont have a deadline.
Mar 24, 11:11 AM

Don’t do it! Don’t confuse Enterprise Curation with Personal Curation Your Content Marketing will suffer

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When we came up with the idea for Rallyverse – a leading platform in Content Marketing – we knew that a transformation was happening in Marketing. That the Content we as brands and businesses create – blog posts, tweets, status updates, Linkedin Posts – are the new Ads. We felt deeply that this fundamental shift would cause a massive transformation to the marketing ecosystem and the marketing organization. Marketers need to create more content today than ever before. This has resulted in new organizational designs, new team members and roles such as the social media manager, community manager, the brand editor to name just a few. But doing this content creation is really really hard. And just putting more marketers and editors at the problem doesn’t help the brand scale to its content creation needs. In fact it is so hard we wrote a slideshare and a blog post about it where we give you ” 5 Reasons Why Social is So Hard “. One of the big 5 reasons is making sure you are consistent in your voice, brand and message to your audience. This helps your audience know what they are going to be getting from you.
Mar 26, 10:51 AM

Today’s Marketer Cares a ton about Content Curation. Why you ask? Check out my post on LinkedIn with all the answers

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Social media and content marketing is hard work. If youre a community manager or content marketer, you feel this every day. You have multiple networks, multiple products, maybe even multiple employees to support with a steady stream of blog posts, social media updates, photos and email newsletters. We get it (and have been talking about it for a while ). And now the folks at eMarketer have shared some research that suggests an increasing number of brands get it as well. According to some new data collected by Curata, pretty much every element of content marketing presents serious challenges to marketers:. 59 percent of content marketers will increase their spending this year. 2/3 of marketers struggle to contextualize content. 63 percent of marketers struggle to organize content. 57 percent of marketers struggle to discover content.
Mar 22, 5:50 PM

eMarketer Agrees: Content Marketing Is Still Hard

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Is Ageism in Technology Real? Are the companies of our youth redefining age discrimination in Silicon Valley? http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/ageism-technology-real-companies-youth-redefining-age-discrimination-silicon-valley/ Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:14:26 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=402 Is Ageism in Technology Real?  Are the companies of our youth redefining age discrimination in Silicon Valley?  Or is it just a new way to build technology companies.

It is hard to tell what is happening but I can tell you as an aging entrepreneur and investor, it gets harder every year to get capital, get press, get customers and  break through as a startup.  The market is full of more young entrepreneurs, more ideas, more players and every day more keep pouring into the space where I invest and operate – digital advertising and marketing technology.  This adds more competition which should make it harder to get capital, customers and to break through.  But the market is getting bigger – no it is getting very very huge very quickly.  That is why all the money and opportunity is flowing to it.

So what is reality.  Is there a conspiracy or under current of Ageism in the market that is affecting people like me operating in Technology and in Silicon Valley or is it just a bunch of angry nay sayers that are getting pushed out by new competition.  People that can’t keep up with the pace of change in how technology companies are being built this decade (and it changes every decade).  Well it is really hard to figure out – so I compiled a bunch of articles below to really show you the full picture.  You can draw your own conclusions.  I know I have mine.

sign up for unlimited access for just $34.97 Sign me up. The Brutal Ageism of Tech Years of experience, plenty of talent, completely obsolete. I have more botox in me than anyten people, Dr. Seth Matarasso told me in an exam room this February. He is a reality-show producers idea of a cosmetic surgeonhis demeanor brash, his bone structure preposterous. Over the course of our hour-long conversation, he would periodically fire questions at me, apropos of nothing, in the manner of my young daughter. What gym do you go to? Whats your back look like? Who did your nose? In lieu of bidding me goodbye, he called out, Love me, mean it, as he walked away. Twenty years ago, when Matarasso first opened shop in San Francisco, he found that he was mostly helping patients in late middle age: former homecoming queens, spouses whod been cheated on, spouses looking to cheat. Today, his practice is far larger and more lucrative than he could have ever imagined. He sees clients across a range of ages.
newrepublic.com
Mar 25, 1:59 PM

Really this is TL but you MR! I think this is the definative post on the concept of Ageism in Silicon Valley. Actually they go much deeper and talk about the history of Ageism of Technology. You should really block out 30 mintues and read this post and the rest of the articles this author references.

Statistically, older entrepreneurs have the advantage. However there are unique advantages to starting a business at every age. Forbes contributor Liz Kammel gives some interesting perspective in her recent article Start A Company When Youre 25Not When Youre 52 . Liz points out that the younger entrepreneur may have the greater advantage in many respects 1) youre already fairly poor, 2) energy and motivation will never be higher, and 3) you have no fear about challenging the status quo. However, Liz cautions that if a young founders company succeeds in qualifying for a large Series A or B round of funding, the VC will most likely replace the entrepreneur with a more seasoned executive. Consider this finding as well The Kauffman Ewing Instituteposted recent data on how 5,000 start-ups launched in 2004 have fared over time . The report says firms surviving through 2008 were much more likely than firms that exited over the period to have primary owners older than age 45.. Of the 5,000 start-ups in the study, 48 percent were started by founders who were 45 or older. However, a full 64 percent of the surviving companies were headed by entrepreneurs in the 45-and-up group. This is a fairly surprising result.Said the Kauffman report: Previous industry experience and start-up experience had less impact on firm survival prospects than did owner age..
forbes.com
Mar 25, 1:59 PM

Experience has a huge upper hand in execution but in the race for dollars, presence and the hip factor, the young entrepreneur takes the cake – especially if you are trying to get institutional money and attention

Email. Print. 1 of 6. Jeff Spirer, 61, poses for a portrait in San Francisco, California November 9, 2012. Picture taken November 9, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Robert Galbraith. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – When Randy Adams, 60, was looking for a chief-executive officer job in Silicon Valley last year, he got turned down from position after position that he thought he was going to nail only to see much younger, less-experienced men win out. Finally, before heading into his next interview, he shaved off his gray hair and traded in his loafers for a pair of Converse sneakers. “I don’t think I would have been able to get this CEO job if I hadn’t shaved my head,” says Adams, who has founded eight venture-backed companies. He is now chairman of the company that hired him, mobile conference-call service Socialdial, and is fundraising for a new business. Adams has supplemented his makeover by trading in his button-down shirts for T-shirts, making sure he owns the latest gadgets, and getting an eyelid lift. Such are the pressures in Silicon Valley, where the start-up ethos extols fresh ideas and young programmers willing to toil through the night. Chief executives in their 20s, led by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, are lionized, in part because of their youth.
reuters.com
Mar 25, 1:59 PM

I am not sure this is a really a “Dirty Secret” now but Age Bias seems to be a little rampant. I am so glad that I don’t have to botox but dressing younger and looking younger really helps with investors, clients and employees if you are a tech company.

Moneyball, valley-style: Investor uses age bias to advantage, funds older entrepreneurs. . SAN FRANCISCO — When he started looking around for start-ups in which to invest, Dan Scheinman noticed something: twenty-something entrepreneurs building Internet companies usually had a much easier time lining up early financing from venture capitalists compared to their forty- and fifty- something counterparts. Age bias, increasingly acknowledged as a widespread phenomenon in Silicon Valley, has created opportunity too. “I was so excited you would not believe when I saw the pattern,” Scheinman, the former head of mergers and acquisitions at Cisco Systems ( CSCO ), recalls. Many start-up investors claim they look for offbeat ideas put forth by gifted entrepreneurs, but in reality they often gravitate toward businesses that resemble past successes. In an era dominated by erstwhile start-ups — including Apple ( AAPL ) , Microsoft, Google ( GOOG ), and Facebook — that were founded by twenty-somethings and teenagers, a veritable cult of youth has many investors looking for the same. But Scheinman, 49, claims good outcomes are possible — with less competition — by doing the opposite. Scheinman has invested directly in eight companies since 2010, all with chief executive officers age 35 or older. On several occasions, he says he has heard the comment, “He doesn’t look like the traditional Internet CEO.”. The companies range from Think Big Analytics to free mobile video-calling service Tango to cloud-computing services company Arista Networks.
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Mar 25, 1:59 PM

Scheinman is truly contrarian. He is betting on the older entrepreneur. I hope he succeeds but as an angel investor you need big wins and big wins need lots of capital and this series of articles shows you it is much much harder for older entrepreneur to attract capital. I think Scheinman is coupling his older entrepreneur investment style with focus on enterprise software and SaaS plays that require less capital.

The case for old entrepreneurs. People under 35 are the people who make change happen, said venture capitalist Vinod Khosla , People over 45 basically die in terms of new ideas.. Khosla, who believes that old entrepreneurs cant innovate because they keep falling back on old habits, said this at the NASSCOM Product Enclave in Bangalore, on Nov. 9. Vivek Wadhwais Vice President of Innovation and Research at Singularity University and Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University. His other academic appointments include Harvard, Duke and Emory Universities as well as the University of California Berkeley. Failing Americas students: Eric Ries, entrepreneur and author of \”The Lean Startup\” spoke with the Post’s Michelle Williams about how the U.S. education system is failing students by failing to reward risk-taking. Silicon Valley VCs talk openly about their bias toward young entrepreneurs. Some argue that Internet entrepreneurs peak at the age of 25. Khosla and those who think like him are wrong. The young may have good ideas, but there is no substitute for experience.
washingtonpost.com
Mar 25, 1:59 PM

Vinod Khosla is famous for saying “People under 35 are the people who make change happen,” “People over 45 basically die in terms of new ideas.” But if you read the data in this article you will see that the numbers don’t play this out. That the average age of a successful founder is 39. That twice as many successes happen to founders over 50 than to those less than 25. Check out the facts people!

If someone came in right now and announced that the zombie apocalypse had just started outside, what would you do in the next hour? What is something that youre geeky about? What is a superpower you would give to your best friend? These are the types of questions that you could be asked if you apply for a job at Dropbox.Business Insiderculled these and other quirky interview questions from a career Web site, Glassdoor . Dropbox, which provides online storage, is clearly looking for creative people who can think outside the box and wants to make interviews more fun. It is not alone; many Silicon Valley companies ask such questions. The problem is that such questions are fun only for people who understand the jokes and who can think like the young men doing the interviews. They dont lead to better hiring outcomes as Google learned. Its senior vice president for people operations,Laszlo Bock, said last June in an interview withNew York Times, we found that brainteasers are a complete waste of time. How many golf balls can you fit into an airplane?
washingtonpost.com
Mar 25, 1:59 PM

And we wonder why there aren’t that many women in tech when we see not only Ageism but Bro cultures such as these in the Valley

Posted. Box CEO Aaron Levie is credited with bringing sexy back to enterprise startups, but the big surprise in Boxs S-1 IPO document filed today is that Levie only owns 4.1 percent of the company. Meanwhile, Draper Fisher Jurvetson owns 25.5 percent. The numbers reveal Levie sold offmuch of his startup to raise the $414 million that funded Boxs rise to become an enterprise brand name. Another way to put it is that Levie didnt have much choice. Box needed that funding.The startup is not profitable and notes in its plan to raise $250 million with an IPO that we do not expect to be profitable for the foreseeable future. As Alex Wilhelm lays out in his summary of the S-1 document , Box saw losses of $168 million from January 2013-2014, largely due to huge advertising expenses. It looks like all that equity Levie traded away was to bring in money so Box could seduce enterprise CIOs into buying it. You can see the rest of the cap table above, including COO Dan Levin with 2 percent, and co-founder/CFO Dylan Smith with 1.8percent. These all add up to 72.9percent of the company, leaving the rest of the equity for current and future employees, and what will be sold on the public market. Below you can see how Boxs investors got that equity from its many funding rounds listed in CrunchBase .
techcrunch.com
Mar 25, 1:59 PM

The real reason for Ageism in Silicon Valley – GREED! I think the money players may be subconsciencely pushing their Ageism agenda because these young hotshot CEOs like Aaron Levie don’t know any better and will take the dilution down to 4.1%. Who is making the money – all the VCs! I mean who in their right mind gives up 6-10% of their company for a incubator session – young entrepreneurs who don’t know any better. The system is built by the VC to control the companies and extract the value for themselves.

sign up for unlimited access for just $34.97 Sign me up. What Zuckerberg Hath Wrought The tech-world teenyboppers who are gobbling up millions. Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters/Newscom. . Robert Galbraith/Reuters/Newscom. . Robert Galbraith/Reuters/Newscom. . Richard Mcblane/Getty Images for SXSW. In 2005, when he was 20, Levie received $350,000 from angel-investor Mark Cuban for Box.net, a Dropbox competitor that has since raised $113 million in venture capital. By 2011, when he was 26, Levie considered himself a wise old man. When youre 22 years old or 25 years old . . . you have no context for the enterprise, Levie told Business Insider.
newrepublic.com
Mar 25, 1:59 PM

8 is not enough. Or maybe it is enough if these 8 are all under 30. Check out this cheat sheet on the young Start-up Founders Making Millions for their VCs

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Top Stories this Week ending March 21! Thanks Rallyverse http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/top-stories-week-ending-march-21-thanks-rallyverse/ Sat, 22 Mar 2014 14:13:04 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=391 Top Stories this Week ending March 21! Thanks Rallyverse

Incase you were asleep at the switch, here are the stories that I shared this week that got a ton of action in social. Check them out.

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Tomorrow is officially the first day of spring, even though it doesnt feel like it for us at Grass Roots Marketing! Weve experienced one of the worst winters weve had in a long time and it seems like warm weather is still miles away. This past winter has actually been so bad that Im considering trading my newly purchased car for one equipped with 4WD so Ill be able to battle upcoming snow and ice storms like a champ. Needless to say, were all over it and were more than ready for April showers and May flowers. The return of spring also means that its just about the beginning of the second quarter. How do you think your 2014 marketing efforts are going so far? Have you incorporated content marketing into your overall marketing strategy? If you havent yet, then now is the time!. According to Demand Metric , content marketing costs 62% less than traditional marketing and generates about 3 times as many leads. As we all know, more leads = more sales.
Mar 20, 5:01 PM

Generate 3X leads with 60% less spend. And 5 tips to Grow Sales With Content Marketing or just use

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In 2012, a team of ex-Google employees decided to launch their own company: a venture capital firm of sorts with a twist called Upstart. While traditional venture capital structures give funding to companies, Upstarts financial backers monetarily…
Mar 17, 9:47 PM

TRUTH! Student Debt is our next financial crisis and there is no bailout Thanks

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March 11th, 2014 – 12:04 am. Data-Driven Thinking is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Todays column is written by Sacha Xavier Reich,partner, media and innovation director for Neo@Ogilvy . It’s funny that they call it native advertising because it is anything but indigenous. Native advertising can be described as ads disguised as content. It is usually designed in the same style and look as the articles you are reading. In reality, it is a brilliant tactic that consumers and marketers agree is more aesthetically pleasing and relevant to readers than banner ads. For the past two years, they’ve been welcomed with gusto by advertisers, such as myself. But as with nearly all successful online advertising tactics, there is a dark secret ruining the integrity of some native partners. Let’s say you are reading your favorite business news site and come across this:. Looks like interesting stuff, right?
Mar 17, 8:57 PM

TRUTH – these aren’t Native Ads they are just ads and really bad ones to boot

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When we came up with the idea for Rallyverse – a leading platform in Content Marketing – we knew that a transformation was happening in Marketing. That the Content we as brands and businesses create – blog posts, tweets, status updates, Linkedin Posts – are the new Ads. We felt deeply that this fundamental shift would cause a massive transformation to the marketing ecosystem and the marketing organization. Marketers need to create more content today than ever before. This has resulted in new organizational designs, new team members and roles such as the social media manager, community manager, the brand editor to name just a few. But doing this content creation is really really hard. And just putting more marketers and editors at the problem doesn’t help the brand scale to its content creation needs. In fact it is so hard we wrote a slideshare and a blog post about it where we give you ” 5 Reasons Why Social is So Hard “. One of the big 5 reasons is making sure you are consistent in your voice, brand and message to your audience. This helps your audience know what they are going to be getting from you.
Mar 16, 4:51 PM

Oh sure – you think you know but… What is Content Curation and Why Does it Matter?

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Sign up for our weekly newsletters, and youll get the latest insights from our Dylan’s Desk and DeanBeat columns before theyre published on VentureBeat. Balancing work and family life is never easy especially in a work culture, like we have in Silicon Valley, that seems to value insane hours and lack of balance. I always ask the executives I interview how they manage, particularly if I know they have children. Usually, the answer is some laughing acknowledgement that there is no balance. But sometimes, the answer surprises me. Lew Cirne , the chief executive and founder of rising-star cloud company New Relic, is a father. He told me over lunch at SXSW this week that he leaves work around 5 p.m. and gets home in time to cook dinner for his family nearly every day. He impressed me: Its not often that you hear a CEO of a startup admit that hes not spending 18 hours a day focused 100 percent on his company. Cirnes an unusual case, and he acknowledges that as the founder (he also founded one previous successful startup, which he sold to CA for $375 million in cash in 2006), hes got the flexibility and the clout to set the terms and create the company culture he wants. He also takes a week off from CEO duties every six weeks or so to go on a coding retreat , during which he leaves the executive duties of his company in others hands and focuses entirely on programming.
Mar 18, 1:46 AM

This is great – work/life balance in a startup unless you have a couple wins don’t expect this

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Rallyverse can help you create a rich WordPress post in 5 minutes or less http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/rallyverse-can-help-create-rich-wordpress-post-5-minutes-less/ Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:15:03 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=377 Rallyverse can help you create a rich WordPress post in 5 minutes or less.

Don’t believe me, go ask Rallyverse for a quick demo.

Trying to figure out what to say and how to say it can be a complete drudgery.  Rallyverse has been helping brands and business solve this problem with their content marketing platform but primarily for short form content.  Well now Rallyverse makes it easy for you to have the inspiration and elements to create your own WordPress blog post in about 5 minutes.

Say you want to do a quick round up on what are some of the new slideshares in Rallyverse has created.  Just curate a simple cart with those items, make edits to each of the items then publish to WordPress and you get this output.

This activity has also been shared with your LinkedIn network. We have emailed the verification/download link to "". Login to your email and click the link to download the file directly. To request the link at a different email address, update it here. Check your bulk/spam folders if you can't find our mail. Shortcode for WordPress.com blogs [ ? Because using the curation techniques and tools that you use for yourself just wont work for your brand. What does that mean in practice? Here are 5 ways to think about the differences and how to succeed in enterprise curation. Listen and Read vs. Create and Share. Personal Curation: Im looking for interesting things to read, and I dont have a deadline.
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If you are a big brand or business, you need to know what the difference between Enterprise Curation and Personal Curation. You won’t do your brand any good if you are bringing a knife to a gun fight. Go get the biggest gun you can find – and in the world of curation it is Rallyverse

How do you amplify your voice on social media? How do you create new advocates and ambassadors and multiply the impact of your content marketing…without just pouring money into your paid media campaigns? It turns out that there are people all around you who are willing to help you scale your social media program. You just need the right tools to activate them.
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If you are thinking about Social Selling, you need to look at Rallyverse. The first thing every seller needs to do and do everyday is build their personal brand and network. Rallyverse makes it easy for you as the Marketer to create, control and track content for your field sales to to distribute. Go check this out on slideshare.

In planning your social and content marketing strategy, whats the right mix of first-party and third-party content? How often should you post purely promotional messages? While plenty of people will tell you that it "depends," were willing to commit to a specific ratio: 30/ 60/ 10. Its how we run our social media and content marketing, and we think its a good way for you to run yours as well.
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Mar 20, 5:01 PM

I get asked everyday “Is there a benchmark or rule that can guide how many time and what type of content I should share?” Yes there is – it is the Golden Ratio and you need to know it – the good people at Rallyverse wrote a whole slideshare on it.

Every great content marketing program starts with your owned, original content. The tricky part is, of course, creating that owned, original content — and scaling it across multiple platforms. Especially when you dont have a big budget or team. We can help. Were a small company, but weve got a formula for consistently creating and scaling content. And serving it up for your community and customers to consume again and again.
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Mar 20, 5:01 PM

You know you need to take your content cross platform – 5 Easy Steps How Thanks

This activity has also been shared with your LinkedIn network. We have emailed the verification/download link to "". Login to your email and click the link to download the file directly. To request the link at a different email address, update it here. Check your bulk/spam folders if you can't find our mail. Shortcode for WordPress.com blogs [ ? Our content marketing platform helps marketers of all sizes to discover and share great content in social media and beyond. Contact us for a demo and trial account: info@rallyverse.com. Our content marketing platform helps marketers of all sizes to discover and share great content in social media and beyond. Contact us for a demo and trial account: info@rallyverse.com. What is Rallyverse?We are a SAAS solution for marketers.We are the only creation solution that is semantic based relevance engine.
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Rallyverse has updated their Credentials Deck to include all the new features and capabilities that you are all wanting and asking for. Go check it out right now. Run don’t walk to click on that link!

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Create Blog Posts with Rallyverse http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/create-blog-posts-rallyverse/ Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:58:38 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=374 Create Blog Posts with Rallyverse

Rallyverse has been cranking out the new capabilities for all you content marketers out there.  I love the ability to take curated content, make it my own and publish it right to my blog in about a total of 5 minutes.

And here are the top 5 engaging items I have shared in the last week.  Check them out.

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The Cisco Meraki office in Mission Bay, San Francisco, is 40 paces from the water, and just as nice as Googles. On a clear winter day in late December, I sat in one of its conference rooms with a company spokeswoman on my right and Sanjit Biswas on my left, peering out through floor-to-ceiling glass. On the other side: brightly patterned furniture, murals and paneled wood, a well-stocked cafeteria, a deck with spectacular views of the bay. Twelve months earlier, in a deal meant to bring fresh edge to Cisco, the networking behemoth bought Meraki from Biswas and two co-founders for $1.2 billion. Now they were making good on their promise starting with the dcor. Like Cisco, Meraki makes networking equipment routers, wireless devices and the software to manage them, the sorts of products that even by tech standards have always been a little short on glamour. When Biswas and his co-founders left their graduate programs at M.I.T. in 2006 to work full time on Meraki the name comes from a Greek word that means creating something with passion they had few start-up competitors among their peers, who were making Twitter knockoffs. Six years later, their company had become a formidable player in the midsize router market. In a field notorious for opaque technical standards, Meraki emphasized simplicity and ease of use, while also managing to tick a lot of boxes on any Web 2.0 checklist: cloud-based, scalable, mobile-friendly. Theyre buzzwords, Biswas said.
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If you work in tech, you MUST READ this post on ‘Silicon Valley’s Youth Problem’ (apparently 35 is old!) Long Read

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In 2012, a team of ex-Google employees decided to launch their own company: a venture capital firm of sorts with a twist called Upstart. While traditional venture capital structures give funding to companies, Upstarts financial backers monetarily…
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TRUTH! Student Debt is our next financial crisis and there is no bailout Thanks

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March 11th, 2014 – 12:04 am. Data-Driven Thinking is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Todays column is written by Sacha Xavier Reich,partner, media and innovation director for Neo@Ogilvy . It’s funny that they call it native advertising because it is anything but indigenous. Native advertising can be described as ads disguised as content. It is usually designed in the same style and look as the articles you are reading. In reality, it is a brilliant tactic that consumers and marketers agree is more aesthetically pleasing and relevant to readers than banner ads. For the past two years, they’ve been welcomed with gusto by advertisers, such as myself. But as with nearly all successful online advertising tactics, there is a dark secret ruining the integrity of some native partners. Let’s say you are reading your favorite business news site and come across this:. Looks like interesting stuff, right?
Mar 17, 8:57 PM

TRUTH – these aren’t Native Ads they are just ads and really bad ones to boot

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When we came up with the idea for Rallyverse – a leading platform in Content Marketing – we knew that a transformation was happening in Marketing. That the Content we as brands and businesses create – blog posts, tweets, status updates, Linkedin Posts – are the new Ads. We felt deeply that this fundamental shift would cause a massive transformation to the marketing ecosystem and the marketing organization. Marketers need to create more content today than ever before. This has resulted in new organizational designs, new team members and roles such as the social media manager, community manager, the brand editor to name just a few. But doing this content creation is really really hard. And just putting more marketers and editors at the problem doesn’t help the brand scale to its content creation needs. In fact it is so hard we wrote a slideshare and a blog post about it where we give you ” 5 Reasons Why Social is So Hard “. One of the big 5 reasons is making sure you are consistent in your voice, brand and message to your audience. This helps your audience know what they are going to be getting from you.
Mar 14, 6:51 PM

Oh sure – you think you know but… What is Content Curation and Why Does it Matter?

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This is your fifth of seven free items this month. To register, get added benefits and unlimited access to articles, Become a Member . General Mills Looks Beyond TV to Target ‘Micro’ Markets. CMO Mark Addicks, An Ad Age Digital Keynote Speaker, Talks Tactics. With big brands like Cheerios, Yoplait and Pillsbury, General Mills has traditionally targeted its marketing to the masses with hefty TV ad budgets and messages carefully crafted to resonate with as many people as possible. But recently, the Minnesota-based home of the Jolly Green Giant has begun to think a lot smaller, using digital to go after what General Mills Chief Marketing Officer Mark Addicks calls “micro markets.” That might include special messages aimed at expectant mothers, or taking a brand normally associated with holiday baking — like Betty Crocker — into the barbecue season. Mr. Addicks will discuss the marketer’s new approach at the upcoming Ad Age Digital Conference , held April 1-2 in New York City. We recently caught up with him for a quick preview. Advertising Age: As you look out the next several years, what are some digital opportunities for packaged food brands?.
Mar 13, 5:01 PM

Great interview w/ Mark Addicks on ‘Redefining Marketing’ at General Mills great quick read for marketers

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February means new gear at Rallyverse http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/february-means-new-gear-rallyverse/ Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:55:35 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=369 February means new gear at Rallyverse!  It was a very busy busy month for Rallyverse as they shipped a ton of new features and capabilities for their customers and partners.  Here are just a few of them that are making waves in the world of content marketing!

Sure, we all know to keep it short and snappy with our social media and content marketing, but there are times when you have a little more that you need to share. And while Twitter will keep to to 140 characters no matter what, Facebook and LinkedIn (not to mention your blog and your email newsletters) give you a little more space to stretch out. Now the Rallydeck does as well. You can create 600-character messages right from your Rallydeck and post directly to Facebook and LinkedIn. Or grab the html from your post and drop it into your blog or email.
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Sometimes 140 Characters just wont do. Sometimes – just sometimes, you need to crank out about 500 characters or more to really get your point across. And that is a good thing. And Rallyverse can help you do that in style. Check out the lastest update that allows you to add up to 600 characters – explained in the glory of animated gifs as well.

As a community manager or marketer, you know that every single one of your colleagues and coworkers is a potential advocate for your brand. From your sales team to the folks in finance, everyone at your company has a voice that they can use to share your brand with the world. Whether its a new product release or an insight into an industry trend, most people want to highlight the achievements of their company and team. The rub is, of course, is that all those folks in sales and finance have day jobs. Sure, they might want to be an advocate for your brand, but they dont have the time or the tools to consistently participate. With todays release of Social Selling, weve made it easy to turn your whole organization into brand advocates. Using your Rallydeck, you can package a set of brand-friendly social messages into an email with built-in sharing buttons and tracking capabilities. The output is a set of ready-to-post content that your team can share with just a single click, while still preserving the option to add their own voice. Instead of one voice talking to a thousand followers, you can activate a hundred voices talking to thousands of followers, each in their own authentic way. To learn more, contact us at info@rallyverse.com or email your Rallyverse account representative today.
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Mar 17, 11:54 AM

Let’s face it, you go to all the work of creating great content for your social channels and blog, why not share that content with your execs, influentials, field and sales teams. Take all that hard work and get your teams to get your content out there. Rallyverse makes it drop dead simple to augment your currrent work and get your great content into the hands of your sales and field teams to share and drive traffic and help them build their brands. Check out the details on how you can do Content Marketing For Your Whole Organization

While experts may debate the precise Roadrunner catchphrase , theres no debating some good news from Rallyverse: your Rallydeck just got a lot faster. Weve measured performance and load times across Decks, Conversations and Reports to at least 42 percent faster and in some cases 50 percent faster. Either way, the Roadrunner approves. (See below for a picture of an actual Roadrunner, via Wikipedia .).
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Mar 17, 11:54 AM

Faster faster faster – Rallyverse knows you need it all and need it fast. Rallyverse has you covered or as Roadrunner says – Meep Meep! Your Rallydeck Just Got A Bunch Faster

Did you check out the Rallyverse February Newsletter? Weve got details on Social Selling, the Golden Ratio for content marketing, and details from all of our social profiles. You can read the whole newsletter here .
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And if that wasn’t enough, you can check out the Rallyverse February newsletter and check out all the news the was Rallyverse that is fit to print

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Catch up on the Rallyverse Roundup right here! http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/catch-rallyverse-round-right/ Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:30:04 +0000 http://whidbeyventuregroup.com/?p=366 Catch up on the Rallyverse Roundup right here with . All the news in the last week that was fit to print. Just check out this cool news!

Happy St. Patricks Day from Rallyverse! We hope you had a great weekend and are starting your week with some outrageous green gear. In todays Roundup, weve got the neuroscience behind what makes us share content, an on-field selfie from yesterdays North London derby, Sephora going big with its very own visual social platform, and St. Patricks Day pets because, well, you know. Mar 17, 9:26 AM. What determines what content we share? Its all about our emotions: what makes us happy, angry, sad and awed. We share based on our responses to those emotions, and tapping into those emotions will help you to understand which content will work for your business. Mar 17, 7:23 AM. Arsenal defeated Spurs 1-0 yesterday, and some of the Arsenal players celebrated with an on-field selfie. Which makes sense, since said players do look like theyre Millennials. Mar 17, 12:02 AM. While Sephora is certainly big on social media, and especially visual social media platforms like Pinterest and Instagram, the beauty retailer has set about building its own visual content platform. Mar 17, 10:12 AM. 25 Ridiculously Cute St. Patricks DayPets, because this is why Buzzfeed was invented.
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Mar 17, 11:24 AM

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

In todays Roundup, were got details on another set of News Feed changes from Facebook, the eight steps to nailing your content marketing program, an update on how the manufacturing industry is starting to embrace content marketing, and a super cool set of photos from the cleverly painted Kansas City library. In a roundup article on AllFacebook, we get details on another set of new updates to the Facebook News Feed and home view. As is the style of giant companies when making UI decisions, all the changes being released were meticulously researched and focus-grouped, with some obvious changes coming to users: bigger photos and links to other sections of the site being displayed based on usage. Yet another reminder that you need to be posting big images to make your News Feed work. We wont say that this article describing the steps to winning at content marketing will contain things you havent heard before. That is, you probably know you should have a strategy, promote your content, adn measure your results. But we will say that we really dug the periodic-table style graphic at the top of the page. Well even say its worth it for that. According to CMI, despite a slow start, the manufacturing industry is making progress in content marketing. While fewer in this industry claim to having a cohesive strategy for content marketing, theyre making gains across the board.
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Mar 17, 11:24 AM

Facebook Updates The News Feed Comma Again

In todays Roundup, were talking about the hottest industry at SXSW, how to think (and write) like a journalist in your content marketing, a grand debunking of Malcolm Gladwells 10,000 hours rule, and a whole lot of reality show casting at SXSW. qz.com. It stream live video from hundreds of sources with no bandwidth or streaming issues, including instantaneous switching between video sources, an absolutely A-list set of content partners, and advertisers are dying to spend advertising dollars to reach consumers on it. Read more about SXSWs new darling. In content marketing and in journalism, headlines matter (that doesnt mean click bait), as this article points out. We also liked the bit about how you should mix hard news and soft news. For brands, that means talking about yourself and your industry but also understanding when to show more of your surface area to your audience. For Rallyverse, that mostly means posting about Legos and robots. Mar 12, 10:37 AM. Forget the Malcolm Gladwell book and the 10,000 of practice theory, I am never ever listening to the Macklemore album again. More specifically, it turns out that practice only explains one-third of the variation in performance between individuals on complex skills. If you didnt get a reality show at SXSW this year you probably werent even trying.
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Mar 17, 11:24 AM

The Hottest Industry At SXSW

The post Rallyverse Roundup: Stop Talking About Yourself via Gabe Bevilacqua first posted on Rallyverse Blog In todays Roundup, were reminding you that your content marketing shouldnt always be about you and your products, the sad, sad, sad truth about broadband choice in the United States, the real value of social media referrals to publishers, and a video we really shouldnt think is as funny as we do. Why Your Branded […] The post Rallyverse Roundup: Stop Talking About Yourself appeared first on Rallyverse Blog .
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Rallyverse Roundup: Stop Talking About Yourself

The post Rallyverse Roundup: Facebook Updates The News Feed Comma Again via Gabe Bevilacqua first posted on Rallyverse Blog In todays Roundup, were got details on another set of News Feed changes from Facebook, the eight steps to nailing your content marketing program, an update on how the manufacturing industry is starting to embrace content marketing, and a super cool set of photos from the cleverly painted Kansas City library. Facebook News Feed Product […] The post Rallyverse Roundup: Facebook Updates The News Feed Comma Again appeared first on Rallyverse Blog .
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Rallyverse Roundup: Facebook Updates The News Feed Comma Again

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