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70, 20, 10

I've been talking about 70, 20, 10 models for a good time, and it seems that it's applicable in a wide number of different contexts. Generally, it relates to the idea that the majority of time, focus, attention or resources should be focused on established practices or core methods, but room should be left for both extending those core approaches and taking them in new directions, but also for completely new ideas and input.

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The Biggest Issue In Content Marketing

Suddenly everyone is talking about Content Marketing and perhaps the chart below explains why.

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Six Social-Digital Trends for 2013

Originally published in Harvard Business Review.

It's that time of year again — time to take a stab at what's going to matter in the year ahead as technology continues to influence how we work and live. In previous years, I've looked at trends under the "social media" lens because that has been the major disruptive force, creating both opportunities and threats. This year, I'm using the umbrella term "social-digital" to broaden the focus. First, a quick re-cap from last year:

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Communications Planning in 2013

The good people at WARC are keen to encourage people to start thinking early about planning themes for 2013 and so have asked me (along with a few other ad bloggers around the world) to put down a few thoughts on the subject. 

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Ten Takeaways from BlueGlass LA: The Internet Marketing Experience Part 2

by: Jason Miller

Following up on yesterday’s post, I am still reveling in the thought leadership bliss and overflow of insights from last week’s Blueglass LA internet marketing conference. Here are five more key takeaways for the B2B Marketing professional from experts Chris Brogan, Copyblogger’s Brian Clark, SEOmoz’s Jamie Steven, and HARO’s Peter Shankman.

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All Content is Not Created Equal – A Conversation with CMI Founder Joe Pulizzi

by: Jason Miller

When it comes to content marketing and social media experts, Joe Pulizzi is always at the top of the list. A leading author, speaker, strategist, and founder of the Content Marketing Institute, Joe helps businesses understand the trends in content marketing, and how marketers can learn to think and act like publishers. Recently I caught up with Joe and he answered some very tough questions that content marketers face everyday.

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Content Isn't Branding (continued)

“I hope your clients don’t read Ad Age,” quipped a comment at the end of my latest essay in which I said Chrysler’s “Halftime in America” movie was a great piece of entertainment, but that brands need to be built from behaviors, not image or content.

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Why “Pinterest Is the Next Facebook” Is Just a Silly Thing To Say

In the UK this morning many commuters would have read a piece in The Metro about whether Pinterest is the next Facebook. This is not the first article or blog post about this, and I fear that it will not be the last. The short answer to this is ‘no’. And the longer answer is ‘no, because they are fundamentally different, non-competitive things’.

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Research Claims that 25% of Tweets Are Not Worth Reading. So What?

According to research from a team at Carnegie Mellon University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Georgia Institute of Technology, we think that 25% of tweets are not worth reading. The study found that, when asked to rate tweets by people they follow, only 36% of tweets were marked favourably, 25% were marked less favourably and the balance (39%) received no strong feeling either way.

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Media = Maths + Magic

Before Christmas, in an exceptionally insightful post on Ad Age, Adam Cahill suggested that it was time to change the orientation of media agencies and departments to be more reflective of what people do and toward what he called the math and the magic (hence the borrowed title to this post) of media.

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