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A Marketer’s Guide to Content Curation

A Marketer’s Guide to Content Curation
There is an elephant in the online marketing “room,” and the elephant’s name is Curation. Curation is the most important part of online marketing that no one is talking about. With the rise of inbound marketing, content has become front and center in the minds of marketers. This focus on content as an important marketing tactic creates two extremely important problems. First, content creation is difficult. Applying Curation to Our Problems As marketers, how do we solve these two problems? Curation has become a fixture for many successful news blogs on the web today. Examples of Curation Some of the most popular posts on this blog have been from curated content. 3 Rules for Great Curation 1. 2. 3. Integrating Curation Into the Content Mix Curation has many applications. How do you use curation for your inbound marketing efforts? Photo Credit: joyosity Related:  Content Curation

CURATING THE FUTURE | Nation Performing Arts Convention Like e-mail in the ‘90s and the web at the dawn of the new millennium, artists and organizations—as a matter of business—have had to adapt to these new modes of communication and integrate these tools into their operations. Web 2.0 and social platforms like Digg and Delicious, YouTube, Flickr, and Facebook have pushed the electronic envelope even further up the learning curve. Along comes Twitter, and the real-time revolution is on—just as mobile technologies have gone viral. Social media is where the jobs will be. New jobs mean new roles and new responsibilities. “Managing communities is much more complex than traditional outreach,” Levy added. Keeping track of all the important discussions and news and other relevant audience engagement—disseminated via channels like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, and myriad others—requires more than just technical and social skills. You can Retweet, favorite, or copy urls, but it’s not the same.

Simplifying or Adding to our Social Media Overload? Social news curation is one of the latest social media tools to promise to make our online lives easier, more streamlined, and much more manageable. But does it live up to the hype? We take a detailed look at the top three social news curation tools to see whether they truly organize the news coming from our social networks, or just add another layer of logins, confused layouts, and information-overload to our social networking experience. Read on for the verdict on social news curation. Now, social news curation should not be confused with social network organizational tools. Paper.li Paper.li creates a newspaper-styled web page around your Twitter account. Twitter Tim.es The Twitter Tim.es is a service similar to paper.li. Flipboard Flipboard is only for the iPad, so if you don’t have one, you won’t get to take it for a test drive. The Verdict The final word on social news curation services?

Curating Information as Content Strategy Content, which is anything that informs, educates, or entertain online, is your business digital body language. The Internet changed how people find and read content. While it was helpful to have a strategy for publishing information about your business before the Web, people didn't necessarily track if what you gave them as brochures and papers was integrated with everything else. Online, it's easier to see all of the different outputs of an organization side by side -- and to notice whether they connect the dots, or if they seem to come from separate businesses. It is more attractive to buy from a business that has its act together. Why content is important On the Web, people trade attention for good, useful content. There are still companies that struggle with the idea of becoming content producers, and thus have not yet formulated a content strategy. Some organizations are affected by the sprawling issue when it comes to content. Content and community

PJA Radio The Conversation Prism by Brian Solis and JESS3 Content Curation & Fair Use: 5 Rules to being an Ethical Content Curator * Update: I have a much lengthier updated post that incorporates the material below: Content Curation: Copyright, Ethics, & Fair Use Recently, Kimberley Isbell of the Nieman Journalism Lab cited a Harvard Law report and published an extensive post on news aggregation and legal considerations. From a curation perspective, the whole article is interesting, but what was the most surprising was that her recommendations for being an ethical content aggregator, were the same as being an effective content curator. The five recommendations are below. You can read the full article for the legal justifications for abiding by these practices. 1. Marketing reason: The more you link to third parties, the more likely they are to link back to you – which ultimately improves your SEO. 2. Marketing reason: A good content curator is selective an only links to the most relevant content on a specific topic or issue. 3. 4. 5. *Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer.

Curation Nation book Content Curation: Why Is The Content Curator The Key Emerging Online Editorial Role Of The Future? What is content curation and why is it so important for the future of web content publishers? The content curator is the next emerging disruptive role in the content creation and distribution chain. In a world submerged by a flood of information, content curators may provide in the coming months and years a new, tremendously valuable service to anyone looking for quality information online: a personalized, qualified selection of the best and most relevant content and resources on a very specific topic or theme. Photo credit: Luna Vandoorne Vallejo In other words, a content curator is someone "who continually finds, groups, organizes and shares the best and most relevant content on a specific issue online". The most important component of this job is the word "continually." This is how marketing expert Rohit Bhargava defines what he thinks is one of the key emerging online editorial roles of the future. But don't take my word for it. Intro by Robin Good by Rohit Bhargava About Rohit Bhargava

6th International Digital Curation Conference This year’s IDCC was held jointly by the UK Digital Curation Centre and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in partnership with the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI). Thanks to all the speakers and delegates for helping to make it such a success. We'd love to hear your suggestions to make IDCC11 go even better, so please fill in the feedback form If you want to follow up on the event please see: Programme (with links to presentations) Posters Event netvibes page Keynote presentations and video interviews Archive of event twitter feed Workshop presentations Blog posts Themes from IDCC by Dorothea Salo 6th International Data Curation Conference by Eric Lease Morgan IDCC10 - initial impressions by Kevin Ashley IDCC 6, Chicago by Michael Sperberg-McQueen

Business Application and Trends Real-Time News Curation: Part 7 - Business Opportunities 1. Where Is The Money 2. 3. 4. 5. 1) Where Is The Money? "So here's a prediction. News channels in the near future will have no reason, incentive or advantage in trying to replicate what they do now: giving coverage to a handful of topics and stories out of the whole spectrum of news out there. The very goal of trying to satisfy the greatest number of readers while keeping an often undisclosed political and business agenda will give enormous competitive advantage to new independent content sources which have built their following on deep trust, full disclosure and opinionated dedication to a very specific topic, issue. As demand for quality, topic-specific news and information becomes the real of every individual and not just of those operating in the stock market, a universe of opportunities for monetizing high-quality and high-value topic-specific information will likely appear. 4) Business Applications: The News

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