Reading this post alone won’t end your career-long pursuit for the latest tools, trends, and marketing techniques. That’s why keeping up with the latest industry news is a full part of your job as a marketer.
I have studied and worked with some amazingly successful people. My clients include 2 Grammy Award Winners [Nile Rodgers and Bruce Elliott-Smith]. I’ve also worked with dozens of self made millionaires and my clients include 2 of the 10 largest companies in the world. I’ve discovered that the best shortcut to success, is to avoid costly detours.
When we share a content to someone , we expect them to experience the content in the way we intended. Well, it’s just not possible with plain old text/link sharing as in that; when the person at the other end click the link it’s going to lead them directly to the content leaving your intended reason to share and your opinion about the particular content to pure chance to be received as it is.
Although RSS isn’t “in vogue” as it was 5+ years ago, I still find there’s no substitute for using this as a listening post for developments in your industry. When I wrote the previous post I used Google Reader to categorise sites to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in digital. When Google withdrew this since there was no revenue in it (Boo!) I used Reeder as an offline client on my Macbook Air and iOS for a while. But now I recommend Feedly since it’s the most popular so you can see by the ‘voice of the crowd’ which posts are most popular. Similar to the feature in PostRank that Google also killed off. Although feed readers aren’t in fashion they are the most efficient way to scan the latest news in different categories. So if you don’t use them try Feedly out – our analytics shows it’s one of the most common referrers to Smart Insights – do bookmark us!
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Study your competitors. Study them from their website through their sales process, including their marketing strategies. Identify the past and ongoing marketing strategies of your largest competitors, so you know what works in your given market.