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How Cabela’s uses social to turn customers into friends

“Authenticity experts,” customer love, and making friends are all part of Cabela’s word of mouth strategy. In this post, Youtility author Jay Baer shares insights from the company’s Social Media Manager, Adam Buchanan. He talks about Cabela’s team, why they’re all about passionate volunteers, and how they’re building a community.

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Your content is kidding no one

This is a guest post from Mitch Joel — President, Mirum and author of “Six Pixels of Separation” and “CTRL ALT Delete.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. How is your content marketing strategy coming along? There’s a thorn in my side. It’s a content thorn. It’s…

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How Life Time Fitness wins fans with unplanned social content

This is a guest post from Jay Baer — social media and content strategist and author of “Youtility: Why Smart Marketing is About Help not Hype.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his Convince & Convert blog. Trust the locals Tony Saucier is the Director of Social Media…

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Video: How REI earns advocates with user-generated content

Some companies are afraid of asking their customers to share content with them: What about the legal requirements for using their photos in marketing? What if no one wants to participate? Or worse, what if it’s just no good? According to Lulu Gephart, REI’s Manager of Social and Earned Media, user-generated content is nothing to…

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Video: How Thomson Reuters earned new customers with great content

According to Casey Hall, Thomson Reuters Senior Marketer, a blog is not the place for product promotions and selling. It’s a place for sharing amazing content and earning loyal fans. How do they create amazing content? By bringing in subject matter experts to help. The problem: Not all of these experts were ready to do…

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How to make your content go viral

This is a guest post from Jonah Berger, Marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and New York Times bestselling author of “Contagious: Why Things Catch On.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. If you asked Google a few years ago, “What makes things go…

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The failing state of content marketing

This is a guest post from Mitch Joel — President, Twist Image and author of “Six Pixels of Separation.” His new book “CTRL ALT Delete” was released in May 2013. See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. Simply put: There is too much content in too many places….

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Great content is the least of your worries

This is a guest post from Mitch Joel — President, Twist Image and author of “Six Pixels of Separation.” His new book “CTRL ALT Delete” was released in May 2013. See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. If a brand is looking to do something more than traditional…

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