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Branding In A Digital Age
How can marketers develop brands in the middle of a marketing revolution? Our +Curagami post mashes a favorite +Harvard Business Review article with +Bynder - Branding Automation & Digital Asset Management Solution 2016 Branding Trends Report to form interesting "blue ocean" conclusions.

http://www.curagami.com/branding-digital-age/

#branding   #marketing  +McKinsey & Company  #davidedelman  
Branding in a Digital Age mashes Bynder's Branding Trends 2016 report with David Edelman's HBR post from 2010 to share how today's consumers join brands.
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Last Day To VOTE
Help select our winning #headphones  Game Icons via +99designs : La https://99designs.com/contests/poll/mij1wv?urlcategory=icon-button-design
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Headphones Icons Contest GUARANTEED
We are looking for some great icons for our new #headphones  Game. There is one day left in our +99designs contest so fire up Illustrator and wow us with your cool icons. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/Curagami_headphones_icon-contest
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Design Contest
We're creating a new #headphone  Game for +Moon-Audio.com and need amazing icons. Find our +99designs Icon Design Contest here: bit.ly/Curagami_headphones_icon-contest
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Car porn and cool stuff for dad done RIGHT! http://petrolicious.com/ #greatdesign #coolstuff #fathersday 
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Fedex Keynote Today
Want to watch my practice session for the New E-commerce keynote address I will give today? Also on +Curagami with full +Haiku Deck embedded: http://www.curagami.com/e-commerce-game/

#ecommerce   #video  +FedEx 
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Sorry about spelling. It was 4:30 am in front of a long day.
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Compete with Amazon
Learn how to compete with one of the 4 horsemen of the Internet - Amazon - on +Curagami's new forum: http://www.curagami.com/forums/topic/how-smbs-can-compete-with-amazon/ 
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Help - VOTE NOW
Need help selecting a winning #headphones  Game Icons design. Vote on +99designs Here: https://99designs.com/contests/poll/mij1wv?urlcategory=icon-button-design
I’m running a icon or button contest on 99designs. Designers have submitted 20 designs so far. Please vote on your favorite as I’d love to receive your feedback.
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Thanks Heather. Those are very strong. Agree. Marty
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99 Designs Contest
3 Designs in and 3 days left in our Headphones Game Icons contest at +99designs: http://bit.ly/Curagami_headphones_icon-contest 

#design   #contest   #headphones   #game  
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the E-Commerce Game
Want to win the #ecommerce  game? We share some of our favorite reading material and ecom secrets on this new +Haiku Deck deck: https://haikudeck.com/p/cd625524c9
Online commerce has a new bag. A Haiku Deck by Martin Smith
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Education
  • Vassar College
    Psychology, 1976 - 1980
  • Choate School
    Prep School, 1973 - 1976
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Other names
Martin W. Smith, Martin Marty Smith, ScentTrail, Marty Smith, ScentTrail Marketing, Martin's Ride, Story of Cancer
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Internet marketer, cancer survivor & startups entrepreneur
Introduction
Fighting cancer to a draw creates perspective. Time is short, do what you love is one lesson. Time is short work with people you love is another. 

Teams, friends and family create the three-legged-stool needed to survive the Big C and create great companies. Form a team of CHAMPIONS who stay calm, are willing to help more and more and whose LOVE and championing of your cause matches yours. 

I'm LUCKY. I'm surrounded by smart friends who drop everything and help. Special FOMs (Friends of Martin's). There are FOMs I know and there are FOMs I don't. People who dedicate their lives to saving mine yet we've never met. People who share our content, ideas, memes and URLs yet we've never met. 

Special people who have my love and appreciation. Thank You and create great stuff since life is too short to do anything else.   
Bragging rights
After cancer diagnosis rode a bicycle across America in the summer of 2010 raising almost $100,000 for cancer research.
Work
Occupation
Founder of CrowdFunde and Curagami, tools to help ecommerce merchants sell more stuff by becoming great content marketers.
Skills
SEO, Internet marketing, content marketing, content curation, writing, ecommerce, email marketing, video marketing, cause marketing,
Employment
  • Curagami
    Founder, 2014 - present
    Curagami works with e-commerce clients to develop creative apps to engage, involve and thrill customers.
  • Story of Cancer Foundation
    Founder, 2013 - 2014
    Created one of first crowdfunding websites for cancer research launched December 2013.
  • Atlantic BT - Marketing Director
    Content Marketer, Internet Marketer, 2011 - 2013
    Doubled traffic to AtlanticBT.com with content marketing, contests, games and social media contributing to two record sales years.
  • ScentTrail E-Commerce
    President, 2010 - 2011
    interviewed and wrote about startup entrepreneurs including Jesse Lipson immediately before his $100M sale of ShareFIle to Citrix and Chris Heivly now running the Startup Factory in the American Underground.
  • Townsend Enterprises
    Director E-Commerce, 2002 - 2010
    Managed team that beat sales and profit goals for 7 years contributing more than $30M topline dropping more than $5M to the bottom line.
  • Foundobjects.com
    Founder, 1994 - 2002
    Created one of the first B2B and B2C websites helping Magnetic Poetry Kit, a specialty gift, become a $50M gift.
  • NutraSweet
    Marketing & Sales Director, 1989 - 1994
    P&L responsibility for $22M dairy business where we set sales and product launch reacords for three years.
  • M&M/Mars
    Unit Manager, 1982 - 1989
    Managed team that sold "World's Largest Snickers Bar Display" setting off a competition and helping Midwest region to win a major sales contest.
  • Procter & Gamble
    Sales Rep, 1981 - 1982
    Learned to sell the P&G way: Situational Summary, State The Idea, Explains How It Works and Share the Benefits.
  • Vassar College
    Assistant Director Admissions, 1980 - 1981
    Traveled across America interviewing perspective college students and pitching Vassar.
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Durham
Previously
Greenwich - Chicago - Buffalo - Kansas - PA - Chapel Hill
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Building B2B Community This paragraph is GOLD: Mary approaches community building in B2B in a straightforward fashion. To be successful, you

6 Experts’ Advice on Content Curation for B2B Brands - B2B News Network
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As a content curator with six years of experience, marketers and business owners interested in the practice often contact me. Nine times out

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Netflix Misses and Guides Down - Marty Note Wall Street was throwing the Netflix baby out with the bathwater today as if TODAY means anythin

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Do you feel like your mood can change instantly according to what happens in your day? Then you may be a slave to your emotions. But you don

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Get paid for blogging! If you have something people want to read, share it on blogbank and make money in the process.

Perfect LinkedIn Profile Infographic | Personal Branding Using Scoopit
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Great LinkedIn Tips We're not big believers in "perfect". Perfect is a tyranny few can afford in a digital age, but we did find about 5 help

75 Content Marketing Tools You Can’t Live Without & Scenttrail Comme...
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Must Have Content Marketing Tools We thought we would add out 2 cents on tools we know, use and love: Quora Agree, if you can't create a "kn

Social Conversations You Must Have - Curagami | Design Revolution
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Why We Added Behance, Dribble & Tumblr Today Social Conversations You Must Have shares why you can NEVER not be part of a relevant online co

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A BARBERSHOP for SOCIAL BEASTS. Downtown Los Angeles 460 S. Spring St, Los Angeles CA 90013. At Fifth & Spring Streets, in the Historic Core

On Board the Scoopit Content Curation Bus | Curation Revolution
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Get On Board Scop.it Content Curation Bus We love curating congent with Scoop.it. Content curation with a great tool like Scoop.it may be mo

Reframing Creativity | Marketing Revolution
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"Proving and improving the value of public relations" We feel that the views of the reader are as important as the views of the writer.

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Marty Note - Improving Site Load Times Let's say you own and manage a $3,000,000 website. You spend 5% of your site's top line to market on

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Content Marketing Is Key Important post from Scoop.it CEO @Guillaume Decugis because the 12 step program he outlines clearly cleaves content

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Rendezwho Could Be Fun, Cool Rendezwho matches you with anyone in the world, for life. Find your next friend. People all over the world are

Drone Races 45 MPH Indoors in this SICK Video #toocool | Contests and Ga...
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It's been a bit since we last saw DARPA's bird-of-prey inspired drone system, but the government's mad science wing hasn't been sitting idle

It's A Wonderful Life Social Counter via Curagami | BI Revolution
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First Social Impact Counter There were really only two choices. We could jump off the roof or get busy working on fixing the problem. You se

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Adobe Content Rules For 2016 Here are Adobe's 5 content "rules" for 2016 and our reactions: Design for the Multiscreen Reality Agree. Findin

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It's going to be very interesting to see Apple spin these financials results. The company just announced its Q1 2016 results, and the compan

I heard passion, commitment and love in a comment from Yellow Cabs of Columbus owner Jeff Katz to a negative review on Google. I reached out and emailed Jeff. That voice, the authentic one he shared, was missing from his site I noted. He agreed and let me know he has a team working on his site. I bet he does. They already have apps (impressive). I took three cab rides with Yellow during my 3 day stay in Columbus and was impressed with driver courtesy, friendliness and care. I asked each driver how they liked working for the Katz family and they both loved working for Yellow Cab of Columbus. One driver was from Ethiopia and the other was from Mauritania (south of Morocco in Africa). Both were fascinating, kind and careful. They discussed the pressure they are under from Uber. I've yet to try Uber but I was in Columbus for treatment at the James Cancer Center. Climbing into a car with a stranger to save $5 seems crazy (to me) especially when there is a family owned and managed business that has been around since the 1920s as good at getting me around town as Yellow Cab of Columbus. One caveat is Columbus is not NYC. It takes 10 to 20 minutes to get a cab so build that in, set your expectations straight and don't stand out in the rain (like me duh). I realize this review is different (better) than others, but being in the cab biz is TOUGH. Nice people, careful and willing to wake up in the middle of the night to get me to the airport deserve 5 stars and continued patronage (will be back and forth to Columbus and the James until the end of the year). If you are in Columbus and need a cab, call Yellow Cab and bet you have a safe, fun ride too. Marty --- Martin Smith CEO & Founder Curagami - Cool Tools for Ecom
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