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Neuromarketing and How Content Marketing Works

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What are 3 ways to frustrated your reader’s brains? Last week, I presented a speech at the 5th International Customer Media Congress in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Besides sharing what neuromarketing is teaching us about the brain and marketing, there are tips here for most web-based content publications. I hope you enjoy it and learn something. Let me know if you have questions… Blog this on Blogger. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on del.icio.us. Digg this!

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Who’s an Expert, and Why Experts Write Ebooks

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Check out some of the latest industry data: E-book sales grew dramatically in the first quarter of 2010, jumping from just 1.5% of total US book sales in 2009 to 5% of the market in the first quarter of 2010. wholesale ebook sales for January, 2010 were $31.9

Social Media for Busy Business Bloggers

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The number of social media users age 65 and older grew 100 percent throughout 2010, so that one in four people in that age group are now part of a social networking site.

7 Ways to Market to the Subconscious Brain: The Homer Simpson Guide to Content Marketing

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Content Marketing with Emotions: Write with Feeling

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Are you writing with feeling? Does your blog trigger emotional reactions ? Next time you review your writing, try to identify possible feelings in the reader.

Writing Web Content: 5 Simple Steps for Results

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Organize, simplify and get better results from your Web writing by asking 5 important questions: What is the problem (pain, predicament)? Why hasn’t this problem been solved? What is possible? What is different now? What should your readers do now? As you compose your copy, you should write out several sentences to answer each question. This will keep you on task, and lead your readers through to action.

The Real Truth About Mexico

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According to the latest information available from the International Monetary Fund , Mexico had the second-highest average income per capita in Latin America at $15,323 in January 2010.

Twitter: the little bird that grew up strong

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Why Twitter Is Such a Powerful Social Media Platform , this week’s guest post by Phyllis Zimbler Miller , When I first heard Twitter mentioned two years ago – in a teleseminar with the BlogSquad! – I checked it out because I valued Patsi’s advice. At the time the Twitter home page question was something such as: “Let your family and friends know what you are doing now.&# I thought to myself: Why should they care about this and why should I join the site? Thus I didn’t join.

Neuroscientists Discover “WIIFM” Center in Brain…

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Through the magic of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), neuroscientists are able to look inside the brains of consumers while reading marketing messages.

Neuromarketing Books for Marketing to Brains

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If you want to know more about how to write content that makes an impact on the brains of your readers, here are some interesting sites and books about the emerging field of neuromarketing.

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10 Ways to Use Facebook as a List Building Tool

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( Annalaura Brown is guest blogging this week, while Patsi’s on vacation.). Facebook can be a powerful list building tool if you know how to use it properly as such. Here are ten ways you can use FB to build your email list and increase your online business income. Share your blog posts.

7 Mistakes Speakers Make with Presentations

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We’ve often heard the brain can only hold seven things in mind. The brain research behind this is valid, and in everyday life we experience it with 7-digit phone numbers.

Content Marketing to the Female Brain

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You’re probably already familiar with the right and left brains… but what about the female brain? How does it differ from a male brain, and what does this mean for content marketers?

Content Marketing to the Male Brain

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What can we learn from brain science about how to market to men? 79% of men are alienated and barely able to recognize themselves in the ads portraying their gender (Business Week, 2006).

Why Use Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn for Content Marketing?

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LinkedIn went from 2 to 40 million in May 2009 and 60 million by February 2010. Content Marketing?" alt=" Why Use Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn for Content Marketing?" />. Content Marketing?" width="110" height="90" /> True confession time: I am not even close to being smart about using social media for online marketing. No big surprise for those of you who know what an introvert I am. But still, I am using Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn and I think you should too.

3 Great Twitter Apps for Content Marketers

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Today’s post was written by Louise Baker, freelance blogger and journalist. When it comes to Twitter apps for today’s busy professionals, there are some top notch applications available that will let you maximize your productivity on the service without falling prey to the infamous social media “time suck.&# Here is an inside look at what you need to know about three of the top Twitter Apps for business: CoTweet, HootSuite and Twaitter. CoTweet.

Basic Human Motivation: 4 Ways to Engage Readers

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As content marketers, if you are writing content designed to persuade and influence, you need to know what makes people tick. There are universal drives that are common in all human beings, across cultures, across the globe. When you create content that appeals to either of these four basic drives, you can’t help but engage the hearts and minds of readers on a profound level. We can learn a lot from evolutionary studies.

Business Blogging: Blast Past the Blunders

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5, 2010 to save $100.). Here’s how to bust out of blog oblivion: Blogging 101: 6 weeks to Confident Blogging with the Queen of WordPress, Suzanne Bird-Harris.

The Real Reason Behind Blog Procrastination

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Wednesdays, November 10 – December 15, 2010. Hi, my name is Suzanne Bird-Harris. I’m a WordPress consultant and online business coach.

Happy Holidays from Patsi & Rob

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It wasn’t easy getting the Hubby to put on his Mariachi costume and all, but I finally convinced him with a can of Mexican jumping beans… If you haven’t subscribed to JibJab , maybe this is a fun time to do so? All the best for 2011! Blog this on Blogger.

Top Ten Musings for Holiday Cheer

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Remember those days when we printed out things and kept files? What a waste of paper and ink. Now everything’s findable on the Internet. I’m cleaning out files and found some old lists… Here is a Top Ten list I kept that gives me chuckles.

3 Online Marketing Tasks: Get Found, Get Known, Get Clients

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Content Marketing Challenge: What to Write?

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A survey of more than 1,000 businesses this past Spring found that “producing engaging content&# is the top challenge for people charged with marketing.

Content Marketing Tasks: Practice Makes Progress

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If you’ve spent your career avoiding certain marketing tasks because you don’t think you’re any good at them, you struggle each time you try, and you end up with weak results, take heart. Persistence has been touted by poets for a reason.

Content Marketing Tips to Get More “Juice”

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Here are some content marketing tips to save you time and energy while getting more visibility on the Web. I began these writing tips when I wrote about taking one nugget of information, and instead of posting it as one blog post, you make a list of 3-5 sub-topics or issues.

Emotional Marketing Makes Memories

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If you want your content marketing messages to be remembered, you must engage the emotional memories of your readers. Memory formation happens in two ways: A new memory is formed when it hits the amygdala and makes an emotional connection.

How’s Your LinkedIn Profile?

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( Note from Patsi who is on vacation: This week I asked Phyllis Miller to write a guest post on social media resources. This is excellent advice you need to know and act on. And, if you haven’t already, connect with me on LinkedIn …).

How to Write a Content Marketing Blog Post

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Customer Media Congress: Patsi’s in Dutch…

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There aren’t many conferences that I’d fly 5700 miles to get to, but the 5th International Customer Media Congress looks as if it’s going to be another smash hit. I’ve been invited to speak, by uber-publishing-content-marketing icon, Sak van den Boom.

Content Marketing Tips: The Brain Runs the Show

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If you’re going to create content that grabs readers’ attention, sparks emotional engagement, and gets them to take action, you need to know what makes people tick. Although traditionally the heart is referred to as “the ticker,&# it’s the brain that runs the show.

The Ladder of Emotional Values: Pleasure Reigns

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What emotions are people seeking to satisfy online? What can we understand about human motivations and values in order for content marketing to work?

The Senior Brain: How to Market to Oldies but Goodies…

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Something’s wrong with the way marketers are trying to reach people over 65. I know this from personal experience. I am learning new stuff about the brain all the time, and since I have one myself, older brains are particularly interesting to me.

Smart Time-Saving Tips on Blogging…

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What are the steps you need to follow to ensure each blog post is optimized for search engines as well as for your readers’ interests? Oh my… there are a lot. But to keep me out of overwhelm, I wrote them down, and put them into a flow chart.

Engaging Content: Get Emotional, Really Emotional

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How can content marketers create content that engages – truly engages – the emotions of readers ? When Harry Met Sally , Sally insisted men could never tell when women were faking an orgasm.

Content Marketing with Blogs: New edition

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Want to know more about online persuasion and how you can write content that gets results? Here’s a quick one minute video promoting my Content Marketing with Blogs ebook, newly revised.

Content Marketing that Speaks to the Old Brain

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You get better results with your content marketing when you speak to the “ old brain ,&# the one that’s also known as the primitive brain or the survival brain. Knowing how the brain works will help you write better as well as help you with presentations to influence others.

10 Ways to Make Content More Engaging

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