In case you missed them, here are some interesting communications-related items from the past week or so. I'm not reporting on the stuff that we've seen on every social platform, such as the LinkedIn password leak.
Symmetry: Award-winning Vimeo video
To me, the most powerful videos are those that move us from laughter to tears in a few minutes – like this one, which apparently just won the Vimeo award for best video.
Content marketing and curation
More stuff to read! Pinterest has introduced a curated newsletter.
I love this post because it reinforces what I’ve been saying to clients for a long time: If you want to engage in content marketing, you cannot just publish marketing blather. You need to share practical advice.
Along similar lines, here’s a great post about learning from the content marketing mistakes made by the big brands.
And here are tips on how content curation can improve your search rankings: Another great reason to curate content.
If you’re a communicator and your job description includes editing the corporate blog, this post is for you: Tread lightly and don’t carry a red pen.
Strategies for independent communicators
The June issue of CW Bulletin from IABC features several articles for independent communicators (including one from me). If you’re an indie, or are considering making the leap towards an independent practice, you’ll enjoy this issue.
Because we don’t live by business alone, here’s a nice list of 10 life-enhancing things you can do in 10 minutes or less.
Well, I think I’ll go write some thank-you notes and hang out by the lake. Happy weekend to you!
Oh, if you didn’t see it, here’s my latest newsletter, in which I claim: “No one cares about your mission statement.” Do you agree?
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