I wrote an article about inbound marketing analysis and the Super Bowl last year that works just as well for this year's Super Bowl. It doesn't matter which side you placed bets on, the big winners were those brands that paid to be played during the half time. But this year there were some unexpected non-half-time players who scored big as well.
Up until very recently I thought that content curation only meant one thing and then I learned that there was a second type. What is funny is that I have been aware of the other type, but didn’t know it by that name. You have been using it, too. And so have you, and you, and you.
Did you think that you could just use social media to launch contests, promotions and branding campaigns on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest and people would flock to your site? Oh, Small Business Owner? You tried that? How did it work out for you? I have a hint for you about why it didn't work: There is a difference between Social Media and Social Sharing. But don't feel alone, plenty of local inbound marketing brands are in the same leaky boat because they don't know the secret I am about to share with you in order to activate viral sharing.