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  1. On Wednesday I shared an assortment of thoughts and insights gleaned from three days soaking up all Content Marketing World had to offer.

    As that post was already getting pretty lengthy, I thought I'd save the bunch of resources I'd squirrelled away for a separate entry. So, here we have it - a content marketing cheat sheet of sorts. Seven tools I liked the look of at the CM World Expo; six live content marketing examples that stuck in my mind; and a handful of #cmworld tweets that I liked enough to save.

    I thought I'd save the bunch of resources I'd squirrelled away for a separate entry. So, here we have it - a content marketing cheat sheet of sorts.

    Enjoy!

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  2. Content Marketing World 2013

    Last week I attended the gigantic conference-a-palooza that is Content Marketing World, taking over downtown Cleveland for three days of rockstar keynotes and jam-packed break-out sessions. Oh, and a guest appearance by Captain Kirk. #nbd

    Now in its third year, CM World is riding a wave of industry-wide enthusiasm for the benefits of a content-based marketing approach. For me, the overwhelming message of the event was: helping people beats selling to people . Both in terms of (long-tail) bottom-line results, and in feeling good about what you do.

    This definitely struck a chord. At Mint, we’re shifting our focus from just making awesome stuff, to making awesome stuff that actually improves people’s lives (expect more on that in the near future.) And I have to confess, at CM World, I drank the Kool-Aid...

    At Mint, we’re shifting our focus from just making awesome stuff, to making awesome stuff that actually improves people’s lives.

    As usual, my conference notes are a hodge podge of the interesting and the illegible, but here’s an assortment of my favourite takeaways:

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    Foundry 2013

    Posted in by Benjamin Redford on 23 July 2013

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    Once again, it’s that most wonderful time of the year when a fresh ruckus of graduates sprout forth from various design education institutions around our fair isle. In my mind mind, this has come to mean three things:

    Graduate shows

    Chairs

    Mint Foundry

    One of the main objectives of Foundry is to provide graduates with a solid stepping stone into our industry, so they can sustain themselves going forward.

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    PhotoBox buys StickyGram

    Posted in by Cameron Price on 23 June 2013

    StickyGram

    We are delighted to announce that StickyGram is joining the PhotoBox family. StickyGram was conceived in March 2011 and launched June 2011. These last two years have been an amazing voyage of discovery.

    Mint have always had a strategy of using the skills we develop as an organisation to create valuable products.

    StickyGram will remain true to its mission of bringing your Instagrams to life in the real world, but will now have the resources of PhotoBox focused on improving the product, and developing new products to offer the StickyGrammers.

    StickyGram is about more than fridge magnets. It's about memories made real. It was clear from our first conversations with PhotoBox that they understood this concept as clearly as we do. They understand what motivates the typical StickyGram customer, and they could see what was valuable about the brand.

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    Meet Projecteo

    Posted in by Laura Grace on 05 June 2013

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    We'd like to introduce you to Projecteo. The tiny slide film projector that brings your favourite Instagrams to life in the real world. It's matchbox-sized, meticulously designed, and basically adorable. We’re pretty proud of this little guy.

    Projecteo’s high-powered LED lets you display your Instagrams on a wall. Just switch off the lights and enjoy.

    A smash-hit Kickstarter success last year (funding at 450%), the response from our initial 2,789 backers has been hugely positive. And now we’re excited to set Projecteo loose on the rest of you...

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