Explore the Fastest Growing US Companies

This excellent interactive infographic from Inc allows you to explore the fastest growing companies in the US, taking you on a guided tour through the highlights, including a company that has grown its revenues over 100,000%, and allowing you to explore the landscape for different industries, states, and company age. Click below to see the interactive infographic. Inc500full

5 Ways of Crowdsourcing for Content Marketing

Over on Convince and Convert, David Bratvold, founder of Daily Crowdsource, offers his thoughts on using crowdsourcing for content marketing, making 5 key suggestions:

  1. Crowdsourcing speeds up the content creation process (and frees you up)
  2. Crowdsourcing gets your customers & potential customers involved
  3. Crowdsourcing gets your target audience invested
  4. Crowdsourcing offers you diversity and creative choice
  5. Crowdsourcing inherently atomizes your content marketing process
Read the whole article here

Nestle Crowdsources Product Ideas

From Marketing magazine:   Nestle is the latest big brand using a crowdsourcing platform to collect fresh ideas around new product development, packaging and communication strategies. The FMCG giant is using eYeka, a global crowdsourcing platform that calls itself ‘the world’s biggest community playground’, connecting client briefs with a more than 300,000 creatives in 164 countries speaking more than 10 different languages. Nestle started out testing the platform with Lifesavers, opening up a brief to the community in the form of a competition. They received so many great ideas that they decided to expand, sending out additional briefs for the KitKat and Allen’s brands. Read more Image Source: slgckgc  

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