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Top 10 Films Agreed Upon by Top Hollywood Directors

Filmjunk.com put out a list of top 10 films based on a directors’ poll.

I decided to compile that list into an excel spreadsheet and see which of these films all the polled directors agree upon the most.

    Raging Bull (1980, dir. Martin Scorsese) 6
    Tokyo Story (1953, dir. Yasujiro Ozu) 5
    Citizen Kane (1941, dir. Orson Welles) 4
    8 1/2 (1963, dir. Federico Fellini) 3
    Modern Times (1936, dir. Charlie Chaplin) 3
    Taxi Driver (1976, dir. Martin Scorsese) 3
    The Apartment (1960, dir. Billy Wilder) 3
    Jaws (1975, dir. Steven Spielberg) 3
    Vertigo (1958, dir. Alfred Hitchcock) 3
    The Wages of Fear (1953, dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot) 2

There you have it, the cream of the crop.

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13 Marketing Professionals to Follow

A young professional who recently started working asks,

Who are the best people to follow in the field of digital marketing and who’s books should I be reading?

Excellent question! I commend you on continuing to expand your skill sets and develop yourself. The very nature of digital marketing is that it’s a moving target.

The very things you know today will most likely be obsolete in a couple years. I’m talking in terms of technical practices. That’s why it’s important to know what the industry leaders and doing and saying.

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Social Marketing to the Business Customer

What is the objective of social media engagement in B2B (business to business)?

Social marketing in a means to building that trust. There’s different ways to go about it. It depends on the kind of business you are. The question is very broad so giving specific tactics isn’t appropriate.

However, the idea is to build trust with your target audience or the particular type of persona you’re aiming to reach out to.

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How to Maintain your Brand and Vision When Expanding

Reader asks,

Myself and a colleague are currently in the process of setting up a community initiative aimed at getting individuals to give back to their communities by means of voluntary work and doing acts of good.

We’ve launched our first project aimed at helping the homeless and the response has been better than we thought; we’ve had opportunities to collaborate with different organizations and we’ve also had people from neighbouring cities getting in touch wanting to set up their own branch.

We strongly believed the project had potential since conceptualization but it is growing quicker than anticipated

For our project, word has spread real fast and there are certainly opportunities to set up future outputs in different cities. How do we maintain the brand as one while ensuring that the initial vision is maintained?

There are three things you need to pay attention to when expanding:

  • Processes
  • Policies
  • Culture

I’ve explained it further in the following video:

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