How I Doubled My Instagram Followers in 3 Months

March 10th, 2015   •   7 comments   

coolinsights Instagram Profile

Want to grow your brand’s Instagram account? Wish to dramatically improve your Instagram influence?

Well, I am going to show you how I organically grew my Instagram followers from 550 to almost 1,070 in three months. All without spending a single cent.

Before I do that, however, let us first look at why Instagram matters.
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Digital Marketing Trends: Key Insights in 2015

March 4th, 2015   •   no comments   

Personalisation and Customer Experience 2015

What is the single most exciting digital marketing opportunity in 2015?

Nope, it isn’t about generating great content. Neither is it mining mountains of big data, or optimizing social media channels.

Rather, customer experience is the holy grail for digital marketers this year. At least according to Adobe and Econsultancy’s Digital Trends 2015 report.
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Why Businesses Must Act Like Media

March 1st, 2015   •   no comments   

Why Businesses Must Act Like Media
Do all businesses need a media arm like Red Bull? (courtesy of Red Bull Media House)

Paid. Earned. Owned.

In the social age, these are the three forms of media that every business should take note of. Collectively, these social channels allow you to inform, educate, persuade, and transact with your customers. They also form the foundations upon which content marketing is built upon.
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How to Launch a Product through Content [Book Review]

February 27th, 2015   •   no comments   

Launch Book - Content Marketing Guide

How do you use content marketing and storytelling to launch a new product or business?

The strategy, according to Internet marketer Jeff Walker’s latest book Launch, lies in creating the right sequences, telling the right stories through content marketing, and incorporating the right mental triggers.
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6 Myths of Content Marketing

February 24th, 2015   •   no comments   

Content Marketing 6 Myths True or False

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Content marketing is all the rage now.

Fueled by our insatiable need to consume content anywhere, anytime on any digital device, it is the new mantra of Search Engine Optimized (SEO) and social-media enabled marketers around the world.

Leading global brands like Apple, Coca-Cola, Oreo, Nike, Burberry’s and Zappos are using it to build brand affinity, deepen consumer interest, and drive sales.
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Visual Content Marketing: Insights from Asia [Statistics]

February 18th, 2015   •   29 comments   

Asian Photo Selfie

Courtesy of Destiny Photography

An online picture paints a thousand words. What about online videos? 10,000 perhaps?

In the digital, social and mobile age, visual content matters. A whole whopping lot!

Especially if you are in Asia.
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Taking Down Goliath: Digital Marketing 101

February 16th, 2015   •   2 comments   

Taking Down Goliath - Digital Marketing 101

How can small businesses compete against 800-pound-gorillas? What can they do to gain a foothold in the hearts and minds of consumers?

Well, Kevin M Ryan and Rob “Spider” Graham purports that digital marketing and online advertising is the answer. Targeted at small and medium sized businesses, their book Taking Down Goliath acts as a 101 guide to the world of digital marketing, covering topics like email marketing, online advertising, search engine optimization (SEO), social media, mobile marketing and more.   
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7 Deadly LinkedIn Sins

February 13th, 2015   •   no comments   

Social Media Sins LinkedIn
Courtesy of Tom Fishburne

Are you a frequent user of LinkedIn? I sure am.

A boon to professionals, managers, executives and entrepreneurs, LinkedIn is the number one social network for professionals and entrepreneurs looking to expand their networks.
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The Five Hs of Content Marketing

February 9th, 2015   •   no comments   

Content Marketing Cycle Infographic

Customer persona. Consumer buying cycle. Keyword research. Optimize. Socialize. Analytics. Metrics.

The world of content marketing is full of buzzwords. To digital marketing luddites, it often feels like a completely alien language!

How can we simplify the processes involved in content marketing?

Enter the Five Hs of Content Marketing.
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When Content Marketing Becomes Spam

February 6th, 2015   •   no comments   


Noooo! My content isn’t spam! (Courtesy of Good Karma Host)

Are you a content marketing spammer?

There is a fine thin line between producing useful content and generating useless spam. While some of us do appreciate information that helps us to solve our problems, or increase our pleasure, others may find a continuous stream of irrelevant content interruptive and irritating.
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