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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Social Media Drove Almost a Third of Web Traffic

February 1st, 2015   •   1 comment   

Social Media versus Search

Social media has officially trumped Search as the main source of traffic to websites! Well, at least according to Shareaholic.

In their latest report on social media traffic trends, Shareholic updated that social media platforms like Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and others were responsible for driving 31.24% of overall traffic to websites in December 2014. This was a sizable 22.71% increase over the same period last year.
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7 Reasons Why Artsy Rocks The Art World

January 27th, 2015   •   1 comment   

Michael Jackson and Bubbles

Do you love art? I certainly do. Especially works like Jeff Koons’ Michael Jackson and Bubbles (courtesy of Artsy).

While I’m not an art collector myself, I enjoy visiting art galleries and museums. I relish uncovering the rich and multi-layered narratives behind each and every artwork, immersing myself in aesthetic experiences which transport me from the ordinary to the sublime.
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Online Consumer Behaviours – Insights from a Psychologist

January 25th, 2015   •   2 comments   

Online Consumer Behaviours - Insights from a Psychologist Nathalie Nahai the web psychologist (courtesy of Waggener Edstrom)

Do people behave differently online and offline? What makes us so addicted to Facebook, email and Twitter?

In an interesting podcast episode of Mitch Joel’s Six Pixels of Separation, web psychologist Nathalie Nahai, author of the book Webs of Influence, revealed how online platforms, mobile technologies and social networks converge to influence consumer behaviours.
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15 Facebook Marketing Tips for Chinese New Year

January 21st, 2015   •   1 comment   

Facebook Singapore CNY Statistics

Chinese New Year is just around the corner.

As shops continuously blast Chinese New Year (CNY) songs, are you planning any Facebook marketing initiatives this holiday season? With 3.6 million people in Singapore on Facebook every month – 3.2 million on mobile – we certainly cannot ignore this marketing channel.
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Six Pillars of Content Marketing

January 11th, 2015   •   1 comment   

6 Pillars of Content Marketing
Courtesy of Socialbrite

What are the ingredients of a good content marketing strategy? How can one differentiate one’s business through content marketing?

After reading and listening to a tonne of content on blogs, podcasts, and videos, I believe that successful content marketing is predicated on 6 key ingredients. Taken together, they can raise the chances of success in any content marketing endeavour.
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Twitter Is Not a Strategy: Book Review

January 7th, 2015   •   1 comment   

Twitter Is Not a Strategy

How do we build strong brands in the digital age? Should brand marketers “bow to algorithmic salvation”, allowing data and process to ride roughshod over inspiration and creativity?

Chairman of JWT Asia Pacific Tom Doctoroff provides compelling answers to these burning questions in his latest book Twitter Is Not A Strategy. Author of the book What Chinese Want, Tom argues in his new book that “new-media cleverness” cannot be a panacea for marketing. Rather, effective marketing begins with deep customer insights that translate into a great brand idea that is media-agnostic.
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