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   •   27 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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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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