Want Your Kid to be a Whizzard?

November 3rd, 2012   •   no comments   

OK, the exams are over. We parents can all relax now, right?

Wrong!

If anything, long holidays can be more terrifying for parents. I mean, you can’t possibly let your kid be playing computer games all day long, right? Wouldn’t his or her brain turn to mush?

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Content Marketing: Why Helping Beats Selling Anytime

October 31st, 2012   •   no comments   

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Jay Baer (courtesy of about.me)

In a cluttered world littered with a gazillion advertising messages, there is only one way to truly stand out from the crowd.

And that, according to renowned social media marketing consultant Jay Baer, is to focus on helping your customers rather than selling to them.
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From Integrated Marcoms to Content Marketing

October 29th, 2012   •   7 comments   

Integrated Marcoms to Content Marketing
Courtesy of fedobe

What is the difference between Integrated Marketing Communication and Content Marketing? Why is Content Marketing taking the world by storm?

The old paradigm of Integrated Marketing Communication (or IMC) is dying. In a world fragmented by zillions of online, mobile and offline channels, consumers are tuning out advertisements faster than you can produce them. With endless “ad-free” options to choose from, nobody wants to be interrupted by your brand anymore.

What can marketers do in such a landscape?
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How to Write for Your Audiences

October 27th, 2012   •   no comments   


Courtesy of NewGadget00

Consider the following two headlines:

“Optimise Your Basal Metabolism with Product X – The World’s Most Technologically Advanced Nutritional Supplement”
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Social Media Marketing 101 for Non-Profits

October 11th, 2012   •   12 comments   


Courtesy of Your Social Move

Plagued by the lack of funds, non-profits like associations and societies often have to employ shoe-string marketing strategies. With its relatively low cost compared to traditional advertising, social media marketing can be an attractive option. However, the devil as they say is in the details.

Speaking at the Association Management Seminar (courtesy of MCI Singapore), Martin Ross of mediamind shared that non-profits first need to understand the digital landscape and the plethora of social platforms available.
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Content Marketing Strategies for B2B

September 30th, 2012   •   16 comments   

B2B Content Marketing Strategies

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Business-to-Business (B2B) content marketing is growing. Well, at least in the US.

Like Business-to-Consumer (B2C) companies, B2B firms employ a wide range of traditional and social media channels in the creation, production and publishing of content.
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Finding Your Muse

September 25th, 2012   •   no comments   


The nine muses of Greek mythology (courtesy of Greek Myths and Mythology)

Inspiration often comes in the most unlikely and inconvenient places.

For example, I may be sitting in front of my computer all ready to write a “change the world” blog post. I strain my brain. I close my eyes. I try to create. Unfortunately, I end up watching Youtube videos, responding to an oh so witty tweet, or comment ad nauseum on my friends’ Facebook updates.

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Cybergeddon – a Cinematic Cybercrime Thriller

September 23rd, 2012   •   no comments   


Agents Chloe Jocelyn (Missy Peregrym) and Frank Parker (Manny Montana)

Imagine this nightmare scenario.
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Likeonomics: A Book Review

August 27th, 2012   •   no comments   

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Rohit Bhargava and Likeonomics (source of image)

We are facing a crisis of believability in big businesses and brands.

Triggered by the collapse of the financial system in 2008, widespread deceit by big corporate brands and sheer volume of advertising “clutter”, consumers distrust big brands, companies and governments more than ever before.
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