How You Can Crown Your Content as King

August 12th, 2012   •   no comments   

How to Crown Your Content As King

Courtesy of CIO from IDG

You’ve probably heard a million times that content is king. In an age of ubiquitous social networks, everybody is consuming billions of bits and bytes of information across multiple streams – Facebook pages, blog posts, Tweets, videos, podcasts, photos and so on – whenever and wherever they are.

There is a problem, however. With such an overwhelming amount of company and user generated content in the social webs, consumers are screening what they are seeing, hearing and viewing. Increasingly, many are even putting aside their mobiles, tablets and laptops to declare “unplugged” days (such as yours truly).
Read More


Why Every Employee Should Be a Blogger

July 25th, 2012   •   no comments   


Source of image

Lately, I’ve been perplexed by a paradox in the world of social networks and online influence:

Why are so few Singaporean brands gaining traction on social media platforms despite the huge number of Singaporeans online?

Read More


The Role of Semiotics in Marketing

May 13th, 2012   •   21 comments   

semiotics-in-advertising-guns-and-lives

What does this ad tell you? (source of image)

What is the relationship between signs and marketing communications? Why do certain symbols and icons work more effectively as advertisements in reaching consumers than others?

A brand of cultural anthropology which looks at the use of signs and symbols as a means of communicating and conveying meaning, semiotics is a vital discipline in the science of marketing communications, advertising and branding. 
Read More


The Power of Evergreen Marketing Rites and Icons

March 10th, 2012   •   1 comment   

Christmas presents gifting

Designed by Freepik

What is the first thing which comes to mind when you think of Christmas?

Well, perhaps a Christmas tree surrounded by presents would appear. Or that jolly red guy with a long beard named Santa Claus. Maybe a good time of feasting and merrymaking?
Read More


What Do Sherlock Holmes and Consumers Have in Common?

February 16th, 2012   •   2 comments   

Teaser Marketing - Sherlock Holmes
We all love a good mystery! (courtesy of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows)

Answer? They love to be teased and challenged. Preferably every step of the way until the bounty is unearthed.

Sadly, however, most marketing efforts today hasn’t matched the rise in consumer sophistication and expectation. Our aggregated abilities to captivate and charm a potential customer hasn’t caught up with the explosive growth in always-on social tools and communication networks.

Read More


A Wordsmith’s Manifesto

October 15th, 2011   •   no comments   

The Wordsmith's Manifesto

I am a writer. Wordsmithing is my craft. 

I eat, pray and love the written word. My spare moments are spent reading, writing, or listening to words that bring knowledge, inspiration, comfort, wisdom and joy.
Read More


Why Companies Should Think Like The Media

May 17th, 2011   •   no comments   


Larry Kramer of CBS MarketWatch (source of image)

In the hypercompetitive world of producing and peddling information, one finds that media companies are often compelled to innovate lest they perish.

The advent of multiple social media and networking channels, mobile connectivity, and citizen journalism have accelerated the need for the media constantly keep abreast of the latest developments in their reader’s, viewer’s and listener’s taste and preference.
Read More


The Strategic Value of Nuancing

February 24th, 2011   •   no comments   

The Value of Nuancing
The world of art, like Pierre Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party, are full of subtle nuances

We’ve all been there before.

You spend weeks working hard on a purportedly kick-ass strategy or a revolutionary new product launch.
Read More


Guiding Principles in Reciprocity

September 28th, 2010   •   no comments   


Reciprocity with a twist (source)

One of the most important lessons in life is this: “Do unto others what you want others to do unto you.” This universal principle is especially important in the relationship oriented world of social media marketing.

Let me explain this attitude of altruism.
Read More


The Power of Personality

September 20th, 2010   •   1 comment   

Wish to improve your marketing effectiveness in the social age? Keen to develop a unique and distinct advantage for your business?

The answer to this may very well lie in one of the oldest traits of humanity. Namely, your personality.
Read More


Page 22 of 24« First...10...2021222324