The Art of Giving Great Gifts Through Marketing

May 20th, 2016   •   no comments   

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There are two types of businesses in this world – the givers and the takers.

Like humans, givers consider the needs of others first and foremost, while takers plot over how they can maximise their gain.
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Why You Should Marry Culture with Content Marketing

May 17th, 2016   •   no comments   

How to Marry Culture with Content Marketing

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How does culture influence content marketing? How can you navigate the cultural seas of your prospects and customers?

Much has been written about content creation, SEO, online communities, big data, analytics and influencers in content marketing. Unfortunately, little attention has been paid to culture.
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How to Jump Start Your Instagram Marketing

May 10th, 2016   •   no comments   

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Instagram is the probably fastest growing social network on planet Earth right now.

Touted by marketing mavens to be the most important social media platform for brands, Instagram is native to smartphones and tablets. Which means that it is a boon for any business keen to explore mobile marketing.
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How to tell winning brand stories on social media

April 11th, 2016   •   no comments   

How to tell winning brand stories on social media

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When was the last time you read, heard or viewed a compelling brand story?

Every single day, we are inundated with hundreds and thousands of itsy bitsy stories. Served in bite-sizes, these seemingly endless anecdotes reach us through our ubiquitous digital devices.
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WARNING: Consuming crap kills content marketing

March 27th, 2016   •   2 comments   

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Guilty pleasures. That’s something many of us suffer from. Especially when it comes to consuming online content.

We scroll through never-ending feeds of the sizzling and sensational. From celebrity confessions, adorably cute animals, to gruesome murders, religious riots and the latest episode of “Who should we publicly shame today?”
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ABCs of Building a Customer Profile

March 21st, 2016   •   1 comment   

ABCs of Customer Profile

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Ever created a “perfect” ad or content, only to find that nobody gave a hoot?

Well, the problem probably lies in your failure to understand who your target audiences are, and what attracts them. 
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Beginners Guide to B2B Digital Marketing

March 14th, 2016   •   no comments   

Beginners Guide to B2B Digital Marketing

OK, you are a complete newbie to digital marketing. And your customers are businesses not consumers.

How can a B2B company like yours make use of digital marketing? After all, B2B marketing is very much a face-to-face deal involving a generous meal and a hand shake right?

Well, not really.

As a long-time purveyor of B2B marketing (this business blog is a case-in-point), I reflected on what worked and what didn’t in the B2B space. First, let me clarify what the difference between B2C and B2B digital marketing on the web is like.

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8 Easy Steps to a Visual Content Marketing Plan

March 7th, 2016   •   no comments   

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Visual content marketing is the new digital black. In an attention-starved digitally distracted world, images and videos rule.

As I’ve previously written in Visual Content Marketing: Insights from Asia, 90% of the information transmitted to the brain is visual. Moreoever, our brain processes images 60,000 times faster than text.
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10 Ways to Use Visuals in Content Marketing

March 1st, 2016   •   2 comments   

10 Ways to Use Visuals in Content Marketing

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Do you know that 90% of the information transmitted to the brain is visual? Or that visuals are processed 60,000 times faster than text?

In the age of high definition screens of all sizes – from 2 inch smart watches to 50 inch television monitors – visual content rules. This fact is further cemented by the meteoric rise of the image-based threesome in social media – Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr.
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Managing Customer Experiences in the Digital Age

February 23rd, 2016   •   no comments   

Customer Experience Management in the Digital Age

In the age of social media and mobile digital devices, the greatest opportunity for marketers lies in how they can delight customers both online and offline.

Also known as customer experience management, it seeks to provide a holistic brand experience across all customer channels, going beyond traditional measures of customer satisfaction.
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