Tag: advertising

Five Delicious Steps to Digital Marketing Success

October 1st, 2015   •   3 comments   

Five Delicious Steps to Digital Marketing Success

Why do some brands sizzle while others fizzle online? What is the secret recipe to digital marketing success?

The answer lies in BACON. Or more precisely, Digital Bacon, a tantalizingly titled book packed with yummy tips to help your company navigate the online world.
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Yahoo! Showcases Short Films with Fast Flicks

November 22nd, 2014   •   no comments   
The three finalists of Yahoo Fast Flicks (sitting) with judges Zhang Wenjie, Mike Wiluan and Eric Khoo

The three finalists of Yahoo Fast Flicks (sitting) with judges Zhang Wenjie, Mike Wiluan and Eric Khoo

Internet giant Yahoo! is quite a different company these days.

Anchored on its four pillars of growth – mobile, social, native advertising, and videos – the California based company focuses more of its energies these days on creating and curating digital content offered through its multiple online and social platforms. By doing so, it seeks to attract more audiences and advertisers.
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How to Truly Market – Without Marketing

May 14th, 2014   •   no comments   

How to Truly Market Without Marketing
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What is the simplest definition of marketing?

According to the Business Dictionary, it is the management process by which goods and services move from concept to the customer, while involving the 4 Ps: product, price, place, and promotion. For services, this may be expanded to include other Ps like people, process, and physical evidence.
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Six Reasons Why Thai Commercials Are Awesome

April 24th, 2014   •   no comments   

“Giving” by TrueMove generated more than 3 million views in 5 days!

By now, many would have noticed that our genteel northern neighbour has been creating a mini “social revolution” on YouTube. Its videos have generated such virality that they are being talked about all over the world.

Yes, I am talking about those tearsome Thai advertisements.
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StoryBranding: Book Review

February 6th, 2014   •   no comments   


Since time immemorial, man has been bewitched by stories.

A vital weapon in our communication arsenal, great stories represent universal truths and connects deeply with us.
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What Kind of Marketer are You?

November 10th, 2013   •   1 comment   

The Marketer Scientist is a new superhero (courtesy of Search Engine Land)

In the world of marketing, there are two schools of thought.

The first – and more common – group believes that marketing belongs to the rarefied world of advertising professionals, PR experts, and market research wizards. Every step is finely calibrated, like strokes to a canvas made by a master.
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Evergreen Themes in Marketing

May 16th, 2013   •   no comments   

Perfume advertisements are guilty of over-exposing celebrities (courtesy of Charlotte Whiting

Watching commercials on TV is a bit like watching the movie Groundhog Day (or more recently Source Code). The same scenes keep re-appearing, like a never ending case of déjà vu.

Ad after ad, common themes and tropes surface time and time again.
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Epic Marketing

April 30th, 2013   •   1 comment   

One of the greatest movie epics of all time (courtesy of The Art of Writing)

Have you watched an “epic” movie which left an indelible mark on your consciousness? What about a book which you couldn’t forget years after you’re done reading?

Truth is, we all love great epics. Massive in scale and scope, they have the power to inspire us with awe, move us viscerally, and set our imaginations on fire.

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Sealing the Sale with Social Media

June 11th, 2012   •   1 comment   

Woolmark’s “We Love Wool” campaign on social media was highly successful (image source)

Almost everybody (and their dog) would have a social media presence, be it on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Flickr, LinkedIn, or blogs and forums. In a world where consumer online profiles are ubiquitous, it makes sense for companies to leverage on social media to reach their customers.

The challenge, as Jane Perry, GM of BBDO Proximity Shop pointed out, is that consumers do not want to be sold to. Instead, they prefer companies to meet understand their needs, interact with them on their level, and provide additional value that is unique to new media. Social media channels should thus serve as platforms for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) akin to a trusty old corner store rather than a hyper-efficient but cold and unfeeling megastore.

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10 Steps to Better Marketing Writing

April 11th, 2012   •   1 comment   

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Can you write in a compelling fashion? Are you able to persuade your marketing prospects with your prose?

In many marketing and sales professions, being able to write well gives you a significant edge over others.

Wordsmiths are highly valued in most organisations – especially if your words can magically transform complex and arcane concepts into attractive ideas exhibiting Zen-like simplicity.
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