Tag: Content Marketing

9 Qualities of Great Gifts

December 24th, 2014   •   no comments   

Generosity and Giving
Courtesy of Victoria Brain Injury Society

One of marketing maven Seth Godin’s recent post on what generosity truly is struck a deep chord with me. As we are celebrating Christmas tomorrow, I thought it would be good to highlight some of his ideas, peppered with my own perspectives.

In Godin’s own words:

“Generosity is not merely giving a discount, or giving what you make away or creating a race to the bottom. It’s far more complex than that. ” 
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Content Rules: Book Review

December 9th, 2014   •   1 comment   

Content Rules Book Cover

Content is king! Content rules!

Yeah, we know that already. Thanks to the burgeoning growth of content marketing – the new “silver bullet” in a marketer’s arsenal – everybody is hopping onto the content marketing bandwagon.

However, how do we tap this rising trend? More specifically, what should you do to “create killer blogs, podcasts, videos, e-books, webinars (and more) that engage customers and ignite your business”?
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How to Storify Your B2B Business

November 25th, 2014   •   no comments   

How to Storify Your B2B Business

Content marketing and social storytelling are the new pink.

If you can’t tell, you can’t sell.

Global businesses like Coke, Amazon, Hyatt, Red Bull, Starbucks and Ben & Jerry’s have successful used content marketing and social storytelling to captivate audiences, grow communities and deepen brand affiliations.
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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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Why Influencers Are Often Wrong

November 7th, 2014   •   1 comment   

Well behaved women rarely make history -(1)

Do you know that the views and opinions shared by social influencers aren’t always right? In fact, there is a good chance that they may be wrong.

Now wait a minute.

I am not saying that these luminaries aren’t credible or respectable. In fact, they often have them by the truckloads.
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The 7 Rules of Social Storytelling

September 17th, 2014   •   no comments   

7 Rules of Social Storytelling
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How can your company or brand create a good story – one that will attract and enchant your audience?

What can you do to improve how you write, produce or shoot your content such that you can hit both the intellectual and emotional nerve centres of your audiences?
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This Is How You Build The Career You Love

August 6th, 2014   •   no comments   

Stop Consuming Start Creating

Our greatest enemy isn’t sugar, fat or empty calories. Rather, it is the overflowing rivers of content streaming from our handheld devices, laptops and television screens.

Swirling on our smartphones like endless puffs of cotton candy, those pleasurable bits of videos, photos, text, and comics can gobble up hours of our time. Along the way, our attention spans are also torn to shreds.
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Six Qualities of Successful Bloggers

July 27th, 2014   •   no comments   


Have you voted for your favourite blogger yet? (from Singapore Blog Awards 2014)

Yes, it is time yet again for the Singapore Blog Awards. Organised by Omy.sg, this annual competition cum celebration of what’s new, hot and happening in the blogging scene is in its 7th year running, with over $30,000 worth of prizes to be won.

This year’s awards has a total of nine Editors’/Judges’ Choice categories and three new Followers categories. Other than the old favourites like Best Family blog, Best Food blog, and Best Photography blog, a Best New Blog award category has been created to acknowledge newbie bloggers who started their blogs in the past year.
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Public Relations in the Social Age

July 16th, 2014   •   no comments   

public-relations-in-the-social-age

Are you a public relations or PR professional? If so, what do you see yourself as?

A) Purveyor of the corporate spiel, coated with sugar, spice and everything nice;
B) Hustler for significant editorial coverage on newspapers, television news and magazines;
C) Guardian of your organisation’s corporate brand;
D) Gatekeeper to your head honchos; or
E) Spokesperson, communicator and messenger?
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Lessons from Sports in Social Media

July 4th, 2014   •   no comments   


All eyes will be on Neymar tonight (courtesy of Happy Holidays 2014)

Tonight (or tomorrow afternoon), soccer fans around the world will be eagerly catching two monumental World Cup 2014 quarter final matches: France vs Germany and Brazil vs Colombia. While many would catch it on TV, I bet that their fingers will be actively updating their Facebook pages, Twitter and Google+ accounts while watching the “beautiful game”.

Indeed, sports and social media is a match made in heaven. The instantaneous, intimate and interactive nature of social and mobile technologies make them perfect platforms to fuel our sporting desires.

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