Tag: Content Marketing

8 Secrets to Great Writing

April 8th, 2014   •   1 comment   

As a communicator who blogs in his free time, I write both for work and leisure. While my years of experience does make a difference to how elegantly I can put digital pen to paper, it can still be a bitch trying to craft amazing copy on a regular basis.

What then are the secrets to writing well?

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The Death of the Music Album

March 30th, 2014   •   1 comment   


Katy Perry’s Prism isn’t getting off to a colourful start (courtesy of The Katy Perry Wiki)

Katy Perry is a global mega-star.

Her music videos on YouTube generate hundreds of million views (over 201 million for “Roar”). Her Facebook fan page has almost 60 million “likes”. Over 47 million followers worship her on Twitter. Her hits (like “Fireworks” and “Teenage Dream”) are so well known that anybody from school kids to grandparents are humming along to their melodies.

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The Art of Engaging Online Audiences

February 12th, 2014   •   no comments   


Courtesy of Hollywood Sapien

We’re both actors and audiences in the age of ubiquitous mobile social networks. Powered by tablets and smartphones, we either play the role of thespians or theatre-goers.

Don’t believe me? Well, consider the following:

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5 Reasons why Frozen is Fabulous

February 9th, 2014   •   1 comment   


Courtesy of Disney

Disney’s latest blockbuster movie Frozen was a blast, freezing the competition in their tracks this winter.

Taking top prize at the 41st Annie Awards for best animated film, the film is nominated for two Oscars, and has heated up box offices worldwide. Costing US$300 million to make, Frozen is anticipated to generated some US$1 billion when it completes its big-screen run. The movie did so well that it helped Disney to report a 33% increase in quarterly profits and has been lauded by Disney’s CEO Bob Iger as a “turnaround for animation”.
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See-Think-Do: a New Marketing Framework

December 5th, 2013   •   no comments   

AIDA (Attention, Interest, Desire, Action) is no longer serving us as well as she did.

At least according to Avinash Kaushik, renowned Digital Marketing Evangelist of Google.
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Branding in The Social Age

November 6th, 2013   •   no comments   

Branding in the Social Age
Coke, Starbucks and Subway are leading social brands (courtesy of Slashfood)

How do you create a social brand? Are there any differences between a traditional brand and a social brand?

In the age of social and digital media, traditional methods of branding are not enough. The process of building and implementing a brand needs to consider the unique characteristics of the social ecosystem.
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Why We Need to Dive More Deeply

August 21st, 2013   •   no comments   


Uncover untold treasures by diving more deeply (courtesy of Daily Mail)

“If it’s not all on one page, I’m not going to read it.”

“Hey, is there a 2 minute video to show me how it’s done?”

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Youtility: Why Smart Marketing is about Help not Hype (Review)

July 14th, 2013   •   1 comment   

Youtility Jay Baer

Can your business help others without expecting to be paid?

Most entrepreneurs will not think so. After all, businesses are created to make a profit by selling a product or a service to a customer.
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How Stories Bring Brands To Life

June 30th, 2013   •   2 comments   

How Stories Bring Brands To Life TOMS shoes
TOMS shoes has one of the most best brand stories ever (source of image)

Logos. Taglines. Company names. Mastheads. Mascots. Jingles. More logos.

Every single day, we’re exposed to hundreds of different brands. These cover the entire spectrum of the consumption experience – from F&B to fashion, tuition services to toiletries.
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The Impact Equation: Book Review

May 11th, 2013   •   1 comment   

How do you create waves in a world filled with zillions of blogs, Facebook updates, and tweets? Why do some campaigns fly while others die?

If you’re clueless about the answer, consider reading The Impact Equation. Authored by social media savants Chris Brogan and Julien Smith, the book on content marketing reveals how you can generate attention, affection and action amongst the people you care about. Namely, your customers and other stakeholders.
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