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The Art and Science of Influencer Marketing

June 15th, 2016   •   no comments   

The art and science of influencer marketing

Do you recognise these social influencers? (via Singapore Blog Awards 2014)

What can brands do to improve the outcomes of their digital marketing efforts by working with influencers? How can they harness the power of influencer marketing?

As a content and social media marketing person, I often pondered these questions.

Looking at the breadth of brands on social media, I noticed that the most successful ones either work closely with influencers to magnify their marketing might, or end up becoming influencers themselves.

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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

Courtesy of Listening books blog

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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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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QR Codes and Other Epic Marketing Fails

June 15th, 2015   •   2 comments   

QR Codes Kill Kittens

QR Codes. They are the greatest thing since sliced bread. After all, they allow you to “gamify” your business in clever and inventive ways right?

Wrong! Well, at least according to “UnMarketer” Scott Stratten.
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Global Findings in Social Media Customer Service

February 3rd, 2015   •   no comments   

Wonder who the global kings and queens of customer service on social media are? How do Facebook and Twitter rank in social media customer service?

The answers may surprise you!
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Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: A Book Review

June 15th, 2014   •   no comments   


Gary Vaynerchuk is a phenomenal storytelling entrepreneur. He is so good in what he does that Businessweek lauded him as “one of the top 20 people every entrepreneur should follow”.

Former founder of Wine Library and author of bestselling social media marketing books like Crush It! and The Thank You Economy, Gary’s straight talking shoot-from-the-hip style has won him many fans. 
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Social Media Sense and Sensibility

November 14th, 2013   •   5 comments   

Courtesy of Amply Emmy

“Aaargh! I really hate that stupid nincompoop! Let me just post a truly nasty update on Facebook revealing how silly he is…”

Now wait a minute there. Before you go on your online rampage, take a chill pill.
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The 5 Cs of Great Social Media Properties

May 20th, 2012   •   no comments   

The platforms are free but the time and effort producing them isn’t (courtesy of zenfolio)

Let’s face it. We are swamped by content.

What used to be physical has now invaded our virtual and mobile spaces. With a gazillion blogs, videos, photos, podcasts, slide presentations, and so on, consumers are literally “consumed” by data.

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Likeable Social Media: A Book Review

March 27th, 2012   •   no comments   

With close to 900 million users and an upcoming IPO, Facebook is ruling the web as the social network of choice. Following close behind is Twitter, the 140 character king of microblogging also known as the “SMS of the Internet”. LinkedIn, Youtube, Flickr, Foursquare, blogs, and tonnes of other social networks make up the other players of the social web.

Collectively, these social technologies and platforms rule a disproportionate part of our lives as consumers.  This is why companies need to get into the digital act and be “likeable”.
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SPF’s First Facebook Arrest – Crowdsleuthing in Action

November 26th, 2011   •   2 comments   

Congratulations to our boys and girls in blue for making the first Facebook arrest!

According to the Singapore Police Force’s (SPF) media release, this development came on 11 Nov 2011 (an auspicious 11/11/11!) when a “public-spirited person called 999 and informed that he could identify a loanshark suspect from a photo posted on the Police Facebook Page since July 2009. The action led to the arrest of two 19 year old suspects for involvement in loanshark harassment activities in the Bukit Merah area.
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