Tag: grassroots marketing

Uprising: A Guide to Movement Marketing

February 2nd, 2016   •   no comments   

ImNoAngel Movement Marketing

I’m No Angel (#ImNoAngel) by Lane Bryant is a good example of Movement Marketing

In a “hyperconnected, ultra-competitive, and supercluttered marketplace”, doing more of the same big idea advertising on mostly mainstream media channels isn’t going to work anymore. Consumers are getting jaded and overloaded with information – much of which has little or no relevance to their lives nor their interests.

To win over increasingly cynical consumers who expects nothing less than total transparency (fueled by the openness of the social web), what should companies and businesses do?

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The 3 Players in Content Marketing

December 15th, 2012   •   1 comment   

The 3 Players of Content Marketing

Courtesy of Vision

Want to reach that guy staring at his laptop in a Starbucks cafe? What about that lady thumbing away at her smart phone while waiting for her cab?

What is the single best way to reach consumers in the age of social media and ubiquitous digital devices?
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Face-to-Face Still Trumps Facebook

October 29th, 2011   •   4 comments   

According to the latest post on Church of the Customer, the most important platform for consumers to talk about brands isn’t on Facebook, Google +, Twitter or even SMS! Rather, it is good old person-to-person communication in the flesh (well at least in the US).

Have a look at this chart here from eMarketer:

Source: eMarketer.com
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From London With Love

August 30th, 2007   •   2 comments   

Came across this brilliant post by CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide Kevin Roberts. Apparently, the Museum of London (yeah its a museum folks) is using Google Earth to create a Love Map of the city. According to Kevin,

“You register, locate a place on the map (like all Google-style maps it zooms in from a bird’s eye position to close-ups of houses and streets) and place a virtual pin on it. With your pin you get the opportunity to add a personal story connected with that place…”
Apparently, lots of people have already started populating the map with their personal tales of romance, kinship, historical encounters, and other recollections. In a way, this becomes a clever way of linking a place to the population. The end result is stronger community bonds and rootedness to a location, and of course more love.
Would be a great idea to do this in Singapore. In fact, we already have a champion for this area. Now, all it takes is to expand it to personal stories.

Fan-tastic Life Cycle

August 21st, 2007   •   no comments   

Got this cool graphic of how fans are created and spawned while surfing Church of the Customer recently. Created by Geno of Brain on Fire from a mashup of Church of the Customer’s loyalty ladder and David Armano’s diagram, it shows in a nifty way how one can reach out to various communities and parties through the Word of Mouth effect.

Now this is what I call a virtuous cycle!

Extreme Branding or the Battle of the Cans

May 7th, 2007   •   17 comments   

Driving along Victoria Street after a meal at the famous Jackson Kopitiam at MacPherson, I spotted this anomaly right smack in our city area just outside Bugis Junction.


Yes, your eyes ain’t kidding you. We do have a Wholesale Centre just outside the city called the Victoria Street Wholesale Centre. Apparently, they have 41 units of tenants who specialise in all manner of dry food supplies and special ingredients that you can’t get elsewhere. Now aunties and housewives from every corner of Singapore have a place that they can go to for that extra “lemak” curry!

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Word Of Mouth in a Nutshell

February 15th, 2007   •   9 comments   

Word of Mouse in Action!

I am currently reading the Secrets of Word-of-Mouth Marketing, a book by George Silverman, which I borrowed from the National Library. Fascinating stuff in there with some explanation of how one can make Word Of Mouth (WOM) marketing work.

Let me highlight two key learning points. First is the Buying Decision Process. Those who studied Marketing 101 may be familiar with this. The stages are as follows:

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The World of WOM

December 5th, 2006   •   no comments   

Came across this very useful post for those obsessed with defining how Word Of Mouth (WOM) marketing and its various incarnations work. Quoting from the Media Guerrilla and Word Of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA):

Buzz Marketing Using high-profile entertainment or news to get people to
talk about your brand.

Viral Marketing Creating entertaining or informative messages that are

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