Tag: influence

How to Launch a Product through Content [Book Review]

February 27th, 2015   •   no comments   

Launch Book - Content Marketing Guide

How do you use content marketing and storytelling to launch a new product or business?

The strategy, according to Internet marketer Jeff Walker’s latest book Launch, lies in creating the right sequences, telling the right stories through content marketing, and incorporating the right mental triggers.
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6 Myths of Content Marketing

February 24th, 2015   •   no comments   

Content Marketing 6 Myths True or False

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Content marketing is all the rage now.

Fueled by our insatiable need to consume content anywhere, anytime on any digital device, it is the new mantra of Search Engine Optimized (SEO) and social-media enabled marketers around the world.

Leading global brands like Apple, Coca-Cola, Oreo, Nike, Burberry’s and Zappos are using it to build brand affinity, deepen consumer interest, and drive sales.
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When Content Marketing Becomes Spam

February 6th, 2015   •   no comments   


Noooo! My content isn’t spam! (Courtesy of Good Karma Host)

Are you a content marketing spammer?

There is a fine thin line between producing useful content and generating useless spam. While some of us do appreciate information that helps us to solve our problems, or increase our pleasure, others may find a continuous stream of irrelevant content interruptive and irritating.
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Online Consumer Behaviours – Insights from a Psychologist

January 25th, 2015   •   2 comments   

Online Consumer Behaviours - Insights from a Psychologist Nathalie Nahai the web psychologist (courtesy of Waggener Edstrom)

Do people behave differently online and offline? What makes us so addicted to Facebook, email and Twitter?

In an interesting podcast episode of Mitch Joel’s Six Pixels of Separation, web psychologist Nathalie Nahai, author of the book Webs of Influence, revealed how online platforms, mobile technologies and social networks converge to influence consumer behaviours.
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Six Pillars of Content Marketing

January 11th, 2015   •   1 comment   

6 Pillars of Content Marketing
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What are the ingredients of a good content marketing strategy? How can one differentiate one’s business through content marketing?

After reading and listening to a tonne of content on blogs, podcasts, and videos, I believe that successful content marketing is predicated on 6 key ingredients. Taken together, they can raise the chances of success in any content marketing endeavour.
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Who’s Your Influencer?

December 27th, 2014   •   no comments   

Xiaxue versus Gushcloud

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By now, everybody would have heard of the great brouhaha between influencer/blogger Xiaxue (aka Wendy Cheng) and influencer marketing agency Gushcloud.

While enmity between Nuffnang’s stalwart Xiaxue and competitor Gushcloud isn’t new, the latest episode saw the queen of blogging publishing a no-holds-barred post purporting that Gushcloud misled advertisers by inflating its influencers’ blog statistics, instructing influencers to mask advertorials, misreporting earnings, and fudging YouTube viewership figures.
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9 Qualities of Great Gifts

December 24th, 2014   •   no comments   

Generosity and Giving
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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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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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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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How to Launch Your Business with Social Media Marketing

May 7th, 2014   •   2 comments   

Launching Your Business With Social Media
Image of Michael Stelzner fromSocial Media Examiner

How can you achieve success in social media marketing? Can your company achieve phenomenal growth without spending on advertising?

The answers to this and a whole lot more can be found in Launch – a guide to launching one’s business online by social media marketing guru Michael Stelzner.
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