Tag: marketing

Monster Loyalty: Book Review

January 5th, 2014   •   1 comment   

Outlandish outfits. Avant garde style. Burlesque performance artist. Mother Monster.

Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta to Italian parents, Lady Gaga is probably the greatest pop phenomenon of the 2010s. Iconoclastic and irrepressible, her eclectic and esoteric fashion sense and explosive concert performances have always been the talk of the town.
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When Less is More

December 29th, 2013   •   1 comment   


Courtesy of Bruce Kasanoff

In the age of the social “avalanche”, we’re bombarded with a non-stop stream of information.

From millions of websites, thousands of apps, to hundreds of channels, endless varieties of choices awaiting us. Smartphones are now laden with so many mind boggling features that you wonder who on Earth is capable of using them.

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What Kind of Marketer are You?

November 10th, 2013   •   1 comment   


The Marketer Scientist is a new superhero (courtesy of Search Engine Land)

In the world of marketing, there are two schools of thought.

The first – and more common – group believes that marketing belongs to the rarefied world of advertising professionals, PR experts, and market research wizards. Every step is finely calibrated, like strokes to a canvas made by a master.
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11 Winning Qualities of Likeable Businesses

October 31st, 2013   •   no comments   

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The world of business is like a cocktail party. At least according to Dave Kerpen.

To be a huge hit at a party – or a market – one needs to be a good listener, tell great stories, and be responsive, authentic, passionate, and full of surprises. These traits, amongst others, are also necessary for a business to be likeable.
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The Five Levels of Customer Engagement

October 27th, 2013   •   1 comment   

Group of Business People Holding Placards Forming Customer

Courtesy of DC Marketing Pro

Customers. Love them or hate them, they’re the only reason for our existence.

In the past, our customer relationships were pretty non-existent. A customer walks into a store, browses around, picks up a can of soda, pays, and leaves.

Perhaps a lady could be having her hair done at a salon, and the stylist would banter with her while trimming her tresses. After her hair is styled and cut, she departs happily to her next appointment.
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Social Marketology: Book Review

June 6th, 2013   •   no comments   

Social media marketing is probably the most heavily written management topic on the planet. Unfortunately, many books, articles, blogs and podcasts on social media focus too heavily on the “feel good” factor of success stories. These tend to be more inspirational than instructional.

Ric Dragon’s seminal publication Social Marketology is different. Providing a methodical framework covering strategy, organisation, execution and measurement, the book provides a step by step process to managing the social media marketing function.

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Evergreen Themes in Marketing

May 16th, 2013   •   no comments   


Perfume advertisements are guilty of over-exposing celebrities (courtesy of Charlotte Whiting

Watching commercials on TV is a bit like watching the movie Groundhog Day (or more recently Source Code). The same scenes keep re-appearing, like a never ending case of déjà vu.

Ad after ad, common themes and tropes surface time and time again.
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Marketing in the Age of Social Ephemera

May 8th, 2013   •   no comments   


Courtesy of BostInno

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

a) Brush your teeth?

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Epic Marketing

April 30th, 2013   •   1 comment   

Epic Marketing
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Have you watched an “epic” movie which left an indelible mark on your consciousness? What about a book which you couldn’t forget years after you’re done reading?

Truth is, we all love great epics. Massive in scale and scope, they have the power to inspire us with awe, move us viscerally, and set our imaginations on fire.
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Tell to Win: Book Review

April 7th, 2013   •   1 comment   

Imagine watching a magical performance by David Copperfield.

Rather than dazzle you with his breathtaking acts, Copperfield regales you the audience with his childhood story. He relates how his grandfather – a crusty old man – never gave Copperfield or his father the approval they craved.
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