Tag: social business
We’re battling against serious content clutter (source of image)
Every day, companies generate tonnes of content on social media channels like blogs, forums, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and more.
Ranging from text, photos, videos, podcasts, to games and apps, the sea of social media content is scary. In fact, we marketers are constantly battling for attention in an endless content battlefield.
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?
Courtesy of Drew’s Marketing Minute
Truth. Transparency. Trust.
These 3 Ts are the cornerstones of business, leadership and management. They also make good business sense in the social age – one where reputation, authority and influence matters more than slick advertising or clever creatives.
Sandy Pentland of MIT (courtesy of MIT)
Why do ideas spread from person to person? How do we marry the worlds of social influence, big data, and behavioural economics?
Enter Social Physics, a concept coined by MIT Professor Alex “Sandy” Pentland. Director of the Human Dynamics Laboratory, Pentland’s book Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread – The Lessons from New Science proposes a new theory of human social interaction.
Courtesy of Leading With Trust
Do you know what the most important asset in the digital age is?
Nope, it’s not having a million fans or followers. Neither is it having the world’s greatest product.
The answer is TRUST.
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Social media is a double-edged sword.
Put to good use, it can be a salve for humanity’s woes. Social media allows us to share helpful content, seed ideas, connect with long-lost friends, and form communities around specific interests, relationships and affinities. It also lowers the communication barriers for small businesses, solo-preneurs and freelance talents, allowing them to reach their markets at a fraction of the cost.
Unfortunately, social media isn’t always “sugar, spice and everything nice”. Anybody who creates and publishes public content on a blog, YouTube channel, Facebook page or Twitter account know that it comes with the inherent risks of being flamed or criticised.
Courtesy of Tom Fishburne
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?
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.
By now, many would have noticed that our genteel northern neighbour has been creating a mini “social revolution” on YouTube. Its videos have generated such virality that they are being talked about all over the world.
Yes, I am talking about those tearsome Thai advertisements.
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Catalysed by the ubiquitous social web, our lives are becoming inseparable from that of our networks. We are addicted to the constant online “strokes” delivered by our friends, and crave their likes, shares, comments and retweets.
Like it or loathe it, much of what happens in real life (IRL) is intimately intertwined to how we behave in the virtual world. And we’re lovin’ it.
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