Tag: social media marketing

Why Branding Means Sweating The Small Stuff

September 8th, 2013   •   no comments   

Branding why you need to sweat the small stuff
Marketing – and branding – is all about the little things (courtesy of Allographics)

Since time immemorial, marketers are obsessed with the “Big Idea”.

Ruled by “out-of-this-world” campaigns that win Golden Lions or Creative Circle awards, we were transfixed by the notion that bigger and bolder is usually better.
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The Three Gs of the Social Web

February 12th, 2013   •   no comments   


These male chimpanzees practise social grooming (courtesy of Mad Science @ QHST)

Noticed why your birthday photos are more well “liked” than a business update?

Or that people whom you “liked” and “commented” on tend to return the favour?

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Is Social Media Marketing Full of BS?

January 23rd, 2013   •   13 comments   


Bob Hoffman (courtesy of The San Francisco Egotist

Well, Bob Hoffman (above) seems to think so.

Before I talk about Bob’s ideas, let me state that I love Mitch Joel’s Six Pixels of Separation podcasts.
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The 3 Players in Content Marketing

December 15th, 2012   •   2 comments   

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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Social Media Optimisation or Originality?

November 13th, 2012   •   no comments   


Do social media gurus exist? (courtesy of Brian Copeland)

I’m caught in a digital dilemma.

On the one hand, I know that I should find ways to raise my social media score (courtesy of Klout.com). There are lots that I can do to “game the system”.
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Social Media Marketing 101 for Non-Profits

October 11th, 2012   •   12 comments   


Courtesy of Your Social Move

Plagued by the lack of funds, non-profits like associations and societies often have to employ shoe-string marketing strategies. With its relatively low cost compared to traditional advertising, social media marketing can be an attractive option. However, the devil as they say is in the details.

Speaking at the Association Management Seminar (courtesy of MCI Singapore), Martin Ross of mediamind shared that non-profits first need to understand the digital landscape and the plethora of social platforms available.
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We the Citizen Marketers of Your Brand

February 15th, 2011   •   no comments   

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Sometimes, the best folks to market your brand are not advertising agencies, publicists or sales persons.

Just ask Ben McConnell and Jackie Huba, stalwarts of the highly popular Church of the Customer blog and founders of Ant’s Eye View.
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Guiding Principles in Reciprocity

September 28th, 2010   •   no comments   


Reciprocity with a twist (source)

One of the most important lessons in life is this: “Do unto others what you want others to do unto you.” This universal principle is especially important in the relationship oriented world of social media marketing.

Let me explain this attitude of altruism.
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Celebrity Endorsement – To Do or Not To Do?

September 6th, 2010   •   1 comment   


Zoe Tay and Imedeen – Positive Partnership or Fabulous Failure? (source)

Lights (tweet), Cameras (Facebook update), Action (blog post)!

One of the fastest growing phenomenon on social media channels, celebrities are flocking to these online channels to expand their reach to their increasingly social media savvy fans.
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Are We Truly in a Marketing Revolution?

March 21st, 2010   •   2 comments   


Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix(Courtesy of Wikipedia)

In this current age of multi-tasking, multi-roles, multi-networks and multi-everything, a few things seem to stand out quite clearly.

Many appear to be the inevitable outcome of ever-increasing activity and interactivity across multi-platforms.
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