Tag: social media

Inbound Marketing 101: A Beginner’s Guide

June 18th, 2015   •   no comments   

Inbound Marketing

Do you know what Inbound Marketing is? Keen to use inbound marketing to improve your marketing ROI?

Pioneered by co-founders of HubSpot Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah, inbound marketing is a leading Business to Business (B2B) digital marketing strategy. The fact that HubSpot is a NASDAQ listed marketing automation company worth $1.24 billion in market capitalisation is a testimony to inbound marketing’s strengths.
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QR Codes and Other Epic Marketing Fails

June 15th, 2015   •   2 comments   

QR Codes Kill Kittens

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?

Wrong! Well, at least according to “UnMarketer” Scott Stratten.
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How Influencers Evolved in the Digital Age

June 9th, 2015   •   no comments   

How Influencers Evolved in the Digital Decades
Orginal image courtesy of The Drum

How have social influencers changed over the years? What impact does technology play on the evolution of influence?

I asked myself this question as I reflected on how much things have changed over the past two decades. 
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The 3 Ts of the Social Age

June 4th, 2015   •   no comments   

The 3Ts of the Social Age
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.
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8 Ways To Grow Your Social Influence

May 25th, 2015   •   2 comments   

Taylor Swift Social Influencer
How would Taylor Swift grow her social influence? (courtesy of Hypable)

Can anybody become a social influencer these days? What are the steps needed to build your personal brand online?

Well, the world isn’t quite the same as before.
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Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

May 20th, 2015   •   no comments   

present shock douglas rushkoff

“If the end of the twentieth century can be characterised by futurism, the twenty-first can be defined by presentism.”

So begins Present Shock, an intellectual tour de force by renowned media theorist and social futurist Douglas Rushkoff.
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Why You Need to Build a Personal Brand

May 4th, 2015   •   3 comments   

Why you Need to Build Your Personal Brand

Courtesy of Fast Company

Have you started investing in your personal brand? Thought of how you can stand out from the crowd?

If you haven’t, it is high time for you to do so now.

Building your personal brand isn’t just about becoming an entrepreneur, celebrity, politician, or influencer. It is about becoming more effective in whatever you do in the digital and social age.
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Social Physics – A New Science of Influence

April 20th, 2015   •   1 comment   

Social Physics Influencer Marketing
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.
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Serendipitous Content Marketing

April 12th, 2015   •   no comments   

serendipitous marketing cooler insights

The ubiquity of social technologies and mobile devices have given rise to an interesting paradox.

We can now pinpoint with deadly accuracy who, where, when, and how consumers behave. Thanks to the assortment of sensing, tracking and predictive technologies, consumers’ every action can be accurately and meticulously mapped.
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The Art of Social Media [Book Review]

April 9th, 2015   •   no comments   

The Art of Social Media

Courtesy of Artillery

Do you want to rock your social media marketing game? Keen to learn from the legendary Guy Kawasaki?

If so, check out The Art of Social Media co-authored by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick.
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