Tag: social web
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.
Don’t let your eyes fool you (courtesy of Tech Whiz)
We’re living in an age of illusions. One where lives are built and destroyed by that perpetually glowing screen in front of us.
Love it or loathe it, the social web is here to stay. We spend so much time online that our entire socio-cultural landscape has shifted in immense and incredible ways. For some, being unplugged for even two hours can be unfathomably torturous.
Image courtesy of Fedobe
In the age of social media, life becomes a spectator sport. The only difference is that we’re both the athlete and the audience in this arena.
Meals, shopping trips, holidays, and events become Instagram, Flickr or YouTube moments. Daily murmurs are framed on Facebook while fleeting thoughts (in 140 characters or less) are immortalised on Twitter. The more verbose (like yours truly) would seek the solace of blogs, documenting their thoughts in detail.
Courtesy of Helping Psychology
Influence. That’s a neat word.
According to Dictionary.com, influence is “the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others”. In other words, its how effective you are in transforming others and eliciting change.
Courtesy of BostInno
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
a) Brush your teeth?
Friends are also telling me that nobody blogs anymore. Some of their sound bites goes like this:
Image courtesy of WFUV.org
By now, you’ve probably heard that content is king.
In the age of omnipresent 24/7 media served through ubiquitous smart devices, it is the currency which wins hearts, minds and wallets.
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?
Courtesy of Edelman
As I’ve previously blogged about, the future of business is social.
In a world where we’re permanently thumbing our smartphones, swiping a tablet or typing on a notebook, it is impossible to ignore the significance of social channels in business. While everybody in a start-up can “go social” quite easily, how should medium to large organisations craft their policies, re-route their processes, re-build their structures or re-wire their systems?
In the age of the ubiquitous social web, business as usual is broken.
Empowered by social technologies like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, consumers are sharing their brand experiences – good, bad or ugly. They are no longer content to “grin their teeth and bear it”. In such an environment, companies can ill afford to bury their heads in the “mass marketing” sand.
What should we then do in this avalanche of channels, content creators and communities?
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