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Top Social Media Brands in Singapore – Oct 2014

November 16th, 2014   •   no comments   

Do you know that telcos are the most “socially devoted” brands in Singapore? Or that an infant milk powder brand has the greatest engagement rate for its Facebook posts?

These interesting insights and more were revealed by social listening and analytics software as a service provider Social Bakers in their October report charting out Singapore’s social media scene. Delivered in the form of a detailed infographic, Social Bakers’ report highlighted the top industries and brands engaged in Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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Singapore Blog Awards Rides Again!

August 17th, 2014   •   no comments   

Congratulations to all the winners of the Singapore Blog Awards 2014!

Adopting an equine theme (2014 being the Year of the Wooden Horse), this year’s Singapore Blog Awards – the seventh in the series – crowned a total of 14 winners. Organised by the tireless team from Singapore Press Holding‘s Omy.sg led by Ms Lee Kuan Fung (Head, Chinese Newspapers Digital Strategy, SPH), the awards helped build the careers of numerous social media stars over the years. Many have gone on to become long-time friends and buddies.

Officiated by Ms Sim Ann, Minister of State for Communications and Information, and Education, the awards this year was held at The Ground Theatre at *SCAPE in Orchard. Other than the prize presentation itself, attendees were treated to a rousing dance performance as well as a “best dressed” competition.
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Generation Like – The World of Teens and Social Media

May 21st, 2014   •   1 comment   

Generation Like - The World of Teens and Social Media
Courtesy of Huffington Post

What do we call the kids these days who thrive on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter?

How about Generation Like – a term coined by author, cyber-culture czar and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff.
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Six Reasons Why Thai Commercials Are Awesome

April 24th, 2014   •   no comments   

“Giving” by TrueMove generated more than 3 million views in 5 days!

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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To Twerk Or Not To Twerk: Thoughts on Virality

October 9th, 2013   •   no comments   

Courtesy of this YouTube Channel

UPDATED This post has been updated on 3rd October 2016 to include new content.

Have you heard of the PPAP song? If you haven’t, you must’ve been living on another non-digital planet.

Also known as the Pen Pineapple Apple Pen song, the short 51 second ditty by Japanese comedian Kazuhiko Kosaka (who plays the fictional character named Piko-Taro) has sparked off an endless number of memes around the planet.
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The 5 Cs of Great Social Media Properties

May 20th, 2012   •   no comments   

The platforms are free but the time and effort producing them isn’t (courtesy of zenfolio)

Let’s face it. We are swamped by content.

What used to be physical has now invaded our virtual and mobile spaces. With a gazillion blogs, videos, photos, podcasts, slide presentations, and so on, consumers are literally “consumed” by data.

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Old Spice Man – Old Cologne in New Bottles?

July 19th, 2010   •   4 comments   

Source: Frat House Sports

By now, almost everybody plugged into social media (including my friends Ivan Chew, Kevin Lim, Siva and Lucian) would have heard of how Old Spice, a heritage toiletry brand (used by one’s granddad) managed to reinvent itself through the Old Spice Man Youtube channel. The idea was developed by marketing agency Wieden + Kennedy and involved the shooting of real-time marketing videos while leveraging on social media networks.

Here’s an example of the commercials which have been circulating on Youtube and garnering massive views:

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A Really Cool Nike Commercial

June 10th, 2009   •   1 comment   

Came across this really cool Nike commercial which was made in Australia. As somebody who loves to go for hour long runs of between 10 km to 12 km each, I can empathise with the agony faced by the guy in whether he can or cannot go on. While the title of the ad is Reincarnate, I thought that the way the man behaved in the advertisement bore a remarkable resemblance to a character popularised by a leading fantasy film.

Would anybody hazard a guess who I am referring to? And yes, like the earlier series of viral commercials by Burger King, parody does work sometimes.