Yahoo! Showcases Short Films with Fast Flicks

November 22, 2014 Content Marketing, Social Influence no comments
The three finalists of Yahoo Fast Flicks (sitting) with judges Zhang Wenjie, Mike Wiluan and Eric Khoo
The three finalists of Yahoo Fast Flicks (sitting) with judges Zhang Wenjie, Mike Wiluan and Eric Khoo

Internet giant Yahoo! is quite a different company these days.

Anchored on its four pillars of growth – mobile, social, native advertising, and videos – the California based company focuses more of its energies these days on creating and curating digital content offered through its multiple online and social platforms. By doing so, it seeks to attract more audiences and advertisers.


Brand Media Strategy – Book Review

November 19, 2014 Content Marketing, Social Influence 1 comment

Brand Media Strategy Book

How do we combine the discipline of media planning with cutting edge developments in the digital age?

Well, Antony Young of the Water Cooler Group seem to have the answer. In the second edition of his book Brand Media Strategy, Antony delves deep into the discipline of integrated communications planning, showing us how we can develop a strategic and holistic plan to drive brand marketing across all media touch points – traditional, experiential, digital and word of mouth.


Top Social Media Brands in Singapore – Oct 2014

November 16, 2014 Content Marketing, Social Influence 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.


Are You a Social Media “Porn” Star?

November 13, 2014 Content Marketing, Social Influence no comments

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We are living in the age of “porn”. And most of it has very little to do with sex.

Unlike the more salacious kind, such “porn” are usually completely safe for families and kids. Unfortunately, like their more notorious namesake, such behaviours could be addictive. Carried to extremes, they can be unhealthy for one’s mental and physical well-being.

In fact, some of us are so obsessive compulsive about capturing and sharing every waking moment that we end up suffering cold turkey if our Digital Documenting & Distribution Devices (4Ds) go haywire or are wrangled away from us!

What are the kinds of “porn” that we are talking about?


Managing Online Trolls, Haters and Critics

November 9, 2014 Content Marketing, Social Influence 4 comments


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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.