Tag: social media marketing

The Buzz Behind Google’s Hummingbird

February 2nd, 2014   •   no comments   


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In case you don’t already know, the world of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is going to the birds. Or more specifically, the Hummingbird.

Announcing its brand new algorithm for search recently at its birthday, Google’s Hummingbird claims to make search more natural, contextual and human. In other words, trying to “game” the system through unrelated keywords, meta-tags, links, and other spammy devices may work less effectively in future.
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See-Think-Do: a New Marketing Framework

December 5th, 2013   •   no comments   

AIDA (Attention, Interest, Desire, Action) is no longer serving us as well as she did.

At least according to Avinash Kaushik, renowned Digital Marketing Evangelist of Google.
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11 Winning Qualities of Likeable Businesses

October 31st, 2013   •   no comments   

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The world of business is like a cocktail party. At least according to Dave Kerpen.

To be a huge hit at a party – or a market – one needs to be a good listener, tell great stories, and be responsive, authentic, passionate, and full of surprises. These traits, amongst others, are also necessary for a business to be likeable.
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Influencer Marketing 101

October 20th, 2013   •   1 comment   


Zillions of pre-teens are under his influence (courtesy of The Global Daily)

Are you under the influence?

If you’re like the billions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or other social networks, you most definitely are. While we can also be influenced by mainstream channels like newspapers, television, radio and magazines, chances are that it is the people we know – our family and friends – who exert the most influence on our behaviours and actions.
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Ctrl Alt Delete: Book Review

September 19th, 2013   •   1 comment   

Digital World Disruptive

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What will the future of your business be like? More importantly, what will your life be like then?

Armed with a digital crystal ball, renowned marketing podcaster and president of global digital marketing agency Mirum Mitch Joel shared his thoughts on this in his book Ctrl Alt Delete.
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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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