2013 was the year content marketing became common currency. Realising that: high quality content is king – the customer is also king (or should be) user experience… Read more “Content Marketing: What to look out for in 2014”
I wrote a piece about ‘Agile Marketing’ a while back. It included links to all sorts of useful resources. But if I was to explain Agile Marketing in a nutshell then this video from Waterstones would fit the bill – it’s a spoof of Amazon’s delivery by drone vision … smart guerilla marketing which has been carefully planned and tested. Amateurish this isn’t.
What’s hot and what’s not in social media in the UK? Here goes. The UK is the most social country in the world. Are you surpised by that? I am. 51% of women and 49% of men in the UK use social media regularly – 52% of the population describe themselves as active social media users. The infographic below (from Offerpop) also shows that while 95% of 16- to 20-year-old Brits have used Facebook in the past month, it’s the 25- to 34-year-old age group that are the most active social media users. (more…)
Consumers are increasingly turning to brands without heritage or history. Why? For ‘heritage’ and ‘history’, read ‘tired’ and ‘tainted’ as brands are exposed for unsavoury business practice, avarice, tax avoidance and a host of other failings in consumers’ eyes. (more…)
Earlier this year this wonderful response to Abercrombie & Fitch’s ‘brand’ police was issued by the gang at #Fitchthehomeless. As per my earlier post, it challenges the rather nasty assumptions at the heart of some brand marketing.
Anna Wintour summed up an agile approach to marketing perfectly when she said: It’s always about timing. If it’s too soon, no one understands. If it’s too… Read more “Agility”
Life has been busy. Working freelance with PLUS, a charity proving services for adults with learning disabilities, has been a buzz. I’m engaged by them to provide… Read more “Art, performance and PR”
Why does the topic you’re explaining matter? Why, more importantly, does it matter to your prospective customer’s life? Why will your solution or product make that person’s… Read more “Why, why, why?”
The free online encyclopaedia Wikipedia was one of the early successes of the online space. Up there with Google or Facebook as a major online destination site,… Read more “Digital ‘dark arts’”