Nextdoor: Your Local Social Network

In the world of tech and social media, the only constant is change. And as the legacy networks such as Facebook and Twitter continue to mature, people are beginning to look for new innovations from the some of the 'alt-tech' platforms that have surfaced in the last decade or so. Recently, I stumbled upon a new [...]

By | 2018-06-04T09:42:45+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Social Media, Technology|

The Comprehensive Digital Marketing Guide for Brands and Businesses

Index Branding Website Content Marketing & SEO Social Media Marketing Email Marketing Intro Digital marketing has come a long way and is constantly evolving. New strategies are emerging all the time and it’s hard to track it all, even for esteemed digital marketers. Throughout the years, we have been fortunate enough to experience every element of [...]

What is Garyvee’s $1.80 Instagram Strategy?

A couple of months ago, VaynerMedia owner and prolific Instagram influencer Gary Vaynerchuk (Entrepreneur and best selling author, responsible for Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook and Crushing It) released a new video discussing his ‘$1.80 Instagram Strategy”. With just under 200k views, Gary’s Instagram strategy has ultimately been well received by his audience and currently has [...]

By | 2018-05-16T10:09:06+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Influencer Marketing, Social Media|

Patreon | The Cause Behind The Modern Media Power Shift

Imagine this. You’re a Youtube video creator that has over 200,000 subscribers. You record, edit and publish new videos every day. You’re spending more time producing content than many people spend at their job. In terms of financial income, you’re at the mercy of YouTube (Google) with the ads that are running on your videos. You [...]

By | 2018-05-16T09:52:24+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Content Marketing, Marketing, Social Media|

Indie Game Marketing: An Exclusive Interview With Project Hospital Developer, Oxymoron Games

If you've been following the various videogame media websites lately, you might've seen an article or two written about Project Hospital, an upcoming indie game being developed by new studio Oxymoron Games. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcklSFgih9Q I reached out to them to see if they'd be interested in a short interview about their past, present and future marketing plans. [...]

By | 2018-03-28T11:04:24+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Exclusive Interview, Marketing, PR, Social Media, Videogame Marketing|

Thinking Behind WeBuyAnyCar.com’s ‘So Schofield’ Ad Campaign

Phillip Schofield. Most notably the television presenter of ITV's This Morning and game show host of The Cube. And now, the new face of WeBuyAnyCar.com. The multi-channel ad campaign, created and directed by ad agency Brothers & Sisters, was rolled out late last year on TV, radio and social media. The first in a series of [...]

Poundland Triggers PR Storm Over Controversial #ElfBehavingBad Campaign

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3yLffK4Md0 The marketing team at Poundland have undisputedly won the title of the most controversial Christmas ad campaign of 2018. In a series of X-rated Tweets from the discount retailer, the #ElfBehavingBad campaign triggered hysteria on social media. Oh Elf, we know it’s nippy outside but not that kind of nippy! #ElfBehavingBad pic.twitter.com/kYMNruqLda — Poundland (@Poundland) [...]

By | 2017-12-25T20:18:21+00:00 December 25th, 2017|Advertising, Branding, Content Marketing, Marketing Satire, PR, Social Media|

EA’s Star Wars Battlefront 2 Controversy – Deceit, Bad PR and an Unrelenting Pursuit From Reddit

Over the course of the last few years, microtransactions in the form of loot boxes, items, boosts and more, have become an increasingly more prevalent addition to videogames. Initially a concept that was used to monetise mobile games, microtransactions have gradually become more tolerated amongst the gaming community. That being said, EA has evidently crossed a [...]

By | 2017-11-18T19:41:51+00:00 November 17th, 2017|PR, Social Media, Videogame Marketing|

Your Guide to Influencer Marketing in 2018: Theory & Practice

Influencer Marketing was a big talking point in 2017. And as Google's search data illustrates, it's global popularity is at it's highest level since records began. As brands continue to look for new ways to grab our attention, it makes sense that Influencer Marketing has taken a front-seat in 2017. In this article, we'll take a [...]

Bud Light Parodies Cliché Millennial Lifestyle With Latest Ad Campaign

Bud Light has artfully trolled the cliché aspirations of 21st-century Millennials with their latest TV ad - and it's hilariously accurate. The ad, which was apparently filmed on a beach in the UK, features a group of hipsters living their so-called 'bohemian' lifestyles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o57XyzUA-5Q 🎵 Super cool girl, aspirational friends Lifestyle ad with bud light at [...]

Redefining Networking: An Exclusive Interview With Shapr CEO

Since the advent of the internet, the world of business networking has changed drastically. Advanced connectivity in the form of social media and mobile applications has allowed us to reach out to people who share similar interests in ways that were simply not possible before. Among the pioneers who are shaping this new world we live in is [...]

By | 2017-10-17T14:24:46+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Exclusive Interview, Freelancing, Marketing, Social Media, Technology|

Minds.com: A New Realm Of Social Media

For many people, the thought of a new social media platform competing with the legacy networks such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube is somewhat unimaginable. But for others, there’s now a new realm of social media on the horizon - and it looks very promising. Enter the room, Minds.com. An open source social network that was launched [...]

By | 2017-12-28T17:45:50+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Marketing, Social Media, Technology|

The Brand Personality Model: A Modern Case Study

  It's been 20 years since Jennifer Aaker published her 1997 study 'Dimensions of brand personality' in the Journal of Marketing Research. Unlike a lot of theoretical marketing concepts born out of the 20th century, Aaker's model has somewhat stood the test of time. So what are the dimensions of brand personality? In a nutshell, it's [...]

By | 2018-02-04T11:32:15+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Branding, Marketing, Social Media|

How to Maximise Your Online Presence As A Small Business

If your shop or small business currently has no online presence, or you’re looking to improve the online presence you do have, this guide will help you with the key elements to maximise your reach and customer acquisition. 1. GET A HIGH-QUALITY WEBSITE (OR IMPROVE YOUR CURRENT ONE) Your website acts as the center point for [...]

By | 2018-05-16T10:52:25+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Marketing, Resources, Social Media, Web Design|

Monthly Social Media News – January

FACEBOOK Facebook Messenger clones Snapchat functionality New plans announced by Facebook HQ claim that the the future of messenger will be visually focused. In light of the new strategy, Messenger has adopted the much of the functionality of Snapchat. Borrowing the idea of filters, which are now known on messenger as masks. Facebook launches journalism program [...]

By | 2018-02-04T11:49:16+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Monthly Social Media News, Social Media|

Branding Your Business on Social Media: 6 Things to Consider

Devising your brand strategy on social media is a fundamental part of building profitable, sustainable and meaningful relationships with your audience. Your brand gives your product or service a meaning in the world. It’s a lot more than just a logo or a slogan; your brand may represent a set of values, a promise, a personality, [...]

By | 2018-02-04T11:50:45+00:00 February 4th, 2017|Branding, Graphic Design, Marketing, Social Media|
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