By our very nature, humans crave reciprocation. It’s seen in the number of mentions celebrities receive from adoring fans each time they tweet, to the millions that pack football stadiums worldwide. These interactions matter to us. However, we only return to them if the recipient can offer us something we value. That’s why personality in marketing is so crucial […]Read more "It may be Innocent, but its guilty of great marketing"
Working in marketing, I find unique inspiration daily. It seems cliché but it’s absolutely true. My Feedly is full of digital, branding and retail design websites and blogs, covering personal and work-related topics. They give me ideas for my own blogs, or serve as links to share online and in the office. It was through Feedly, several years ago, […]Read more "Help. Does their marketing need it?"
It’s now common place for news and media organisations to create multiple accounts for the different elements of their business. For instance you can follow Sky Sports across numerous accounts, depending on your interest. The obvious ones like Football, F1 and Cricket are all there, but so are the sports with smaller followings such as Sailing and Hockey, as well […]Read more "Design creativity on Twitter: The Guardian"
If you watched the thrilling Test and ODI series between the England and New Zealand cricket teams, you will have noticed the Hardys Wine idents. Sponsors since 2014, the brand were announced as the Official Wine of England Cricket in a three-year deal. And, unless you’re a complete philistine, you will know that 2015 is an Ashes […]Read more "Hardys Wine campaign plays up The Ashes rivalry"
Human to human (H2H) is an increasingly popular buzz-phrase in modern marketing. The aim is not to distinguish customers by their category (B2B or B2C) or by some generic demographics, but by developing a relationship with their personality, not their bank account. Social media is where H2H marketing can really shine. I’ve recently been following @NiveaUK […]Read more "@NiveaUK and the power of human-to-human marketing"
The oft quoted phrase ‘it’s the little things in life that matter’ has been going round my head this week; all as a result of my new HTC and Van Halen. Bear with me. Let’s start with Van Halen. It’s a well known story that the band had an famous concert rider (list of requests) during […]Read more "Devil in the detail: HTC, Van Halen and M&M’s"
ITV’s Leaders’ Debate was a fascinating two-hour event. It was a chance for political leaders to take on their opponents in an open forum as well as talk directly to the public on a number of key issues; the economy, the NHS, immigration and education. It is also the only time we will see David Cameron and […]Read more "A look at social media reaction to the #leadersdebate"
Social media offers so many opportunities for connectivity. We can debate with people we’ve never met, or share advice across different timezones. At it’s heart, social media is all about people and how they interact. Here’s my own light-hearted, first-hand account. The weekend of Friday 20-22 March brought me much amusement. No, it wasn’t maniacal laughter […]Read more "Things you might see in Amsterdam: many Mario Bros on a beer bike"
Readers will no doubt be aware of the recent video showing showed Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney being ‘knocked out’ by former-teammate and Stoke City defender Phil Bardsley in a kitchen boxing match And, yes that does all sound utterly ridiculous. Filmed on a iPhone by an unidentified friend, the video shows the two sparring before Bardsley lands the […]Read more "Boxing clever? Wayne Rooney and reputation management"
The highly-respected actor, director and photographer (amongst many other things), Leonard Nimoy sadly passed away at the end of February 2015. Best known for his portrayal of Mr. Spock in the Star Trek franchise, he was well-regarded as a man of great wisdom and compassion. He also exuded an exceptional calmness, likely absorbed from his […]Read more "Quotable: Leonard Nimoy"