More downloads than Tinder and about to surpass Twitter in terms of daily users; no this isn’t Snapchat’s latest surge, or a new social media channel (although it is, but not as you might think). This is Pokemon Go, the Nintendo-backed venture and a game-changer for video games, technology and perhaps most significantly, culture. But before […]Read more "The reality behind the digital – Pokemon Go redefines gaming (and culture)"
This post hints at spoilers in Star Trek Into Darkness, SPECTRE, Game Of Thrones and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Film studios have been heavily criticised in recent years for for frankly half-hearted attempts to hoodwink audiences — all as a result of inherently flawed storyline choices – creating a huge impact when it comes […]Read more "Poor storytelling hinders successful film marketing"
10 years ago the Star Wars prequel trilogy limped to a close and the film franchise was as good as dead. Now, it’s all change. The history of the films’ success is widely known. Ahead of the release of Star Wars in 1977, George Lucas had already rejected a higher director’s salary in favour of […]Read more "The Force of Star Wars Marketing"
John Lewis has once again taken hold of the social media conversation with the release of its 2015 Christmas advert. Featuring a cover of Oasis’ Half The World Away by Norwegian singer Aurora, the response has generally been positive, although not without criticism or satire. The Guardian’s analysis is particularly amusing… #MoonHitler. Nevertheless, putting aside any […]Read more "Tears and laughter: how brands use emotional marketing"
Perhaps one of the hardest decisions for anyone starting a new business is what to call the flipping thing. It can have a huge impact as, rightly or wrongly, customers infer so much from a name. They might assume it’s too small to meet their needs, too big so they’ll be expensive, or put off […]Read more "The inspiration behind five company names"
Television advertising is a funny one. I’m sure those of you who watch TV during the day will attest to some of the dross that’s aired in the advert breaks. And those of you with young children are now probably shaking your heads in despair as you recall the adverts that hawk toys to your offspring. However […]Read more "Customer testimonials and crowd-sourced marketing from iZettle"
In the first of a new series, I’ll be sharing the insight from a number of marketing experts. The aim is to develop a productive and enjoyable number of posts to inspire current and future marketers, not to mention their employers or clients. And for fans of Marvel, DC or any other comic book publisher, […]Read more "Q&A: Nik Hewitt, Digital Marketing Strategist at Tank PR"
Personality and business have been connected ever since industry began. Henry Ford is recognised for revolutionising the car industry, as well as production line manufacturing in general. John D. Rockefeller was the world’s first billionaire and Walt Disney’s dreams still brings joy to children across the globe, nearly 50 years after his death. The same is true for the […]Read more "What do Virgin, Dyson and Blendtec have in common?"
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?"