3 takeaways from Social Media Week Chicago

Nov 20, 2015 - Relevance as a quantifiable concept and brands themselves being influencers were a couple of eye-openers I picked up from spending a day at Social Media Week. Comments

How China's Singles Day smashed global e-commerce sales records

alibaba-singles-day-final-screen Nov 12, 2015 - Mobile, pre-sales marketing and a live television gala event starring James Bond, were just some of the elements making this year's Alibaba Singles Day event another record-breaker. Comments

4 E.A.S.Y opportunities you must master before 2016

easy-st-flickr-569593575-4c368e5f9d-z Nov 11, 2015 - Creating consumer-centric experiences and solutions can be "easy" and will help separate the winners from the losers in 2016. Comments

Tweets of the week: Rugby World Cup and a race that stops a nation

tow-all-blacks-winning-tweet Nov 5, 2015 - Because Australia and New Zealand battled it out in the rugby and the first female jockey won the Melbourne Cup, sport was a major part of this week's Tweets in the Asia-Pacific region. Comments

Facebook launches slideshow for video content in emerging markets

slideshow-coke-studio-africa-500 Oct 30, 2015 - Facebook's new slideshow image tool will be welcomed by brands that hope to serve up more video content to consumers in emerging markets. Comments

10 tips for Hollywood-style social storytelling

walt-disney-flickr Oct 27, 2015 - Content marketers can learn a lot from the formulaic success of Hollywood blockbuster movies, delegates at ClickZ Live Singapore have been told. Comments

How Target's new ads show the real value of Shazam

shazam-to-shop Oct 15, 2015 - Target's ability to incorporate Shazam as a pillar of its latest ad campaign exemplifies the future of cross-channel innovation with the user experience at the core of brand strategy. Comments

How to come back from venomous virality

slip-banana-peel Oct 14, 2015 - Whether it's a big scandal or a social media slip-up, companies are always having their mistakes go viral. Here's a step-by-step guide for dealing with the fallout. Comments

Spotlight on: Adam Tucker, president, Ogilvy NYC

ogilvy-logo Oct 12, 2015 - As one of the top agencies in the world, Ogilvy & Mather specializes in campaigns that engage consumers in unique ways - something New York president Adam Tucker believes is the future of storytelling. Comments

3 Steps to a Better Site Redesign

bust-out-shutterstock-234718090 Oct 1, 2015 - Though a challenging project, site redesigns and updates are necessary to ensure consistent user engagement. Are you ready to modify your website? Here are three tips to help you get started. Comments

Beverage Brands Illustrate Importance of Online Content for Offline Products

glass-of-cola Oct 1, 2015 - Soft drink and beer brands aren't exactly huge in the e-commerce space, but Coca-Cola, Bud Light and Mountain Dew demonstrate how important content is regardless because it's how they stay on consumers' minds. Comments

How Is UGC Changing Content Marketing?

usergeneratedcontent Sep 29, 2015 - Consumers find the word-of-mouth nature of user-generated content to be particularly trustworthy, which has resulted in a surge of popularity comparable to that of influencer marketing. Comments

Brands Still Matter - Just Not Like They Used To

brands-applied-gtld Sep 28, 2015 - Ogilvy's Colin Mitchell asked, "Do brands still matter?" They do, but today's informed consumers care less about a brand's image and more about service, philanthropy, and relevant experiences. Comments

It’s Go Time for Facebook GIF Ads

gif-images Aug 21, 2015 - Wendy’s and Coca-Cola's Brazilian brand Kuat are the first companies experimenting with the new GIF ad format Facebook is featuring on its business pages. Comments

VIDEO: The Brand Is Not the Hero According to Coca-Cola

coca-cola-plantbottle-pkg Aug 10, 2015 - In this video, Coca-Cola's director of social media and sustainability, Tim Goudie, talks about the power of social media and the art of content creation to add value and generate trust for the brand during ClickZ Live Hong Kong. Comments

Emotion in Ads: Does Sentiment Sell?

emotional-marketing Jul 30, 2015 - Brands like Coca-Cola are increasingly integrating emotional intelligence into their digital campaigns to measure success via consumer sentiment. Comments

Coca-Cola's Journey to Successful Content Marketing

interview-coke Jul 24, 2015 - In this video interview, Doug Busk, group director, Digital Communications and Social Media at Coca-Cola, talks about storytelling and how the company has used this strategy to engage consumers, create conversation, and drive sales. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Sharks Take Over Twitter

tweets-of-the-week-sharknado3 Jul 24, 2015 - #Ramadan, #mickfanning, #Sharknado3 and #unexcitingvideogames dominated the week in Twitter. Comments

World Emoji Day Illustrates Global Impact

tear-off-calendar Jul 17, 2015 - While some industry experts think emojis are an ephemeral trend, World Emoji Day demonstrates their valuable ability to transcend language barriers. Comments

'Social Humanity' Drives Viral Coca-Cola #NoLabels Video

coca-cola-no-labels-image006 Jul 15, 2015 - Social humanity is being credited for the viral nature of a Ramadan Coca-Cola video, which has generated more than 12 million views since its release in the Middle East in early July. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Soccer and Sharks, Chicken and Chocolate

twitter-logo Jul 10, 2015 - This week on Twitter kicked off with the Women's World Cup, around which Nike had the most engagement. Shark Week and two food related holidays inspired other notable brand Tweets. Comments

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