Posts Tagged: McDonald’s

Humans put the ‘hyper’ in hyper-personalisation

topshopUntil very recently, I was under the impression that when a TV football commentator said things like “And that’s the 27th time Wayne Rooney has received a yellow card against a team that plays in white”, they were simply surfacing one of the many facts swimming round in their brains.

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Chinese Year of the Sheep (or is it goat or ram?) makes brands follow each other

cheap-car-rental-for-chinese-new-year-2015I love Chinese New Year (CNY). Every year is different, a different animal for marketers to wrestle with. This Lunar New Year is the Year of the Goat. Although some say it’s the Year of the Sheep as apparently they are the same in Chinese. Some even say the Ram, which I guess is in between the two.

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Free is the way to engage in Singapore marketing

FreeFree is the magic word in Singapore for any marketing campaign. If you use it you can promote anything.

I love Raffles Place in Singapore’s CBD as it’s always a hive of marketing activity. There are always a plethora of brands trying to capture the attention of busy business executives who are dashing around. You soon learn that “free” is the only message that truly works to achieve this objective.

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Infographic: Marketing slogans over time

cokeDo you know which global drink brand’s first marketing slogan from the 1900s was ‘The Great National Temperance Beverage’? Or where the ‘Guinness is good for you’ tagline came from in 1929? In today’s infographic we look at some of the world’s most famous brands and how their marketing slogans have evolved over time.  Read more on Infographic: Marketing slogans over time…

7 ways to celebrate social community landmarks

NikeWhile fan numbers should only be a small feature of your social success metrics (better to be engaging people than merely collecting them), it’s always nice to reach a milestone.

If you’re on the verge of clocking up a notable number, here are some ways to mark the occasion that we’ve seen that really hit the mark, ranging from the simple to the extravagant.

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Great brand blunders on social media

Great Brand BlundersDissing President Obama, making light of natural disasters, launching fluffy promotions amid bitter industrial strife, mocking followers and actively inviting sarcastic put-downs: these are all real gaffes made by brands on social media. Ever wondered how digital marketers can get themselves in such a mess?

My new book Great Brand Blunders (The worst marketing and social media meltdowns of all time…and how to avoid your own)  covers more than 175 marketing misadventures spanning Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australasia.  With a roll-call including Apple, BA, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Nestlé, Virgin, Ikea, Microsoft and many others on the global A List, it proves that even the mightiest brands can misjudge their marketing from time to time. Read more on Great brand blunders on social media…

Is Snapchat worthwhile for businesses?

snapchat logoMcDonald’s has become yet another big brand to start using photo sharing app Snapchat to market themselves, joining companies like Audi, Taco Bell and MTV who have also got accounts.

But is this the right social marketing platform for small or medium companies? Read more on Is Snapchat worthwhile for businesses?…

Fast food brands bolt away from Chinese Year of the Horse association

591634_638_365Everywhere I look I see horses. There are more horses in Singapore at the moment than people. Every brand has a horse associated with it. Why? Because we are about to enter the Chinese New Lunar Year (CNY) of the Wood Horse (don’t mention Trojans) and every brand in Asia has to include horses somewhere in their marketing.

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Tackling social’s obesity crisis; the curse of social junk

Social Media TomI read with interest the news that Aer Lingus has decided to put its Twitter handle on one the side of one of its planes. To begin with, I couldn’t fathom if this was a good idea or a bad idea. However, the more I thought about it, the more I thought it was perfectly representative of the modern marketing curse of social media junk.

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Ramadan challenges brands to market sensitively

Screen Shot 2013-07-31 at 15.34.37Ramadan comes but once a year but unlike Christmas it lasts for an entire month and has a profound effect on the ways that brands market themselves in Muslim countries, especially in Asia. Just like Christmas for the West, Ramadan in the Muslim world is when brands spend the most mount of marketing dollars too.

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