Tag Archives: memes

Taking social seriously: the real World Cup winners

Germany World CupMost tweeted, most memed, most watched on two or even three screens, most ripped to YouTube, the list of mosts goes on and on for social sharing and interaction in the World Cup (can we say World Cup now it’s over without fear of litigation? Hope so).

In any game of football there are winners and losers and those that got a right beating (sorry David Luiz but I’m sure your salary at PSG will make up for the tears). So who won on social media channels this time around?

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Quitting your job…via Youtube

OnlinejobserachSocial media has meant our work and personal lives overlap like never before, and we all have to be very careful how we present ourselves online. Firms do social media checks before employing people, and countless Twitter bios feature a reference to opinions being personal and not that of an employer.

Of course, social media also gives employees some power to complain very publicly about the company that they work for, or used to work for. Depending on how the complaints spread online, such social media outbursts can cause serious damage for a brand’s reputation. Read More »

The good, the bad and the ugly of social media during Superstorm Sandy

The good, the bad and the ugly of social media during Superstorm SandyThe devastation of Superstorm Sandy (also dubbed Frankenstorm) is still being felt across much of the east coast of America, it claimed more 66 lives in the Caribbean before making its way to the US, where the death toll is now over 70.  There are eight million homes in 17 states without power and there’s an estimated cost of $50bn.

Although the immediate danger of Sandy has passed, the relief efforts, clean up and re-building will be ongoing for many years to come.

Social media has historically played an important role during crisis and times of natural disaster, and Superstorm Sandy is no different.  The word Sandy has been mentioned in social channels more than 4.8 million times and there are many examples over the last few days of how social media has been used by Government, organisations, brands and individuals for support, information, fun, trolling and… marketing.  Let’s take a look at some of the good, the bad and ugly examples. Read More »

Falling off the balcony of cool – memes and whether brands should pay attention to them

Eddie Izzard on being coolBrands should be careful not to fall off the balcony of cool – broadening the debate surrounding memes and whether brands should engage with consumers whilst being on-trend.

This is an ambitious blog post. I am aim to identify some things brands and marketers should be aware of when placing a brand at the very apex of cool, I aim to tell you a little bit about memes and I aim to inform you of why my theory of the balcony of being on-trend should be constantly at the forefront of all of our minds(!). Read More »