Tag Archives: Social Media
It’s pretty easy to get massive viral PR in Singapore and increase customer engagement. Create a website that specialises in adultery. “Bring it” to Singapore. Let the politicians, facebook and public do the rest, then finally “ban it”. Bang you have the No.1 “dating” site in Singapore and over 100,000 new customers with zero spend. Genius.
With over 13.8 million Twitter followers combined, Premier League football clubs have quickly become a source of information and entertainment to the Twitter universe. Some 25% of sports fans consume sport based content via Social Media, and this figure is expected to keep growing as the adoption rate for second screen viewing increases. Undoubtedly, football and Twitter are a match made in heaven – fans can air their opinions openly, converse with players, pundits and fans across the globe and it regularly acts as a “breaking news” outlet for transfer, injury and match information.
If you’re in any doubt about the engagement of football on Twitter, then research from Sports Social Media monitoring platform – Social Pundit – suggests that since the start of the Premier League season, fans have retweeted club tweets 9.7 million times across the league.
On Facebook, the combined total of Likes is close to reaching an enormous 100,000,000 millions fans, that further proves the impact football has on social media and vice versa.
However, as club Twitter accounts become more influential and more referenced in the media, it’s no surprise that the footballers themselves are more influential on the social media landscape. Recent years have shown that footballers in particular can be a problem for even the very best clubs on Social Media. Tweets can me made in the heat of the moment and with a horde of journalists mass following every footballer from senior to u-16s, every tweet is a potential story. Read More
Linkin Park are never afraid of testing new musical formats as well as new marketing mechanics. The latest album is a remix dubstep/dance album of their acclaimed rock album “Living Things”. The latest marketing employed is gamification through social media, Xbox live music streaming and creating awareness for the world’s energy poverty.
MTV France and social TV agency Darewin have teamed up to promote the season three premier of ‘Teen Wolf’ on French TV with a campaign that takes advantage of a Twitter “bug” in feeds, which appears to display a werewolf’s claw marks.
The graphic works across iOS and android 4.2 platforms. The claw marks will also appear on the MTV France Facebook page, SMS communications and promotional emails.
In a statement, MTV said an unnamed artist/hacker created the image by “breaking” Twitter’s graphic codes, resulting in a campaign that combines digital, storytelling, “hacking” and social networking.
Emirates offer an amazing case study when it comes to how to own and activate a sponsorship area. They dominate sport sponsorship in a way that other brands most envy. But which properties make the greatest cut through for them and how do they use social media to activate their properties?
It has been introduced to bolster the social network’s fast-growing mobile business and is a key revenue focus for the future. But how effective will they actually be? And how can clients use them to drive business value?
Mobile app ads, which allow companies to promote content within their mobile apps, will encourage users to remain active within the apps beyond the install.
New Zealand have some pretty cool local brands too and they make great play about local brand values. I saw a lot of “for Kiwis, by Kiwis”, in marketing messages. Clearly that message resonates with consumers both on line and off.
Huffer, Lower, Federation, Commoners, Thing Thing are just a few contemporary fashion brands making a mark competing with the heavyweights with a more youthful and edgy style to appeal to snowboarders and the youth (and young thinking!) in New Zealand.
Global Culture is my favourite. They consistently poke fun at established brands and culture and their motto is the brilliant “you can never be too rich, too cool or own too many t-shirts”. Interestingly none of these appear in the top 50 facebook sites for New Zealand. Read More
This month it was announced that social media users in China could be charged and threatened with three year jail sentences if they spread ‘false’ rumours through social media. If one of these rumours is viewed by 5,000 people or is reposted more than 500 times, the source of that post would be liable. Read More
Singapore’s Popular Books are opening a new Borders store in Singapore only 2 years after the store crashed and burned and had to close all their stores not just locally but globally. Are Popular simply trying to resurrect that dead? Or will this brave attempt to engage Singaporeans with an off line book store actually check the momentum globally of high street book stores closing?
Fundamentally if enough Singaporeans were going to off line book stores and reading rather than browsing there would be more than one chain and more than a handful of bookstores left not just in Singapore but the world. This is not just a local trend this is global.