Did Groupon misfire with its Super Bowl ad?

9 02 2011

As everyone catches up on the long list of $3Million ads from Sunday night’s Super Bowl, Twitter is still a buzz with commentary about an ad by Groupon. Read the rest of this entry »





Targeting and segmentation in today’s terms

6 02 2011

Advertising is about showing the right message to the right person at the right time and with the ability of online marketers to track an individual’s buying behaviour, advertising has never been more targeted. Read the rest of this entry »





The Top 5 Secrets to SEO Copywriting

2 02 2011

Many marketers mistakenly assume that writing copy for the web follows the same principles as all other communications copywriting. Well BIG no! The copy on your brochures and shareholder reports will not do the trick, and taking the easy road of wacking the copy you have on hand up on your website equals fail. Read the rest of this entry »





The good and bad of Facebook’s latest security features

29 01 2011

To coincide with Data Privacy Day, an international effort by governments, businesses and advocacy groups to raise awareness about the importance of staying in control of personal information, Facebook announced its latest developments to protect users’ online security. Read the rest of this entry »





Is it possible to love your toothbrush?

24 01 2011

Creative agency DDB Worldwide has developed a social media campaign for Philips using secret cameras to film its customers.

Users of the Philips Sonicare toothbrush were asked to audition for a TV commercial. Customers seeking their 30 seconds of fame raved about their electric toothbrushes unawares of the concealed cameras filming them from the moment they stepped into the studio. Read the rest of this entry »





Google to boost its local advertising program with coupons

22 01 2011

With Google’s offer of $6 billion to buy social commerce sensation Groupon rejected, the search giant reveals that it has plans to launch a Groupon competitor in an effort to further develop its service for local businesses and boost its already major advertising networks AdWords and AdSense. Read the rest of this entry »





How Social Commerce Connects the Dots

25 11 2010

One of the biggest challenges marketers face is accountability of the kind that monetises returns from specific channels in finite ways. Most campaigns usually involve multiple media and at the very least a series of touchpoints that lead customers from first impression through to purchase. Read the rest of this entry »