The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (It’s already happening on Facebook Live)

You may have noticed that your friends on Facebook, and especially media outlets have started going live on Facebook (Instagram recently launched a similar feature). It’s becoming the new way of covering live events – big and small. Linear TV is, as we all know, dying a slow and rather painful death. Entertaining or informative content, is not. We have completely changed the way we consume media. We still watch “TV”, but… Read More

Grey pride: Rise of the true silver surfers

This may come as a surprise to many, but I must say that the most engaged users of platforms that I personally know of are my older relatives. And it’s not even close. Every morning, a quick check of my phone shows at least a couple of WhatsApp notifications from the family chat group, discussing current affairs or sharing a funny story. Likewise, their social­ media feeds are amongst the most active,… Read More

Taking Social Currency to the Bank

Using social media for marketing purposes can be hit or miss. If you get it right, you can attract thousands of followers, engage them in conversation, be a hero, go viral, sell lots of your product, and generally be seen as a likeable brand. But if you fail, best case scenario is that you end up being ignored. Worst case, you create animosity towards your brand, where people boycott your products, refuse… Read More

Killing me softly (with technology)

I love ads. I enjoy scrutinising, analysing, living and breathing them. Like any human being, I am a sucker for inspirational, sappy and humorous ads. My all time favourites? Ads with cats. To me, ads are everything. They are the only piece of news I remember, the only form of viral I know. I love them, both print and digital, out-of-home or delivered right to my inbox. But lately, I’ve been getting increasingly annoyed by… Read More

5 brand personalities no one wants to hang out with

The great digital party is in full swing, and everyone (I mean EVERYONE) is invited. Across social media, blogs, video sharing and mobile platforms, consumers and brands alike are hitting the massive, glorious dance floor we call the Internet, where the line between the personal and commercial space is blurred beyond distinction. But be warned… just because your brand has showed up at the party, doesn’t mean it’s welcomed. If you are anything… Read More

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