Thoughts of a Marketer

Is TV Advertising still a relevant medium?

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Digital Marketing, Marketing, Opinion Piece
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When did you last watch a TV ad? I’ve been asking around and most people need to really think, before they can answer. When asked to name 3 ads they’d seen in the last month, a few mumbled about insurance and that was it. And who can blame consumers? With Netflix, PVR and smart phone …

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Let’s talk about Movement-Washing Marketing

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Marketing, Opinion Piece
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Movements, that’s what millennials care about, right? Brands know this and splash their chosen crusades across their sites, reports and even product packaging. Greenwashing and sustainability-washing are passé and we’re now in the era of movement-washing. This is when a brand spends a lot of time and money hitching themselves to a particular movement, but on …

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Independent Brands: Handmade By Me

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Retail
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I’m on a mission to buy local, and support small, independent brands where and when I can. Not only do your rands mean more to them, but so does your support. Large retail doesn’t care if you buy another carton of milk or another innovative mince pie, but your purchase makes a real, tangible and …

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7 Step Framework for Influencer Marketing

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Digital Marketing, Framework, Influencer Marketing, Marketing
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One of the explosive, marketing trends in 2017 is the influencer. Essentially, influencer marketing is leveraging the influence of specific social media users to gain coveted access to niche communities, create meaningful conversations and achieve targeted reach and exposure for your brand. However, it can prove challenging. Marketers struggle to integrate influencers into their marketing …

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Fearless Girl – International Women’s Day

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Marketing
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This statue of a fearless girl appeared on Wall Street on the eve of International Women’s Day. The statue is designed to draw attention to the fact that companies who place females in positions of leadership, perform better financially.

Brand Identity and Kapferer’s Brand Prism Template

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Framework, Marketing
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I used Kapferer’s Brand Prism for a brand identity project and discovered that it is a useful framework to shape the perception and image of a brand. The idea is that the prism will help you define and visualise what the brand symbolises to the user and what it represents and reflects to a non-user. …

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