Category Archive for: Technology

Facebook changes the publishing game – Instantly

Facebook changes the publishing game – Instantly. Our ever-evolving friend Facebook initially launched the first trials of their new Instant Articles ten months ago, with a proposal to have publishers post articles straight into the Facebook App (instead of initially doing so on their own websites). Why would a publisher want to explore this option?…

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IoT – How connected will we be?

IoT – How connected will we be? Ok, let’s say you had a wee bit of a binge eating weekend, and to compensate, you’ve been using your wearable fitness app to track your steps and calories, along with your connected bathroom scale. When you go to open your smart fridge for an innocent midday snack,…

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The Future of Brands is Experience

The Future of Brands is Experience. Close your eyes for a moment and think about a time when you had a truly great brand experience – an experience that engaged you, that moved you, sent those little tingles up your spine, captured your heart and mind… and made you want to share it. Now think……

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The Seductiveness of Data

The Seductiveness of Data. As my good friend and author Mitch Joel says, “when businesses and professionals hear words like ‘data’, ‘analytics’, and ‘loyalty programs’ their eyes tend to glaze over. Then again, there is nothing sexier about a hyper-loyal customer, and how they spread the good will of a brand.” Data is being witlessly generated…

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Luxury inking – the love affair of lifestyle brands and print

Luxury inking – the love affair of lifestyle brands and print. If I’ve said it once, I said it a thousand times – as technology has morphed, changed and transformed the world – the lines have blurred between what is considered traditional and digital marketing. Today, brands rely on creating experiences, storytelling and emotional engagement…

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As technology advances, is reading in jeopardy?

As technology advances, is reading in jeopardy? Sitting in your local coffee shop with the aroma of freshly ground beans and the din of chatter, your laptop, smartphone and tablet can tell you a lot, but I believe these glimmering streams of data, rich as they are, will only ever be able to complement long-form…

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Are we addicted to distraction?

Are we addicted to distraction? When’s the last time you picked up a book, started to read it and then found yourself checking emails? Or perhaps, amidst working on a project, you find yourself scrutinizing YouTube videos that don’t relate. Or those times when your research on a completely unrelated topic has taken you into…

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Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google… oh, my!

Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google… oh, my! Coming out of Super Bowl weekend, we can truly see that the complexity of modern marketing is only going to keep increasing. The world of marketers and marketing today has changed drastically from what it was ten years ago – and this is chiefly due to The Four…

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Super Bowl: On Any Given Sunday Content Rules

Super Bowl: On Any Given Sunday Content Rules. For many football fans, there are two seasons – football season and waiting for football season. Brands know that this is a cultural moment steeped in tradition and look to invest heavily in its halo. The Super Bowl is quintessentially the most expensive night for brands looking…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Content Marketing

Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Content Marketing. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… ok, I’m going to assume by now you’ve all seen the newStar Wars movie The Force Awakens. If not, then it’s a must on the IMAX screen, as it is truly a piece of movie making history, blowing…

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