Content marketing

Giving people what they want

Giving people what they want

One of our first learnings on entering the new world of social media was that you have to be given permission to sell to people and that that permission can be earned by giving them what they want. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? The trick is figuring out what your audience wants (and not simply dressing […]

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Investing in ad impressions? What a waste…

Investing in ad impressions? What a waste…

We’ve always known that some people respond better to advertisements than others. However, more and more research is confirming that the group that responds favourably to advertising is getting smaller and smaller. A top takeaway from Forrester’s recent “The End of Advertising As We Know It” report is that 50% of US online adults actively […]

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Plenty of content marketing opportunity for Middle East brands

Filed in Content marketing by on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
Plenty of content marketing opportunity for Middle East brands

With some 60 million Facebook users, 7 million Twitter users and some of the highest Youtube download rates in the world, it’s no secret that the Arab world has become a big online consumer of content. Social media has ceased to be the sole preserve of geeks and wealthy English-speaking college students and, today, the Middle […]

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Flipboard and the future of content

Flipboard and the future of content

It’s no secret that the Internet has radically changed the way we create, consume and share content and continues to do so. Spot On often talks about concepts such as disintermediation, the atomisation of communications, the social consumer and the pressure on all organisations to become publishers of content. It’s easy to spot the big […]

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The coolest agency in the world

The coolest agency in the world

The coolest agency in the world can’t execute brilliant social media campaigns if the client doesn’t want to invest in the idea – not just of using social media as a megaphone like an advertising replacement, but of actually changing things around to make open social communications a long term investment. That investment necessarily takes […]

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Losing the battle for control

Losing the battle for control

A man goes into a shop to look for a new electronic product. He’s already been researching his new purchase online via the manufacturer’s website as well as news sites, product review sites, blogs and by asking his online and offline friends about which brand and products they know and recommend. Armed with this store […]

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Keeping up with ‘search’

Filed in Content, Content marketing, SEO by on October 4, 2009 0 Comments
Keeping up with ‘search’

There are a series of interesting battles unfolding in the world’s technology markets and they’re going to define a great deal of what we all get up to in the years to come, mark my words. Let us for a moment assume that search is the future of commercial transactions and, increasingly, consumer interaction with […]

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