“The Definition of Advertising Has Never Been More Unclear” @Adweek CC/ @r2rothenberg


…Source of both opportunity and crisis

For most of the past 100 years, if a marketer said he needed a new advertising campaign, everybody knew what that meant. The machine turned on. The marketer called the agency of record’s account team. The account team composed a brief capturing the strategy and called in the wild and wooly creatives to bring it to life.

The writers and designers applied their art to one or more of these four finite canvases: the television commercial, full-page print ad, radio ad or billboard. Maybe they would sprinkle in a few coupons. The public played along, too; with no ad blockers or DVRs, they just consumed advertising (or ignored it) en masse. It all just worked.

But it doesn’t anymore. Now, there is no machine or even consensus on the basic definition of advertising. And that is the source of both opportunity and crisis.

Today’s media landscape keeps getting more diverse—it’s broadcast, cable and streaming; it’s online, tablet and smartphone; it’s video, rich media, social media, branded content, banners, apps, in-app advertising and interactive technology products like Sherwin-Williams’ Chip It! It’s even physical interactive gear, like Nike+ Fuelband. Pushed an inch farther, the new Google Chromecast dongle could fit under that marketing classification, and the smart watches on the horizon will be yet another platform. Leer más ““The Definition of Advertising Has Never Been More Unclear” @Adweek CC/ @r2rothenberg”

STOKER: “GIFs for India TV Spot”


To celebrate the release of STOKER on 3/1, we’ve crafted this TV spot made of GIFs from our microsite Letters To India (http://www.letterstoindia.com). Watch it on Adult Swim this Thursday (2/28) on Cartoon Network.

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6 Ways to Get Customers to YES! | Inc. |


 

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Influence your customers to buy from you using these six easy methods.I’ve got some good news, some bad news, and then some even better news.

The good news is that most customers truly want to say yes! The bad news is that, although people love to buy, they hate being sold to.

Finally, here’s the even better news: There are six ways to influence a customer to buy without explicitly selling to them, according to Dr. Robert B. Cialdini, author of the bestseller Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion: Leer más “6 Ways to Get Customers to YES! | Inc. |”

Relación entre la cantidad de tweets sobre una url y su ranking en Google. Estudio


Siempre se habla de la importancia que tiene Twitter con respecto al posicionamiento de una url determinada en las búsquedas orgánicas de Google, hasta ahora teníamos pocos datos pero un estudio de Twitition viene a revelarnos importantes claves a este respecto. 

El estudio esta basado en su plataforma con una muestra de 8.528 tweets, el día 28 de febrero de 2012, que incluía la url acortada, el nombre del sitio y el título y el número de tweets o retweets de esa url.

Los resultados nos muestran la posición media conseguida en las búsquedas orgánicas de Google dependiendo del número de tweets o retweets conseguidos.

Entre 1-50 tweets conseguidos se le da un impulso significativo en el ranking, como muestra el gráfico siguiente

Sin embargo ese efecto se para ahí… Leer más “Relación entre la cantidad de tweets sobre una url y su ranking en Google. Estudio”

When is Media not Media? When it’s Social media

Not sure about that. We see ideas made out of it every day. Whether they are hashtags, blogs, tweets or and invitation to share based around content. Look at the success of the recent Wispa launch on Facebook, which generated thousands of comments, or the thousands who told their stories via the Barack Obama #40dollars campaign. Words and pictures used to create stories that we go on to share.

But Bailey insists that you can’t see, hear, touch, taste or smell ‘social media’ and you can’t use it to express an idea. And you can’t do this he says because “social media it isn’t media at all”. He says this because unlike traditional media you can’t make social media do what you want:

“You can’t make other people do or say what you want. People talking about ideas online is not media, it’s plain old word-of-mouth.”

So really his issue and definition of media is with control? Media is only media if you can control it? If you can buy it: buy ad space, TV spots, banner ads and poster sites?

Control and ownership is one of the definitions of traditional media and lack of it is one of definitions of social media.

Control is certainly a big issue, but lack of it doesn’t disqualify social media as media. That just makes it different.

And besides on that basis, the basis of control, are ads that we can spoof online or posters we can graffiti no longer media as control has been ceded? Or are they no longer media because they are assailed by a torrent of abusive comments and are forced offline?

It is certainly true that ideas need to be rigorously thought out. If they are not they can easily be lost control of as we have seen in recent months with Qantas and McDonald’s. Two brands both savaged on Twitter when social media campaigns when awry.

There’s also the issue that social media campaigns can, and often do, comprise numerous elements. It might be a video shared


by @gordonmacmillan | http://wallblog.co.uk

Social media wagon is packed full of mediaInteresting piece by Nick Bailey, a creative director at digital agency AKQA Amsterdam, on why he thinks social media isn’t really media at all.

He makes a lot of good points, but I think he is also wrong as he falls into the trap of trying to directly compared traditional media and social media and of course they are different in a great many ways.

He echoes what many say about social media at the start of his piece , i.e. that it is not like traditional media. He starts out by trying to define what it is not; it is not “paper, charcoal, pencil, canvas, paint” he came across at art school; and that it is not the print media, billboards, broadcast and traditional online media that he first encountered working in the ad industry.

Media, he says, was stuff you could see, hear and touch. It was what he used express ideas, which leads him to the problem he has with “what the word ‘media’ means when it has the word ‘social’ attached to it”.

He says that while we all agree that it is important, and that it is everywhere, “no-one seems able adequately to explain is how you make an idea out of it”. Leer más “When is Media not Media? When it’s Social media”

30 Very Attractive And Creative Advertisements

Advertisements are getting more creative with the time. I feel there is so much competition in the market this is the reason every company try to make their product look different than other and to make their product look better than other they need to get the attention of customers. If you have a creative advertisement campaign then you will surely get the attention of customers. In this post I am going to showcase some really attractive and creative print advertisements.



Advertisements are getting more creative with the time. I feel there is so much competition in the market this is the reason every company try to make their product look different than other and to make their product look better than other they need to get the attention of customers. If you have a creative advertisement campaign then you will surely get the attention of customers. In this post I am going to showcase some really attractive and creative print advertisements.

 

For a Fresher World

creative advertisements

 

Awaken The Genius Within

creative advertisements

 

Shoot Duck

creative advertisements

 

Wide Lense

creative advertisements

 

Stihl Car

creative advertisements Leer más “30 Very Attractive And Creative Advertisements”

5 Lessons from Coca Cola’s New Content Marketing Strategy

Coca Cola has been part of popular culture for over 100 years and has been called a “Vision Brand“.

Its marketing and communication is purposeful and connects with its audience in a way that makes it stand out from its competitors.

Its mission is not about selling products but to create significant positive change in the world that makes the world a better place.

Coca Cola’s mission statement

To refresh the world
To inspire moments of optimism and happiness
To create value and make a difference
Recently they have realised that their marketing strategy that has worked well for them for decades needed to evolve and as such they are moving from “Creative Excellence” to “Content Excellence”

Creative excellence has always been at the heart of Coca Cola’s advertising and they have decided that content is now the key to marketing in the 21st century on a social web.

Content for Coca Cola is is now the “Matter” and “Substance” of “Brand Engagement”

So what can we learn from Coca Cola’s new marketing strategy?


Written by Jeff Bullas
http://www.jeffbullas.com/2012/01/30/5-lessons-from-coca-colas-new-content-marketing-strategy/

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Coca Cola has been part of popular culture for over 100 years and has been called a “Vision Brand“.

Its marketing and communication is purposeful and connects with its audience in a way that makes it stand out from its competitors.5 Lessons from Coca Cola's New Content Marketing Strategy

Its mission is not about selling products but to create significant positive change in the world that makes the world a better place.

Coca Cola’s mission statement

  • To refresh the world
  • To inspire moments of optimism and happiness
  • To create value and make a difference

Recently they have realised that their marketing strategy that has worked well for them for decades needed to evolve and as such they are moving from “Creative Excellence” to “Content  Excellence

Creative excellence has always been at the heart of Coca Cola’s advertising and they have decided that content is now the key to marketing in the 21st century on a social web.

Content for Coca Cola is is now the “Matter” and “Substance” of “Brand Engagement

So what can we learn from Coca Cola’s new marketing strategy?

Lesson 1: Create Liquid Content

The purpose of content excellence is to create “Ideas” so contagious that they cannot be controlled this is what is called “liquid content”.

On a social web people can easily share ideas, videos and photos on social networks such Facebook.

So create content that begs to be shared whether that be an image, a video or an article.

Lesson 2: Ensure your Content is Linked… Leer más “5 Lessons from Coca Cola’s New Content Marketing Strategy”