We’ve been thinking back on all the brilliantly bad Christmas gifts we’ve received over the years. This inspired us to create the Festive Fails Gift Picker: an app that takes the thought out of buying thoughtless presents.
We all know in the comms game that behaviour change holds the keys to the kingdom. The news that Mark Zuckerberg is launching a new network called "Facebook at Work" (can you guess what it is?) might, you think, cause investors in LinkedIn to call their broker. I wouldn't sell quite yet.
A few months ago a colleague and I approached our Managing Director with an idea – ‘How about, instead of spending our time working on projects that pay the bills, we work on what we want instead?’...
We’ve all been there. You’ve answered the brief; identified the main messages of the work; found the best form to communicate them. But as more and more people input into the project, it slips from your grasp. Extra messages are added; a video here, an infographic there, you know, just to “add value”, and hey presto, now you’ve got a patchwork monster rearing its ugly head. This is what Catherine Toole calls ‘Frankencontent’; content-by-committee that no longer achieves its purpose.
Being fairly new to the industry, when I first encountered the term ‘content marketing’ I was somewhat confused. Doesn’t everything have content? Surely if something doesn’t have content it can’t exist? Does that mean that everything that isn’t content marketing is some sort of marketing anti-matter? ‘Black hole marketing’? No, surely not...
This week M&S announced a decline in online sales since the launch of their new website with purchases down 8.1% in the latest quarter. It’s been suggested that this decline is all down to the site's new design and the poor user experience it delivers - namely requiring users to re-register as a customer and difficulties with the complex navigation system.
Last month, Account Directors Anna, Catherine and Claire went to eConsultancy’s conference on the Future of Digital Marketing. Anna shares some of the insights on digital marketing in China.
Can the new Twitter Analytics help improve your engagement level? If you're fairly active on Twitter and have at least a small love of statistics, you'll want to take a look at the new official Twitter Analytics.