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We know the importance of keeping our content ‘real’ and relevant for our audience – if we’re not giving them what they want, they’ll find it from our competitors. But when the well of content ideas runs dry it can be hard to find the inspiration we need to produce really compelling, engaging content – what’s a marketer to do?
Social media and online video are two of the biggest trends to have emerged in consumer internet in the last decade. Facebook now boasts 1 billion users; a single video of South Korean singer Psy (‘Gangam Style’) now boasts nearly 532 million views, making it the single most watched clip in internet history.
It’s interesting that the well-established and proven marketing tools of old (most of them derived from the consumerism of 1950’s America); the theories and channels that were “the standard” just a few years ago, are so irrelevant in todays marketing landscape. So why do so many marketeers and ad execs seem so unable to move forward and embrace the new marketing rules?
It’s funny to think that less than 12 years ago Google launched its pioneering advertising platform AdWords, with just 350 customers. In less than 12 years the search giant has gone from strength to strength and in 2012 Google generated revenues of $50.18 billion, up from $37.91 billion in 2011.
For a while now I’ve been highlighting the power of video in reaching and affecting online audiences. Well, a new infographic from Invodo shows how the persuasive power of video continues to motivate online audiences to engage with brands and… well, buy your products and services.
Something odd is going on at ClearCast, the body that clears ads for broadcast in the UK.
After running their new ‘Set The Bubbles Free’ campaign in the US, Sweden and Australia, ClearCast decided hours before the launch of the campaign in the UK, that the seemingly innocuous ad was in fact “denigrating” to the soft drinks market and pulled it from airing on ITV.
According to former industry leader and entrepreneur, Cindy Gallop, ad agencies need to “blow themselves up and start again” in order to become relevant. She goes on to say, “You can’t stick on solutions, you can’t just add bits on, which is what everyone’s doing. You need to restructure from the core.”