List of 8 Social Media Anti Advertising Ads

Consumers Make (Parody) Ads Too.  What happens when the consumer fights back against the advertiser (using social media channels)? Now that the customer has access to most of the same channels as companies, what happens when they decide to create anti-ads?  Everyone from time to time has made a teensy little negative tweet on Twitter…

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auDA misuse of power?

I registered OptusPoo.com.au about a year ago ,to create an online community of people annoyed with Optus. The same time that a number of others got fed up with Optus and created BadOptus etc, to be followed by other bad Optus sites. I’d had shocking service from Optus (the guy told me “yeah I know how…

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Copyright – Social Media SAVES your IP from plagiarists

I get asked all the time “if you blog, tweet, slideshare, podcast, can’t someone just TAKE your intellectual property?” My response – you are SAFER if you are open with your content than locking it down. A few years ago,I called for an “unIndustry” association to protect user generated content (the little guy) from being…

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COI: Cost of Inaction United Breaks Guitars

United Airlines broke a guitar. What ensued online was comprehensively a brand trashing and demonstrated what happens if you don’t pay attention to social media – even just monitoring it – it can cost your company $180,000,000.

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Good Game: ABC TV Show and online communities

ABC TV show sacks their host – excuse me, founding host – Jeremy Ray. In the old days, after a week of phone calls and letters to the station that would be the end of it. But now? In today’s social media climate? nuh uh. Jeremy gets online and says it’s cos he’s not a…

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AFL: Fans help not hinder!

Michael Specht found this one on the Real Footy: The AFL has given a bunch of self-confessed football loving ‘IT geeks’ seven days notice to remove any references to the AFL, images or the mention of associated football league clubs from their footy blog. The blog contestedfooty.com – set up by seven footy-obsessed students from…

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KFC Potholes and Social Network Spotlights

Kentucky Fried Chicken offer to fix potholes in exchange for graffiti – err sorry – advertising on the hole covers.  From The Chicago Tribune:    Colonel Sanders look-alike Bob Thompson helps a repair crew in Louisville “re-fresh” one of the estimated 350 million potholes nationwide. (KFC Corporation photo/ March 24, 2009) There is a danger on…

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Freeview Fiasco and Robin Parkes interview

I’m always interested in Film and TV – and we had an interesting discussion the other night on the social network, Twitter about EPG (Electronic Program Guide).  The sheer – and there’s no other word for it but ‘hatred‘ – people have for EPG abuses by TV stations was obvious. It seems that ALL the…

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