The Rise of Trollmarketing and Trashtweeting on Business Social Media

Using trolling as a marketing campaign on social media. Advertising used to be so polite. When Apple ripped into IBM with the Superbowl 1984 Ad, it was a shocker to the world. And unusual. Today it seems that every brand voice is experimenting with being obnoxious to get those much needed eyeballs that wander the ‘net lost in the Attention Economy. Dissing competitors is du jour.

Ford & Social Media – a con? Ford Australia and spam

It’s a mistake when companies use social media to gain email addresses to do spam email marketing campaigns. No really, it is. Business realities? Don’t kid yourself…. A while ago, I joined a Ford Facebook campaign. You entered your name and contact details on Facebook to become a social media reviewer – get the car…

Singapore Social Media: Romancing Singapore

While I was in Singapore last week, we talked about interesting campaigns, this was one of my favourites: the Singapore Government saw the need to increase the population of Singapore so they started a Romancing Singapore campaign. 1. Romancing Singapore campaign This is my all time favorite. 40 Years ago, when Singapore was an under…

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