Story telling. When you think about it, stories have been the main way in which human knowledge has transferred, essentially, for the majority of what has been our brief existence in the history of the World. Australian Aborigines continue to use it, to this day, approximately 40,000 after their landfall, as do other cultures. Futhermore, people […]Read more "The Importance of Storytelling within Marketing Strategy"
There was a huge, major, game-busting and, potentially, economy shifting event which happened this week and it’s covered every single news source across the world, such is the breadth of said event… And I for one am highly thankful it wasn’t the iPhone 6. Of course, it was the Diesel scandal surrounding Volkswagen. If you […]Read more "A Grain of Salt: Volkswagen and the credibility of product claims"
As anyone and everyone will inevitably find out in life, no matter how excellent you are at something, there will always be someone who thinks you’re just a little bit shit instead. The Setup I’m only going to deal with one example here, basically because it ticks all the right boxes regarding how to deal […]Read more "A Legendary example of marketers responding to criticism"
Tasmania: As an Australian from the mainland, you may feel a sense that it’s an isolated, culture-less “backwater” and hardly worth the effort! As a non-Australian, the name Tasmania might make you ask: “Where?”. Not only is Tasmania hardly properly pointed out on a map, there’s been a few examples where, for international promotions, they’ve neglected […]Read more "How Content Marketing is Transforming Tasmania into one of the World’s Top Island Paradises"
I’m exceptionally happy to have chosen the career path of a marketer (even though I may not have necessarily achieved all I wanted to… yet!), because we have the chance to be exposed to some great knowledge of how new technologies can influence consumer behaviour. Unfortunately, as with every other person ever, marketers tend to get […]Read more "A Grain of Salt – Social Media: Do you Converse, or Convert?"
Product placement – It’s the ‘voice in the back of your head’ equivalent to advertising, lurking in plain sight within a large amount of your entertainment media. You may not exactly realise it’s there, but somehow you find yourself unknowingly compelled by it. There’s a lot of good examples of its use, but thankfully, there […]Read more "Let’s play a game of Spot the Product Placement!"