Great brands know that there is a power in leveraging the collective intelligence of its customers and turn their ideas, content and conversations into marketing and business opportunities. Matter of fact in a recent Forbes article, ‘Brand Crowd Sourcing’ has been identified as one of the ‘10 Brand Marketing Trends that will dominate 2013’.Continue reading
The Futility of manipulating online Influence
I have seen many people falling into the trap of cosmetics of social media like scores, followers, reach etc. but what they don’t realize is that at some point online fame will meet offline reality and it will be tested. Don’t get me wrong I am big believer in metrics and I think all influence measuring companies like Klout, Kred, Peer index are onto something big here. I am definitely not in the camp of tool bashing just because some people manage to manipulate them.Continue reading
Sorry! But the magical social viral machine does not exist
Yes Sir! You read that right. The magical viral box doesn’t exist and it’s most likely a figment of imagination of some phony social media consultant that you may have hired. It’s amazing the number of people I still meet in the industry that live in the LaLa land and believe that they can make a piece of branded content like a video and then the content will just magically travel the ends of the planet.Continue reading
Does your organisation need more social communities?
So you are a part of the Social Media team in your organization and you get a constant stream of request from colleagues all over that they want to create their own communities, or worse still you may find out about them after they have been created.Continue reading