Land Rover’s recent debut of The Vanishing Game, a 17,000 word story by British novelist and screenwriter, William Boyd, takes the concept of brand storytelling to exciting new levels. The story, which describes a driving adventure from London to the southern tip of Skye in Scotland, is hosted on a dedicated Tumblr blog, but is […]
With more content shared across digital and social media channels than ever before, companies like Mondelez, Marriott, and GE are re-thinking how great stories come to life. From offering a free place to stay in exchange for original content, to building dedicated content studios and partnering with creators, these companies are showcasing the value of […]
You’re not marketing your brand, rather, an experience with your brand. An intrinsic piece of great marketing is honing in on the value of acquiring and creating authentic content and fostering a genuine love of one’s brand.
What does Hoosier Nation mean to you? Indiana University Athletics posed this question in a tweet over the summer to its passionate fans, curious to see how they would respond. The result was an engaging fan-driven video that captures the hearts and minds of many Hoosier loyalists.
Pretend for a moment that you’re Taylor Swift, a megastar with a highly anticipated new album. You have more than your fair share of opportunities to generate buzz and publicity for your new album. Life is good, right? For most celebrities, yes. But, not Taylor Swift. If you’re Taylor Swift you’ve got to go beyond […]
With Halloween on the horizon, it’s no surprise that marketers are embracing their ghoulish side. One such marketer, Fandango, is joining forces with the new film Ouija to host a “Scare Off” Instagram video contest inspired by popular horror movie moments. To enter, fans are challenged with creating an original Instagram video inspired by a […]
Imagine this: You’re waiting for your subway train. Just as the train arrives, a seemingly static billboard of a young woman with long hair comes to life and starts to blow around. It’s as if the wind generated from the train arrival is propelling the action. Interesting, right? It gets better. To fully experience the […]
Virtual conferences just may be one of the best marketing tactics available to businesses. In this case study, learn how Grouphigh was able to generate more leads for its sales team than any of their other marketing tactics combined.
Known for its artistic and unpredictable covers, The New Yorker is generating headlines this week with the debut of its first-ever animated GIF cover on its website and mobile applications. Inspired by this, here are five ideas to inspire companies on how to incorporate GIFs in their digital and social media content mix.
At this year’s INBOUND and FutureM conference in Boston, Ekaterina Walter of Sprinklr delivered a real-time marketing talk that was one of the more buzzed about presentations. And for good reason – marketers understand the value of real-time marketing, yet many are still trying to set themselves up for success. As marketers look to launch […]
To celebrate its 30th birthday, Burt’s Bees took to Facebook and Twitter on September 17th to host a Global Beeday celebration with its community. The Beeday event offers a good example of how to celebrate milestones with your social media community.
For those of you who don’t know Gini Dietrich, she runs my favorite PR blog – Spin Sucks – and is a go-to resource for all things influencer marketing and digital PR. Also, I find her hilarious and her favorite classic arcade game is Tetris. A few months ago, Gini published her second book, Spin Sucks, and […]