With digital spaces opening up new ways for magazine brands to extend beyond the page, we take a look at which titles are best utilising social media to engage audiences.
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Bambi Boutique is the latest venture by Auckland business tycoon, Iyia Liu, proving time and time again that influencer marketing is the key to quick growth. The Bambi Boutique launch went off without a hitch, while Liu’s influence saw the launch almost completely subsidised by the vendors involved.
Like a drug dealer cutting off supply to its addicted clients, Facebook once again pulled the rug out from underneath publishers and brands as part of its ongoing mission to ‘make the world a better place’. The main shift, which has been happening in various forms for a few years, is a newsfeed tweak that will prioritise engaging content from friends and family, rather than news from media companies or brands. So what does it mean for publishers, brands, agencies and the world in general? Here are some of the best takes on the issue.
We have a lot to talk about in 2017, but is this reflected in the conversations we’re having on social media? Zavy CEO David Bowes finds out what Kiwis talk about when they go online.
You know it’s mayoral election time when your street, mailbox and favourite cafes become flooded with images of smiling candidates. It’s usually not long until someone puts spray paint to billboard, which often solidifies the images even more in one’s memory. But, having your face plastered over different types of media isn’t cheap and this is a luxury Auckland mayoral candidate Chloe Swarbrick, who has next-to-no funding, doesn’t have. We chat to Swarbrick about what it’s like running a campaign with little money and if this would have been possible at all ten years ago.
TRA’s Colleen Ryan on what Shakespeare can teach brands about breaching the fourth wall through social, where a new set of rules apply.
In a world of clogged up newsfeeds, sometimes the best content is bogged down by the biggest content. David Thomason uses Philip Simon, a down-to-earth, anti-smoking advocate and infectious personality as a gleaming but under-exposed example of social media gold, and wonders how marketers can use more holistic examples like this in their approach to social change, all while keeping it real.
The social media team behind the Waikato Civil Defence account need an honoury medal of some sort. And if a suitable hunk of metal does not exist for them, one should promptly be created. The reason being that these brave folks perform a great public service every day, providing life-saving weather updates.