September 21 marks the five-year anniversary of the day when Facebook turned social media into just plain ‘media’. This date is probably worth noting, if not necessarily celebrating, as it marks the end of the dream of brands having unlimited conversations with their fans for free.
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The Real Housewives of Auckland was pasted all over social media during its run of ten episodes. And this didn’t happen by accident. Pulling the strings behind the scenes was Auckland based social media agency, Backchat Media. Here’s how it did it.
Social media stars and influencers are becoming an increasingly popular way for brands to reach an audience. And while their power to reach and engage an audience has only become apparent in recent, 54-year-old Contiki built its brand with influencers. We talk to marketing director Tony Laskey about its latest influencer based campaigns, building relationships and why influencers work so well for Contiki.
There’s a lot going on in the world of social media. Each week new updates see the platforms change and communication habits follow suit. So how can marketers keep up? In a new series we talk to people in the industry about what the updates mean to marketers. This week Wendy Thompson, founder and managing director of Socialites, explains how businesses can go live with Facebook Live.
There’s a lot going on in the world of media. Each week new updates see platforms change and communication habits follow suit. So how can marketers keep up? In a new series we talk to people in the industry about what the updates mean to marketers. This week we look at how Instagram’s Carousel ads have evolved to increase creative expression through video, a feature New Zealand marketers will be able to use on the platform as of next week.
There’s a lot going on in the world of social media. Each week new updates see the platforms change and communication habits follow suit. So how can marketers keep up? In a new series we talk to people in the industry about what the updates mean to marketers. First up is Wendy Thompson, founder and managing director of Socialites, on how Facebook is making it easier businesses to talk to their communities.
For those of you that thought social media was just for sharing selfies and pretending your life’s way better than it actually is, think again. New Zealand brands and their fans are using the medium for a lot more than that. They are using it together to make things happen. PLUS: we look at examples of crowd-sourcing gone wrong.
There are a few brands that are excellent at taking the piss. Newcastle Brown Ale is most definitely one of them. In their latest campaign for the US market, the beer brand is asking fans to send in their mediocre photos because they blew their marketing budget on “paying celebrities to pretend to drink our beer”.
At the 2014 Cannes Lions there were over 3,000 entries into the activation category alone. And, anecdotally, at least, brands in this market are spending more of their budget on real-life experiences that can then be amplified with digital and social tools. Here are a few local examples.
Former TUANZ CEO and now PR guy Paul Brislen says Facebook’s “fuck you” attitude will ultimately result in its demise.
There has been a crazy number of brands trying to associate themselves with the World Cup in any way possible. What is awesome to see is brands using social media to jump on all things World Cup related as soon as they happen and put their own, brand related spin on them.
The first ever #smcakl awards were held last night at Britomart Country Club to a full house of corporates, social media enthusiasts and digital types.
Hosts Paul Spain and Sim Ahmed pick the brain of former Telecom social media manager and current New Zealand Cricket online and social manager Richard Irvine about his career as the voice (and face) of the country’s largest telco on Twitter and Facebook.
Over the weekend, we received a message from Facebook’s account manager Adnan Khan asking us to consider adopting Facebook’s Social Plugin commenting system on StopPress, as it would increase the authenticity of the conversations and reduce the number of “faceless trolls” and offensive comments (if you’re so inclined, you can comment on StopPress stories through Facebook, Twitter or Google by logging-in to Disqus). So we couldn’t help but revel in the irony when ComputerWorld published an article yesterday about the fact that, according to social media management tool Status People, 94 percent of Khan’s almost 30,000 Twitter followers were fake.