In 2010, branded content was one the largest trends among retailers and brands. In 2011, branded content shifted to branded entertainment. Now, in 2012, we’ll look toward content cultivation and aggregation.
By creatively using Pinterest and Tumblr, brands are becoming enthralled with consumer curation, primarily because these types of curated sites create non-linear paths to purchases.
First, retailers post visually appealing images and ideas that are accessible to the online user/consumer. Then, consumers post those images to curated sites. From there, retailers can build brand awareness by directly linking to product pages and encouraging purchase conversions.
“We’re demonstrating the power of peer-to-peer shopping search,” says Buyosphere’s Tara Hunt. “Algorithms are a long way off from picking up nuances that a person can. And personal taste is full of nuance.”
The future of ecommerce, search and social marketing is now tied to personality-influenced consumer curation. Here are 10 product discovery and sharing sites worth paying attention to.
Chambord, the premium French black raspberry liqueur from Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands, is set to launch its new brand campaign for the trade at this year’s Imbibe Live exhibition – Europe’s largest drinks trade event.
Taking place on 4 – 5 July at the London Olympia, Chambord will be exhibiting on both days, where it will reveal its new below the line campaign platform. Aptly named ‘Just Add Chambord’, this latest platform looks to cement Chambord’s key messaging around elevating every day experiences, and will run from 1 July – 30 September 2016.
The effects of last week’s UK vote to leave the European Union are being felt across ecommerce. While negative effects are being seen as share prices fall, opportunities are opening up as the pound falls against currencies from the euro to the dollar – making the UK prices a bargain for overseas shoppers buying online.
MEC Wavemaker and evian are appealing to the inquisitive streak in Wimbledon fans’ with the return of the award winning #wimblewatch campaign, which this year watches people reacting to the action and packages the results into a daily three-minute film.
Featuring celebrities and sports personalities -- including Lee Mack, Laura Whitmore, Russell Kane, Rebecca Adlington, David Haye, Pat Cash and Greg Rusedski -- each #wimblewatch episode will capture evian’s Live Young spirit by showcasing those spontaneous moments that create the most gripping on- and off-court drama each day.
AudienceScience, the maker of AudienceScience® Helios, the advertising automation software global brands use to plan, activate, and acquire consumers via addressable media, has announced the addition of three executives to lead the company as it expands its global footprint while helping advertisers effectively acquire and grow new customers.
"What should I pay you?" the monk asks. "No price, for a holy man such as yourself," the barber replies. And what do you know, the next day the barber comes to open his shop, and finds on his doorstep a dozen gemstones.
After their baby was born, the panicked father went to see the Obstetrician. 'Doctor,' the man said, 'I don't mind telling you, but I'm a little upset because my daughter has red hair. She can't possibly be mine!!
'Nonsense,' the doctor said. 'Even though you and your wife both have black hair, one of your ancestors may have contributed red hair to the gene pool.'[more…]
A young girl on a year’s training course in South Africa, recently received a "Dear John" letter from her boyfriend back home. It read as follows:
I can no longer continue our relationship. The distance between us is just too great. I must admit that I have cheated on you twice, since you’ve been gone,andit's not fair to either of us. I'm sorry. Please return the picture of me that I sent to you.
It’s hard to imagine a world without Twitter, and more specifically, a world without people making jokes on Twitter.
The medium has become so ingrained in Internet culture that it has now leaked fully beyond the constraints of Twitter so that people who have never even used Twitter before are seeing tweets on Facebook, Instagram, or Tumblr almost daily.