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.
Award-winning app and iBeacon developer Mobikats Enterprise (www.mobikatsenterprise.com) today announces the successful roll-out of its Beura iBeacon Platform at Guildhall Galleries in London.
The installation is one of the first consumer-facing iBeacon installations in Britain and is destined to pave the way for other iBeacon installations across retail, malls, hotels, museums, airports and any other public site.
Yummi Media Group,@YummiMediaGroup the British company specialising in second screen interactivity, has today announced a commercial partnership with WerbeWeischer - the influential market leader in German cinema advertising.
Yummi’s partnership with WerbeWeischer secures distribution of its interactive mobile app cinime through WerbeWeischer’s network of theatres, which equates to 80 per cent of the German cinema market. The collaboration represents a significant opportunity for advertisers to use smartphone technology to engage directly with German consumers before, during and after a cinema visit.
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Fairlife’s new milk adverts are unoriginal & tediously #sexist. There is what's pretty overtly wrong with this and then there's the underlying symbolism, which is even more disturbing. You don't need to be a radical feminist to see some pretty shocking commodification and objectification of ladies going on in this ad, which is only one in a series. Not to mention that one of the models is now suing.
Valamar Hotels & Resorts’ Introduction To Performance Marketing Results In A Triple Figure Increase In Sales For Croatia’s Largest Tourism Brand
Valamar Hotels and Resorts is the Croatian hospitality management company, operating 39 properties in the most popular tourist regions in Croatia. Valamar is the leading Croatian hotel brand with the country’s largest tourism portfolio.
Facebook’s Changing Its News Feed Algorithm Again Facebook has announced it will once again adjust its algorithm (on January 1, 2015) to show fewer posts from brand pages that appear to be “overly promotional.”