influencer marketing definition

Why Influencer Marketing Is Strategic for Your Brand

Influencer marketing is definitely becoming a more common topic among marketing teams. It's still early days, though, and many brands are struggling to find their way. Resistance at the senior management level is frequent, especially since the answer to the difficult ROI question is typically illusive. There are several strong reasons why influencer marketing is an appropriate addition to…

Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement – Classic Case of The Shoemaker Wearing Bad Shoes

I was invited to attend a press meeting to announce a repositioning of sorts of Relaxnews, run by Jerome and Pierre Doncieux, that was purchased by Publicis in July 2015. Relaxnews is setting itself out to be a press agency, including consultancy, production (of content) and technology. The new slogan is: "Relaxnews, your Editorializer." With Publicis CEO,…

Great presentation

Making a Great Presentation – 10 Things You Need To Do To Ensure A Great Speech at #SXSW

Having attended over 20 sessions at South By Southwest (SXSW) 2016, I got the chance to hear some wonderful storytelling and see some great presentations. However, as can be expected with such a volume of sessions, the quality was hit or miss. Some presenters had rock star slides, some used presentations as a [bad] crutch and others still chose not…

Branding and Brand

The Difference Between Branding And Brand Building – Listens From The Vault

In a conversation I had with Employer Brand maestro, Simon Barrow, we talked about the different between employer brand management and employer branding. Similarly, for brands as a whole, there is a radical rift between branding and brand building. The former is found in the actions and activities (including communication) that a brand undertakes in an…

brand content

Brand Content – Express Meaning

There has been much written about the need to create legitimate, powerful and engaging brand content. Finding and expressing meaning, meanwhile, is not so easy to do. Some brands hire "intelligent" consultants and agencies to craft clever advertising messages, write great blog posts and create enticing window displays. Marketers just love to get clever. But,…