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The real John Lewis Twitter Christmas ad

An accidental brand ambassador John Lewis is the name of big UK retailer but it’s also the name of a guy from Blacksburg, Virginia. Since 2007, the lecturer from Virginia Tech University has been using the twitter handle @johnlewis and he often receives tweets meant for…

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Social Media connects us to community with the results of the same-sex marriage survey

  When used for the greater good Social Media can spread positivity, incite celebration and connect us with community in a very powerful way. This was the case last Wednesday when rainbow colours and images of elation filled most of our social media feeds after…

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#illridewithyou – the power of emotional connection

Every day brands try to engage with their customers on social media and one of the ways they do this is by starting a movement using a hashtag. Every now and then a brilliant hashtag will spread like wildfire as customers connect with the sentiment…

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KLM – Social fail or win for the brand?

KLM’s ‘Adios Amigos’ world cup tweet to Mexico has gained much attention in the past day or so. Most negative but is there another side to the story?

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Branding Cancer with selfies and cocks in socks

Hot on the heels of the girls raising money for cancer with their no makeup selfies, guys are now getting in on the action. Wearing nothing but a sock, the hashtag #cockinasock is now one of the most popular topics trending globally on social media.…

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The Next Digital Generation

If you think texting while walking is dangerous, just wait until everyone starts wearing Google’s futuristic, internet-connected glasses.

  Directions to your destination appear literally before your eyes. You can talk to friends over video chat, take a photo or even buy a few things online…

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Twitter Parties; Tiesto, HP and Intel team up to show us what Twitter can do in 2012

In 2011, Twitter’s influence in shaping brand reputations continued but most content was driven by the public. This year, Twitter’s new Facebook-style brand pages promise to provide more opportunities for brands to customise and highlight content. This also creates opportunities for brands to take Twitter…

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Sandilands, Austereo and Twitter – brand association; being held accountable for the company you keep

Twitter continues to set the news agenda and prove how fast the message can spread and galvanise public debate. It also highlights the importance of monitoring and participating in the conversation about your brand and being ready to respond appropriately, particularly when you are caught…

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A Social Media Holiday

The turn of Winter makes the mind wander to travel Winter has hit with full force here in Melbourne and most minds in the studio have been wandering to ideas of travel and sun. Some of us, the fortunate ones, have been quite lucky to…

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Time for a new tiger brand

Another post on Facebook complains about Tiger Airways. “Second flight cancelled, no info. Never flying Tiger again”. Within seconds a sense of comradely builds as other ‘friends’ join in to attack. “Missed flight due to check-in shambles. Worst airline ever, don’t fly Tiger”. “Stranded again.…

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Beatbox Burgers – a Brand with Balls

So what is it that makes one brand stand out from the others? In the world of burgers there are a million different brands in the market place. A few giants like Macky-Ds and Burger King stand out with their mega-marketing budgets. Some like Lord…

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The Colours of the Top 100 Web Brands

Today it’s more critical than ever for companies to differentiate themselves from their competitors and make memorable connections with their consumers by creating unique, recognisable brands. Every touch point of a brand plays a vital role in brand recall, but the brandmark is the heart…

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