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Content Marketing

Google Zeitgeist

by Paul Fleming On December 18, 2012

After reviewing Yahoo’s top searches two week ago, let’s take a look at the results for the world’s most popular search engine, Google. Last week, it released Google Zeitgeist, examining the spirit of the times through popular search terms. 1.2 trillion searches. 146 languages. What did the world search for in 2012? The top trending … Read More

Content Marketing

Gamification – Make It Fun

by Paul Fleming On December 11, 2012

You might have noticed more companies are trying to engage you by playing a game. In 2009, German-based car company Volkswagen launched its BlueMotion technologies that were part of its environmentally friendly cars. In deciding how to market these cars, Volkswagen’s advertising agency, DDB in Stockholm, believed the easiest way to get more people to … Read More

Content Marketing

Savings Prize – a key to behavior change

by Paul Fleming On November 27, 2012

We’re all in the business of influencing other people. Whether it’s getting your children to eat their vegetables, or encouraging someone to buy your product, every day we’re trying to get people to do what we want. Listening to a podcast of ‘Freakonomics’, I heard a fascinating way to influence behavior. The story began with … Read More

Content Marketing

Going Viral: Gangnam Style

by Paul Fleming On November 20, 2012

You know you’ve made it when MC Hammer wants to share the stage with you at the American Music Awards. And share he did with Korean YouTube sensation, PSY – they went Gangnam-style in front of an appreciative audience. Not sure what I’m talking about? In July this year, Korean artist, PSY, released a song … Read More

Content Marketing, Dinkum

Reviews: are you swayed?

by Paul Fleming On October 2, 2012

Imagine you’re planning a holiday. You’ve picked the destination and booked the flight, but haven’t decided on the accommodation. How do you work out where to stay? You might ask friends or go for the well-known options. But most likely, you’ll head online to see what others say. And it’s likely you’ll be swayed by … Read More

Content Marketing, Mobile

Got a Mobile Site? Better Get One Pronto

by Paul Fleming On August 21, 2012

No doubt you’re aware of the revolution taking place between you and your smartphone. To reinforce how pervasive and all-consuming these devices have become, check out these figures from Time magazine’s poll on mobile use across the globe. 84% of people surveyed in the TIME Mobility Poll said they couldn’t go a single day without … Read More

Content Marketing, Dinkum

The Overload Called Marketing

by Guest Blogger On July 24, 2012

Much has been written about how marketing has changed over the past 15 years because the tools have changed. My question – has marketing really changed? I recently hosted a full day seminar and asked participants what they expected from our time together. I do this to make sure I cover the most requested areas … Read More

Content Marketing

Can you do me a favor?

by Paul Fleming On July 17, 2012

What’s the best way to get someone to like you? Most people assume it’s by doing someone a favor. But it turns out the opposite is true. The best way to get someone to like you is by asking them to do you a favor. Sounds crazy, right? The phenomenon has been labelled the Benjamin … Read More

Content Marketing

6 Ways to Kickstart Your Writing

by Paul Fleming On July 3, 2012

If you’re online, then you need to write snappy, engaging, interesting copy. It’s an important part of the business. For many people, facing a blank screen is confronting, even excruciating. If this is you – relax. These six strategies will help get your writing juices flowing. 1. Who are you writing for? Even before your … Read More

Content Marketing, Internet Marketing

The Secret to Never Running out of Blog Topic Ideas

by Jacob Smith On April 18, 2012

At Dinkum, we often ask our clients to write blogs. Blogging is supposed to be pretty free-form and perhaps because of this, people can get stuck at the beginning of the process: what to write about. If I had to choose the single most common impediment for would-be bloggers, it’s not time but ideas. “I … Read More

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