When I ask someone, "Why aren't you more active on LinkedIn?" a very common response is, "If my boss saw me posting or editing my LinkedIn profile, or speaking at a conference, he will think I am looking for a new job."
Last year, while working as Vice President of Digital Marketing & Audience Development at Mediacorp, I was part of a panel of digital transformation experts at an event called "Engaging the Workforce of the Future" hosted by Workday. I share some of my thoughts in this series of videos from the panel discussion. In this... Continue Reading →
In this three-part video series, I discuss how brands must harness the power of storytelling and #contentmarketing to succeed in this new era of new digital media. In this first video, I talk about how digital media has changed consumer expectations and Brands must no longer rely on interruption to reach audiences. https://youtu.be/WhZheHdKfxQ In this... Continue Reading →
In the age of on-demand digital media and ad blocking, Brands must move away from interruption-based marketing and instead develop content that audiences want to consume. That means learning how to think like media companies. https://youtu.be/CRzZ9Te5Rqg
Earlier this week, at the Asean CMO Experience in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I got the chance to talk about my favorite topics: Star Wars, Marvel superheroes and Content Marketing. In my presentation Why Brands Must Think and Behave Like Media Companies: Rethinking Marketing with Lessons from Hollywood, I discuss why consumers in the digital media... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/WhZheHdKfxQ Digital media has changed consumer expectations and tolerances. We live in a world of unprecedented consumer choice. Consumers expect to be able to consume content whenever and wherever they want, on the device of their own choosing. In such a world, consumers prefer to pay a subscription fee for quality content – whether news, music or... Continue Reading →
The challenge for brands in the age of consumer choice is this: create content that my target audience will seek out and willingly consume, rather than avoid.
At least three times in my career, while being hired to join the "digital transformation" team, I have heard the following analogy: "We want you and your team to be the virus that infects the rest of the organization." The analogy always sounds great. But the success of a virus is always determined by the... Continue Reading →