The end of lazy social media marketing

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When a Great Blog Article Inspires You To Post!

We were inspired to write this blog post by Matt Owen’s excellent recent article in eConsultancy entitled: How can brands make money from social media if they aren’t allowed to join

While that article was mostly targeted at social and content marketing, there are clear parallels with Social Commerce and the offers that brands and retailers can make to their fans and followers via social. Basically, like great content, great offers will get shared, particularly when there is an incentive for the person sharing the offer, and the sharing task is made both easy and natural.

Making Money on Social

On the subject of making money from social, Matt commented:

Businesses still don’t appreciate social or content.……I have regular bouts of apoplectic rage when I hear from people who not only don’t believe that social makes money, but are so pig-headed about the whole thing that they refuse to believe that there are better ways of measuring how and why it’s performing.’

While perhaps not reaching the heights of apoplexy Matt describes (but then we do assume he is tending towards hyperbole here :) ) we share


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2014: the year shopping becomes a game

2014: the year shopping becomes a game

This is our third prediction for 2014. For our other predictions, click here.

The internet has always been about competition. I'm the Foursquare Mayor of this kebab shop. Her cute kittens blog just jumped up 1,000 places in the Alexa rankings. You have 934 unread emails in your inbox since the Christmas break (yeah, we know - painfully true). And these things have massively benefitted the bewildering growth of the 'net.

But the one aspect of the internet which hasn't - until now - profited by man's inherent need to compete is shopping. Don't get me wrong - we all like to brag about how we bought our house for £Xk less than the asking price, or how we jumped in and 'won' an auction seconds before it closed. But there's only ever one winner in those scenarios. Competition (until now) has never helped promote growth; it's never benefitted the masses.

That's going to change in 2014.

Up until now, when you said "Social-Commerce" people would think "f-commerce" and remember those terrible store-fronts bolted onto brands' Facebook Pages. Now, there's nothing wrong with aspiring to sell to a billion people on Facebook but, if you're going to distract people


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2013: the year shopping becomes a game

2013: The Year Shopping Becomes A Game

The internet has always been about competition. I'm the Foursquare Mayor of this kebab shop. Her cute kittens blog just jumped up 1,000 places in the Alexa rankings. 934 unread emails have arrived in your inbox over the weekend (yeah, we know - painfully true). And these things have massively benefitted the bewildering growth of the 'net.

But the one aspect of the internet which hasn't - until now - profited by man's inherent need to compete is shopping. Don't get me wrong - we all like to brag about how we bought our house for £Xk less than the asking price, or how we jumped in and 'won' an auction seconds before it closed. But there's only ever one winner in those scenarios. Competition (until now) has never helped promote growth; it's never benefitted the masses.

That's going to change in 2013.

Up until now, when you said "social commerce" people would think "f-commerce" and remember those terrible store-fronts bolted onto brands' Facebook Pages. Now, there's nothing wrong with aspiring to sell to a billion people on Facebook but, if you're going to distract people from chewing the fat (gnashing the gristle?) with their friends, you need to


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