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Lesson #1. The trend called e-commerce is gigantic and keeps growing.
Lesson #2. In the Western World, many brands are still skeptic when it comes to mobile commerce. Sure, China skipped fixed internet and jumped to the smartphone directly. Over 80% of Alibaba’s one billion transactions were made via a smartphone.
Lesson #3. The power is often in collaboration.
Lesson #4. In the West, both the media and the retail industries failed to join forces.
Lesson #5. Advertising may win quarters, innovation wins decades.
Lesson #6. Retail-as-entertainment really matters.

source https://igorbeuker.com/

 

Influencers and ice cream

About ice cream and hashtagcontent… “his experience of losing 10lbs after only eating the ice cream for 10 days. It went hashtagviral and Halo Top went from a debt-ridden hashtagstartup to the hashtagbestselling pint of ice cream in the US.”

“So, the brand switched to digital. Bouton laments “buzzwords” around influencer marketing but says Facebook and Instagram were crucial in spreading word of mouth. The company had two tactics — targeted ads and influencers — that they used to build up their brand.”

 

Vertical video

Best practices and cases by Facebook. With big thanks to Ashley Vinson, https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashleyvinson/ and the casefilm by Hunkemoller.

Here’s the quick summary:

– It’s important that we design ideas for mobile-first thinking

– That means not just taking our TVC and making it shorter/square/add subtitles – that isn’t mobile first, that is simply trying to “optimize”. (Or as I like to think about, trying to find another place to wear that damn bridesmaid dress you had to buy for your friend’s wedding ;))

– We want to create specifically for a mobile phone not only because you want your ad to fit the medium, but also because we see better results in our research – better brand recall & longer time watching (as examples).

– This deck breaks down some key things you want to think about when doing vertical – with the optimal way doing an integrated production where you get all your shots for all mediums on one shoot.

– In a perfect world, you’d then do an “agile campaign” where you run the mobile content first, get data, and then run the more expensive (TV) media using the results/insights you found out from running on Facebook/IG.

– When shooting mobile content, there are three ways to think about (see deck).

– In sum, your idea should be not an adjusted TV ad, it should be an idea designed for a mobile phone to be truly effective.

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Ethics of AI

“About the #ethics of #AI beyond self-driving cars.”

“More people have started becoming aware that AI could have different ethical consequences on different groups of people. The fact that we see people engaged with this—I think that that’s something promising.”

Tx to Antoinette Hoes for sharing

Content marketing FAQ

“Your current or future customer is not interested in your product, they are interested in solving a problem or challenge, usually both organizational and personal.

By educating customers, they will make informed decisions and look to you as the subject matter expert.

you build your brand awareness by personalizing your brand, you establish yourself as a thought leader in your industry, and you increase traffic to your website with each post by using SEO friendly keywords.”

How to Answer 25 FAQs on Content Marketing

DTC ecommerce in Shopify

How Shopify is the platform powering the DTC brand revolution

“The idea is simple: If you want to sell something, Shopify will for a monthly fee help you sell it. Merchants get store templates, analytics and ways to manage inventory. And Shopify plugs into an increasing number of platforms, including, most recently, Instagram Stories, so merchants can use those platforms to drive people from social platforms to Shopify and complete the sale. And for the Kylies of the world, who choose to sell direct, it’s become the way to get to market quickly.”

“Jeff Weiser, chief marketing officer at Shopify. “A couple of things have enabled the rise of the DTC, which is the ability to outsource the supply chain.” For Weiser, who described himself as “loving” anything to do with DTC, what Shopify does is power all of that ability — from selling to payments to marketing. “We run the gamut of a retail operating system.”