Posts Tagged "conversation"

LIVErtising #2 notes: conversation marketing

Feb 05 2013

Here is the student handout for LIVErtising #2. It is subtitles: from interruptive advertising to networked communication over permission marketing. A journey through the three stages advertisers need to go through to tune in to today’s market. From now on, I’ll ask my students to download the document, print it in the format that suits them best, and take it with them to attend the lecture and make notes efficiently. Every week…

The Last Advertising Agency on Earth

May 25 2011

In order to answer some questions I got recently, I am going to re-use part of a blog post I wrote some time ago, as it comes in nicely here. Society, media, consumption and media use are changing. Advertising must follow suit and evolve/adapt… or disappear. It is doing so, moving on a continuum from top-down over permission to participation: traditional marketing communication: push – attention – interruption – one-way – top-down…

Heineken says “thank you”. Conversational, right?

Mar 04 2011

In a recent marketing move on social media, Heineken got massive “Likes” on their Facebook page. Now, if you’re on social media for the right reasons, you have understood what the difference is between top-down and permission marketing. And you have clearly opted for the second type. This is clearly the case with Heineken, with a video where the beer giant says “thank you” to its fans, thank you for “liking” the…

New start for LIVErtising

Jan 28 2011

Here we go again. Early February, a new start for my LIVErtising course for advertising Masters students at IHECS Brussels. The course focuses on the radical change that has been taking place in society over the past decade. Those changes have introduced new ways of connecting, which means new ways of communicating, which in turn means new ways of socializing. This change has put participation at the heart of our lives. We…

LinkedIn… or not? (1)

Apr 25 2010

This week in our LIVErtising masters course at Ihecs, somebody asked why they should be present on the professional social platform LinkedIn, beyond the present rush towards social networks. I feel the question is relevant: what can LinkedIn offer a graduating student, beyond the presence on one more social network? These come indeed by the dozen, as Brian Solis’ Conversation Prism shows graphically in an elegant and synthetic way – you’ll need…

New start – Feb 2010

Feb 02 2010

As February is starting, so is my new Masters course in Marketing Communication at IHECS, Brussels. Is is entitled LIVErtising and deals with LIVE advertising. Conversations with people, instead of communication at a target. This approach is based on the increasing omnipresence of Social Media. To get an idea of some keywords that will be covered in the course, here is a tag cloud – here we go : TagCloudFeb2010 As the…