Advertising leads the way of my July Delicious tags — and it’s not even summer movies! Instead, the news buzz is all about blockbuster brands that power up their tribes with a simple mention of their name. (Did we say Kraft (NYST:KFT), ColorForms, Spike Lee, and Malcom Gladwell?)
Let’s jump in with the five most engaging articles mid-summer 2011, published by Adweek, FT.com, Forrester Blogs, Mashable, and wsj.com.
By: Julie Jargon, wsj.com
Published: June 30, 2011
Kraft embraces the highs and lows, love-hates of consumers with its venerable Miracle Whip and Macaroni & Cheese brands. Will tease-y TV-Facebook engagement lead to “cheesy” new markets and increased sales?
Tagged on Delicious: Kraft brandingadvertising TVsocial-media
And that’s what’s interesting — how personal branding and advertising seem to be meeting at an unplanned touchpoint. People advertise themselves through social media to create a personal brand. Meanwhile, media pros and outstanding talent like Spike Lee have expressed taking slow steps into the social media playing field.
Nearly 20% of LinkedIn Users don’t post a profile photo? How’s that possible. Very interesting study via Lab 42 reveals usage patterns from C- to entry level.
Tagged on Delicious: web2.0LinkedInusagestatisticsMashable
No wonder then, that the next biggest tag is Web 2.0 (see wordprint). Neither can be ignored or presumed or classified as “media dissonance.” There’s a lot of activity going on in the middle. Look at Kraft that, just last week, announced splitting the company along new product lines. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. It does seem to confirm the necessity and ROI of managing a seamless customer experience for brand value and bottom line.
By: David Gelles and Barney Jopson (New York), FT.com
Published: July 17, 2011 5:36 pm
With the biggest auction price ever, this sculpture signals that the luxury market is here to stay on E-commerce.
Tagged on Delicious: luxurye-commerceFT.comPricetrends
What’s your experience?
Do you venture into Web 2. waters only to find a rip tide of advertising principles? Or is “advertising” the board to help ride the waves. Please share your experience, comment on an article, or share a link of your own.