Marketing

Influencer Marketing

Influencer Marketing

By Anya Ow / May 4, 2021 / 0 Comments

“Do you want to be famous?” was the casting call used by the new HBO documentary, Fake Famous, luring young people into a new reality TV show aimed at creating a new influencer. Fake Famous is directed and narrated by tech journalist and Vanity Fair correspondent Nick Bilton. The title of the documentary clues viewers […]

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Holiday Season Retail in 2020

Holiday Season Retail in 2020

By Anya Ow / December 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

If you’ve been remotely online for the last few months, you’d have likely seen retailers like John Lewis crank out their usual high budget Christmas ads – with a twist. Some of the ads, like Disney’s, don’t acknowledge the 900 pound COVID19 elephant in the room. Others, like John Lewis’, try to encourage people to […]

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Post-Pandemic Planning

Planning for the Post-Pandemic

By Anya Ow / April 24, 2020 / 0 Comments

It’s been a scary few months, but Australians stepped up to the challenge. Whether it’s been working from home, keeping kids at home, or doing necessary delivery, healthcare, and other work, things in Australia so far look under control so far, enough that elective surgeries are opening up and restrictions are beginning to relax. Projections […]

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mobile first marketing

Mobile First Marketing

By Anya Ow / October 19, 2019 / Comments Off on Mobile First Marketing

Every time I see a comment by someone lamenting that everyone nowadays is on their phone, I confess I get annoyed. Yes, I’m a millennial, and I like my phone. It’s the first thing I check in the morning and often the last thing I check at night. Through the phone, I can access my […]

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brand experimentation

Brand Experimentation

By Anya Ow / September 14, 2019 / Comments Off on Brand Experimentation

In this fast-changing, crowded day and age, brand experimentation is essential. It’s not just about changing parts of a brand’s messaging, look & feel, or advertising — it’s also about trying out new or different platforms. The process can be a little hit and miss — I laughed when I saw that L’Oreal created Snapchat […]

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building brand quickly

Building Your Brand Quickly

By Anya Ow / August 22, 2019 / Comments Off on Building Your Brand Quickly

Recently a UK leggings brand called Kukubird gained some notoriety over the local news/internet in Singapore. If you’ve ever lived in Southeast Asia and you’re familiar with the local argot, or if you understand Cantonese, you’re probably already laughing. If you didn’t, well. “Kuku” is part of the Cantonese slang term for male genitalia, and […]

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Small Budget Marketing

By Anya Ow / August 17, 2019 / Comments Off on Small Budget Marketing

I’m in my mid-30s, which means I’m a millennial. Before I buy any product, I look up reviews. Competing brands. Lists such as ‘Best wireless headphones of 2019’ or even ‘Best robot vacuum cleaner’. I’ll often go for a known brand, but if I see a lesser-known brand with good reviews or placed on rec […]

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Business Marketing Online

By Anya Ow / August 10, 2019 / Comments Off on Business Marketing Online

In this day and age, if you have zero online presence, you’d probably be suspected of being Too Hipster to Care, a Dinosaur, or of laundering money for some local mafia. Even a token webpage would do, one of those annoying one-pagers which contain a phone number and a picture and little else. That’s the […]

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Give-Back Advertising in Australia

By Anya Ow / July 26, 2019 / Comments Off on Give-Back Advertising in Australia

After recently listening to an interview with Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS Shoes, via NPR’s ‘How I Built This’ podcast, I wondered if this model of giving back to the community should extend to the world of advertising and marketing. TOMS is a shoe company that matches every pair of shoes purchased with a […]

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Social Causes Marketing

By Anya Ow / July 13, 2019 / Comments Off on Social Causes Marketing

Perhaps confusingly, one of the biggest adland events of the year bears approximately the same abbreviated title as the biggest film event of the year. Maybe because it appeals to adland egos, maybe everyone just likes to party in Cannes, who knows. This year, there was a minor stir over Alfonso Cuarón, who was a […]

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