Don’t trust the specious, evidence-free claims of supposed marketing ‘influencers’. Instead focus on real customer truths and spread the word among clients and colleagues.
It may be easier to shape the conversation virtual influencers have about your brand, but given their creators are often anonymous and would have no qualms starting again with a new personality the risks don’t necessarily outweigh the rewards.
Working with celebrities comes with risks and rewards, but self-made social media influencers offer an affordable route to fame for canny marketers.
An ability to drive positive change, disrupt the norm and form authentic partnerships is helping brands from Adidas to TikTok to Gymshark achieve cultural relevance in the world of sport.
Fintech startups have generated a lot of buzz in recent years, but Starling Bank wants to differentiate itself by taking a longer-term approach to growth and brand building.
Just as technology evolves, so do audiences. The gaming companies achieving success are the ones who adjust, adapt and embrace the ever-changing landscape.
Tom Fishburne is founder of Marketoon Studios. Follow his work at marketoonist.com or on Twitter @tomfishburne See more of the Marketoonist here