Date: July, 2010

Old Spice Revisited

On July 29th, 2010, wrote:

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how Old Spice was enjoying wild popularity from its viral video campaign featuring “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like,” a towel-clad hunk who responded to fans’ tweets with personalized videos. This week, Old Spice is finally seeing evidence of the results they had undoubtedly hoped for: an increase in sales. Although initial reports suggested that Old Spice sales were actually down in the weeks after the campaign, Nielsen released new sales figures this week, revealing that sales have increased by 107% in the last month. Not surprisingly, following Old Spice’s overwhelming success, copycat campaigns have begun to pop up from other companies. This week, Cisco released a viral video featuring “Ted from Accounting,” asking fans to tweet their questions about Cisco products and services to Ted, who would then post personalized video responses to Cisco’s blog. While Ted from Accounting was not as suave and sophisticated as the Old Spice – Read the full article

Birthday Celebration LSB Style

On July 29th, 2010, wrote:

LSB creative director Ryan turned 25 yesterday, so we celebrated the only way we know how- cupcakes and shenanigans. Our office buddy Lisa Bun from Collision Labs baked up some very tasty, homemade cupcakes which were consumed faster than burritos at a burrito eating contest (which happened yesterday, as well). Afterwards, we headed to English for dinner and drinks. Check out some more pics and stories from the night at Cooler by the Lake.

Tips for Fundraising on Twitter

On July 27th, 2010, wrote:

These days it’s not just enterprises, global brands, and small businesses leveraging the power of social media – non-profit organizations are getting involved, too. Social media has indeed sparked new ways of giving: take Twitter, for example. The massively popular microblogging site has been used time and again to raise funds and support charities and other worthy causes. Not only is Twitter an innovative avenue for fundraising; it’s also a pretty effective one, too, provided you follow these great tips. Engage with people who can help The key to fundraising on Twitter is connecting with people who can help and keeping them upbeat throughout your whole fundraising campaign. You may be able to get a random group of people to read your tweets, but if they’re all twelve-, thirteen-year-olds who’d rather buy the new Justin Bieber CD than make a donation, you might not be able to hit your targets. So start by using the Find People or Twitter Search – Read the full article

Top 5 Tips on Promoting Your Online Presence Offline

On July 20th, 2010, wrote:

Whether or not you’ve been following this Internet marketing blog (which we hope you’ve been), it has now become obvious how huge a role online presence plays in helping businesses succeed. Increase web traffic, generate more sales and opportunities, and increase profits: it’s a simple equation. But it’s also one that can be solved using countless methods and formulas. Keep in mind, though, that not everything has to be done online. SEO, online advertising, and social media management are great ways of enhancing your web presence, but there are offline ways, too, of achieving just that. In fact, one can go so far as to say that in order for your small business, store, restaurant, civic community, etc. to succeed, you should close the loop between online and offline. Remember: you can get away from the computer for awhile and still be able to take action. Wonder how that’s done? Here’s a list of the top 5 ways to promote – Read the full article

What Small Businesses Can Learn from the Old Spice Guy

On July 16th, 2010, wrote:

Social media is often used as a method for users and consumers to make public statements about products and services. While this gives the public more power to evaluate brands, businesses can also leverage social media to connect with customers. As social media becomes increasingly important in marketing campaigns, companies are turning to YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook to create personalized responses to individual users that captivate consumers in a way that traditional forms of mass media are incapable of reproducing. Wieden + Kennedy Portland, the ad agency that represents Old Spice, launched a campaign earlier this year featuring Isaiah Mustafa as a towel-clad macho man representing the brand as “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like,” or more familiarly, “The Old Spice Guy.” The first set of commercials was created for television but gained popularity on YouTube, acquiring over 13 million views. After its wild popularity online, the advertising team behind the campaign focused on social media to popularize the – Read the full article

Here Comes Google TV

On July 13th, 2010, wrote:

What happens if the best of the Internet and television came together? This is the question that search giant Google aims to answer as it launches Google TV, a new service that combines television programming with search capabilities and rich Web applications. The recent announcement by the company revealed that the service is developed in partnership with other technology companies, including Sony, Intel, and Logitech. Google TV is being marketed as a new “entertainment hub” that lets viewers search channels, recorded TV shows, and websites – and watch television content using web-enabled sets or Google TV set-top boxes. Moreover, the service also allows users to browse the Web on television, including their favorite video, music, and photo sites. The service is powered by Google’s own Android software and Chrome web browser. Users can conduct Internet searches using a drop-down box that appears at the top of the TV screen, with results from millions of channels of entertainment across TV and the – Read the full article

Great iPhone Apps for Managing Your SEO Campaign

On July 6th, 2010, wrote:

Do you find yourself always on the go, having to work – literally – from your Apple iPhone? Don’t worry. Running around doesn’t mean you cannot accomplish the tasks needed to manage your SEO campaign – as long, of course, as you have one of today’s most sought-after mobile gadgets. We’ve talked before of great apps for small business owners. Now it’s time to list down great iPhone apps for those looking to continue working on optimizing their site, even while out of the office. Ego Ego for iPhone is a stat-tracking application that lets you check out the numbers and figures that are relevant to your SEO and search engine marketing (SEM) campaign. With support for Ember, Feedburner, Google Analytics, Mint, Squarespace, Tumblr, Twitter, and Vimeo, the Ego app lets iPhone users view things like daily, hourly, monthly site visits, subscriber count, number of Twitter followers, and even feed subscription totals. Ego is particularly useful if you’re managing multiple – Read the full article