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Even though Ford has been around for over a century, it is still creating great content to engage present and possible future customers. It has been engaging with customers using a multi platform content strategy and creating authentic social interactions.  There is a big difference between marketing and posting advertisements on social media, compared to engaging with the customers and using social media as a line of communication. After a closer look at Ford’s online social presence, it is clear they have it all figured out!

Full disclosure: I’ve been a ‘BzzAgent’ for a number of months now. How did I find out about it? Someone else told me. In turn, I’ve told others and promoted the site to them. And that, is exactly what BzzAgent is trying to do. BzzAgent is  part of dunnhumby, a customer science company that analyzes data and customer insight. According to dunnhumby they, “married science with the most expansive suite of consumer advocacy solutions on the planet to create the next generation of advocacy marketing – one created to build and sustain long-term brand growth. From insights and consumer generated content that optimise your product launch plan to widespread reviews that deliver on your brand promise to the authentic customer conversations across social media that drive product sales, you’ll feel the impact of these programs across your entire enterprise. BzzAgent’s Advocacy Suite is a blend of social and science you won’t find anywhere else – with results you won’t find anywhere else, either.”  To the customer, they are marketed as a way to get freebies and sample new products that you can ‘brag’ about to your friends. There are twitter accounts and blogs devoted to ‘free stuff’ and giveaways and BzzAgent fits into that demographic perfectly.

McDonald’s is a #McFail When it Comes To #McDStories

Cristina Avila   February 7, 2015

Organization Name: Mc Donald’s Industry: Food Service Name of Contact: Rick Wion, (Former) Director of Social Media, McDonald’s Corporation Web References: McDonald’s Twitter, Business Insider, Forbes Magazine, The Next Web and PR Daily Description of How Social Media is Used for Business Performance: In January 2012, McDonald’s deployed a series of YouTube videos drawing attention to the company’s freshness guarantee…. Read more »

How Volvo Trucks Pulled off an Epic Split and the Future of Advertising through Social Media

akarim   November 19, 2014
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Image courtesy Volvo Trucks Youtube. Company: Volvo Trucks Industry: Trucking, Manufacturing Contact: Anders Vilhelmsson, PR director for Volvo Trucks Description: Social media is not a fad, rather it is the present and future of communication. It is a constantly evolving form of communication that connects people around the world in ways we never thought possible. Businesses are able to interact… Read more »

AOL, TOMS Use Social Media Analytics For “One Day Without Shoes” Campaign

akarim   November 4, 2014
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Images courtesy Simply Measured. Company: AOL Inc. Industry: Media, Technology Contact: Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO, AOL Matthew Knell, Social Media Director, AOL Description: AOL is a multinational mass media corporation based in New York City. Founded in 1985, the company has grown to focus primarily on the acquisition and distribution of digital content, products and services. A message about… Read more »

Giddy Up Little Pony!

Jaye Torley   October 21, 2014

Organization Name: Hyundai Industry: Automotive Name of Contact: Ted Troughton,  National Manager for Market Representation for Hyundai Canada In 1988 I bought a two year old Hyundai Pony. At that time they were referred to as “throw away cars”, you know, you drive it for 3-4 years and, well, you throw it away. Oh my, how things have changed! You ask the… Read more »

The Dove Effect: Getting Women To Embrace Their Natural Beauty.

chrgomes   October 16, 2014

Organization Name: Unilever/Dove Industry: Customer Goods Web References: www.dove.ca/www.dove.com Description of how social media is used for business performance: In September of 2004, the Dove brand behind Unilever was looking to step up its marketing efforts to target women in the general medium. Dove commission a global study to better understand the mindset and the relationship of women, beauty and overall… Read more »

A Campaign Made to Measure

obmolap   March 12, 2013

Likes, tweets, followers, fans or friends; no matter the forum, cultivating and engaging your social media audience can be a daunting task.  Starting a conversation with customers and generating valuable content is no small feat, as simple as it sounds. There must be an easier way, right?? TOMS Shoes and AOL certainly made it look easy.  To kick off their… Read more »