Hard And Early, Out Of Lockdown, Game On!

New Zealand is preparing to exit lockdown and return to a resemblance of normality. We’ll forgo the hugs and high fives we want to give teammates, my pack training runs will have to wait a bit longer, but shops will reopen, and we’ll get back to some of our old routines. Kids will return toContinue reading “Hard And Early, Out Of Lockdown, Game On!”

The Modern Marketing Manager – A Forerunner

The tasks, skills and abilities required of the modern digital marketing manager, online manager or webmaster are broad. T shaped skills sets are squared off and it is the same for any marketer – on or offline. The influence of technology everywhere means speaking tech and having EQ is the equation for success. We are required notContinue reading “The Modern Marketing Manager – A Forerunner”

Who’s your target market?

When defining who our product or service is for – there are many tools and mechanisms at our disposal. A buyer persona or picture of the median or average customer you hope to reach is often one of the first steps. Creating a ‘buyer persona’ can involve data mining, client interviews and many internal refinementContinue reading “Who’s your target market?”

Using the POST Method to define online initiatives

The POST Method – is a method for defining strategy that’s been around for the web equivalent of a lifetime. Back in 2007 the good folks at Forrester coined the POST methodology. I’ve found it to be a fantastic tool for making strategic and tactical decisions around projects online.If you haven’t guessed it’s not aContinue reading “Using the POST Method to define online initiatives”

Three core tactics in my Twitter Strategy

While I loath to call it a strategy, I have decided to take a strategic methodical approach to my use of Twitter. I’ve decided to: Network, share and support a core group of influential people in my Dunbar 150 list – daily Participate in weekly #sshour social selling chats and one other #hashtag chat fromContinue reading “Three core tactics in my Twitter Strategy”

Driveway moments – how podcasts capture listeners in a content-laden world

With so much digital content competing for our attention in multiple social networks how do brands connect with their audience. What is the key? In this era of disposable content, memes, vines, snaps, whispers, secrets and now ‘YO‘s, many brands are swinging to the polar extreme to keep users attention and to keep them interested. ThankfullyContinue reading “Driveway moments – how podcasts capture listeners in a content-laden world”

Three pillars to a great online presence

Yesterday I visited New Zealand’s first 6 Green Star Office – Geyser, in Auckland. View this post on Instagram Visited Patterson Architects' Geyser user green building. Nice courtyard! A post shared by Nick Allen (@nickwallen) on Jun 10, 2014 at 9:03pm PDT Geyser is created as 6 separate parts with courtyards to let natural lightContinue reading “Three pillars to a great online presence”