Posts Tagged ‘The Hills’

First off, here’s one video and two ads that I think are amazing:

Secondly, Obama Campaign Aside (Thanks Ken), I Have Some Advice For Reluctant, Hesitant, Ignorant, Brands: & The Rest Of The Universe (Marketers Take Note)

Dear Universe: Email Marketing Is DEAD. D-E-A-D DEAD. Eaten By Worms & Resorbed Into The Internet From Whence It Came. Accept It!!!!

When’s the last time you received an email from a store and that actually motivated you to get off your ass and go to the outlet or even spend money on their website. Social Media has slain the Monster of Direct Email Marketing. Not That It Doesn’t Have It’s Spammy Counterparts – Auto-DMs, Facebook Messages From Branded Fan Pages…etc.

Here’s how it’s going to work – You Exist. Online. As Long As I’m AWARE of where you exist (which is another matter altogether), rest assured, if i want to be updated on your company news, I’ll opt it by subscribing to your twitter feed, read your blog, or fan you on Facebook. And then I’ll visit you when I decide. Not the other way around. End Of Story. Disagree with me all you want, it won’t make you any righter.  And if it’s not clear that this is the future you’re resisting, just give it a few months.

Brands that don’t embrace Social Media as a way to reach their goals (no, you don’t have to give up) will fail. The purpose of, and results once generated by, email marketing, can still be accomplished – Except now through this new and scary interface call the interwebs. Traditional BROADCAST Advertising still has it’s place. But Email just isn’t one of those. In My Mind, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks this way –  An Email from McDonald or Starbucks or  The Gap (I haven’t thankfully, I’m just arbitrarily choosing widely recognized brands for argument’s sake) is equivolent to the spam I receive about Acai Berry Weight Loss, Penis Enlargement Pills, And Cheap Watches – Garbage.

And I’m being nicer than I should – I’m 24, I’ve seen successful email marketing. But try emailing a 15 year old & they’ll laugh at you. That’s not how people engage brands anymore. Truth. Statistics be damned.

On a less frustrated note, here are some awesome reads you should definitely check out:

Times’ David Pogue blurs journalism lines

Death by Social Media

Social Media Marketing Strategy

Six Reasons Companies Are Still Scared of Social Media

Three Top Ways to Damage Your Brand With Social Media

Firing housekeepers creates PR mess for Hyatt

Have A Fantastical Weekend

Yesterday I Wrote About The Shelf Life of Commericals & Ads…Today, It’s Celebrities.

Spencer Pratt, The Guy With The Creepy Flesh Colored Beard (Per Joel McHale & The Soup) – Is a Tool…Anyone Who’s Ever Watched More Than 3 Seconds Of His Pseudo-Acting Can Attest To His Unwarrented Arrogant, Self-Centered, Egotistical, Ignorant, Douchebagginess Behavior.

But the fact remains, we all know his name. Now he’s taken leave from The Hills to participate on “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here”  – which he’s already left & rejoined in the show’s brief  existance.

He’s the guy we love to hate…and he claims that acting like a tool is intentional, it’s for his ‘Bad Boy Brand’ because, and I’m paraphrasing here: “Good Guys Don’t Win Oscars, Villains Do.”

So What do you think?

Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5W Public Relations, Posted This Short Video Explaining Why It Won’t Work Out For The Pratt & His Beard

I Encourage You To Follow Ronn & The 5W Team on Twitter

[Disclosure/Transparency/Disclaimer: I Work At 5W]

On The Other Side – Sasha Halima Posted The 9 Reasons You Don’t Really Hate Speidi and Spencer is an Evil Genius

So What Do you Think? Remember – My Blog is Your Blog – I Value Your Comments More Than My Own Content – Blogs Are Only Social Media If That Engagement Exists…So Please…Share Your Thought(s).