How to Create a Monetized Twitter Campaign

urban-selfieIt’s time to showcase the little guy creating great marketing campaigns that can be easily created…by you. After all, it’s not just the big guys with big branding and media budgets who are creating the most creative marketing campaigns these days;  it’s the little guy…gal…. as well, one of the main points I aim to showcase, in the Monday Marketing Masters series after all.

Case in point, here’s a small UK company who had a great idea and with a very tight budget, using the power and connections of their target market to create a monetized Twitter campaign that spread the word for them. Brilliant stuff. Presenting:

Pay for Your Purchase With A Selfie, aka #UrbanSelfie

This little know South African clothing retailer created one of the more creative social campaigns this year when for one day only, they gave visitors to their store a $10 coupon if they tweeted a selfie of themselves trying on some clothes and used the hash tag #UrbanSelfie. And who better than the  brands very own  teens and twenty-something, aka millennial followers, to do it for them. These millennials are tweeting their selfies on a daily basis anyway, so encouraging them to do it for a chance for a big payout.

For one day only, social media savvy customers were encouraged through Twitter and Facebook to snap selfies of themselves trying on clothes in Urban stores throughout South Africa. By using the hash tag #UrbanSelfie and following a set of instructions, engaged customers received a $10 coupon, PLUS the chance to win a $1000 new wardrobe was hardly a big stretch.

The company went a step further: Those who posted to the Urban Facebook page were also entered into a contest to win a trip to Paris, New York, Milan or any other fashion forward city of their choice.  Very enticing. As a matter of fact I wish I had been aware of it. It could have been my very first selfie. I refuse to count the one where I got the black eye from ramming my head into a deck post while on a leaf blowing frenzy. This was it: [Read more...]

7 Crucial On Site Steps to Increase Blog Traffic

increase-blog-trafficA blog can be one of the most effective internet marketing solutions available, but only if your optimal clients can see it. How does that happen? Where IS everybody?

With this post I’ll provide you some easy on-site adjustments you can create for your own blog that will help boost your online search engine exposure, increase blog traffic and produce more targeted leads and conversions for your company…which is ultimately what you’re looking for, right?

Why are blogs such effective tools for SEO (search engine optimization) and online exposure ? Because each and every blog post you write becomes another web page. And every web page is another opportunity to rank well for a specific search your ideal customer is doing right now. [Read more...]

Best use of Visual Marketing ; A Monday Marketing Masters A+

I’m not a Game of Thrones fan yet…simply because the last thing I need is another addictive TV series to get sucked into, and because I’m still mourning the Breaking Bad finale. My drama quotient has reached critical mass.

That being said, HBO’s Game of Thrones season 3  wins  ‘Best Use of Visual Marketing’ in my book, and came this close to  almost having me as a convert, with its use of the mysterious dragon shadow at the core of its branding. It’s the geek in me. And I couldn’t be farther from a dungeons and dragons girl.

Its subtle, yet alluring visuals for the upcoming season first seen in its poster and in all the magazines built momentum for its upcoming premiere, where HBO was making a concerted effort to transform the cult favorite show into a more mainstream experience, to attract a wider audience. ( of course). Witness:  [Read more...]

Monday Marketing Master Review: Top 5 Most Creative Marketing Campaigns

It’s time for a Monday Marketing Top 5 most creative marketing campaigns, according to moi, featuring my picks of the best of the best of the best and most creative marketing campaigns of the past 5 years. In case you missed them:

Suzen’s choices of the Top 5 Most Creative Marketing Campaigns ( so far)

The Charmin Sit or Squat App:

charmin-sit-or-squatThe makings of a great marketing campaign is coming up with that one thing you didn’t even know you needed, and once presented with that thing, wondering how you ever lived without it.

Other than the great hilarity of the Charmin Sit or Squat app, which can be downloaded on for either iPhone or Android through iTunes, let’s give a quick summary: an app that helps you find a clean, public restroom when out and about is both functional, practical, interactive- folks send in their ratings to the app, labeling them either “sit” worthy or “squat” worthy. I have now used, and contributed to this app 26 times. But who’d counting? My small contribution to mankind. [Read more...]

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