Dec 24, 2013
Plenty of experts and pundits (as outlined in this post from Forbes) are weighing in on marketing trends for 2014. What are a few things we think will make sense for SME, and how can Global Coupon help you achieve thoseContinue Reading
Mar 06, 2013
I have a lot of faith in consumers – faith that the majority of consumers, out of need or desire, will always feel compelled to shop; faith that they will pay to stay in style; and yes, faith that theyContinue Reading
Jan 18, 2013
Online marketing, including social media marketing, can be profitable – as discussed in our last Smart Marketing post. But what about online marketing for not-for-profit organizations? A 2012 study shows significant growth particularly in social media use by non profits, especially in FacebookContinue Reading
Jan 16, 2013
It’s not trendy anymore, but it doesn’t have to be: glocalization has moved beyond being the hot marketing flavour of the month, into accepted practice for any business thinking about expanding market share beyond its national borders. In this digitalContinue Reading
Nov 23, 2012
What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and how do you market and profit from it? Last weeks’ Smart Marketing blog post talked about how you can stretch your online marketing dollar to maximize ROI. This week’s post is about how youContinue Reading
Aug 08, 2012
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might have heard that there’s a rather large sporting competition going on in London right now. The XXX Summer Olympiad is being held for the third time in that city, and a lot has changed since the first two.
These particular Games will stand out in history for many reasons, and two of the major ones are closely tied to our own corporate beliefs. These two particular identifying factors of the 2012 Summer Olympics are standouts for us, for a few very specific reasons:
The Social Media Games
While the argument can (and has been made) that the first social games were really the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, it is in these games that we’re seeing it become particularly mainstream, with whole segments on the official broadcast channels being given over to the conversations surrounding the athletes and events. The growing integration of ‘real life’ with digital communication is undeniable, and it’s a world we at Global Coupon are pleased to inhabit. The use of technology in the minutiae day-to-day life is a large part of what our consumer offering is built to enable. The focus during these games on the athletes and fans who are using social media to connect, communicate and even participate shows that a digitally integrated lifestyle is becoming by far the norm. Continue reading
Jul 20, 2012
We had some very deliberate ideas when we set out to design our affiliate program. One of the experiences that informed the process was when I visited my family’s small home village in India, where I saw some tendencies in the younger generation that I’m sure are common across a lot of developing or under-developed areas. There’s ambition, and a yearning for something better, but it’s paired with frustration, aimlessness and a kind of acceptance that, unless they ‘get out’, there’s no hope for success or a better life situation. Of course, getting out means that whatever success they might achieve is removed from the very area that could benefit the most.
There are a myriad of aid programs at work in these regions. In certain venues, however, charity is the less desirable option. In developing nations, in disadvantaged environments, pouring money in is a stop-gap designed to treat symptoms of systematic problems, rather than getting at the root of the problems themselves. Continue reading
May 15, 2012
There’s no question the digital world has fundamentally shifted how people, businesses and nations do business. Whether we like it or not, we are now all interconnected to each other in some way, shape or form.
It seems like only yesterday that the dot com craze inspired people on the possibilities of online marketing and business in a globalized world before fizzling away during its crash. Although the business fundamentals weren’t present in those models, they certainly started to shift the world into the digital age we know today. Continue reading