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Huawei Mate 8 regional launch Thailand.

Vivaldi played the leading role in a multi-channel PR program for the regional launch of the flagship Huawei Mate 8 smartphone. Celebs and social, native advertising and close partnerships with key media, all to power Mate 8 to the top of the SEA league

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Dracula Blood is Life.

Vivaldi supported an innovative stage production in Asia with big publicity and online outreach through its promotion of Dracula: Blood is Life. The show next moves to Singapore!

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PR awards industry recognition for Thailand’s best PR agency.

Vivaldi has been named as Thailand’s top PR agency in the area of sports by the Asia 2016 Sports Industry Awards. The company won the award for its work in Thailand, having delivered superb communication results for major sporting events such as the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta (agency of record for 11 years), and The Music RunTM (reappointed for the 3rd consecutive year).

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Outbrain and Taboola, the flotsam and jetsam of awful internet ads.

When was the last time you saw an ad in a website footer that linked to something credible and relevant? Or even something that wasn’t complete garbage? Masquerading as “promoted stories” or “around the web,” most web sites that employ these revenue streams are quick to add disclaimers, stating that external content is nothing to do with the host site.

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Facebook is totally relevant for B2B marketing.

Businesses that shun the frivolity of Facebook for B2B marketing could be losing out on influencing profitable business decisions. The latest findings of a recent survey report suggest companies that make assumptions about Facebook’s B2B marketing power are off point and inaccurate about how purchasing decisions are actually made in the real corporate world.

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9 tips for media relations success.

How do you get your marketing message not only heard but relayed through publications? How do you capture the attention of busy journalists so that they publish your marketing efforts? How do you improve media relations so that your marketing strategies succeed? The media is a company’s loudspeaker, amplifying what you have to say loud and clear so your target market can hear and ultimately respond.

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How to not mess up newsjacking.

How do you make your brand a breaking news story without resorting to looking like a ‘me too’ pretender, or at worst a Donald Trump Brexit-moronic disaster?

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Five reasons sponsored ads are good PR.

 

Paid media, as part of an integrated PESO campaign is an accepted and expected part of your marketing strategy; so much so that those companies who hold back are potentially missing out on great opportunities. Online paid media is often avoided by those who lack knowledge of what admittedly is an ever-changing landscape. There is also, in some purist quarters, an old-fashioned persistence that good PR is ‘free’ PR. This is a mistake.

Savvy paid media, such as selected sponsored ads can elevate brands to a higher marketing position, far beyond the reach their budget would usually allow.

Sponsored ads are essentially a way to present links featuring your products or services on Google, social media and other corporate sites. They are online ads and many operate through pay-per-click

(PPC); the general concept being that you only pay where a consumer clicks on your ad and therefore you only pay where there is a recognized interest.

 

The benefits of sponsored ad campaigns can be:

Attractive ROI

Whilst TV spots and glossy magazine ads still demand big fees, online sponsored ads do not. Compared to the potential conversion rate and exposure, online paid media can be a worthwhile return on investment.

Great market reach

If you want consumers to notice you then you need to be seen in all the right places. Google, Facebook and Twitter are global brands influencing the daily lives of consumers. The important factor with sponsored online ads is that they are targeted and do not rely on a scatter-gun approach.

Driving traffic to your site

Sponsored ads grab the attention of potential consumers, taking them directly to where you want them to go. With the glut of companies vying for attention online, inherently paying for visitors can really bump up traffic. This helps boost your online profile and search ranking status too.

Measureable results

There needs to be a system of monitoring progress and collecting evidence of real results. Due to the online nature of sponsored ads, analytics are simple to understand, user friendly and accessible.

Budget controls

Whilst a lower budget may be generally appealing, one other plus point is having a tighter, faster rein on spends too. You can set limits and opt out whenever you want.

 

Online Sponsored Ads

Each online platform offers businesses sponsored ad tools to reach consumers. Here are three of the top contenders – Facebook, Twitter and Google.

Facebook

With mobile revenues making up a vast component of Facebook total revenue, the social media giant is launching an ad unit, Canvas, for sponsored ads and posts that appear in the Newsfeed. However, unlike other sponsored posts on Facebook, clicking on the Canvas ad takes visitors to a page hosted by Facebook (usually clicking on a sponsored post takes visitors to an external site).

Sponsored Posts on Facebook in general highlight actions taken by Facebook users. You can think of this as a way of gaining popularity through Likes rather than necessarily driving traffic directly to your site. You are essentially sponsoring organic (non-paid) activities.

Page Post Ads are the most common types of Facebook ads, appearing in Newsfeeds of fans of your page, they can be shared and be part of a creative marketing strategy. Facebook also allows multi product ads which work well for eCommerce businesses. Promoted Posts get a boost amongst fans and their friends with a set rate to reach a certain number of users through activating a ’promote’ button.

Twitter

In 140 characters or less, Twitter is a simple yet sophisticated promotional platform. A Promoted Tweet acts in much the same ways as an everyday tweet, except that you can target who sees it. Whether via gender, location or interests, a Promoted Tweet appears in the timeline of targeted users. Companies pay when users react, such as when they click, follow and retweet, as well as reply and comment.

Twitter has recently been creating customized emojis with Promoted Tweets, as well as other packages – Promoted Trends and Promoted Moments which allows users to see the latest popular tweets without following specific individuals.

Google

Many companies of all shapes and sizes utilize the power of Google AdWords where ads are displayed in sponsored search results. The ads are also placed on relevant websites too. Through these sponsored links your ad can be positioned at the top of the search field, above the organic results. You can target users through bidding on keywords, location and other factors to define your ideal demographic.

There are recent plans to ban sponsored ads in the right hand sidebar of the results page and place more at the top and bottom. The sidebar is expected to feature product listing ads instead. The changes are no doubt connected with enhancing mobile-user experiences (and thusly revenue).

With the fast-pace of change and development in the world of sponsored ads, it is easy for businesses to miss online opportunities. With an integrated marketing campaign that includes paid media, sponsored ads can be monitored and updated more easily.

Instagram

Further industry changes. On Tuesday Instagram confirmed that it’s adding an algorithm that will reorder which images and videos users see in their feeds. The company said these changes are a result from consumer behavior, identifying that there is a “likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post.”

The world’s leading photo-follower app didn’t say when the new algorithm will start but The New York Times reported that the changes will gradually roll out with a small set of tests that affect a “single digit percentage of users.”

Instagram’s numbers continue to grow and it now has over 400 million monthly users. Despite being plagued with some of the same repetition of low-to-no-value content consumers leveraged for use by low-quality pay-per-follow routines (ie- fake likes, fake followers), its own Instagram following is still growing.

The new changes mimic similar changes Facebook made in 2009. According to Instagram, users only see 30% of posts in their feeds. It could be that Instagram sees its platform as a potential gold rush territory which has hitherto been unexplored; the reality is closer to the fact that Twitter’s share price collapse of early March is forcing competitors to not mess around with slow-drip monetizing.

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Marketing in 2016 integrated digital strategies.

Marketing professionals concocting digital marketing recipes early enough have time to experiment. Leave it too late and results might be far from impressive. In 2016, traditional marketing ideas are being reinvented with innovative technology to appeal to the tastes of digital appetites. These new trends are changing the future of marketing.

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A new hope an episode for PR purists.

The PR industry is faced with taking an uncertain road leading to future change. However, whatever the challenges, the same core PR skills of today will still be required and relevant tomorrow.

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