2012 Edelman Trust Barometer and why Trust matters

by Steve Seager

It’s that time of year. Edelman have just published their 2012 Trust Barometer. It looks at trust in government, business, media, and NGOs, as well as different communications channels and sources. I’ve embedded it down below. Unsurprisingly, trust in government has massively dropped. But what’s the score for businesses? Cutting right down to it, there’s […]

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SOPA, wikipedia blackout and the struggle for power

by Steve Seager

I wrote some time ago about net neutrality. And mentioned that it was complex subject with many facets and implications. Today, things just took another negative spin. This time with regard to intellectual property online. And boy am I angry. As you may have noticed, the Wikipedia community blacked out its English-language Wikipedia for 24 […]

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What shape is the story you are working on now?

by Steve Seager

Thinking about narrative structures and shapes. Check this wonderfully short and sweet video from Kurt Vonnegut …

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Facing today’s business challenges means breaking linear habits

by Steve Seager

Down below is an inspiring animation from the RSA on changing education paradigms. In it, Sir Ken Robinson explains – among many other things – why our current model of public education kills creativity and collaboration. While watching it I was massively struck by the parallels with today’s business environment and the major challenges we […]

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RIP Steve Jobs: still CEO of the future

by Steve Seager

Only yesterday I drafted a post for managing directors and business owners on lessons learned from Steve Jobs. This morning I woke to find he had passed away. I’m touched much more than I thought I would be. He really was an inspiration and a shining light amongst the hundreds of typically turgid and pendantic […]

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The problem with communications

by Steve Seager

Repeat my key message? Harder than you think … A Sequence of Lines Traced by Five Hundred Individuals from clement valla on Vimeo.

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B2B marketing funnel: content marketing best practice?

by Steve Seager

Marketing Sherpa just published an infographic based on the results of a survey of B2B marketers. It’s a useful overview of the B2B content marketing process. Their focus is essentially content marketing for lead generation. It’s interesting that unlike a few years ago, when surveys often showed that marketers were still discussing the real business value […]

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Nielsen social media report 2011: some synthesised statistically based insights

by Steve Seager

Nielsen just released their quarterly social media report for Q3 2011. You can download the full .pdf from here. Although it’s very nice of them to publish it, I personally find trawling through stats to extract something useful a little time consuming. Soooo, I thought I’d help. I pulled out the best of what’s there […]

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Content marketing is as old as soap operas

by Steve Seager

I wrote a pretty dry explanation of content marketing not so long ago. But check out the video below. It’s a lot more interesting. At least for the first minute or so. And if you wondered where the term ‘Soap Operas’ came from, now you will know. It’s from content marketing: telling stories to attract […]

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Social media round the world 2011: statistics in social media usage and a question for marketers

by Steve Seager

Check out this presentation below for hundreds of great statistic from Insites consulting from their latest study into social media usage. If you don’t fancy eating the full one yet (167 pages!), here’s just a few highlights, followed by a question for marketers: Social network statistics 600 million people use social networks daily 347 million or […]

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