What are landing pages and how can they amplify your campaign

January 11, 2018 in Campaigns, Inbound Marketing, Marketing, Small Business

The Urban Dictionary describes peacocking as the actions exhibited at the beginning of courting. These actions are typically temporary and only exist during the chase. Much like the male peacock displaying his spectacular feathers to capture attention (hence the term), you must make your product appear appealing on the Internet so that people are compelled to experience it as soon as they look at it.

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Last digital marketing campaign didn’t deliver? Here’s what you should consider.

December 1, 2017 in Campaigns, Inbound Marketing, Marketing, Social Media

Your pirate flag is flying high, showing off who you are and what you’re capable of. Infamy is just around the corner; how terrific it will be to be the target of so many! Your crew has been carrying out your orders, revelling in the adventure. You were confident of the course you charted, your exciting quest for bounty. But it’s been months now, and that bounty seems like an elusive dream. The map you were following seems to be useless, and you’re in the middle of nowhere. Everything is a little less exciting every day. No treasure, not even infamy. You wonder why you have even set sail.

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Our favourite storytellers on Instagram

November 20, 2017 in Inbound Marketing, Inspiration, Marketing, Social Media, Storytelling

Ah. Instagram. Lately, our favourite storytelling venue. From cooking to travel to fitness to learning to any topic you can think of, there are tons of amazing accounts on there, guaranteeing enough thumbcercise for you to get really buff… thumbs.

And before we tell you our favourite storytellers on Instagram, you should probably follow our accounts too. We post about Bombay, Bangalore, food and everyday life on @BeeTellStories and about curiosities and trivia from across the world and all time on @BeeScoped.

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Lessons in how not to customer service. A primer by Airtel.

June 29, 2017 in Brands & Stories, Customer who?, Marketing, Rants

For a little over four months now, our nine-year happy relationship with Airtel has been under a lot of stress. We’ve been plagued by an awful internet connection that drops as frequently as it slows down. If one of us is using the internet to upload a video to Facebook or backup to Dropbox, the other has to wait around, because the connection becomes unusable, even to browse a static website.

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Happy Women’s Day?

March 8, 2017 in Brands & Stories, Marketing, Rants

In an ideal world, women wouldn’t need a day to celebrate them. We would be equals with our male counterparts in all areas. At home. At work. Everywhere.

At home we would be equals with our partners, treated with the same respect demanded of us; child rearing would be a shared responsibility as would cooking or housekeeping. Continue reading »

‘Email marketing’ shouldn’t be a dirty word.

February 14, 2017 in Brands & Stories, Inbound Marketing, Marketing, Permission Marketing, Small Business

One of my partners at Bee has been getting a lot of calls from car insurance salespeople, all representing different brands. He sold his car two years ago and has no plans to buy another one in the near future.

We were all amused at first by how patiently he answered these calls.

“No, Ma’am, I don’t need car insurance. I don’t own a car currently, and have no plans to buy one. You have the wrong information.”

The repetitiveness of these calls and his refusal to get annoyed had me intrigued (and annoyed on his behalf). They’re just doing their jobs, he said, with an inaccurate list someone gave them. It isn’t their fault their brand doesn’t have a problem spamming people. Continue reading »

Remarkable

February 7, 2017 in Brands & Stories, Marketing, Rants

Before I deleted my personal Twitter, I used to entertain myself by scrolling through my timeline looking for the newest <insert brand name> rant. You know the ones I’m talking about: XYZ brand is despicable. They made promises they didn’t keep. Customer Support was useless. Rant. Rant. Rant. My particular favourites were rants involving cell phone companies and their cookie cutter (non) responses. I very rarely, on my searches, however, came across the opposite – praise for a service or experience that was simply remarkable. Continue reading »