Category Archives: Consumer Behaviour

Fake News and its Impact on Public Relations

As the adage goes, a lie races around the world in the time it takes the truth to put its shoes on. Shortly after the 2016 US Presidential election, America’s interest in “fake news” spiked. This was fueled in part … Continue reading

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Marketing Cannabis

The legal cannabis industry is expected to be a $50 billion industry by 2026, according to Bloomberg. That is nearly a 7 fold growth from where it is today. In the United States alone, it is believed that over 100 … Continue reading

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Donald Trump and Twitter

Donald Trump’s Twitter account @realDonaldTrump hasn’t always been the powerful communications channel it has become. In the month since the election, Mr. Trump has taken to Twitter to lambast what he sees as unfavorable media coverage, rail against corporations who … Continue reading

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Personalisation

Events can be recorded as data.  Data when placed in context becomes information. Information improves the UX (user experience). Big data therefore holds the promise of experiences personalized to the customer’s individual preferences; but how many times have you tried … Continue reading

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Millennials Want an Adventure When They Travel

Tourism is worth around $7.2tn a year to the global economy. Adventure Travel is worth around $263bn globally and growing at a rapid pace. Adventure travel is defined by the U.S. based Adventure Travel Trade Association as any tourist activity … Continue reading

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Don’t Panic – Plan.

The recent Emirates Airline accident is both a timely reminder that bad things happen to companies with exemplary records and a prime example of how to handle a crisis. Whether it’s a plane crash or a server crash there are … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality

Why is virtual reality (VR) suddenly becoming a more relevant topic with PR agencies and their clients? Would a journalist prefer to see an image of a new product or virtually walk around it or even through it? It’s just … Continue reading

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Apple Watch

Apple Inc. makes very few mistakes but when it does it’s usually worth digging deeper to discover what you can learn from their wrong steps. Rumors surrounded an Apple-developed wearable back as far as 2011, Eventually it was on September 9, … Continue reading

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Ad Blocking and the NYT

Following on from our OOKII news post of June 23rd about how ad-blocking software is dramatically changing the web landscape   http://bit.ly/28Ql9s0 The New York Times, like many online publishers, is fighting an ongoing war against ad blocking software, a phenomenon … Continue reading

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Quality is King

Facebook is adjusting the algorithm which drives users News Feed to promote posts from friends and family members over posts from publishers. What are the implications? According to data released last year from the Pew Research Center, about 47 percent … Continue reading

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