Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a documentary about the 85 year-old sushi master, Jiro Ono, who has been working his entire life improving his Michelin 3-star sushi restaurant in Tokyo. I recently had a chance to watch this documentary on the plane. Like many other documentaries and good films, the philosophies in them apply to [...]
I’ve recently attended a company training about the science of communication, influence, and storytelling, one of the interesting point that’s stuck in my mind is the simple facts about human’s ability in receiving (and remembering) information, so simple and common that many brands have forgotten. The simple trick to build memorable stories After this training, [...]
Before getting into my ridiculous thoughts on how Facebook can be able to compete directly with the big Google in the close future, let’s compare their current ad services. Google Google Adwords (and Adsense) is very powerful, ad engine crawls all content on websites, with very complex algorithm, Google can manage to serve extremely relevant [...]
Remember when I was around 15, I started criticizing many marketing campaigns during those times as I thought most of them were very “inside the box”. I had the most crazy ideas and I knew they would be huge if they were executed, yes, IF THEY WERE executed.
I really enjoyed watching this video, sometimes it’s difficult to realize something too obvious, something that happens to you everyday. I have to admit, although I’m truly happy about others’ positive experiences, sometimes it’s just a better story when people struggle. The experience of the miners in Chile is now turning into a movie, one [...]
Businesses are supposed to be built around, or even within consumers these days, that’s why research is becoming more and more important when it comes to any kinds of business development, but should companies trust their customers? Polls, surveys, and focus groups are what most companies use for consumer insights, I don’t doubt the accuracy [...]
Working in an agency, and being in the leading social media team in Asia Pacific, there are a few common questions that I always get. “How to make my video viral” is one of the most popular ones that comes up all the time, clients even tried to pay us for a “formula” to make [...]
The favorite girlfriend A man can have multiple girlfriends, but there’s always a favorite one or the wife who they want to (or have to) pay most attention to. This man would try his best to satisfy this one woman, he would put this woman in the centre and make plans around her. This woman [...]
A smart experiential campaign was recently created by Creative Agency Owen & Stork. Simular to Ogilvy & Mather’s $73,000 bill from a bar campaign, the key to this is to attract instant attention by reproducing something that does not happen in everyday’s life. If you’ve read Seth Godin‘s book Purple Cow, you must know how [...]
Remember the marketing textbook from University? There were all these marketing principles, rules, and graphs, marketing funnel must be one of them. I don’t think we need further explanation on the tradtional marketing funnel with Awareness, Consideration, Preference, Action, and Loyalty. This graph by Forrester explains the new marketing landscape, most of us rely hugely [...]
A Little Something About Tim:
I'm a Regional Digital Strategist at Ogilvy 360 Digital Influence APAC. I love web designing, data visualization, latin music, cooking, painting, inventing new drinks, and monkeys. Here is my main blog where I share social media news, ideas and insights. I also have a more personal blog called Tim Ho's Monkey!