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B2B Marketing: Memes, Everyone? (Part 4)

posted by Margaret Spencer on December 6, 2016

B2B Marketing: Memes, Everyone? (Part 4)

Essence of entertainment

While it’s vital to make your target audience relate to the meme, don’t lose out on the entertainment area. Memes are supposed to be a combo of ‘funny and witty’ and being too serious will defeat its real purpose. So use language, symbolisms, etc. that will emphasize such combo and while you’re at it, don’t forget to have fun yourself!

Well-timed

Using memes as a part of your marketing strategy couldn’t be more potent when you play it on the correct note at the perfect time. You can harness it at its best when it’s on its way to burning the brightest. This particular time is when the meme is just beginning to circulate, and only a few have used it. After all, using a meme that is beaten black and blue doesn’t make much of an impact as it already passed its tipping point. What’s hot and not matters. Although there are memes that are timeless like the Rage Comics, do try to research on memes that are impending to be trending. Take for example, Reddit is a website where the most trending memes have originated. Keeping tabs with it could do you good in this area.

Learn from the experts

Look into the trending memes of the week for you to distinguish what resounds with today’s online culture. By doing this, you’ll get a good grasp on what others have done that worked, and then you’d be able to figure out the specific joke recipe and make your own version.

Test and ask for feedback

Test and assess your target audience response. If something needs changing, do so. Also if possible, ask for their feedbacks. This is a good opportunity to look at your meme in their point of view. Furthermore, they may have recommendations that might make your meme more interesting.

Final thoughts on using memes in B2B marketing…

In B2B marketing, utilizing memes permits you to make share-commendable contents that will extend to a more extensive audience who most likely supposes you’re interesting and human.

 

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B2B Marketing: Memes, Everyone? (Part 3)

posted by Margaret Spencer on November 30, 2016

Things to Consider when Using Memes Suitability and relatability to your brand Memes are intended to depict insider jokes. They’re usually cheeky and ridiculous and even intentionally tamper grammar for the sake of entertainment. While they’re convenient to make and something that you can personalize to match the message your business wants to communicate, contemplate […]

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B2B Marketing: Memes, Everyone? (Part 2)

posted by Margaret Spencer on November 30, 2016

Examples of Memes Photo Memes Pictures of different people imitating a trendy/familiar position or action. In the sample images below, you can see people doing poses such as planking, owling, Hadoukening (base from the manga and anime Dragon Ball), Vadering (base from a book and movie series character, Darth Vader), Pottering (base from a book […]

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B2B Marketing: Memes, Everyone? (Part 1)

posted by Margaret Spencer on November 29, 2016

What is a Meme? The term “meme” was coined by Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book, The Selfish Gene. According to him, meme is a package of cultural concepts like regional sayings, fashion styles, and architectural trends. These phrases, styles, trends, concepts, and behaviors can be imitated and spread out to other cultures from the […]

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B2B Marketing: What Will Your Brand Archetype Be? (Part 6)

posted by Margaret Spencer on November 14, 2016

The Regular Guy or Gal Is an ego archetype and grouped under the “social” cardinal orientation. This archetype is also known as the good old boy, everyman, person next door, realist, working stiff,  solid citizen, good neighbor, the silent majority, advocate, everyperson, networker, and servant. They believe that “All men and women are created equal.” […]

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B2B Marketing: What Will Your Brand Archetype Be? (Part 5)

posted by Margaret Spencer on November 11, 2016

The Lover A soul archetype and has a “social” cardinal orientation. Also known as the partner, friend, intimate, enthusiast, sensualist, spouse, team-builder, companion, matchmaker, hedonist and romantic. Its mantra says “You’re the only one.” The lover is a figure that is passionate, sensual, intimate, romantic, warm, committed, idealistic and appreciative. They yearn for intimacy and […]

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B2B Marketing: What Will Your Brand Archetype Be? (Part 4)

posted by Margaret Spencer on November 10, 2016

The Hero With the ego as its type and as well as its cardinal orientation, hero is an archetype also known as the warrior, crusader, rescuer, superhero, soldier, dragon slayer, winner, team player, athlete, and liberator. This figure believes in the saying “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” and possesses a courageous, honorable, strong, […]

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B2B Marketing: What Will Your Brand Archetype Be? (Part 3)

posted by Margaret Spencer on November 8, 2016

The Caregiver Under the ego type with “social” as cardinal orientation. Also known as the saint, altruist, parent, helper, supporter, angel, guardian, Samaritan, and healer. A caregiver’s motto is “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Its characteristics are often associated with maternal roles; caring, nurturing, devoted, selfless, generous and compassionate. A caregiver’s goal is to help […]

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B2B Marketing: What Will Your Brand Archetype Be? (Part 2)

posted by Margaret Spencer on November 8, 2016

Introducing the Archetypes There are a countless number of archetypes. However, let’s zero in on the 12 classic master archetypes. These 12 represents the fundamental human motivations. Each type consists set of values, meanings and personality traits. Moreover, they are classified into three sets of four, that is, Ego, Soul, and Self. The types in […]

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B2B Marketing: What Will Your Brand Archetype Be? (Part 1)

posted by Margaret Spencer on November 3, 2016

What is an Archetype? The term “archetype” comes from the Greek words archein, which means “original or old”; and typos, which means “pattern, model or type.” The combined meaning is an “original pattern” of which all other similar persons, objects, or concepts are derived, copied, modeled, or emulated. Carl Gustav Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist, and […]

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