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B2B Marketing: Memes, Everyone? (Part 1)

posted by Margaret Spencer on November 29, 2016

B2B Marketing: Memes, Everyone? (Part 1)

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 source. They aren’t bound by geographical location or cultural diversities and may alter over time to better suit particular types of users or local environments.

Today, memes are known as concepts, behaviors or ideas that spread on the Internet (Also called viral). It can take the form of stories, a simple word or phrase (e.g. an intentional misspelling), images, videos, audio, link, hashtag, an entire website—or a mixture of these—with the ultimate purpose of providing engaging messages to people around the world.

Memes in B2B Marketing and its Benefits

Memes are so rampant online and can be amazingly effective in PR and marketing that lots of marketers have made the move by including them into their digital marketing strategies. It was reported that B2B businesses who have tried engaging their existing and prospective business clients using a meme and then tying it back to a particular offer/promotion have been rewarded with an increase in engagement and lead generation. Other benefits of using memes include higher reach of new audiences, boost brand awareness and loyalty, attracts traffic, like, share comments, etc.—building strong social media presence and establish a connection in a real, emotional level with people. Moreover, memes are easy and cheap to create. Websites like memegenerator.net allow you to create one by choosing from popular memes and then customizing the text or you can upload a new one. They’re also popular. Infusing a stale or stagnant marketing strategy or your brand into these trending content can do wonders.

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Watch Out For These 6 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Scams! (Part  2)

posted by Margaret Spencer on November 21, 2016

Fake Business Websites Scammers create a fake business website where they offer popular products or services at great discounts or at unbelievably low prices. If you happen to come across such a website and get too excited with the offers, indiscriminately putting in your personal information like credit card details without checking if it’s a […]

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Watch Out For These 6 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Scams! (Part  1)

posted by Margaret Spencer on November 17, 2016

You just have to love Black Friday and Cyber Monday. With fantastic deals at low prices being offered, a good haul is in your hand’s reach. However, you’re not the only one feeling the love. Scammers are all hyped too. These two biggest shopping days of the year are one of their playgrounds, and you […]

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Protect Yourself from Phishing Emails this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

posted by Margaret Spencer on November 16, 2016

Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the two biggest shopping days of the year, is just around the corner and people are gearing up to snag great deals. Unfortunately, cyber criminals are gearing up too. They got tricks up their sleeves to maliciously exploit oblivious consumers. A strategy that is sure to be used in these […]

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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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