The Origin of Hashtags and their role in the upcoming Web 3.0

The Web is evolving very rapidly and in a fascinating way into a semantic Web, in which search engines will converge and “machines” will be able to analyze and index feelings: real time. Initially an idiosyncrasy of Twitter, hashtags have quickly become a symbol not only of what is trendy among the youth population, but also of what is current …

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The Brand Journalism model of Value Co-Creation

In this post I will share a simple model that will help you understand the most important aspects that a company should take into consideration to proactively manage a brand by building a value co-creation process online with its consumers. It is inspired by the brand journalism term originally coined by Larry Light in 2004. Larry Light declared that mass …

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The Origin of Brand Advertising

In the last decades of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, manufacturers started making use of advertising and representatives in order to avoid the power of the wholesale traders. One of the first advertising agencies was founded in New York in 1864 as Carlton and Smith, an advertising broker buying and selling space in the popular religious …

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The Origin of Brand Management

As more brands appeared within same market sectors while competition within categories increased, managing the creation of ads and resulting images was not enough. It is said that in 1931, Neil McElroy changed marketing forever when he wrote the classic memo at Procter and Gamble (P&G), which lead to the creation of the discipline of brand management (Aaker, Joachimsthaler, 2000; …

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