Are you ignoring your greatest content creation resource today?

Employee advocacy

Every time I meet with a new company to talk about ramping up their content marketing efforts, the biggest challenge identified is being able to create enough content. So I ask about employees contributing content and if there is a process in place to welcome (and even reward) that? In 99 percent of cases, the…

TTAM – turn off automation on social

The Digital Conversationalist

Welcome to a new series I’ll write when inspired. TTAM = Things That Annoy Me and under this acronym I’ll be sharing ideas about what I believe you should not do on social media. Of course, you can completely ignore me if it doesn’t sit well with you, but this is what I believe. The…

I’ve lost my job, help me with my LinkedIn profile?

The Digital Conversationalist

I’m at the point where I could pay cash for a luxury dream holiday, anywhere in the world, if I was paid every time I got asked this question. Let’s talk straight. If you’ve lost your job and are only now thinking about your LinkedIn profile, you are completely missing the whole point of the…

Self-belief is the biggest inhibitor to building a personal brand

The Digital Conversationalist

I need to talk about this because it comes up every time I run a training session with business professionals, or in 1-2-1 conversations with senior executives. When discussing the core success strategies behind building a great personal brand, every time this sentiment is expressed… Why would anyone care what I have to say? I…

Asia Definitely Moved Beyond Why of Content Marketing to How

#content360sg

I enjoyed a great couple of days attending Content360 in Singapore last week, with ACMA as the Association Partner for the event. The 180-strong audience enjoyed case-study rich presentations from some of the world’s greatest brands, and I definitely agree with the general sentiment that Singapore (and Asia) has moved beyond the why of content…

Heart of content marketing success

The Digital Conversationalist

My greatest concern in 2016 is businesses becoming cynical about content marketing because it does not work. As was referenced in this article ‘Content Marketing – It’s Going to Get Weird’ by Joe Pulitzzi (the benevolent father of content marketing), the nay-sayers are definitely starting to rise, and yet, content marketing is the greatest opportunity…

Birth of a Blogger Pt 2: Why Are You Blogging?

Personal branding Asia

The second edition, with Dan and Jade. Enjoy and thanks for the great support on part one. Answer this key question, and you unlock the potential for your blog to lead you to your dream life. Novus Asia’s Andrea Edwards, Daniel Seifert and Jade Alphonsine Tuan discuss the concept that finding your core reason for…

The Digital Conversationalist due to be born

The Digital Conversationalist

Well that’s it. My last day at Novus Asia and what a wonderful opportunity it’s been to work with the team here. Fabulous people. Talented. Smart. Brilliant. And funny. It’s also definitely not goodbye as we plan to become partners moving forward, with Novus Asia doing what it’s brilliant at, and me doing my bit…

Birth of a Blogger Part 1: Finding Your Voice

Blogging tips

I loved doing this blog with Jade Alphonsine Tuan and Dan Seifert – enjoy! Hungry to start blogging but not sure where to begin? Our expert, Novus Asia’s director of content marketing and training, Andrea Edwards, walks assistant editor Daniel Seifert and client services manager Jade Alphonsine Tuan through the process in this first chapter…

Maybe Becoming an Influencer Shouldn’t be the Goal?

Personal branding

I had a wonderful opportunity to speak at Hootsuite’s #HootupSG Social Gurus Series: LinkedIn in Singapore recently. I enjoyed the evening immensely and the interaction with attendees afterwards was superb. So thank you Hootsuite for inviting me to speak. After the event was over, one lovely chap asked me about blogging. Should he? Where should…