Tag: Messaging

Scoot Off Message?

Scoot Airlines

I’ve been part of a very interesting discussion about newsjacking on LinkedIn today – see links for an explanation of Newsjacking. Essentially, on the back of disgraced Briton’s (Anton Casey) horrible social media comments that went viral world-wide last week, Scoot thought it would be a good idea to offer a flight deal to Perth –…

Messaging my Own Company – a Lesson Learned

Messaging and positioning, defining a company story, mission statement, vision statement

Since launching SAJE in 2006, I’ve gone through a few messaging revamps. I haven’t done this because I got it “wrong” in the early days, I quite simply started out focused on one area – messaging and positioning. But I’ve come to the conclusion that you can’t work full time on this – there just…

Softbank 30 Year Vision – An Asian Lesson

SoftBank Logo

SoftBank Corporation is a Japanese headquartered telecommunications and Internet corporation, with operations in broadband, fixed-line telecommunications, e-commerce, Internet, finance, and much much more. Established in Japan in 1981, its market capitalization in 2011 was more than US$43 billion. It’s a global player and recently gained the media spotlight with its 70 percent acquisition of US telco…

Facebook Corporate Values

Facebook logo

I’ve been undertaking extensive research on corporate values across companies all over the world – large and small. This is for an ebook I’m putting together on messaging, and while I have no idea where I’ll publish it just yet, it’s been a really interesting process contrasting and comparing the biggest brands in the world…

How Many Characters for Social Media Business Pages?

characters allowed on social media business pages

I’ve just spent a great deal of time researching the number of characters allowed on the business pages for the significant social media sites. I have been looking for content limits for the “About” section, and while this is not the only opportunity to tell your story on a profile page – with headings and banners…

Anyone Know Someone who Works at Apple?

A quick blog today – phew huh? I’m wondering if someone can make an introduction, just because I want to be 100 percent sure I’m sharing the right information? You see, the majority of searches that land on my site are interested in understanding things like the difference between a vision and mission statement, so…

Toys “R” Us Asia Pacific – Vision and Mission – Really?

I’ve been struggling with ‘Toys “R” Us’ in Singapore recently. It’s a place I have to visit on a regular basis – not just because I have two young sons, but also because Singapore is one of those places where you are constantly invited to kids’ birthday parties and as such, there are always presents…

Mission Statements – World’s Top 10 Brands

Continuing the discussion on mission statements (the most searched content on this blog), the world’s top 100 brands were recently announced by Millward Brown. Now in its 7th year, the 2012 Top 100 Global Brandz saw Apple retaining its number one position, with IBM in 2nd place, pushing Google out to 3rd. As before, the…

Are Corporate Values Important?

I took my sons to Ben & Jerry’s for an ice-cream treat at the end of school term. I think it’s a phenomenal business, really standing by what it represents and I’m sure it’s one of the rare corporations actively supporting “Occupy Wall Street.” It’s a company that constantly promotes what it stands for in…