Category: Facebook


As I have helped pioneer Internet Marketing in the US and globally since the mid 1990’s and even launched The Omnicom’s Groups (NYSE:OMC) first Digital Agency, Direct Partners in San Francisco in 1999 and I thought after my recent article entitled ‘TRUST REALLY MATTERS IN OUR DIGITAL AGE’ e.g. …

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During my career, I have been fortunate enough to work on amazing brands worldwide like: E*Trade, Weight Watchers, Coca-Cola, P&G, Unilever, Nestles, IBM, etc. – so I know that continuing to build and maintain strong brands MUST be a strategic priority.YES, character, ability, strength and truth are the keys to …

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Originally, the word ‘brand’ came from the Norse word “brandr” which meant, “to burn”. In the Middle Ages, farmers protected their livestock by “burning” a unique and identifying mark with a hot iron on their animals and livestock (and even in some cases on prisoners!). This form of identification was …

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Lessons from The Bay Way

With all the recent breaking news, stories and reports about: Facebook, Uber, Amazon, Google, YouTube, Alphabet, Twitter, Theranos, AirBNB, and Salesforce, I have often thought about all the massive changes in the marketplace in which we all operate these days. I have witnessed and experienced since I was involved in …

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Winning New Business in 2018

Having worked in the Advertising Industry since 1985, I thought I would take my crystal ball out, and reveal my thoughts on how to build a winning New Business Program in 2018 and beyond. A highly successful New Business program is critical for every agency, entrepreneur or Marketer in the …

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What is Influencer Marketing?

My definition is: ‘Influencer marketing is a form of marketing in which focus is placed on influential people rather than the target market as a whole. It identifies the individuals that have influence over potential buyers, and orients marketing activities around these influencers.’ Additionally, I would like to really define the …

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The Battle of Titans: Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple

  Having first moved to San Francisco in 1999, I can vividly recall the early days of Internet Marketing and Advertising. From the days of Amazon specializing in books, Google competing in the search engine space, Apple was a computer company and Facebook was kicking off at Harvard University. Those …

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Super Bowl 50: Facebook, Twitter Activity – Trends & Hot Topics

By Geoff De Weaver, CEO + Founder of Touchpoint Entertainment Inc.   What were the noteworthy trends, hot topics for Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016 hosted in the City of Santa Clara at the state-of-the-art Levi’s® Stadium? It was the greenest and most technologically advanced professional football …

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Creating & Leveraging One:One Relationships via Video and DRTV

By Geoff De Weaver, CEO + Founder Touchpoint Entertainment Inc. Despite YouTube and Facebook accelerating with video online, direct response TV (DRTV) is still under-valued and misunderstood despite years of use. But DRTV still gets amazing results can builds brands that generate huge amounts of revenue, customer loyalty and trust. …

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