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Online Marketing—Inspired by Memes

You might have been among those who have been dreamily staring at Alex from Target because of his innate charms and irresistible baby face. He, along with other overnight internet sensations ranging from men, women, and grumpy cats, is considered to be a meme, an idea shared from person to person within a certain culture. In his case, the idea being shared is a “hot person in unexpected places”.

Memes, however, are usually misused, and marketers typically steer clear of them. One reason is because of their informality, because memes are generally funny, and marketers could not find a perfect spot to inject humor into their marketing strategies. Continue reading