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Book review – Leading Digital

Leading Digital : George Westerman   Didier Bonnet     Ndrew McAfee

The beginning: Are you ready?

And to add the conclusive words bring stark reality: we ain’t seen nothing yet. The barrage of technology will be so prolific that they will enter and reshape the business world.  Moore’s Law as central drumbeat of digital future says it all.

The authors focus on big companies, in industries from finance to manufacturing to pharmaceuticals. Succeeding companies are addressed by authors as Digital Masters who are 26 percent more profitable than average industry competitors, generate 9 percent more revenue with existing capacity and drive more efficiency in their existing products and processes. Read the rest of this entry »

HOW TO CREATE ORIGINAL AND EFFECTIVE ONLINE EXPERIENCE?

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The dominance of online promotion of business, digital marketing, and social media services has become indispensable in the present era. The 2017 digital marketing trends report made by Consultancy and Adobe looked for an answer to the question that what is the single most exciting opportunity business team would like to avail? And guess what? Most of them brought light to the improvement of the customer experience. The customer experience and the online experience go hand in hand. When the marketing team posts something on their website or social media platform, the first thing they think about is how the viewers are going to perceive it. Their focus is centered upon the experience the viewers are supposed to enjoy. Only after looking at your website through the viewer’s eyes you can know what’s important and what not. Thus, to help you offer an original and effective online experience to the website visitors, here are some of the golden hints you need to take. Read the rest of this entry »

Big Data

Book Review Big Data Review by Madhuri Lele

BIG DATA : A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think
by Victor Mayer – Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier

If the title and tag line is not captivating enough for a reader to pick up the ‘BIG DATA’ summing by Wall Street Journal will facilitate it for sure: ‘No other book offers such an accessible and balanced tour of the many benefits and downsides of our continuing infatuation with data’.
Monosyllabic by Observer ‘Fascinating’ and Financial Times ‘An excellent primer’ will make the decision of picking it up a lot easier too!

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Social Media Influencers and their Evolution

Socia Media Influencer: Jennie

Every brand requires a means to reach out to larger audience. Creating brand awareness is not just a onetime phase. It is a continuous effort to evolve and build a permanent subconscious seat in the minds of their target audience. One of the time-tested methods is the use of an influencer.

An influencer is typically a popular personality with a high reputation. The influencer endorses a brand or product by way of word of mouth, articles, social media and promotional campaigns. The influencer then becomes associated with the brand’s identity and helps in increasing its trustworthiness. Just as brands grow, it is important for the influencer to evolve along with the brand. A social media influencer is a person who is portrayed to be an expert at influencing audiences via social media. There are spcialized professional who take care of influencer marketing in an organization.

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Influencer – review : interesting read and useful

Influencer: Kerry Patterson * joseph Grenny * David Maxfield* Ron McMillan * Al Switzler

As the title suggests the book takes a reader through a fascinating journey by authors as they meet seemingly insignificant, quiet but tenacious people, obviously ‘Influencers’ who solved world-sized problems in world-class ways. And they have moved beyond ‘Serenity Trap’ as per the well-known prayer: Every day you ask for the serenity to accept the things you cannot change, the courage to change the things you can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

The book begins with the promise that problems, challenges can be solved if one has the skill that enables people to act differently. The comprehensive search reveals that a small group of tenacious gurus has been able to achieve everything from eradicating diseases, hardened criminals and drug addicts eventually becoming productive citizens, eliminating gender discrimination to turning around the companies. Read the rest of this entry »

11 key trends of digital marketing industry in 2016

The year 2015 left several marks for us in the technological and digital domain such as preference towards big data by companies. Companies were massively dealing with analytics regarding sales, search activity and site interactions. Technological trends like growth of personalized advertising due to the presence of apps with a good User Interface design (UI) were experienced. Progressing of these factors will be a possibility in future along with the following trends. Thus, the phase of technology and digital marketing is developing at a greater pace than before.

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Why Social Media Presence Is Essential for Online Companies? – Guest Post

Questioning on the importance of social media presence is equivalent to questioning on the relevance of having a marketing strategy for a growing business. The need for social media presence is inevitable if you want to develop your business. While internet has shrunk the world, it has increased the competition to your business. You are not fighting anymore with your neighborhood businesses; you are in the ring fighting big global names. Hence, it is essential that you have a strong social media presence so that you stay connected. Let us see why social media presence plays a dominant role to enhance your business.

Be Identified

It is no use if you are in business and people do not know what you are dealing with. It is not a 007 type of work that demands you work without others being aware of it. If you intend to stay in business, you need to create product awareness and the best way to do is to have a strong social media presence. Let people become familiar with your name so that they identify your product when they see it and as you go stronger, they will be able to recall your product when they look to purchase. Read the rest of this entry »

These are the 10 things i would do inorder to manange a fanpage …

1) Firstly would be attracting fans mainly because the more the better it is to interact

2) After getting the fans which will build up subsequently i will focus on the content of the fanpage

3) The content of the fanpage should be such that people should feel like commenting on it ,

For eg : which were the first 3 songs did you listen on your i pod this morning etc etc…

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SMM Campaign we love – Ford Fiesta

A majority of business outlets are recognizing the role of social media in today’s net-ridden world. The much talked about Ford’s Fiesta campaign is an apt example of this trend.

What they did was simple: Their experiment was about inviting 100 “social agents” (members of the public) to drive and review Fiesta for six months, and share their experience with the world. They had them promote the car through different social media sites, including Twitter, YouTube and blogs.

For the Fiesta Movement campaign, Ford organized the World’s Largest Tweetup by bringing together friends and family of the selected test drivers. Also, the Guinness Book of Records has marked this as the World’s Largest Tweetup.

The main touch-point of the campaign was the Fiesta Movement website, which serves as some sort-of aggregator that gathers the different content being produced on the different pages the agent’s author. On the Fiesta movement website, one can track missions, watch videos produced and read more about the agents.

Many social media commentators agree that this campaign was a huge success. The 700 videos produced by the agents have generated 6.5 million views on YouTube, and there have been more than 3.4 million impressions of Fiesta Movement on Twitter. Even photos taken by the agents have been viewed more than 670,000 times.

More first hand experiences on this blog.

Do’s and Dont’s of SMM marketing

Social media has indeed changed the face of marketing. Radio, TV, and print ads move over – online interaction is the way of the future. However there are a few pointers any new startup should keep mind –

* Start with a proper plan, not tactics
* Grow your customer base quickly
* Set specific goals
* Welcome participation, feedback and co-creation
* Connect with customers easily
* Benefit from word-of-mouth advertising
* Actively participate in online forums and air your views
* Don’t feed readers a sales pitch; let the user community decide how great the product is

And, what should be best avoided –
* Do not be pushy or overtly ‘salesy’ in messaging and communications
* Don’t broadcast useless information on social media sites
* Avoid being fake in any way
* Above all, remember that social media is about the C’s: Conversation, Connections, Community, Consumer, Collaboration and Content.

From blogging, news aggregation to social networking and Twitter presence, if you invest time wisely in social media, the rewards will be readily visible.

Trust factor is another aspect that makes viral marketing powerful. Which is more likely to influence whether or not you buy a product, a friend recommending the product or a marketer telling you to buy the product? The answer is obvious– your friend holds more influence.