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New Digital Marketing Trends

Digital marketing has become a possibility and now they are being measured in terms of magnitude. There is a constant change in the digital marketing trends. Mobile phones have become a key part of our daily lives, so businesses have to take care of the mobile element of their business. Chatbots are also taking place in the world of technology. A new emerging trend is of Everything Videos. These are videos which contain description of everything that the customer would want to know. Companies take to social media platforms to engage in one to one chat with customers. Marketing is also done via influencers who have considerable level of influence over people. Read more at: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/305549

 

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Solutions to increase revenue opportunities

According to Chet homes only 3% of your target market is ready to buy. 7% of your target market is open to buying but not looking, 30%  of your market is comfortable with the status quo and 30% of your market believes they aren’t interested. They are focused on “trying” to hit that 3% of the market. If those leads that may or may not be part of the 3% of the market do not move forward, then you have a high cost for business growth. So, to capture the remaining 67% more opportunities one can 1.) Focus on relevance across all levels using an account based sales and marketing approach. 2.) Engage in marketing for sales alignment. 3.) Focus on breaking down the potential customer’s status quo. 4.) Don’t optimize content for social media engagement. 5.) Focus on lead validation and qualification.  Read more at: http://www.business2community.com/social-selling/get-67-revenue-opportunities-using-linkedin-not-just-leads-go-nowhere-01860895#YcRxV4RbbdiwtFWQ.97

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA HACKS FOR B2B COMPANIES TO REACH THE PEDESTAL OF SUCCESS

The author, Jason Parks (CEO of The Media Captain), has brilliantly put forth the idea of generating more money through social media strategies, as according to him social media can be one of the most effective marketing tools for B2B sectors. According to the author, following are the ways to an intelligent social media strategy, B2B companies can adopt: 1) Rather than using the old ways, social media can be used to connect with the prospective clients. 2) Resorting to creative ideas to end the email, for example: ending with a massage incorporating "P.S.", 3) Adopting unique promotional strategies for dissemination of articles and targetting the right audience 4) Using the popular social media platforms to directly approach the customers by direct messaging. Read more at https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/295649

 

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The easiest way to get desired job

Nowadays, finding a desired job is not easy, but with personal branding, one can find it easily. Personal branding is a term coined by Tom Peters, in his breakthrough article “ A Brand Called You”. Every person is unique in its own skills. There are a lot of reasons why understanding and building your own personal brand will help you achieve success in the future. Some of which are: 1.) Question yourself: Ask yourself  Who are you ? What are you? Once you start identifying the blocks that build your personality, you can find yourself standing out from the crowd. 2.)  Social media: In the  present era you need  not go out to search for a job. What you can do is maintain your social media. A lot of  business partners who are currently running their successful businesses had their first encounter with social media. Does anything get better than this? Read more at: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/295522

 

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Comparison between Facebook and YouTube

According to a comparative study, Facebook shows a lead of 110% over the last few months. Dominance of Facebook videos over social media continues to grow. 167000 profiles were examined by the social media analytics and it was found that 47% of those profiles used videos of some sort in their campaigns. The study also said that the 90% of them used Facebook’s native video tool, YouTube was preferred by 30% and 9% used other sources. Some videos on Facebook are shared 4.5 more times than YouTube. Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/facebook-videos-dominate-social-media/articleshow/57686077.cms?from=mdr

 

 

 

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The Link-Blogging & Social Media

Blogging and social media must coexist, complementing each other. The first step is that content should be of high quality but what if it has no viewers? To run a successful blog, one has to engage with the audience via social media and always interact. So, instead of pleasing others to share your blog, the trick is to find a piece of article/news which is performing well and all you need to do is improve it. It should be rich in content. You must find your own way to improve one's digital strategy. Read more at: https://hellboundbloggers.com/articles/blogging-social-media-intertwines/65003/

 

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Guidelines for posting on social media

Nowadays, social media has become a central part of CRM. So, good posts in social media have gained its importance. An organization must be active on social media to recognition, which will in turn help them in selling their product. It also creates value for your followers. This article article link discusses about some important guidelines for posting on the social media. Read more at: http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/insidecrm/ten-rules-for-social-media-posts-75929

 

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Ways To Ensure Successful Marketing Campaign

Social media is inextricably related to almost every aspect of daily life. It has changed the  communicate mode, how we exchange information, and how we take decisions. Instead of looking up to television for news and entertainment, audiences now tend to look to Facebook and Twitter to learn about the world around them; in lieu of reading magazine articles about where to shop, eat, and vacation, consumers now seek out recommendations from YouTubers, Instagrammers, and Snapchat stars.

In response to these trends, influencer marketing has increasingly replaced traditional forms of advertising as one of the most effective ways to reach online audiences. Despite the growing popularity of this kind of marketing, however, many marketers are still unsure how to leverage the influence of social media stars to develop, launch, and measure effective influencer marketing campaigns. These days, launching first influencer marketing campaign can seem like an inhuman task, especially for marketers who have never worked with social media stars before. Hence, we will break the process into ten manageable steps to help companies navigate the complexities and avoid some of the common pitfalls associated with influencer marketing campaigns:


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http://www.business2community.com/marketing/10-steps-launching-influencer-marketing-campaign-01705413#ERQ6R9yjcB12qcro.99

 

 

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Reach Out to The Global Customers!

In order to have an extensive customer base, inclusive of people from all over the world you need to check how efficiently you manage one of the most difficult tasks of targeting the right group of new consumers. When you know you are the lucky one to take birth in digital era, then be luckier and use it to sell information and subscription to the world. Sometimes staying quiet might help so please do not engage in any sort of politics over social media, which relates to the sentiments of your customers. This goes without saying, appear in all major social platforms and avoid the smaller ones. Boosting about the quality you provide accompanied by strong testimonials might help you to draw attention of the new customers. Read more at: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/279226

 

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Facebook Is Becoming The New Travelogue For Indians.

Facebook Is Becoming The New Travelogue For Indians.

What is more welcoming than a holiday tour after months of work! And when it comes to travelling, being online is a must. According to a survey conducted, 9200 travelers across 31 countries loves to be on social media while on the go. We Indians, especially love Facebook while travelling because a tour is incomplete without some lovely memories posted online. Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/social/Indians-love-to-use-Facebook-when-travelling-Survey/articleshow/53093894.cms

 

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The Field of Marketing is Becoming a Life Size Molecular Reactor!

The Field of Marketing is Becoming a Life Size Molecular Reactor!

The field of marketing is always under change. One of the biggest examples is the launch and rising of social media over the years. While change is constant and cannot be constrained, marketers should keep in mind certain facts while dealing with change. They should remove the constraints that prevent them from altering their methods and processes. The marketers should focus on the big picture rather just on advertising and marketers who wants to have success dealing with change needs to be willing to devote time to monitoring the latest industry trends. Read more at: http://www.business2community.com/marketing/3-tips-successfully-implementing-change-marketing-01573120#kIyEgm26ljqt3lqD.97

 

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How nonprofits can use social media to reach their full potential

Social media is an important tool for nonprofits to tell their story, interact with supporters, reach their audience, and ultimately, to get results. Nonprofits can enhance their goals through social media by some simple steps such as choosing the correct audience based on a combination of demographic data and information about individual members, choosing the right networks where their target audience is more active and developing a balanced strategy of the content that is most appealing to their audience and encourage them to participate in their cause. Read more at:  http://www.socialmediatoday.com/marketing/3-ways-nonprofits-can-use-social-media-best-advantage

 

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Some important tips on social media advertising

Advertising is an important factor to bring new customers to your business. It will be a smart decision to get involved in social media advertising for your business because every person is spending a lot of time on social media every day. Sahail Ashraf (An award-winning writer and content marketer) writes an article about how beginners should start their social media advertising. Read more at:

http://www.business2community.com/social-media/beginners-guide-social-media-advertising-01500346#Ooeus2bi5wg5BpMP.97

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The Boon of Social Media for School Students

The Boon of Social Media for School Students

Many cities around the world are building new social media guidelines for students in the age group of 12. These guidelines serve as a companion for the age group of 13. For the 13+ guidelines, the teens wanted them in infographic form. They wanted the district to recognize that students are using social media for academic and career success and respect their use of these platforms. Preteens, on the other hand, prefer to have the guidelines in an activity book format. These guidelines are helping teachers and parents become comfortable with using social media. Teachers tested them on students and the students were pleased with the results. Read more at: http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.in/2016/05/stop-fighting-social-media-start.html

 

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Cia monitoring the social media

CIA is getting serious about monitoring social media and with their venture capital In-Q-Tel investing in high-tech companies, they want to ensure that they remains on top of the latest and greatest technology breakthroughs and advancements. For example Geofeedia, which collects and analyzes geo-tagged posts on social networks like twitter and Instagram which the actual used to track news events in real-time.

To know more, please read the article written by YONI HEISLER (writer at bgr.com) -: http://bgr.com/2016/04/18/cia-surveillance-social-media-in-q-tel/

 

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Which is the most liked app among teens?

 

According to recent study, snapchat is the most popular app among teenagers in US. A survey on 6500 teens in US to see what their opinion about the most important social network, 

# 28% voted for Snapchat 

# 27 % voted for Instagram which is a very close call

Leaving the rest for twitter and facebook. The study shows that teens tend to be more interested in viewing pictures and videos rather than text-focused media seen on Twitter and Facebook . Snapchat introducing things like Snapchat Discover and debuting live coverage at the Oscars,  as well as the popular face swapping feature and constantly adding new filters for images makes it interesting while other apps failed to do that. 

To know more, please read the article by written by Kelen Beck (Tech news reporter intern at Mashable)  -: http://mashable.com/2016/04/14/snapchat-teens-winner/#nxajcWykJSqm

 

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A week without social media

What if we tell you that staying away from social media for a week will benefit more than workout or even swimming. At least an independent study says it’s true. Here are some thing you must try to avoid anxiety, depression and health hazards caused by social media -:

# Try to be on bed without your phone -: lesser will be the contact with your phone, happier you will be.

# Workout to tone your body and to be fit 

# Learn how to be alone - We are constantly connected to social media which create an illusion that we are never alone but it’s important to take some time for yourself. 

To Know more , please read the article written by FlockU in The Huffington post - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/i-quit-social-media-for-a_b_9627574.html?section=india

 

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How social media is changing the Middle East

Middle East Asian countries are being stereotyped as conservative countries but with changing times and technologies evolving, such thoughts will soon be a myth. Iranian youngsters are helping their mother land for the tourist who visiting by showing warm, fun and defiant reality of everyday life in their country. They are using social media to connect with people. This is helping local vendors as well as art museums and exhibits to put attract visitors. You  can easily guess by this figure that Iran has close to 45,000 Facebook members and has branched out to Tumblr, Instagram and Telegram Messenger social media is becoming an integral part of Iranian culture.

To know more, please read the article by Gus Serendip ( Writer at The Guardian) -: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/apr/19/exploring-iran-travels-facebook-instagram-couchsurfing

 

 

 

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How B2B can use social media

Social media has emerged as the best sailing ship of all time and now B2B companies are also using to social media to position themselves in this competitive market. Here are some tips on how B2B companies can take the most out of social media -:

# Creating valuable content -: Content is king and keeping in mind content should be taken care the most. Developer should create good content and tag prospect customer.

# Focus on brand identity -: Companies should focus on sales or conversion but they need to  present the content in a way that’s meaningful to customers and prospects.

To know more please read the article written by The Young Entrepreneur Council in Small Business trends - : http://smallbiztrends.com/2016/04/b2b-social-media-tips.html

 

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How to answer all queries in social media

Social media is important to every business and relationship with customers. According to a research customer's expect to get a response through social media got doubled since 2013 and still 7 out of 8 messages to companies go unanswered for 72 hours. Customers want all their queries to be answered which include marketing information and customer service which marketing managers are not trained to answer. To solve this query teams need to be cross functional and follow these steps -: • Develop a social care team which can address all social information effectively and efficiently

• Create brand guidelines for standards, tone, and style of social media communication

• Assign specific employees from each department to social media tasks

To know more, please read the article written by Keith A. Quesenberry ( writer at Harvard Business Review ) -: https://hbr.org/2016/04/social-media-is-too-important-to-be-left-to-the-marketing-department

 

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