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How to Build Content for Your Ecommerce Business

How to Build Content for Your Ecommerce Business

Organic search is one of the primary drivers of traffic for most ecommerce businesses. And, over time, the content you provide those searchers can become a powerful source of conversions, too. But search engine optimization — or SEO — requires a long-term perspective. The content you publish and the strategies you implement today won’t necessarily lead to explosive results tomorrow. Nevertheless, if you ever decide to sell your business, building your content archive helps you prepare for that eventuality. Content, [...]

Ramadan Rush : Ramadan Marketing Strategies Without forgetting the spirit of the season

In approximately a month from now, the Muslim calendar will enter the month of Ramadan. Ramadan 2017, will take place starting May 26th and end June 25th, 2017. The Eid Al-Fitr will take place after this period. Ramadan marks a month of austerity for observant Muslims. Abstaining from food or water from sunrise to sunset, families gather at night to break their fast — and many people stay awake until the early morning, relaxing and shopping both at brick-and-mortar [...]

Digital Marketing Agency

5 Tips for Finding the Best Digital Marketing Agency for Your Business

As the CEO of a boutique Digital Marketing Agency, I am often asked my opinion on all things relating to my field. Frequently, I am solicited for my expertise regarding how to find and select the best digital marketing agency for businesses of all sizes. Now, of course, I’m going to be a bit biased, but, in all honesty, my own digital marketing company is not always going to be the best for every business. It is imperative to find [...]

Why Your Digital Marketing Strategy is a Failure

On My Marketing Manager, the vast majority of our clients are entrepreneurs, VSEs and SMEs – like more than 90% of companies in India. Like most of these companies, they do not have a marketing department, let alone digital marketing, and they do not have anyone dedicated to that. It is not that they are not interested in the universe of digital obviously! As with all sectors of the economy – or almost – the digital transformation has shaken [...]

Influencer Marketing

How Influencer Marketing Moves Beyond Raising Awareness

One of the biggest challenges in social-media marketing is making a direct connection between social activities and the point of sale. For the most part, social and influencer marketing are largely considered awareness-raising tactics, so effectiveness is usually measured using three main metrics: reach, impressions and engagement. However, from awareness to familiarity and consideration, consumers at different stages of the purchase journey regularly interact with influencer content. Therefore, by working with social-media stars, brands are able to influence consumer decision-makings [...]

Discover Your Talents and Use Them to Make Money

Discovering our natural talents can be quite difficult. This is why there are experts whose work is discovering the talents of other people. One of them is Luther Ragsdale, talent researcher and real estate coach who offers three key ways through which you can discover your talents. I hope that they will be sufficiently interesting for you and will help you discover tour real talents because each of us possesses them. What you admired as a child? Take two minutes and [...]

Twitter says Vine users’ emails and phone numbers were exposed for a day, but weren’t misused

Twitter is Vine users of a bug that exposed their email addresses and, in some cases, phone numbers to third parties. It’s also advising affected users to be cautious about any emails from unknown senders as a result. The company says the bug was only active for 24 hours before being patched, and doesn’t believe that the data was misused in any way, at this time. To be clear, Twitter was not hacked nor is this considered a data breach [...]

Effective Social Media Marketing

6 Must-Do’s for Effective Social Media Marketing

A lot of businesses do social media marketing wrong. They hear everyone screaming, “You must have a social media presence,” but what that entails isn’t always spelled out correctly. Social media marketing should be effective and affordable, and when done correctly, it can help scale businesses of all sizes. Just like with traditional channels such as television commercials, radio spots and print ads, your results are going to be minimal at best if you broadcast your message to the wrong [...]

How Visual Content Impacts Your Social Media Presence

How Visual Content Impacts Your Social Media Presence

Establishing a good social media presence is nowadays essential in all lines of work. The simple underlying reason is the fact that in combination, these networks count billions of users, that is, potential customers. Creating appropriate content involves a lot of creativity and it is necessary to rely on visual content to attract more visitors. Continually working on visual content is a very demanding task. It is important to change your mindset about spending money on visual designs and see [...]

Cultural blunders : Brands gone wrong

Marketers create more brand blunders than one would think, and these blunders can cause brands a lot of harm. Some of them, if they are lucky, escape with just a touch of public ridicule and shaming. Oftentimes, the advertising, marketing, and PR agencies come out unscathed, but the brand can sometimes take years to recover. Attempts to create globally consumed brands, or regionally consumed brands throughout AsiaPac, have proved challenging. Changing a product to cater for local needs or [...]

A Spike in IoT has Merchants Seeking Tylenol

The widespread use of the Internet of Things (IoT) is systematically impacting worldwide growth in online transactions, and research from underscores that this trend shows no signs of waning. This compounding growth in connected devices and their use in online transactions has created new challenges for merchants trying to stay compliant with a complex web of global ecommerce regulations that vary by country and state. As merchants bear the burden of regulatory compliance, they need to be able to [...]

Analysing JD.com’s moves into retail space

The move by ecommerce platform JD to penetrate rural China through physical stores is a fascinating one. For those who missed it, JD announced in March it plans to open 10,000 home appliance stores across China via a franchise model. This aggressively expands a strategy that has to date seen the company open 1,700 in rural areas covering 450,000 villages in total. A month after another statement came, saying JD was to establish more than 1 million convenience [...]

branding

The 6 Biggest Branding Errors Most Startups Make

Branding is an imperative central foundation to any marketing strategy. Serving as the aggregate component of your company identity, your brand is often responsible for formulating first impressions, building familiarity in the public, growing your reputation, and ultimately, securing the long-term loyalty of your customers. Without that core identity, your company is virtually indistinguishable from your competitors, and even with a solid business model, it’s unlikely that your customer acquisition and retention programs will succeed. Branding is perhaps most significant [...]