I had the opportunity to fly to Bangkok on a Thursday afternoon to participate in a panel discussion on Digital Trends vs. Social Media. The event, Digital Thai | Digital Asia (DTDA), was an initiative organised by Adcamie to bring together industry partners to talk about digital happenings in Thailand & the region. It was a humbling experience, sharing a stage with some of the industry's best and brightest.
This post summarizes insights derived from keynotes and panel discussions at the Mumbrella 360 Conference #M360Asia. Reading time: 8-10 minutes.
2016 was an interesting year for social media.
It’s the year that Snapchat emerged out of the shadows, evolved into Snap Inc. and created a new segment of wearables while everyone else got busy copying them. Instagram became more like Snap and suddenly filters and ‘Stories’ became the rage. Facebook started the year with 'Live' coming to personal profiles, but was highly criticised over its handling of fake news. Through all this, Twitter remained struggling and has failed to make a turnaround.
You’re active on Twitter, but you have just 50 followers
You have over 1,000 Twitter followers but just don’t know what to tweet
You think 140 characters are too less - how can you express your thoughts with a word limit?!
Luxury brands can be described with two words – exclusive and premium. When we think about social media, what comes to mind is reaching the widest and most relevant audience possible, at little or no cost. There is therefore a misconception that luxury brands should not advertise on social media, lest it dilutes the brand.
It's 2017 and inbound marketing continues to be the most effective strategy that digitally-invested align themselves to. Towards the end of 2016, HubSpot released its annual 'State of Inbound' report, which you can view here.
Tomorrow is your wife’s birthday. You want to order her a cake and some flowers. Needless to say, the first thing that comes to mind is to go straight to Google and search for options. This is regardless of whether you finally make the purchase online or offline. Today, people are becoming more conscious of the price at which they buy a product/service, therefore spending a lot more time online researching what they wish to buy.