Did you ever think that swiping on dating apps could teach you some tips and tricks on how to market your business? They seem like two very different things, things that have no relation at all. That’s where you’re wrong. Thanks to technology, the landscape of dating has transformed quite a bit just like traditional marketing has evolved and digitised.
Large (legacy) corporates have woken up to the value that data analytics can create for them. While large organisations in the US and to some extent in Europe saw this opportunity a while back, Asian corporates have been behind in the use of data to solve customer pain points, develop new products, build new customer experiences, and drive value from existing customers.
Unless you are in a country where WhatsApp is banned, you will rarely find someone who isn’t using the app for their day-to-day communication. Whether it’s a quick message to be sent to your mother or a meeting location to be shared with your colleague, WhatsApp is your go to app on the phone.
Recently, Google slipped its biggest announcement in the last 20 years into a deceptively simple blog post.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” — Charles Darwin.
In my previous blog post, I shared 5 forces that dictate any digital strategy. The first and most powerful out of the 5 were the Buyers a.k.a. prospective clients. They want all the possible information about the services/products to make an informed choice about the vendor but at the same time, are hesitant to give out adequate information over the phone or at the first contact.
In the last year, there has been numerous articles about how the growth of retail stores in malls is hindered because of the rise in e-commerce as well as the changes in consumer behavior, with the most prominent example being shops along Orchard road.
With the recent changes to Facebook’s algorithm and the platform essentially becoming a pay-to-play environment for marketers, the age of question how branding vs performance marketing has been a highly heated discussion among not only my clients but others in the digital industry once again. Here are my thoughts on the subject.