The power & effectiveness of new media by HDW!

2 02 2011

The power & effectiveness of new media!

… 2011 started smoothly but this year will go extremely fast before finally covering the past 2 hard financial year …

This is the year of digital marketing and media to promote your brand with help of experiential action. Please read the few post below as it will demonstrate why and feel free to have a browse at the new trendy pix from our website partners.

HDW!





2011 digital marketing trends > Smart Insights Digital Marketing

2 02 2011

2011 digital marketing trends

2011 update – predictions in key areas of Internet marketing

Since this post has been popular and we’ve been learning from what others have been saying as we enter 2011, we’ve also created a series of posts giving our recommendations on strategies you could consider for your 2011 marketing. To make them more useful we give links through to other recommendations and where you can get started. We have top tactics for 2011 for:

11 trends in Internet marketing for 2011

In my review, I’ll focus on the trends that matter based on a roundup of some of the major developments in 2010 and some ideas on how best to respond to these in 2011.

Trends 1 through 6 are relatively new opportunities for companies to exploit approaches in digital marketing which have only been exploited well by the few. Trends 7 to 11 are challenges and headaches for marketers which must be managed to be successful. They’re in rough order of importance for the average organisation (if there is such a thing) in my opinion.

As always, I’m interested to hear what you think. What I’ve missed or where the emphasis is wrong?

Trend 1 Content / engagement strategy

We all know that “Content is King” was the mantra through the 1990s and then “Context was Queen”. Today we realise that exceptional content is the key to acquiring customers through search engine optimisation and social media as part of inbound marketing. It’s also essential to keep customers engaged with a brand via different touchpoints like the website, “social outposts”, email marketing and apps.

And of course, it’s not just text content, video content, podcasts, apps all to match all preferences. It’s been good to see increased attention on content strategy in 2010 with several new books on the topic. Since I believe it’s so important to success online, that’s why it’s Number 1.

Takeaway: Develop and refine your content strategy to compete effectively in your category.

Trend 2 Digital Marketing Optimisation

In the beginning there was search engine optimisation, then conversion rate optimisation and social media optimisation (hate that term). The analytical tools available to digital marketers enable analysis and optimisation of performance as provided by many agencies in these fields. Integration of toolsets through APIs and XML feeds has supported the growth of a rich set of free and paid tools. See the Google Analytics Application Gallery for the wealth of tools available.

Takeway: Put in place processes and resources to support optimisation. Harness the free and paid tools to support analysis and automation.

Trend 3 Right Touching

Our prospects and customers increasingly use multiple channels when selecting products and services switching between digital media and traditional media. So it’s important to understand their preferences and facilitate switching from print to online and vice versa.

Since outbound contacts are still vital in selecting the right print or email message frequency and message according to position in the lifecycle helps repeat sales. Smart companies have developed an automated email lifecycle with the right business rules to maximise engagement and sale.

Takeaway: Refine and automate your contact strategies to support right touching requires investment in integrated contact strategies project upfront which is why many haven’t implemented yet.

Trend 4 Social media marketing

You may have heard of this… People don’t go online to “surf the web” today, they “Facebook”. Every company needs a Facebook strategy and the right resources to manage it unless their brand is so badly perceived it will do more harm than good. Nestle? For other companies, B2B? Twitter may be more important. We’ll look at some examples that show that success in an individual social media is achieved by understanding what you want to achieve from each channel, a clear idea of the value proposition and then resourcing it to deliver. But it’s underpinned by having the right content and touch strategies to integrate with other channels.

Takewaway: Decide on the priorities for your different social presences, for example using our digital marketing radar and again resource and review to make effective

Trend 5 The resurgence of display advertising

Resurgence may be overstating it but many companies have found the newer remarketing and retargeting options available through established ad networks and Google’s new Adwords Remarketing feature effective. Using weighted attribution studies can also help establish the value of the display advertising halo effect.

Takeaway: Review this recent Comscore whitepaper showing the most effective forms of display advertising.

Trend 6 Mobile Strategy

The growth in use of Apple App store has been phenomenal, increasing by several billions of downloads in 2010. Meanwhile other handset manufacturers are achieving success with apps, although Apple still has over two thirds of the market by download. See my post about mobile app strategy which summarises the growth and the options of app strategy.

Trend 7 Googlization

In many countries, including the UK Google still drives the majority of traffic or it should if you get your SEO and PPC right. It’s increasingly important for generating awareness and display through the new Googled Display (formerly content) network too which in 2010 saw remarketing added. Google is so important for most pureplays that you could say you need a specific “Google Strategy”. A Google strategy requires an intimate understanding of your online marketplace or ecosystem. Oftentimes partnering, PR and contextual advertising can help you by thinking beyond your own SERPs position.

There is even a book on Googlization out in 2011.

Trend 8 Online channel integration

With growth of importance of social media channels it has been suggested that email marketing is dead or less relevant. My belief is the two work best in an integrated way. To get ideas on the best strategies to achieve this I recommend signing up to Social Email Marketing.

Trend 9 Touchpoint attribution

Since online conversion to sale may occur over several site visits, it’s important to analyse and attribute sale to all of the channels that contributed, not just the last click. Online marketers have been grappling with this for a long time, but in 2010 these cases show that more companies got on top of this.

Takeaway: See this attribution case study for an idea of what’s required.

Trend 10 Privacy wars

Many of the keys to success online have a dirty secret – they rely on cookies. From Google Analytics to Remarketing to on-site personalisation, persistent cookies are needed to track and target behaviour.

But the media are intent on scaring consumers about threats to their privacy so unless marketers take action we’re going to lose some of the greatest benefits of online medias which will negatively effect marketers.

Trend 11 Digital marketing = Marketing?

We can no longer call digital media new now. With an increasing amount of media consumption and media spend migrating online, some are suggesting we don’t need a separate discipline of digital marketing, we don’t need separate digital strategies, but integration is the name of the game. What do you think?





Trend Briefing covering 11 CRUCIAL CONSUMER TRENDS FOR 2011

2 02 2011

Another year, another roller coaster of threats and opportunities. We tend to focus on the latter as, amidst currency wars and defaulting nations, there are more opportunities than ever for creative brands and entrepreneurs to deliver on changing consumer needs. From Brazil to Belgium. No rest for the wicked!

Before we get started…

As this is all about trends, and as ‘trends’ still can mean everything from ‘Ageing populations in Central-Europe’ to ‘Spring 2012’s skirt lengths’, we need to clarify that:

  • We’re tracking consumer trends. Not macro trends. Well, actually, we do track those, but don’t publish them. So, for 2011’s ‘geo-political-environmental macro picture’ check out sources such as McKinsey’s Global Institute and Global Trends.
  • Obviously, trends don’t just ’emerge’ on 1 January or end on 31 December. Professionals craving Top Eleven lists is something we gladly cater for, but all trends are constantly evolving, and all of the content below is one way or another already happening. Major consumer trends are more like currents than one-time killer waves.
  • We’re also not saying there are only 11 consumer trends to track in 2011; there are dozens of important consumer trends worth knowing about and applying at any given time of the year. We merely bring you a selection to get going. If you crave more, do check out other trend firms’ lists or purchase our Premium service, which includes an exclusive, 100+ slide/page 2011 Trend Report highlighting 60+ trends..
  • All of the above means that many trends we’ve highlighted over the last years will still be as important next year as the ones we discuss in this briefing. From MATURIALISM to BRAND BUTLERS.
  • Oh, and none of these trends apply to all consumers.
  • Last but not least, trend watching is about applying. About innovations. It’s hands-on. And about making money. So forget ‘Nice to Know’ or ‘Pie in the Sky’. See the last section of this Trend Briefing for how to apply these trends straightaway.

Brief overview of the 11 consumer trends:

1. RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS

In 2011, expect companies to monitor consumers’ public moods and act upon them with random acts of kindness…marketing may never be the same 😉 Read more »

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. URBANOMICS

Are you ready for hundreds of millions of more daring, more experienced consumers? Oh, and that’s just one side effect of rapid global urbanization… Read more »

3. PRICING PANDEMONIUM

Flash sales, group buying, GPS-driven deals: this year, pricing will never be the same… Read more »

4. MADE FOR CHINA (IF NOT BRIC)

Expect an increasing number of ‘Western’ brands to launch new products or even new brands dedicated (if not paying proper respect) to consumers in emerging markets… Read more »

5. ONLINE STATUS SYMBOLS

This year, you can’t go wrong supplying your (online-loving) customers with any kind of symbol, virtual or ‘real world’, that helps them display to peers their online contributions, creations or popularity… Read more »

6. WELLTHY

As good health is now as important to some consumers as having the biggest, newest or shiniest status symbols, growing numbers of consumers will expect health products and services in the next 12 months (and beyond) to prevent misery (if not improve their quality of life), rather than merely treating illnesses and ailments… Read more »

7. SOCIAL-LITES AND TWINSUMERS

Expect even more consumers to become curators: broadcasting, compiling, commenting, sharing and recommending content, products, purchases, and experiences to both their friends and wider audiences… Read more »

8. EMERGING GENEROSITY

Brands and wealthy individuals from emerging markets (yes, especially China) will increasingly be expected to give, donate, care and sympathize versus just sell and take. And not just in their home countries, but on a global scale… Read more »

9. PLANNED SPONTANEITY

With lifestyles having become fragmented, with dense urban environments offering consumers any number of instantly available options, and with cell/smartphones having created a generation who have little experience of making (or sticking to) rigid plans, this new year will see full-on PLANNED SPONTANEITY… Read more »

10. ECO SUPERIOR

When it comes to ‘green consumption’, expect a rise in ECO-SUPERIOR products: products that are not only eco-friendly, but superior to polluting incumbents in every possible way… Read more »

11. OWNER-LESS

This could be the year when sharing and renting really tips into mainstream consumer consciousness as big brands and governments put their weight behind this cultural shift… Read more »





Go Eco Urban – 2011 –

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CITYSUMERS – 2011 –

2 02 2011






Balearic life!

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Random Ads

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Nike Extreme – Just Experience It

2 02 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cool Hunter – Nike Extreme – Just Experience It.





Paris is flashing…

2 02 2011





Street Art, Shoreditch

2 02 2011





Linn Olofsdotter

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SUPAKITCH & KORALIE Art

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Illustrator Dan Stafford

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Amoeba Music – All free downloads!

2 02 2011

 

 

 

 

Amoeba Music > Free MP3 Downloads.





The Vice Guide to The Vice Guide to Everything — Outtakes — Shoes – The Vice Guide to The Vice Guide to Everything | VBS.TV

2 02 2011

 

 

The Vice Guide to The Vice Guide to Everything — Outtakes — Shoes – The Vice Guide to The Vice Guide to Everything | VBS.TV.





Moet Chandeliers Ball

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Indoor Drive in Cinema

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Virgin Atlantic

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McMobile McDonalds

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New idea about junk food!

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Access Agency.





Ikon Communications – Sydney, Australia –

2 02 2011

http://www.ikoncom.com.au/





The Next Wave in Music

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Audience Internet : les meilleures progressions entre décembre 2010 et décembre 2009 – Offremedia

2 02 2011

 

 

Audience Internet : les meilleures progressions entre décembre 2010 et décembre 2009 – Offremedia.





Adele – Rolling In The Deep

2 02 2011

YouTube – Adele – Rolling In The Deep.





New artist: Margo

2 02 2011








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