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2020 Digital Marketing Trends To Watch Out For (Part 1)

Posted by Pooja Vinod Kumar

Nov 15, 2019 5:00:00 PM

In terms of easily linking people from all different countries and cultures, technology has turned the world into a global village.

Sharing information is more accessible than ever before, making it much easier to raise awareness of the product or promote your service. And since the internet is such a powerful tool that ROI can be generated, it can not be ignored to invest in digital marketing. "Worldwide digital ad spending is expected to hit more than $375 billion by 2021," according to eMarketer.

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Topics: Digital Marketing, Online Marketing, Lead Generation, Business, Lead Generation Asia, Lead Generation Singapore

Do Image Carousels Work? Yay! or Nay!

Posted by Pooja Vinod Kumar

Nov 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM

There is a common misconception about attention that most marketers nowadays like to refer to: the average person has a shorter span of attention than the average goldfish!

But if you think about this statement, it may not be valid. Every day, people watch two and a half hours of long films and binge whole seasons of television shows. If the duration of human attention is less than eight seconds, there would be no Friends sitcom and Netflix would be out of business!

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Topics: Digital Marketing, Online Marketing, Lead Generation, Business, Lead Generation Asia, Lead Generation Singapore, conversion rate optimisation

What Is 11.11 And 5 Tips Used By Successful Brands In China

Posted by Bryan Lim

Nov 8, 2019 11:45:00 AM

You may know that 11.11 as the biggest sale holiday. But how and where did it originate from? For starters, the number “1” or 11.11 looks like a person who is single or alone.

11.11 (Double 11) or also known as Single’s Day originated from China in the early 1990s. It began when a group of Nanjing University students started celebrating it as a holiday. It is a celebration for being single and treating yourself, encouraging shoppers to buy things for themselves.

And so, the word spread to various locations. With social media, the awareness of this holiday became more well-known. However, this holiday only became significant with the launch of Alibaba’s Single’s Day E-Commerce Festival in 2009. They focused on the message thats says: “就算没有男女朋友陪伴,至少我们还能疯狂购物” which translates to "Even if you don’t have a boyfriend or girlfriend, at least you can shop like crazy".

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Topics: Digital Marketing, Online Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Content Marketing, E-Commerce, Business

How to maintain customer loyalty? Let’s look at Watsons!

Posted by Riley Wong

Oct 25, 2019 9:05:00 AM

Having a loyalty program is very common for businesses to attract and keep customers revisiting their stores. Research says that 40% of online shopping revenue comes from repeat customers in the United States. Therefore, it is important for businesses to build their fan base and run a customer loyalty program. Here are six ways to keep and build customer loyalty with the case of Watsons’ loyalty program through a simple mobile app.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Digital Marketing, Online Marketing, Business

The Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) Guide for Beginners!

Posted by Pooja Vinod Kumar

Oct 16, 2019 2:24:55 PM

Make your website work smarter, not harder, to generate more qualified leads and customers. Learn how with the help of conversion rate optimization.

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Topics: Digital Marketing, Online Marketing, Lead Generation, Business, Lead Generation Asia, Lead Generation Singapore, conversion rate optimisation

10.10 is Coming! 10 Strategies To Help E-commerce Brands This Season

Posted by Bryan Lim

Oct 9, 2019 6:45:00 PM

Mark your calendars, 10.10 is coming! The fourth quarter is always the busiest period for retailers and brands across the world. This is no exception in Southeast Asia. We have seen the impact of Shopee (if you have seen the advertisement of Cristiano Ronaldo dancing during their 9.9 campaign).

Thanks to Alibaba, Amazon and even Lazada, these mega sales campaigns are now occurring almost consecutively on 9.9, 11.11 and 12.12 (September 9th, November 11th and December 12th). Don’t be surprised to see 10.10 (10th October) join the fray as a major year-end sales event. On top of these dates, there is the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. These could only cause more headaches for brands new to e-commerce.

(Source: Shopee)

E-commerce players must now plan well in advance with a 360-degree marketing approach to hit their annual online revenue targets as the year draws to a close.

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Topics: Digital Marketing, Online Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Content Marketing, E-Commerce, Business

SEO: Do You Want Your Website to Get Into Google's Featured Snippets?

Posted by Pooja Vinod Kumar

Sep 27, 2019 4:15:00 PM

Though it may seem like an impossible feat to beat out Wikipedia for Google’s answer box spot, it’s completely doable.

According to Google, "Featured snippets are special boxes where the format of regular listings is reversed, showing the descriptive snippet first"

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Topics: Digital Marketing, Online Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Lead Generation, Business, Lead Generation Asia, Lead Generation Singapore

SEO Fundamentals: The Importance Of Keywords

Posted by Bryan Lim

Sep 18, 2019 5:30:00 PM

 

First of all, let’s put it out there. “If Google can’t find your business, so will your prospects.” So you know the importance being found on Google, but 45% of small businesses aren’t sure what Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) means, according to Small Business Trends.

For beginners, starting on SEO may be daunting, which requires time to take effect. Keyword selection is fundamental along with other SEO basics such as internal linking. For a start, come up with a list of 10-15 keywords that your prospects might be searching for. What’s more, you don’t have to work alone. Make use of tools like Google Ads keyword planner or even Moz’s Keyword Explorer to find the most popular keywords. In the B2B field, especially in a niche industry such as manufacturing, most businesses consistently publish blogs and articles, which helps with SEO. You may find out more in this post.

In this post, I will be sharing some SEO fundamentals about keywords which beginners and even experts should not ignore.
So let's begin.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Digital Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Content Marketing, Business

Facebook Launches New Tool (Part 2): What Does It Mean For Advertisers?

Posted by Bryan Lim

Sep 4, 2019 11:08:17 AM

 

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Topics: Digital Marketing, Online Marketing, Social Media, Business, Data Protection

Facebook Launches New Tool: Gives You More Control Over Your Data!

Posted by Pooja Vinod Kumar

Aug 24, 2019 5:30:48 PM

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Topics: Social Media, Business, Lead Generation Singapore, PDPA, Data Protection

The 6 Best National Day Marketing Campaigns in Singapore 2019

Posted by Veronica Fernandez

Aug 20, 2019 4:00:00 PM

The long National Day/ Hari Raya Haji holiday was the best opportunity for local and global brands to involve themselves in the celebration and boost sales. Yet when it comes to developing a marketing strategy around the longest weekend of 2019, it is a challenge to keep your ideas fresh and classy.

If you missed the opportunity to launch a campaign this year, it's not too early to start planning your next – for we have put together a list of National Day 2019 marketing tips to boost sales in Singapore. Read on to discover how brands have done it this year for you to grow your business in 2020.

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Topics: Business, Lead Generation Singapore

Why A Unique Selling Proposition Is So Important?

Posted by Bryan Lim

Aug 7, 2019 5:40:00 PM

Companies may seek for external marketing agencies for several reasons. Generally, their primary goal is to grow their business by getting more sales leads; in other words, lead generation. Yes, strategies and tactics may differ. But the main question remains, as my boss likes to put it “Why should people choose you?”.
 
In today’s market, you are probably not the only company offering your service and product. Even in a niche market, there are still competitors vying for the same target audience as you are.
 
So let’s take a step back and ask “What is your Unique Selling Proposition (USP)?”

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Topics: Business, Lead Generation Asia, Lead Generation Singapore

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