Podcast interview with B2B Growth Show produced by Sweet Fish Media. It is around micro-influencers, and how B2B businesses can leverage micro-influencers as they start to build their influencer marketing programs. Also available on iTunes..
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In this episode, Jasmeet Sawhney talks about the ongoing debate in the marketing world. On one hand, there are folks who think that Digital Marketing is not a separate marketing function. On the other, there are folks who argue that Digital Marketing should continue to be a separate function, it should continue to be a silo within the broader marketing organization. Jasmeet provides his views on why marketing organizations should stop treating digital as a separate marketing function, why it is all just Marketing – Integrated Marketing. Watch the video for more..
In this episode, Jasmeet Sawhney talks about the biggest mistake marketing teams are making in Influencer Marketing. Specifically, when marketing is trying to discover and engage with micro-influencers. Most marketing teams fail to leverage an invested group of people who are already talking about your brand, products, and services. Jasmeet also provides another tip on discovering outside influencers. Watch the video for more..
Why do so many businesses struggle with digital marketing? Today’s marketing landscape allows a small company, or even an individual, to get attention of millions of digital users. How do you grow your business? Jasmeet Sawhney, CEO of YibLab and a serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of digital marketing experience will help you arrive at the answers.
Jasmeet will deconstruct two case studies, real examples of how businesses use growth hacking to engage customers and build a large customer base. You will get insights into the process, mindset, and strategies to figure out unique opportunities available to all businesses. The goal is to provide every attendee with at least a couple of actionable tactics that they can use to scale their business through an analysis of two case studies:
Believe it or not – my team has been extremely successful in signing up clients with some offline tactics. The most successful offline medium for us has been Yellow Pages. We focus on companies that run full page advertisements on YP, and then search the company on the web to make sure it has a website. Yellow Pages is a great lead qualifier because it costs thousands of dollars for a full page ad (depending on the location). If a company can spend that amount of money on a print ad, they probably have funds to improve their online presence and SEO, which in most instances has better ROI.
So, we create a list of decision makers (or marketing contacts) at these companies, and reach out to them with comparable analysis of their spend on Yellow Pages vs. website SEO, with details around what impact the same dollar amount would have if spent on SEO. Our initial plan was to use this technique for local businesses, but it worked so well that we scaled it to generate leads across US. The only catch is that most of the times you are dealing directly with business owners or traditional marketing folks who have little knowledge of digital channels. So, there is a lot of hand-holding. But, it’s all worth the effort.
We all share content on one or more social networks. In fact, social sharing has become one of the most common activities on the web. There are some who get a kick out of sharing everything in their life (“I just took a shower with chilling cold water!”); some feel connected when they share; some want to stay relevant within their circles; some want to build their credibility; and there are others who do it for various vague and valid reasons. But, very few understand how effective their sharing is, and how can they improve.
sharing comes with an expectation – that your connections and followers will react. If there are no reactions, incentives of sharing are diminished, which leads to decreased sharing.
No matter what you do for living, I can bet you have limited time. When you are active on social networks, it can take away good chunk of your time depending on how addicted (or dedicated) you are to building your presence. But, it is not hard to see that everyone’s social content does not get equal engagement. And, that is fine for most people. If all you want is to share your personal pictures with friends and family, you don’t really need to count likes and comments. But, even then, sharing comes with an expectation – that your connections and followers will react. If there are no reactions, incentives of sharing are diminished, which leads to decreased sharing.
While I totally agree with the Quality Assurance best practices you have mentioned in the article, are they any different from QA practices you would follow for a digital project in another industry, let’s say Insurance or Media? Would like to know your thoughts around how specifically this (or other approaches) can improve effectiveness of pharma digital projects. – JASMEET SAWHNEY
Your brand Is liable
Cases like these are not atypical in today’s world. Pharmaceutical executives need to think about evolving technology and be prepared for the impact when glitches happen. After all, the possibility exists that glitches may represent the same level of liability as a brand recall.
If your digital property is riddled with errors, your target is going to have a suboptimal experience. In other words, defects erode the relationship your target has with your brand.
Google recently updated its search algorithm, which according to Google will affect about 11.8% of searches. The change is targeted towards pushing down sites with low-quality content. According to a blog post by Amit Singhal, Google Fellow, and Matt Cutts, Principal Engineer:
“This update is designed to reduce rankings for low-quality sites—sites which are low-value add for users, copy content from other websites or sites that are just not very useful. At the same time, it will provide better rankings for high-quality sites—sites with original content and information such as research, in-depth reports, thoughtful analysis and so on.”
So, what do retail sites do in light of these changes? The answer is simple – create high-quality original content that attracts backlinks naturally. The blog post by Amit and Matt further states importance of high quality content:
“Google depends on the high-quality content created by wonderful websites around the world, and we do have a responsibility to encourage a healthy web ecosystem. Therefore, it is important for high-quality sites to be rewarded, and that’s exactly what this change does.”