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05 September 2017

Everything you need to know about wearable tech [infographic]

Wearable tech

From smart watches to fitness-tracking bands to Google Glass, wearable tech is taking the world by storm. Marketers are waking up to the opportunities in using valuable data to push contextualised content via this medium.

So what are the most popular applications for your brand? A new infographic from Neerja Softwares has the answers with a bunch of interesting facts about wearable devices.

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29 August 2017

Gender stereotyping puts products before people – and consumers don’t like it!

In the past month no less than three gender-related stories have hit the national headlines. Jodie Whittaker was announced as the first ever female Dr Who, the BBC revealed its huge gender pay gap and it was refreshing to see the Advertising Standards Association (ASA) announce that it is working on tougher standards for what it called harmful gender stereotypes in advertisements.

The ASA’s stance hasn’t come a moment too soon. The issue has been bubbling under the surface since Procter & Gamble’s #unstereotyping speech at last year’s Cannes Lions festival, where the brand pledged to end gender stereotyping across its brand advertising. While this was welcomed wholeheartedly, it’s a touch ironic since P&G has done so much to promote stereotypes in its Fairy Liquid commercials, which still featured a woman washing up as late as the Noughties! Only in the 2015 version did it first show a man doing the dishes. But let’s give credit where it’s due.

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08 August 2017

The Rise of Influencer Marketing [infographic]

Influencer

We all know the power of influencer marketing but why has it become such a popular marketing tactic?  

According to a new infographic by Influencer Marketing Hub, there's a bunch of reasons why – so much so that 67% of marketers are planning to increase their influencer marketing budget over the next 12 months, 84% of marketers judge it to be effective and 55% believe they get better customers as a result.   

For more insights, check out the full infographic below:

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01 August 2017

127 things you probably didn't know about video marketing [infographic]

Video

Anyone working in our industry knows the power of video marketing for getting your brand message out to the masses but we stumbled across an interesting infographic put together by websitebuilder.org.uk that uncovers some fascinating insights about video that you might not already know. 

Check it out below for 127 facts about video marketing that might just give you a couple of nuggets of information that you need before planning your next online video campaign. 

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10 July 2017

A snapshot of LGBTQ+ America [Infographic]

Gay pride

With Gay Pride celebrations in full swing in various cities across the globe, it's worth brands taking note of this consumer segment - which, in the US alone, controls nearly a trillion dollars in spending power. 

However, this influential and brand-savvy segment receives a tiny fraction of marketing dollars directed to other diverse consumer groups.

What's more, traditional measures of orientation don't really reflect the way younger individuals think about their lives. New research from WPP's global foresight and futures consultancy Kantar Futures shows that 15% of the US population consider themselves something other than exclusively straight, including an astonishing one-fourth of Millennials.

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04 July 2017

What every brand needs to know about VR and AR [infographic]

Vr ar

With virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) tipped to be the breakthrough digital technology trends of the year, if you don't yet fully understand how the technology can be applied to your business, then it's time for a quick lesson. 

Thanks to the folks over at MDG Advertising, the infographic below 'Virtual and Augmented Reality: What brands need to know' gives you a quick snapshot with all the info you need to know about these new technologies, their differences and how they can be applied to marketing to engage consumers.  

Check out the full infographic here:

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16 June 2017

Father's Day Shopping Trends [infographic]

With online sales for Father's Day exploding, the importance of these key occasions in the calendar gives good reason for digital marketers to sit up and take notice. Thanks to the folks at AdRoll, who analysed 35,000 of its advertisers globally during the two weeks leading up to Father's Day, here's a sneak peak to find out what sectors have been performing best.

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05 May 2017

5 Steps for a Smashing Localized Marketing Push

Cross cultural marketing campaigns

Breaking into international markets is a tricky business. Everything from the messages you translate to the colours used in a campaign need to reflect extensive research of a culture, its history, and its lifestyle habits.

Here are 5 steps to making sure you nail your overseas efforts.

 

1: Create a Campaign Brief

This should include research into the market and specifically:

- The target audience’s defining attributes

- Territories your brand aims to target

- Languages in which materials will be translated

- The tone and characteristics of marketing materials

- Overall campaign goals

 

2: Research Cultural Specifics

Intimate understanding of a culture is vital to a successful campaign. Be sure to uncover a region’s:

- Lifestyle habits

- Societal values

- Colloquialisms

- Regional symbols

- Weather patterns

- Geographic challenges

- Political tensions

- International relations

- Anything else that helps you better understand the area

 

3: Clearly Communicate Intent

In order for messages to make impact, materials must be transcreated to keep intent intact. Be sure to localise:

- Campaign messages

- Branding images

- Blogs an articles

- Website materials

- Any other content that may be implemented

 

4: Use the Right Channels

Not all regions use the same social media platforms or search engines. Understand how to properly reach digital audiences by:

- Researching popular social media platforms in the region

- Finding out which search engines are most widely used

- Studying the best practices for those platforms

 

5: Work with Professionals

For transcreation to be successfully implemented, hiring an experienced agency is advised. Ensure that the firm you select:

- Caters for the language you are converting materials into

- Has a history of success

- Has experience with your specific industry

- Is able to transcreate marketing copy, video content, and audio formats

 

 

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