This past weekend I gave my first two lectures at SPJain on paid online marketing. I thought it went pretty well, the students seemed really engaged and interested in the material. The slides, course outline and videos are posted below. I’ve also agreed to do a 6 week course at another business school: NMIMS (more
The first step of any social influence marketing plan should be to listen – not just what people are saying about your company, but about you as a person, your competitors, and key trends in your industry. I’ve been spending some time recently looking at a lot of different social media listening tools. The factors
Why should businesses engage in Social Media? In the end, the goal of all marketing is to increase sales/conversions. But only in rare examples can a company point to their social media marketing efforts and indicate a direct correlation with sales (one exception is Dell Outlet on Twitter). Companies should engage in social media to
Last week I gave a few training sessions to new joinees in our company covering Social Media, Online Advertising and Analytics. From talks I’ve had with new joinees, I’ve found this information isn’t covered in college/graduate coursework. I’m planning on turning this into a longer course and teaching at one of the business schools here.
The long-held myth that web companies can achieve profitability through free products, services and content solely based on advertising is fading. The diminishing rates of online ads, and the slowdown of venture capital and IPOs, has led to a realization that a sustainable business model for web companies must have multiple, diverse, revenue streams. Over
As part of my new job I’m in charge of developing and executing a marketing plan for a new website. I’ve been doing a lot of research into online advertising and trying to figure out the best way to allocate my budget. There are a number of ways to purchase ads online. CPM (cost per
I have an idea, it’s a good one too. This is gonna be big, we’re talkin’ bigger then YouTube, Facebook and Cute Overload… combined. I’m goin’ to let you in on the secret, but there’s a catch – I need your help. I just need you to answer to the following question: What is the
This is pretty awesome: Publishers have the option of attaching a heat map of sorts to their videos. The map shows up below videos as a variously colored bar, which ranges from blue to red and activates when the user types in a particular topic. For example, if you’re watching a clip about a golf