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The Great Digital Marketing Trends of 2016

The importance of digital marketing continues to soar through the years with the development of complex search algorithms to innovating world-changing technologies that set the milestone for change. In the past months, the digital landscape experienced a myriad of changes that paved the way for something greater. For the first time in history, mobile usage exceeded desktop use in 2014, and that number is expected to rise exponentially in 2016. With 2016, just a month and a half away, and many things are set to change in the digital landscape, and the predictions come rolling in, setting up the waves of change.

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Optimizing for change and adaptability is imperative in the eyes of brands and businesses; when technology changes, so does its behavior and audiences.

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To like or to “dislike”, that is the question

Yes, we are talking about Facebook’s new dislike button, which turned out to not literally mean the thumbs-down icon. Mark Zuckerberg and his team launched Facebook in February, 2004. Five years later, the Like button was added and the world went crazy with ‘likes’. Why is the number of likes so important? In terms of psychology, likes essentially reflect a positive attitude towards oneself and one’s brand. It acts as a soft measurement of how many people like you and your brand. At times, it’s also a reflection of authentic feedback regarding certain topic or products (I am talking about organic likes FYI). Have you ever come across a page with low number of likes and then decide against liking the page and the posts yourself? If you compare two Facebook pages, the audience tend to end up following a page that has more likes.

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Is Thailand Ready for Instagram?

Let’s begin with this basic question like what do you know about Instagram? An app for high definition photos? For teenagers who love selfie? No! Instagram is not an app just for showing off. It is a place people can look for inspiration and creativity through visual language. People can get connected around the globe and how we communicate is simple! Just capture and share.

Instagram was born in 2010. He is a baby with lovable charisma as he gains warm welcome from the earth just like when we embrace Facebook. It is notable that Facebook is already 12 years old in 2015, but some online marketers fortune that the little Instagram will seize the social media throne one day. Whether they are friends or frenemies, it is note-worthy for us to prepare for Instagram.

Looking at the timeline, it takes less than five years to become the app almost everyone has! Why? I believe the Instagram users loves to see and to be seen. They have a chance to be photographers despite the level of amateur to the professional. Some users definitely own smartphones, DSLR, mirrorless lens, retro cameras, compacts and etc. Things get snapped and shared easier when you carry a multifunctional smartphone all the time. Just tap-tap and you can give love to the photos you like(or the person who uploads it A-hem!)

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Why the ‘Viral Phenomena’ is not Content Marketing

By | Aug 28th, 2015 10.17 AM | View all posts in Blog Content Marketing Digital Marketing Marketing

Content Marketing is a term online marketers are all too familiar with; content marketing is about marketing content that appeals to people to promote brand awareness and develop brand loyalty. Over the years, content marketing flourished, giving rise to the importance of quality content, strictly outweighing quality over quantity. The essence of content marketing is limitless as content is extremely flexible and can be easily applied to various social media channels to spark awareness and audience engagement. While the essence of content marketing is about developing long-term quality content, however, it must be noted that content marketing does not relate to virality in the slightest.

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So, why is virality not considered as content marketing?

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Mobile Optimization Ready to Go in 2015

By | Dec 1st, 2014 03.26 AM | View all posts in Blog Digital Marketing Marketing

Over the course of 2014, many trends have carried over from 2013’s predictions and have since evolved to accommodate the fast-paced rate of digital marketing trends. Trends such as social media marketing, mobile marketing, and content marketing were the big winners of 2014. Continuing on through the end of the year, new trends will be adopted and optimized for the upcoming year.

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Digital Matters#7: Syndacast on Mobile Marketing 2014

By | Oct 21st, 2014 01.34 AM | View all posts in Blog Digital Marketing Event Marketing

On 16 October 2014, Syndacast’s team joined thumbsup Digital Matters event #7 at LaunchPad Bangkok. Along with other experts and digital gurus, Patrick Lozare and Chalit Theerachitkul from Syndacast shares with event participants insights on “Mobile Marketing: The Next  Gen with Real Time Bidding and Measurement Performance”.

A round of applause to the duo for their in-depth insights into mobile marketing. Click here to download the Mobile Marketing Big Data Presentation.

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Content Marketing: Under the Microscope

We’re almost at the end of 2014 and content marketing is as strong as ever. Trends suggest that content marketing will gain more importance as we move into 2015. In this article, we’re going to go back in time a bit to the very beginning to gain a better understanding of where the practice all came from and really dig into the facts and figures this year, followed by an overview of key opportunities and challenges.

A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST

Content marketing started early in 4200 B.C. when a cave painting was discovered that translates to mean “6 Ways A Spear Can Save You From A Wild Boar.” In 1895, John Deere launched the magazine: The Furrow which continues to run under the same name today and available in digital format. It is published in 12 languages and has 1.5 million circulations in 40 countries. In 1900, Michelin launched a 400 page guide: The Michelin Guides which was created to help drivers maintain their cars and find decent lodging while on the road.

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The Social Media Algorithm

Isn’t it almost always the case that when we refer to the term ‘algorithm’ in digital marketing context, we’re thinking search engines? This is because search is so important for our brand’s organic visibility. However, with increasing emphasis on Social Media as a powerful online marketing channel, let’s spend some time exploring the social media algorithms.

Social media is much more complex than what we might see on the surface. Perhaps it’s because of the less serious facade that happens on social media channels; the fun-oriented and entertaining content featured. Fact is, each social media channel has its own algorithm, which determines how frequently and vast your content gets shared.

Let’s start with EdgeRank; the algorithm that Facebook uses to determine which piece of content to display on individual users’ news feed. Just like there are tools to check your SEO scoring on Google, there are tools to check your EdgeRank. EdgeRank is made up of three important factors which involves a handful of sub-factors: Affinity Score, Weight and Time.

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Online Travel Marketing Statistics 2014

By | Aug 21st, 2014 03.45 AM | View all posts in Blog Infographic Marketing

Travel Marketing Statistics 2014

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Comscore-run recently did a studying showing the various statistics all related to traveling and the devices customers usually use to book or makes plans for their next vacation. If you considering a marketing plan for year 2015, here are some information you might want to keep in mind before launching any campaign. 

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Do You Know ZMOT? You Should.

By | Jul 31st, 2014 03.07 AM | View all posts in Digital Marketing Marketing Tips & Tricks Videos

ZMOT which stands for “Zero Moment of Truth” is more than just a buzzword, it is a theory coined by Google which has been around for a few years. In marketing world, there are a lot of theories and concepts, some of the common ones are those like SMART Goals, SWOT Analysis, the 5Ps and 5Ms. Now, if you as a digital marketer is not familiar with ZMOT, perhaps it’s time to brush up on some digital marketing theories and concepts.

Let’s start from the very beginning…….

In 2005, A.G. Lafley, the CEO of Procter & Gamble brought about the “First Moment of Truth” (FMOT) which supposedly occurs at store shelves, when consumers contemplate between two brands; which to buy over the other. This marked the beginning of studies on what influences buyer’s decisions. So is the ZMOT theory the online counterpart of FMOT? Somewhat. Let’s see how.

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