If only Google could answer analytical questions - maybe soon!
Since Google can’t answer the question in the title directly, let me share my thoughts.
Today, nearly everyone has an online profile. If you are not online, you might as well not exist. In a time and age when babies (#babiesofinstagram) and even pets (#petsofnstagram, #dogsofinstagram) have online profiles, it is no wonder that world leaders and election nominees have online profiles too. It has increasingly become important for our world leaders to have a presence online, share their views and opinions and interact with citizens. When a huge chunk of their vote bank is coming from online, why ignore the platform at all? In continuation of the #HappyHourLive in April, continue on to finding some stats on how advertising spends on digital are all set to grow exponentially and reading my thoughts on how citizens and candidates can use digital/social media to their benefit.
Be it Rosie from “Jetsons” or Samantha from “Her”, bots (or robots) have always been portrayed as a thing of the future and that future is now.
Automation is the buzzword in most industries these days. Automating redundant jobs/tasks/activities, saving cost, time, etc, all while making sure the ultimate customer experience is not affected.
Over the years content marketing has progressed and evolved into different content formats such as blogging, infographics, videos, influencer posts, user-generated content, live videos, etc. Somewhere along the way, it has developed to become an integral part of the customer journey and today, it is at the core of all marketing plans/strategies. Organisations should no longer try to sell or market their content but instead strategise a way for it to be woven through all their marketing efforts. In other words, place content at all the right touch points for an enhanced customer engagement.
Tomorrow is your wife’s birthday. You want to order her a cake and some flowers. Needless to say, the first thing that comes to mind is to go straight to Google and search for options. This is regardless of whether you finally make the purchase online or offline. Today, people are becoming more conscious of the price at which they buy a product/service, therefore spending a lot more time online researching what they wish to buy.