Mercury Digital Marketing Communications / Marketing communications

Mercury Digital Marketing Communications

In China, 500 million users are engaged in various social media platforms. The models of data gathering and analysis change too, as forms of engagement vary.

I was invited to host an in-house training program on digital marketing essentials last week - and to wrap up the program, I have decided to open the floor to discuss what are the challenges for digital marketers in 2013.

Some suggested that "big data" is going to be a real challenge as companies are growing the types and volume of data they are collecting from various sources... and social media and mobile marketing data are adding to the complication.

Others elaborated on the point by suggesting that measurement metrics will become a real challenge because the fundamentals of data and analysis are now getting even more chaotic... as the list of data sources and analytic tools can go on forever.

It was an interesting and very engaging discussion.

The rise of social media has indeed given the long-established digital marketing plans a challenge. In China, social media is about the 500 million+ users who are engaged in various platforms - Weibo, WeChat, BBS, Forums, Wikis, Q&As, Blogs, and SNS, etc.

The models of data gathering and analysis change, as forms of engagement vary. Marketers' investment "weights" on the different platforms has extended the complexity - not to mention the "rise and fall" of the various platforms' dominance.

In late 2012, the research company GlobalWebIndex released its quarterly report on the change in percentages for the top global social media platforms (see Figure 1). While Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ are still leading in the game; lead Chinese social media platforms Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo were showing sharp quarterly decrease in terms of interactivity.

Figure 1: Source: Global Web Index (Click to Enlarge)

A natural question to ask is: China has proven to be one of the most socially active countries and Sina and Tencent are the lead players in social media, if they are showing negative growth in user interactivity, where are the users now? If the users have moved on to other platforms, what should we do with the data gathered previously from these core platforms?

Mobile is another challenge that requires a sustainable combat plan. We have witnessed the blossoming of mobile ads and apps during the past three years - and you can hear so much buzz about how mobile marketing will boom as "The Next Big Thing." And I must stress that the word "Next" will be deleted sooner than you have imagined.

The rise of the Chinese middle class, and their wide range of smartphones/tablets (at much lower prices as well) for selection, will essentially change your push marketers to change their marketing plans on mobile.


You might also like

Marketing communications: The scope
Marketing communications: The scope
VL Digital Marketing | Video SEO | Video Marketing
VL Digital Marketing | Video SEO | Video Marketing ...

Topic for research paper for Public Admin. class

by Pinskies

I am a student in the Masters of Public Administration program at George Mason University. One of my assignments for my summer class is to write a research paper on a topic that deals with any facet of the community, marketing and/or public relations within or relative to nonprofits. The paper must be 30 pages long and include 7 scholarly resources, such as journals, periodicals, or textbooks (not Web-based sources). I have to submit my topic by this Friday and begin my research this weekend to have the paper completed by July 22.
In a nutshell, the class readings focus on marketing concepts and communications issues of a nonprofit organization as they apply to the identification of its market, its ability to formulate a public image and reputation, and its capability to raise money and retain membership or volunteers

MERCURY DONATES MULTICOMPUTER SYSTEM TO OSU FOR RESEARCH.(Company Business and Marketing): An article from: Mainframe Computing
Book (Worldwide Videotex)

Digital Marketing Manager  — Emirates 24/7
Head of the overall Digital Marketing and Communications department. 15. Develop and deliver digital marketing strategies for all clients 16.

Shaker Heights approves new $120000 contract with LiefKarson Public Relations  — The Plain Dealer
The city has two full-time and two part-time employees in its marketing and communications department. Blank, the department's director, earns $90,000 a year, and administrative assistant Kim Golem earns more than $48,000 in full-time roles.