Maggi fans took to social media to express their opinion about the brand. Most of the mentions were negative in nature. Among the platforms, Twitter was leading with maximum conversations around the brand. An overview of the kind of conversations that took place around Maggi in the social media sphere.
The vast majority of people in the UK still use their social media accounts to stay in touch with friends, according to research conducted by Deloitte. 65 percent of people aged 16 to 24 use social media to find out what their friends are doing while 53 percent send messages directly to their friends
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An earthquake measuring 7.9 has hit Kathmandu & other regions in Nepal & neighboring India. Thousands have been killed in Nepal & people have taken to social media for prayers & messages. Google has setup a 2015 Nepal Earthquake Person finder & Facebook has set up a safety check feature that allows people in Nepal to inform their friends if they are safe. Ministers & officials involved in the disaster team have also been sending messages on twitter, facebook & responding to people’s messages. However, some of the brands also utilized the earthquake to shamelessly promote their brands with messages. This has been criticized by social media & brands later on apologized for the goof up.
Salesforce has released its 2nd annual report on marketing called as 2015 State of marketing. It includes the challenges facing, pressing issues, changes from 2014 to 15 & others.
84% of marketers plan to increase or maintain their spend in 2015. 38% of marketers plan to shift spend from traditional mass advertising to advertising on digital channels. 86% of senior-level marketers say that it’s absolutely critical or very important to create a cohesive customer journey.73% of marketers believe email marketing is core to their business. Social media & mobile are the key areas most would want to focus on.
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Top business challenges are
1) New busiess devpt
2) Quality of leads
3) Current Mktg trends & tech
The three technologies most critical are
1) Mobile applications (57%)
2) Marketing analytics (54%)
3) CRM tools (54%)
With the increase of social media usage for conversations it is becoming difficult for marketers to understand their audience & target/communicate with them properly. Marketers are getting lost in the world of chaotic internet. The latest campaign from Adobe focusses on this & how their products help market effectively.