6 AM on Cairo’s ring road, while having the best coffee in town at On the Run, my friend and I decided to figure out what would it need to start a new startup. So we decided to pretend we’re about to start a new start up.
Bots are growing pretty fast, big social networks are racing to offer brands a way to provide better customer service using these bots, last year Facebook introduced their messenger bot and a month ago Twitter introduced their Direct Message bot. And since I recently linked my Twitter account to a bot, I decided to write why brands would need a bot.
My job as a digital brand strategist, for many people, especially my close friends and family, is a bit of a blur! They never quite really understood what I really do, I mean, after all it’s social media, we post, like share stuff, or that’s what they said. Until recently I started doing some live video streaming on Periscope and Facebook Live, they started to get more interested and probably started to understand a bit what I do and what social media can do for them, beyond just liking stuff.
As a startup founder you might be spending most of your time preparing to meet with decision makers of other companies trying to sell them your product or service. Part of the preparing can actually be showing off you services to the person you’re meeting next week for example.
With every meeting i have with either an advertising agency or direct clients, this question pops up “How do we win over our competition?”. It’s no secret that the competition is getting tougher by the minute, weather you’re a telecom company, car dealer or even a food blogger. To be honest, there is no one straight answer for this question, but, as a digital marketer, I’ve recently been trying to come up with ways and strategies to help brands (especially those who are late in the game) to find unusual ways to win over their competition in the advertising / audiences reach area.
Here’s my story’s compelling opening: “Google Allo is direct competitor of Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp & Snapchat and whatever falls in that category” but that’s not what we’re here for. No, not really!
Twitter is the most dynamic, live and conversational social media platform, we’ve prepared 5 more ways to get your even better results when running a campaign on Twitter.
During one of the training I was giving in Dubai, the audiences were group of Social Media managers and content crafters, the session was about DR and conversions. I asked them when you share an article on social media, what’s your top priority objective from that post? Naturally, they said their objectives is that the article gets viewed by many people… well, yes, but, that’s your ultimate objective, not your top priority!
I guess after Instagram replicating Snapchat’s stories, it’s now clear that it doesn’t matter if you copy a feature as long as it’s making you win!