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Web Marketing Redefined

Web Marketing Redefined

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Published by Ashwin Dixit
Since i am from the Digital Space....i have managed to combine this experience in a PPT. Hope you like it....in case you do....drop me a line at ashwin.dixit66@gmail.com.
Some of the techniques mentioned here will assist your digital branding effectively, hence optimizing your web presence.....
Since i am from the Digital Space....i have managed to combine this experience in a PPT. Hope you like it....in case you do....drop me a line at ashwin.dixit66@gmail.com.
Some of the techniques mentioned here will assist your digital branding effectively, hence optimizing your web presence.....

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Published by: Ashwin Dixit on Mar 07, 2009
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• Understand Internet/Web marketing • Importance of Web marketing • User Preferences to recall the Brand (report) • Average Time Spent (report) • Web Site Components • Web marketing tools • Results Derived From effective Web marketing • Active Companies involved in Digital Marketing • Future of Digital Marketing (report)

• Collective source of information from one

• Multiple users from across the globe • User preference view about information of

product & services
• Descriptive view of information about product

& services
• Informative platform to convey the message

• Message transfer to mass audiences across the globe

or specific target
• Effective communication between the brand & the user • User interactivity with product & services • Educational to the users • Effective display of services & products to the users • Tremendous potential growing medium of marketing


Average Time Spend by youngsters Report

Corporate Domain This has been a standard since the late 90s, nearly every company, mom and pop boutique now has a web presence. The primary purpose of this is to provide the public with information about your company, it’s products, and anything else they may need. Corporate websites often compose of several features that are listed below. A) Corporate Site Large to small companies have established a websites around their brand, the content is around marketing products, support, and corporate information. B) Portal Strategy Widely popular in the late 90s this strategy was intended to serve up all user information on one page, and keep users on one’s domain. A few well known portals now exist such as MyYahoo .

C) Microsites for Segmentation Typically deployed around new product launches or campaign focuses, or specific market segments, these often short term websites are used for calling specific attraction. They typically have a unique URL and are tied to an integrate campaign. D) Interactive Web Sites The web is more than a ‘read only’ medium, unlike other mediums, companies can make the website interactive, encouraging a new dynamic of engagement. There’s a variety of technologies to use from uses of Javascript, AJAX and Flash based. E) Intranet The web is to communicate to prospects and customers, similar strategies apply to employees as well. Attendance record, Employee Details & other important information can be stored & useful.

F) Extranet Used for communications with partners, or customers, extranets are secured websites that companies grant access to. G) Regionalization In today’s global web, websites are translated, reformatted and segmented by region, culture, class. Websites in Hindi, Gujarati & other essential regional languages.

• Search Marketing • Out Bound Web Marketing • Brand Extension • Community & Social Media Marketing • Other Related Marketing Mediums

Search Marketing A) Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Many web groups at large corporations have a document, a process, or even a dedicated resource who’s goal is to make sure web content is easily found, indexed, managed and correctly served in search results.. B) Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Frequently, companies hire a specialized search company to purchase keywords that will help drive contextual links in search results. These ads are contextually displayed based upon the search query.

Out Bound Web Marketing Used to help ideas spread off the corporate website, this list of tools extends reach by direct channels, and as well as ‘pull’ techniques where users opt-in.
 Email Marketing

Modern email campaigns (sometimes even direct marketing) involves barely personal emails blasted out to individuals on a mailing list. These versions have the option to be HTML based, and have hyperlinks bringing users back to the corporate site or Microsite. The conversion rate for these are 2-5%, and deploy a positive ROI.

B) Invasive Marketing Creating “Pop-ups” associated with the Corporate Website or Micro Site can be effective. The Key is to drive these Popups with some useful content associated with the Company. Eg: An Airline Website to have pop-up’s about low rates & crazy discounts can be effective. C) RSS RSS is a method where users can opt-in for additional content based upon their preferences. A financial Company can have RSS feeders deployed with latest news for Investment & other services.

Brand Extension The strategy states where your market is, so should your brand. A) Web Advertising Web Advertising includes banners, tiles, or skyscraper advertising (IAB) model on websites. This strategy suggests that if there are eyeballs your brand should ‘impress’ upon the users. Success is measured by brand impressions or PPC. These ads are static and do not change even if the content on the webpage changes. B) Contextual Advertising These targeted ads will be served up on the webpage depending on the content that’s on the page. This is ‘intelligent’ Advertising and more effective. This form of advertising can be texts, images, media or other form and are common on websites, blogs & other sites

C) Widget Advertising Widgets are light weight web applications that are being embedded in websites, blogs, forums, and social sites. The Newest form of Advertising gearing up on various social networking sites & personalized Web pages like igoogle, My Yahoo Etc.. These portable applications can be downloaded form brand’s Home page/microsite & stay at the user’s location. Widgets can be: Java Based, Flash Based, Web Page Widgets. D) Affiliate Marketing Affiliate marketing programs compensate partners and alliances that bring referrals, leads, or sales. Affiliate marketing extends the reach with all the associates with the Brand & channelizes the efforts demographically.

E) Sponsorship and /Cross branding This is a method of promoting your brand with the right audience in which the property is rewarded for integrating your brand. This can occur on content sites, shows, media properties, blogs, etc.. F) Social Advertisements Developing Interactive applications for users on social networking sites like Face Book, Hi5, Tagged, Orkut etc.. These applications should be interactive & should stream line with brand’s intend to publish.

Community and Social Media Marketing The fastest growing area of growth for Web Advertising and Marketing is in the Social Media space. The awareness rate is around 30% and deployment 10-20% for most corporations. This form of Web Marketing is towards connection with different people at the same time & hence contributing towards Word of Mouth quotient. A) Social Networking, Forums, Wikis, Collaboration Forums allow for communities to form around similar ideas and collaborate. Approximately 33% of companies deploy forums. Wikis have also been used to tie industries since it is the largest encyclopedia of information & commonly used platform as well. Ad’s on Social networking Sites, creating Communities. Sharing user experience, interactivity with applications, Sharing images, Videos, Content & other useful information.

B) Blogging About 30% or less of businesses are considering blogs (web logs) as forms of business communication. User preferences on a topics can be created & interact with the brand in a effective way. Companies get valuable information & it constitutes towards optimizing your brand on the web effectively. C) Online Video and Live Streaming Companies highlights, press releases, employee reactions, Festival celebration, Recreational Activities, etc.. can be published on UGC websites. This assists 1st hand information on topics to the users, as being one of the most attractive form of Web Marketing.

D) Instant Messaging, Presence Instant Messaging involves real time conversational media using Instant Messaging tools, presence, and status tools, such as Twitter. These tools tie to online and mobile devices. Branding on IM’s is permanent reminder of the brand. E) Voting Features Voting Features assist Corporate Websites to generate Traffic on a daily basis. Topics can be extension of new products, features according to the users, ideas about services etc. Voting features also assist users to know some useful inputs about the brand & hence generating loyalty.

Other Related Mediums to Market The web platform is also extended to other mediums. A) Internet TV (IPTV) An emerging technology where web as a medium is used to showcase some of the content from the TV. This technology uses online streaming method to view content. B) Mobile Content Websites can be viewed on mobile devices by creating a WAP based module. This module can be extension of the Corporate Website/micro site allowing the user mobile flexibility.

C) Online Press Releases To & Fro links from the press releases assist users to link to the website. This form of marketing is prominent for industries who have a corporate presence. D) Run Webinars Create & run online tutorials, experts view & related topic discussions with top executives of the company. E) Article Submission Specific Press releases, new articles, submit to various networking, news, media, blogs to generate traffic & market the brand effectively. To & fro links will allow the user to land at the home page/intend page from the article.

F) Gratifying the User You can run: An Auction A Contest Surveys & gratify the user with Online Coupon, specific Downloads or any other non monetary or monetary gains. G) Create News Letter Weekly updates on brand’s movement, Information about new products, contest details, content from Blogs, Community talks, etc can be appealing.

 Right selection of Web Marketing tools generate effective

 Content driven tools generate regular visitors & are

effective for Word of Mouth Quotient.
 Permanent reminders with Widgets, Videos, Images, Games

deliver the brand effectiveness.
 Affiliate marketing initiatives spread the message

 New & advance applications attract users to build the

 Contests, Give away’s, UGC’s pull the desired results with

effective interactivity.


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