INFOGRAPHIC: Portrait of a Mobile Consumer

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There is expected to be over 8.2 billion hand held mobile devices active by 2018. Therefore brands have to up their game to make sure that their retail systems are kept up to date as the mobile consumer is looking for more ways to access shopping online. Brands really need to make their content easily accessible. Even before shopping online, 90% of consumers were using their mobile devices to find out the location of a specific shop and its opening times. [Read more...]

B2B Sales Success Secret Revealed

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B2B businesses are conventionally harder to market than those selling to consumers, which especially requires strategic planning and phases of digital marketing tactics across channels.

A recent report by RAIN Group shed some light on  factors that separates B2B sales winners from their challengers; bringing something new and valuable to the table is the most important thing that top sales people do differently. [Read more...]

Facebook Timeline for Pages & Premium Ads

Facebook is to launch several premium ads products soon to provide brands more ways to advertise to its audience on Facebook, and changing the current Page design to timeline (by end March). This post briefly discusses the changes on Page and ads marketers should be aware.

Sponsored Story

Facebook Premium Ads

Previously (and right now), the sponsored story appear on the right-hand side. But, it will appear as a sponsored story on the right-hand side and it can also appear in news feed on both desktop and mobile. All of these placements are on Facebook’s homepage. [Read more...]

Why Asia Marketers (Especially Singapore) Need to Increase Digital Spend for Marketing

Number of Hours Watched

Number of Hours Watched

According to a new Nielsen report on the changing Asian media landscape, Asian countries rank amongst the top globally for media consumption with four of the top five nations for home TV and online video usage located in the region.

Asian countries also took all five spots when it comes to mobile video usage, among which Singapore ranked number five in Nielsen’s Mobile Video Usage Index with over 3.5 million mobile video viewers (compared to 3 million TV viewers and 2.5 million Internet video viewers).

40% of online consumers in Asia Pacific claim to view online product reviews for purchase decisions. Consumers in Vietnam were most likely to turn to online reviews before making a purchase decision at 81 percent, followed by Chinese (77%) and Thais (69%).

Although online advertising has a higher average return on investment and digital advertising accounts for 14% of global advertising spend, budget allocation to digital platforms in Asia Pacific is failing to keep up: it accounts for less than one percent of total spend in markets such as Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

However, it’s also a period of time you can utilize the low-budget allocation on digital in this region as when many companies shift more budget from traditional marketing to digital, it will cost you a lot more.

Online Video Advertising Opportunity in Southeast Asia

Incitez just partnered with PPTV, one of China’s biggest online video platform with client software on PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices, to provide low cost video advertising opportunities in Southeast Asia. If you are interested to find out more, please download the brochure below:

Singapore and Malaysia Saw the Biggest Confidence Declines in Q4 2011

Top 10 Consumer Confidence Index Countries

Top 10 Consumer Confidence Index Countries

Consumer confidence also fell by nine points last quarter in Singapore  to 94, alight above global average 88 according to third quarter global online consumer confidence findings from Nielsen.

According to the same Nielsen survey, Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined. Top concerns of online consumers in Asia Pacific are economy, job security and work/life balance. [Read more...]

Top Social Media Tools in 2011: Message Boards, Blogging & Mobile Apps

The 500 fastest-growing private companies are continuing to increase their usage of some social media tools, while pulling back from others according to a study by University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research.

Social Media Tools with Which Inc. 500 Companies Have Had Success 2009-2011

Social Media Tools with Which Inc. 500 Companies Have Had Success 2009-2011

Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are the top three social media tools used by Inc. 500 companies last year though more have had success with bulletin boards, blogging and mobile apps.