Social Selling – Love it or Hate it, you Gotta LIKE it (Updated)

21/09/2015 by Logan Nathan

This article was well received when I first released it in December, 2013. However with the constant evolution and growth in various social media platforms and having a chance to write my book on digital transformation during this time, I would like to share the updated version of this article with you.   Every time you view a post on social media, you probably contemplate whether you should click the LIKE button or ignore it and move on to the next. You may also have wondered what the fuss is all about.Is there really a benefit to LIKING a page or a post? Apart from satisfying one’s ego, does anybody really care?     I’ve been a serious student of Social Media for almo

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Social Media Marketing – I Want To Do It But I Can’t

17/03/2015 by Logan Nathan

Business owners and start-ups keen to promote their brands can no longer ignore the importance of social media management and the numerous benefits it can reap for them. Nonetheless, most business owners find it hard to keep up with the competition in term of their social media marketing strategy and its execution, when they attempt to do it themselves. Despite being the most powerful brand building tool today, if not managed correctly, it can bring more harm than help to your business. So how can business owners and start-ups EXECUTE this challenge? Yes, you guessed it right! I will be using the keyword EXECUTE to unveil this challenge!   Skills to Reach Out Most small business

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Social Selling: Is This The Right Way to Sell on LinkedIn and other Social Platforms?

02/05/2014 by Logan Nathan

In my previous article “How Will Social Selling Change your Business in 2014?” I explained why it’s important to embrace this practice for fast-tracking business growth. This article is the second in the series and focuses on how SELLLING should be done on social networks which includes LinkedIn. While many business owners are beginning to learn the science of Social Selling, sales and marketing practitioners have mixed feelings about its success, complaining they don’t see an immediate outcome and therefore often give up. After practicing Social Selling for over four years I have come to realise that successful social selling requires that you follow a strategic process. The o

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Are You Listening, Shouting or Collaborating with your Digital Marketing Online Audience?

11/04/2014 by Logan Nathan

By now we all accept that Social Media Channels and Smart Mobile devices have revolutionised the way businesses brand, communicate and present themselves to prospects, clients, suppliers and others important to growing a business. Now that we are using these amazing technologies to broadcast our messages, have we stopped to think about our activities online and whether we are using it to get the best outcome for our business? In my digital marketing consulting assignments, I’m often approached by business owners who complain that despite a respectable presence and active participation online, they haven’t been able to engage their audience in a manner that eventually leads to a busine

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How Will Social Selling Change your Business in 2014?

12/02/2014 by Logan Nathan

Can you believe that a month has flown past and we’re into February? By now you’ve probably shaken off the holiday mood and are back into implementing strategies to achieve your business goals. If you’ve been following my previous articles, I’m sure you want to know what’s new with social selling in 2014 and what you should do to outdo your competitors this year. In just one word here it is…building T.R.U.S.T. with your prospects and clients. Ask any salesperson and they’ll say how much harder it is to sell to a decision maker they haven’t had the opportunity of establishing a relationship with. Why? Think of it this way. How would a lady react if a man aske

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From Concept to Market – A Digital Marketing Success Story in Sydney

06/05/2013 by Logan Nathan

From Concept to Market – A Digital Marketing Success Story in Sydney In this edition we bring to light the success story of Platinum Valet Dry Cleaning and its path to establishing a strong online presence. Launched in 2012 in Sydney by Sam and Jacki Mansour, Platinum Valet is a family-owned business that is committed to providing convenient dry cleaning and laundry services for households and organisations. Those of you from Sydney and around would appreciate the competitive nature of the dry cleaning industry. When looking for a desired service most of us simply search online, and the dry cleaning industry too is no exception. Standing out from the crowd is always the key. With

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Is your web presence Social, Local and Mobile friendly?

31/01/2013 by Logan Nathan

In today’s context, technological advancements and social platforms have rendered it essential for your website to be built upon three pillars – social media, local search and mobile technology (hence the birth of concept, SoLoMo). These three elements have revolutionised the way business is done, and to not follow suite, is to be left far behind your competition. In this newsletter we attempt to introduce you to these exciting technologies by simply scratching the surface of Social, Local and Mobile. Social Media Integration [caption id="attachment_2005" align="alignright" width="254"] Source: Huffington Post’s “100 Fascinating Social Media Statistics and Figures from 2012” b

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The Major Changes to Social Media Platforms LinkedIn and Google Plus in 2012

10/12/2012 by Logan Nathan

Last week we looked at the changes that were rolled out by the big two social media platforms – Facebook and Twitter. This week let’s look at what 2012 had in store for LinkedIn and Google Plus users.   LinkedIn Changes in 2012 Early 2012, the LinkedIn-Twitter partnership came to an end. Auto feeds from Twitter into a LinkedIn status update were stopped. LinkedIn Company pages went through a major revamp throughout the year. The look and feel of LinkedIn Company Pages went have changes dramatically. The company page now includes a large cover page with tabs to enter specific information. The whole theme is much more visual than ever before. Companies can now send st

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Facebook Tests Ranked Comments for Company Brand Pages

18/11/2012 by Logan Nathan

It’s been a while since Facebook rolled out any major changes to its users. With all the publicity that Facebook has been getting over its promoted posts and news feed, the social media platform is currently testing – Ranked Comments for Brand Pages. Ranked comments are Facebook’s way of promoting the comment that has the most engagement with the users. It will no longer matter who commented first on a brand’s post, but whose comment has had the most number of likes! The comment with the most number of likes will be ranked higher than the one the others. Source: – http://marketingland.com/ranked-comments-allows-the-commenting-cream-to-rise-to-the-top-26549 There has bee

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Back to Twitter Basics – A Refresher

21/10/2012 by Logan Nathan

Looks like September and October are months of change for leading social media platforms. A few weeks back Twitter announced some heavy duty changes to its profile.   Together with this Facebook style cover image, Twitter also introduced a brand new iPad app. With all these changes taking place, we thought it’s a good time to revisit the basics of Twitter and why it is one of the top three must have social media platforms for any business. The Network Studies say that Twitter now has over half a billion users and over 140 million active users. If you are looking for word of mouth marketing, this is as good as it gets. Your current customers, future customers are already on Twitter

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