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Buzz around Social Media RoI

Return on Investment! Returns.. Returns.. More returns..!! In our social life (offline) we have always interacted with people, spent time with like minded individuals, and maintained selfless relations. But, online world is a different ball game. We interact, mingle, network, and follow people with two motives: Returns, and Referrals!  A follower, friend, acquaintance, or a like-minded profile needs to be cared about, tolerated, conversed with, flattered, and greeted by automated responses until he/she adds value to this concept of RoI. On the other hand, we have people and profiles who would take the same actions, but, for a greater cause, i.e. Relationship building. A simple Hi, Hello, or Nice talking to you makes no harm. An automated response does. It is painful to follow or invite a well-known/knowledgeable person and get an inhuman/ impersonated reply. We still follow the profile, but I am unsure of the value created in such a relation, and the Return He/She would get in such an inst…

Social Media/Networks, what is in it for starters?

Newbies in the world of Social Media face so many challenges, ranging from creating quality content, understanding of tools, analysis of market, identification of target segments, access to reliable data, networking with experts, idea generation, increasing relevant/organic follower base, and building a credible online presence. Though the online space is relatively new, there are thousands of Social Media Experts, Specialists already! A newbie gets confused as to who really is an expert, and who is posing to be one. If we consider the follower ratio, then we are certain to end up at the wrong expert. Startups, freelancers, and small enterprises thrive on the follower optimization scheme. They charge some cents per follower, and by investing a few hundred dollars, these good-for-nothing individuals get a better presence. Billion articles, million Websites, thousands of specialists/experts, and just a handful of real Champions in the online space, there has to be some way out to find out…

OME Meet-Up December

Minutes of the meeting: OME Community meet-up December- 2010Programme Outline:Introduction - attendeesand members Introduction - OME Community (by Suresh Babu)Introduction - NSRCEL and theNextBigIdeaconcept (by Suresh Babu)Introduction to e-commerce (Suresh babu)Presentation on e-commerce (A Malve)Q & ACoffee, Networking, and DiscussionsPower TipsPhoto SessionConclusionSunday, the 18th of December 2010 saw numerous new and most of the regular Online Marketing Enthusiasts get together for the tenth time, since the inception of OME in April 2010. From established brands to startups, from veterans to amateurs - the OME now boasts of members from several industrial sectors, who unite under the Central Pergola roof of IIMB to imbibe and share knowledge on topics of online marketing and most of all enjoy themselves immensely during the process. The start was as enthusiastic as the members on the floor; introductions revealed abundant inquisitiveness among all attendees to know what the …