Rich media, social media

Once upon a time (well, actually just about ten years ago), YouTube was the go-to home for rich media, and it largely consisted of video, Java, audio, and vector graphics. The phrase ‘rich media’ was not yet widely known or used, but its potential had already begun to catch the eye of marketers and advertisers.

Fast forward to today and rich media as we know it – like Pokémon – has evolved. It is travelling all over the nooks and crannies of the interwebs in a quest for bigger and better things. Like selfies, rich media has found a comfortable new home on social media and it is there that is screaming for attention to all who are willing to listen.

Listen up Australia! Language matters.

The MultiConnexions team recently unearthed an insightful article that was published in WeForum.org titled, ‘These are the most powerful languages in the world’ written by Kai Chan, Distinguished Fellow, INSEAD Innovation and Policy Initiative.

In my role as Creative Writing/Language Lead, I get to experience the power of languages every day. Language matters. It breaks barriers, creates meaningful conversations and forges powerful connections that help companies and their customers understand one another better.

Five Tips for Engaging Multicultural Diasporas this Festive Season

Australia’s multicultural environment is no secret, and marketers cannot afford to ignore the spending power of ‘new audience’ Diasporas.

This Festive Season, connect with ‘new audience’ Diasporas and tap into their enormous marketing potential by tying in with cultural festivities.

Why Chat when we can ‘WECHAT’?

I moved to Australia in February this year. The first thing I did after getting off the plane is asking the airport security if there is an app people use to book cabs. The security guy was slightly puzzled and said, “Well I guess there are, but there are taxis waiting over there. You don’t need an app.” So I asked him to recommend a few to me anyway for future reference but he couldn’t think of any. However he was kind enough to give me a number to call.

This came as a shock to me.  Back in Beijing, calling for a taxi is virtually non-existent. Even my grandpa has a Didi or Uber app. I then turned to my most trusted source of information center, WeChat and Weibo, to get to the bottom of this mystery. After posting a question within the day, I got all the information I needed regarding the best apps and websites.

Make in India – a win-win for Australia

For many, India is a scary place. The sheer thought of undertaking any type of business with India would be worrying because of the challenges, uncertainties and the very real possibility that you might end up with a raw deal of high-cost, low-quality output.

In fact, Mark Thirwell, Chief Economist of Austrade, while speaking in Mumbai, said that if Australian companies were asked to list the new and exciting markets to do business in, India would invariably feature among the top five. He also remarked that Australian companies would rank India among the top five countries that were the most business-unfriendly! It’s unsurprising then that the gap between expectation and outcome is what would worry foreign investors.

Cultural Marketing to the Chinese in the Digital Age: Not just about WeChat

Do you have an active presence on WeChat that doesn’t seem to be working? Are you posting WeChat articles that are not effectively reaching the Chinese audience? Is having a WeChat subscription account enough to target Chinese audiences? A new age has dawned! Digital marketing for the Chinese audience has been changing while the world tries to catch up. Today, social video marketing (SVM) dominates the WeChat platform, like never before. SVM has always been a component of an integrated marketing communications plan, designed to increase audience engagement through social activity around a given video. It is now more important than ever to have authentic, raw and “live” video content for any campaign to be successful among the Chinese audience group.

New Year — New Strategies? New Audience buzz… Adland caught napping while bosses search for new revenue strategies!

This article was featured in B&T on 1 December, 2014. To read the full article, visit: http://www.bandt.com.au/marketing/customer-disruption-game-changers

First came the ‘digital disruption’ and now the ‘customer disruption’ – and it will short fuse those companies who are not willing to adapt their strategies to the changing market’s mood.

The rise of India

By Diya Dasgupta

The 2004 India Shining Campaign, a controversial marketing slogan popularized by the then ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) – India’s current new government – may well be the boost India needed then to elevate its image today as a potential 21st century economic superpower.

The largest democracy in the world
India is the world’s largest democracy has a population of 1.26 billion, 814 million voters and over 400 mother tongues – 29 of which alone are spoken by 1 million people or more.

And with a new government that promises to restore India’s Industrial Revolution, the path is set to propel India to centre stage in the global economic arena.

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

On the 10th of February a new day dawns for all born under the “Year of the Water Snake” and the Lunar New Year celebration begins.

Three thousand years ago before the celebration of Christmas, the Chinese began to tell a mythical tale of an animal race to claim their places in the Chinese horoscope.

What made our world turn in 2011

“Kung Hei Fat Choi!”
These were the first words the Multicall team greeted each other with when we returned to work in January 2011. Just when all the Festive Season celebrations seemed to have died down, Chinese New Year was upon us and we couldn’t think of a better way to start the working year! Many Multicall clients and partners participated in the nationwide CNY festivities, building crucial relationships with this rapidly growing audience.