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Market Research Mobile World Asia January 29-31, 2013 Kuala Lumpur
The Most Anticipated Mobile Research Event is coming to Asia!

Dear Subscribers,

I am delighted to be selected as one of the Official Bloggers for the upcoming MRMW Asia conference in Kuala Lumpur! Join us in Kuala Lumpur and explore how businesses are leveraging the power of mobile to gain a deeper understanding of our consumers!

I will be giving you up to the minute updates about the conference from here and in my Twitter account: @Technostrategy. You can also sign-up on MRMW’s Mailing List to keep you on-the-loop! http://www.mrmw.net

I am looking forward to meeting you all in Kuala Lumpur! See you there!

COME AND JOIN US!

This conference is offered at affordable rates that won’t break your budget and will help you to be fully prepared for the changes in the insights and market research industry. JOIN US! Book your place by Nov 5th now AND SAVE 15% Use promo code: AA15

Click here to register: http://www.mrmw.net/MRMW-Asia-Pacific-2013/rates.html

Hear Kraft, Coca-Cola, Philips, Ericsson, Huawei, Mastercard, SingTel and other leading brands talk about the challenges and opportunities of mobile research.

Hear leading-edge innovators from Kantar, Nielsen, Ipsos, GfK, comScore, TNS, Confirmit, Civicom, Toluna, Cluetec and many other trailblazing firms discuss ground-breaking mobile research methods and technologies.

International speakers and experts include:

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

With input from senior executives from both sides of the table, the MRMW Asia 2013 conference is specifically designed for CEOs, VPs, Directors, and Managers of Consumer Insights / Market Research, Market Intelligence, Marketing and Branding, and Innovation & New Product Development.

LEARNING & NETWORKING

MRMW Asia will provide excellent opportunities for participants to engage in collaborative discussions on best practices, innovation methods, and new technology utilization. Opportunities to network with peers will include scheduled breaks during the conference sessions and a series of fun and casual networking events that will take place on January 29th and 30th.


Energising insight through mobile

Smartphone and tablet adoption and usage continues to soar in Asia. According to the recent Mobile Planet study (2012), smartphones are becoming increasingly indispensable to Asian consumers. 54% of smartphone owners from China would rather give up their TV than a smartphone. In Japan 100% of smartphone owners use their mobile device to research products or services. These mobile trends provide businesses with an exceptional opportunity to rethink how to reach the new mobile consumers, interact with them and generate insights for marketing, branding and new product development.

Email blasts may seem like the out-of-touch old fogey of online marketing, but there’s a reason they keep hanging around: They still work. But that doesn’t mean most businesses understand how to get the most out of them. One of the biggest, hardest-to-answer questions has always been: When is the best time to send out messages?

Social media is pervasive in the U.S. and is becoming increasingly integrated into the entire media landscape. From a consumer point of view, people use social networks in a few primary ways:

Connection: Facebook is far and away the most popular social platform; as it’s grown over the last 8 years, Facebook has gone from connecting college classmates to being the central social network. Facebook’s wide reach means many people are becoming more selective about what they share, and have higher standards for what they consider relevant or interesting on the platform.

Nicheworks: More active social users are turning to what we call “nicheworks” that have a more specialized interest or functionality and smaller circle of sharing. Sometimes this means sharing similar information, but more in-depth or with a different audience (for example, professional information on LinkedIn). Other platforms, like Instagram or Pinterest, are focused more on image sharing where users upload and post content based on certain topics – like recipes, crafts, travel, or other hobbies and interests.

Discovery & Sharing: Twitter is the most open information platform and has become a cascade of data consisting of personal updates, news and politics, and TV. But it also tends to be the sharing platform of choice for users of nicheworks: when those users create or find something cool, they share it more broadly on Twitter. As Twitter has grown both as a “pure-play” social medium and as a distributor for many smaller networks’ updates, it’s become a microcosm of what’s happening across nearly all of social – and traditional – media.

What do consumers think about brands using social media to reach them? What challenges do brands face in the U.S. when using social media?

Consumers are tolerant of brands but tend to be somewhat transactional in terms of what they want in exchange for their “likes” – they want something back for their attention. Ultimately, almost no one voluntarily wants to interact with ads, so it’s up to brands to change their messaging strategies to offer something genuinely interactive and interesting. This also means brands must have a much stronger arsenal of content at the ready, and they need to be limber and experimental in how they deploy it.

Facebook announced that it will be kicking off an advertising campaign to promote its brand, specifically targeting 13 countries including Brazil, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, Spain, U.K., and the U.S. The campaign will appear in 12 different languages and will be housed on Facebook itself initially. You can watch it here : https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3802752155040

The social network said in a press release attached to the announcement that it wants to express “who we are and why we exist.” The campaign is the work of agency Wieden and Kennedy, Facebook’s existing agency of record, and the first video embedded below focuses primarily on chairs. Yes, the things you sit on.

The timing of this campaign’s launch, coming alongside the 1 billion user milestone, along with the countries it’s targeting initially, could indicate that Facebook wants to expand its brand presence in markets where it already has considerable penetration. The idea might be that additional outreach and marketing efforts can help it get past a potential growth plateau and reach even wider market saturation, possibly in less tech-savvy demographics. But the strategy seems initially aimed at existing users, so it could also be the case that this is an attempt to ramp up engagement and make Facebook users feel more connected and invested to the brand, and less likely to wander. Whatever the case, it’s a well-shot, well-edited video, and it’ll be interesting to see what else comes out of the promotional effort.

Have a nice sunday to everybody. I’d like to share some good news recently about my blogging adventure. I was previously selected to be official blogger of Market Research Mobile World Asia 2013. I shared it in my about page. I now would like to share that I am approved to be a TEDxYouthDay Reporter and the official reporter for TEDx during this year’s TEDxYouthDay. This is a volunteering task which helps to make TEDxYouthDay 2012 a success! Being a TEDxYouthDay will allow me to share my stories with TEDx’ers around the world and learn more about my community as well as communities across the globe. This is absolutely new era for me and for my blogging experience. I was here one voice to share every cool tech, marketing, digital things with you. I will from now share more and more about change, design and start-ups, seed funding. So, keep track my posts, share it with your friends and your community if you like to. You can also follow me on Twitter @Technostrategy

Last thing but not end. You can register local Youth Day event would you like to attend (or watch live on the Internet). You can find a list of TEDxYouthDay events here: http://tedxyouthday.ted.com/events/

The theme is so inspiring : Dream Big… Then do it! At TEDxYouthDay events around the world, speakers and performers share their great ideas with audiences of youth. November 17-28, 2012.