Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Last year throwback of Comtent Club, the holiday season is the most important ecommerce businesses time. Years back it meant Christmas tree with gifts and family time, but for merchants and publisher the arrival of the holiday season and Black Friday is apprehension. It’s an ecommerce beast, which can be troublesome when not prepared. That’s why Skimlinks thought it’d be perfect subject matter for a Comtent Club.
For the first time the panel included merchants, as well as publishers. Both sides show different priorities, so the thought of bringing together has helped clarify perspectives and proved to be more insightful.
There were two speakers from each side, making a total panel of four, chaired by Skimlinks CEO Alicia Navarro. For the publishers they were Jon Hicks from Gamer Network and Henry Burrell from IDG UK and for the merchants we had Chris Worthy from eBay and Filip Janczak from Bluebella speak and our Creatos Media founder.
The key takeaways were:
“Christmas creep” is real. For Gamer Network Jon said people start thinking about Black Friday in July and August and Filip said Black Friday kicks things off in November and keeps them high through till the January sales.
Chris from eBay had an interesting perspective, which we see in our network, that the holiday season is lasting later. As logistics have improved, people have been able to put off their shopping deeper into December, waiting until around December 15th for the last guaranteed shipping date for Christmas.
There’s been a lot of talk about whether Black Friday is a good or a bad thing, in the sense that winning on Black Friday can mean losing overall by taking focus away from the holiday season and losing it all. The panel didn’t feel winning on Black Friday has to mean losing out overall.
Filip said January sales can actually be better than Christmas because people take advantage of offers. Henry pointed out that for tech products, deals aren’t necessarily that great on Black Friday and people are savvy enough to see through it, so despite seeing a spike on Black Friday that doesn’t mean that you fall off a cliff in the earlier part of the year. Chris said eBay now see it as a catalyst that drives velocity up for the whole period and drew attention to the fact eBay now views it as an extended sales period rather than a single specific peak.
Henry said that at IDG they don’t change their content creation process, instead they just have to up their game, because it’s a more challenging time of year than normal. Sharing metaphrases with merchants for particular products, especially when creating content that features deals, makes competition especially fierce.
Filip felt for merchants they have to be reactive. They’ll have offers ahead of time that they send to publishers under embargo, but sometimes they’ll be leaked and that means being reactive. If particular products begin performing well merchants also need to respond to that too.
Predictably the panel were slightly wary of trying to predict too much about the year ahead.
Jon suggested things are just becoming more competitive. Traditionally niche publications have been able to benefit much more from their editorial expertise, leveraging that to provide excellent service to readers and customers, but Jon suggested 2016 was the first year broadsheet newspapers became engaged. So Gamer Network will be focused on ranking well for on search engines to get all the attention.
Henry agreed that competition was and will be intense. IDG’s guiding principle will be recommending products the team believe in, because they recognise that while there might be short term incentives to recommending some products, if they don’t believe them and readers get a poor experience then they’ll see through recommendations and stop paying attention.
Chris suggested he’ll be happy so long as it’s bigger and better. Consoles were huge in 2016, but eBay’s intention is to broaden out the verticals that have deals in 2017, although tech will always be the first one people focus on.
Filip pointed to the increasingly prominent role of social media and suggested merchants will be looking to amplify their reach across all channels to compete on Black Friday
Credits to Skimlinks and the event they have organised Comtent Club.
Saturday, 28 November 2015
Creatos Media, certified: AdWords, Analytics and Shopping
To begin with I will explain what each certificate means and how it can be used to help other business or your own professional career.
AdWords certificate from Google:
Definition of Google AdWords is an "advertising service by Google for businesses wanting to display ads on Google and its advertising network. The AdWords program enables businesses to set a budget for advertising and only pay when people click the ads. The ad service is largely focused on keywords." Google AdWords knowledge learned from the course can be helpful to other similar advertising models like Bing and Yahoo ad services where we base our advertising on our keywords. Learning to use appropriate keywords for your business, website, professional profile is a key to reach the right customers for you. Use of keyword that are irrelevant to your marketing sector can work negatively on your business and just be a waste of money.
Let's talk about what AdWords model is based on. The marketing model is called Cost-Per-Click or just PPC (price per click) as the name suggests, we are been charged when the keyword that we are paying for has lead anybody to your website, blog or any other online platform we have implemented the campaign for. AdWords are been by start-ups, small, medium and huge companies. To reach our online audience we need to use every available tool there is. PPC is based on paid platform which will gain us a leads, impressions and conversions which are the main elements building our revenue.
Attract more customers
Whether you’re looking to bring in new website visitors, grow online sales, get the phones ringing or keep customers coming back for more, Google AdWords can help.
Reach the right people at the right time
Your business gets found by people on Google precisely when they're searching for the things that you offer.
Advertise locally or globally
Target your ads to customers in certain countries, regions or cities – or within a set distance from your business or shop.
Creatos Media will explain in further details the terms and AdWords possibilities in the next post.
Google AdWords Certificate for Filip Janczak (Creatos Media)
Google Fundamentals and Shopping certificate:
Certificate for AdWord fundamentals and shopping allows to further understand the model of PPC what is used by google merchant system. Google shopping is a platform allowing to access great reach of customers. It is used to compare prices as well as to allow to buy products from multiple merchants that is why the right PPC campaign is a key to be on top in reaching the right customers.
Simple explanation on what google shopping may do to help your business I think it is helpful tool for any size companies or sole traders with a product that can be sold online. Online selling is growing in popularity which can be seen from Black Friday and soon Cyber Monday.
Further details about google shopping and product bidding in the next posts.
Google Fundamentals and Shopping Certificate:
Google Analytics is a awesome tool to keep a track of data. To be able to understand all available data google Analytics is one of the courses to learn how to measure impressions, conversions, revenue and much more. Also how to set up appropriate goals relevant to your business and track if we are reaching our set goals. Understanding data in business has become significantly important , sometimes even more than actual product. Largest companies primary task is to analyze and improve data they produce, collect and convert. With your own data you can improve search both organic and paid (PPC). Furthermore understanding of analytic I find very useful in observing SEO and customer trends. Building history about our business is very important and can not be ignored.
Quick definition of Google Analytics:
"Google Analytics is a free Web analytics service that provides statistics and basic analytical tools for search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing purposes. The service is available to anyone with a Google account. Google bought Urchin Software Corporation in April 2005 and used that company’s Urchin on Demand product as the basis for its current service."
Understanding of Google analytics can help in other services like Bing and Yahoo analytics. Also if we are in any affiliate program or just want to track our social media channels data, knowledge of analytic is important as we are able to distinguish relevant elements which could improve our business and marketing understanding of our sector.
More about Google Analytics and SEO soon in our posts.
Google Analytics certificate
More about Google, SEO, key terms, Affiliates in future posts.
Check my certificates on google public page:
If you are interested in analyzing your own business improving your website, social media and digital marketing do not hesitate to contact Creatos Media.
Also keep updated with Creatos Media social media channels and website.
#CeatosMedia #Google #Bing #Analytics #Certification
Monday, 19 October 2015
Great way of Marketing and Brand Promoting
Blogging is a great way of marketing whether it is your professional profile, business or a brand promoting. Blog writing will enormously increase reach of you or your product to new customer base. Also blog will keep your loyal customers with you as you can share your brand, promotions, events and any other materials you would like to show. It is great place for marketing as the reach is massive. We have researched blogging in marketing terms and we have found data from 'Hubspot.com' about 6 important points
1. B2B marketers that use blogs receive 67% more leads than those that do not.
2. Marketers who have prioritized blogging are 13x more likely to enjoy positive ROI.
3. By 2020, customers will manage 85% of their relationships without talking to a human.
4. The only thing blogging costs you: your time.
5. Blogs have been rated as the 5th most trusted source for accurate online information.
I will cover those points in more detail aiming at Creatos Media as an example.
1. First point shows how we can increase our leads compared to people that do not blog at all. That is important point if we want to keep our brand or product floating at top. In my opinion anything that helps our brand and works positively on our image should be taken to consideration as another tool which will increase our customer and business reach.
2. Second point is pretty simple, if we blog frequently we get to view online more often and our website and social media platforms that are linked to our blog will do as well.
3. Third point might seem a bit frighting as social interaction between each other is what makes us humans, however the increase of online platforms to communicate has been rising for some time now. Business do not always have time to talk with most of their customers, that is why we use emails, social media and other types of messengers.
4. The fourth point is right that blogging is only what takes is time. However some people and business do not have time for it. That is why there are services which can create your blog and social media like Creatos Media.
5. The fifth point might be accurate as when blogging we want to produce accurate information, so that we are trusted and keep our readership.
The questions are, do we have a time to blog or which platform should be use?There is huge choice between blogs that are available for our use. Most common are WordPress and Blogger. There is no better or worse blogging platform, as the content is what really matters. The platforms that we use only have few differences in the interface most common one have possibility to share via social media platforms which are great to share and increase the reach of our posts and blog.
The other question is what we should ask ourselves. Do we have enough time to post on our blog even once or twice a week? Or can we make time for our own blog? If there is no time do nor worry. Creatos Media not only can help you out in creating blog and social media platforms, however we can also manage your blog and social media as a marketing tool for your professional profile, business, brand or product.
Check our website and send us a message if you are interested in creating your own blog.
Thursday, 30 July 2015
MMB & CM join forces
Muscle Mass Brothers have joined forces and will work together on rising our profiles.
Who are Muscle Mass Brothers:
“We are Muscle Mass Brothers - people who are passionate about gym and healthy life style.Muscle Mass Brothers is community for everyone enjoying sport, healthy lifestyle and gym. We want to help our community to get fit via our website, social media, blog and forum where we advise people about sport, diet and nutrition related topics. Our mission is to encourage as many people as possible to get healthy and fit."
Creatos Media will promote Muscle Mass Brother and will work together on the joint project called 'Gym Project'. The project involves of Muscle Mass Brothers co-founders who are amateur body builders, visiting a local gyms. We will have interview with staff and owner of the gym about the atmosphere and specialization of the gym. Creatos Media will record and produce the video of the interviews and MMB members training in the gym. This will promote the local gym visited by us and build up the community and networks.
Muscle Mass Brothers apart from our joint project offers amazing social media channels and forum where community can get all answers about sport, nutrition and diet. MMB will help anybody interested in improving health, diet and nutrition as well as reaching any sport goals that will be introduced on the forum.
Social Media channels of Muscle Mass Brothers
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Creatos Media at Arebyte Event
Judgement / Ariel Narunsky
"Judgement is the brainchild of Ariel Z. Narunsky, and is a unique artwork, which mixes together several disciplines in order to create a truly beneficial and effective project. By grafting together the skills and ideas from science, sociology, psychology, animal studies, philosophy, physics, architecture and art we were able to design this colossal and superimposing construction and surroundings."
Creatos Media has attended event on 7th July 2015.
From Arebyte Facebook page:
"Judgement is an attempt to utilize the perception of stadiums as social monuments to create a mirror or monument to our contemporary society and the human condition.
The project establishes concepts and views regarding motive, meaning, satisfaction, control, punishment and utopia, while all along grafting it with an internal monologue aimed towards the art world. The work offers a proposal for the UK’s largest artwork, public or otherwise, that will be erected out of the existing infrastructure of the London 2012 Olympic stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Park.
In the exhibition of Judgement the work of judgement is unveiled; the new work will offer a giant spiralled three-lane running track enveloped by a spiral wall. At its centre the track will continue underground through a tunnel, which eventually ejects you back on to the streets of London and back to your life. The construction, once erect, aims to be open around the clock for all to come and take part freely as a spectator or runner alike. Offering itself as a daily activity in the life of a community.
The exhibition draws on the aesthetics and ideas of information centres and visitors’ centres and will be using these elements to form the basis of the installation. The installation will fill the gallery space with 3D printed models, as well as architectural plans and animated renderings; these are accompanied by what might be described as promotional posters, catalogues and screening of a film, “Unknown Game With Ultimate things” a video filmed in the stadium showing the early stages of construction of Judgement.
This chosen language enables the ideas to shift between realms and fields, putting into question the parameters of the work itself. The manner of sincerity in which it is presented clashes with the idea it proposes; an idea, which sways between futility, humour, punishment and depth of heart; a joke, a critical observation or sincere solution.
The gallery will have a small coffee table and some chairs, the installation will offer a place for the audience to sit and rest, have a drink and talk while immersing themselves in the work. From the sublunary to the phantasmal, salvation or hoax; this is our monument and our moment, this is Judgement and all of its derivatives."
Here are some of the photos which Creatos Media have taken on this amazing exhibition:
Paper architecture sketch on huge paper covering wall space.
Large 3 d printed model.
Framed picture of Judgement.
Large version of 3 printed model in another aspect.
Smaller Version 3d printed model split to different sections.
Photos show some of the artwork on huge paper on the wall, 3d printed models and picture frames.
To see more visit Arebyte gallery in Hackney Wick - Unit 4, 49 White Post Lane, Queens Yard, E9 5EN, London, UK.
Creatos Media has really enjoyed the visit to Judgement at Arebyte gallery. We will for sure attend future exhibitions as amazing welcoming atmosphere will brighten your day. The show has been made with support of The European Cultural Foundation and The Israeli Embassy. Arebyte has also thanked to LLDC, Balfour Beatty for their cooperation and to London-Bam for filming. The video of Judgment by Ariel Narunsky can be seen in Arebyte Gallery until 7th August. You have to see it!
If you would like Creatos Media to visit your event send us an email.
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Thursday, 2 July 2015
"Boost your online presence"
Who are we and what Creatos Media can do for you and your business?
- Creatos Media is a business which works on image of your company based on social media channels and digital marketing.
- Social media profile of you and your company can be your primary tool to reach infinite number of clients both locally and globally.
- Social media are one of the most crowded and powerful places in the world with users from around the world
- Creatos Media not only works on your marketing campaign and social media profile we also can design quick and easy to use websites, graphic designs of banners, logos and many more depending on your companies needs.
- We have also begin video promoting which in internet of today is most liked medium of information and promotion just check Youtube.
- We can support your company on the journey to the top of your market or to the target you have set yourself and your company.
- Creatos Media will support you with most loyal and reliable services we offer and never let you fall down from your path.
- We will always be by your side to support you and your team.
- Creatos Media will meet you and your company and on weekly basis create reports and action plan so we can be always on track of our achievements and targets.
- The journey never ends you can always improve your business.
Social media, internet and digital image of your company is the next step in improving your business position on your market.
Most successful companies around the globe already use social media to promote their services, products and brand.
with Creatos Media you will be supported on your journey.
Social Media marketing & Consulting would be the first service we suggest to check on our website.
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Friday, 19 June 2015
We have updated our prices for the services offered by Creatos Media
Boost your online presence with Creatos Media
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING OR CONSULTING
Option 1: £ 300 p/m (contract for at least 3 months)
Option 2: £ 400+ payment per campaign can be discussed on the one to one meeting depending on how much needs to be done.
Option 3 : bundle up with any other service to get %20 off the other service
Creation and design of social media marketing campaign for individuals and companies. Creatos Media will advise primary social mediums like Facebook and Twitter following with additional secondary medium like YouTube channel depending on the needs of the customer or/and their business. Please send us an email and we can discuss what you or/and your business needs.
This can be bundled any other services up to discussion depending on the needs and amount of work.
WEBSITE DESIGN, CREATIVE SOLUTIONS
Option 1: £200 - Design on one of the services we offer.
Option 2: £150 p/m maintaining, help, problem solving (6 months + contract)
Creation and design of website and e-shops with services like Wix, MadeSimple or Shopify (ecommerce/E-Shop only) for quick setup and use. Rocket start your website with us whether it’s for your private, profile use or your start-up business. Creatos Media can advise you on different solutions how to setup your own business or freelance profile. We help maintain and promote your existing website if you already have one. Just send us an email and we can talk about it.
When we maintain your website we can discuss way of contacting (one to one, video/voice call, Skype, email etc.)
SEO AND/OR MARKET REASERCH
Creatos Media can setup your company for basic SEO. We can research the market for your market find key elements for better understanding of the market your business is based and improve SEO based on the research. Creatos Media can do both on ground primary research and desk secondary research to improve position of your business.
LOGO, BUSINESS CARD, LEAFLET, BANNER DESIGN OR ANY OTHER GRAPHIC DESIGN
Option 1: From £ 100 for one design depending on the amount of work (2 days of work)
Option 2: Bundle up with other services from £80.
Design of logo, business cards, leaflets and banners either online or for your shop are a invitation to your potential customers. If you are interested let us know we can bundle our services and negotiate price right for you.
TEACHING AND CONSULTING YOU AND YOUR EMPLOYEES ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA
From £100 We will spend one day with your team learning how your business works and teach you and your employees how social media can be implemented to your daily routine.
Learning about how to maintain your social media channels is one of the most important aspects of marketing yourself or/and your business. Creatos Media can teach you and/or your employees about social media channels and how to maintain successfully running promoting and marketing campaigns. We can organize you a course explaining and answering questions about social media, website and other solutions of promoting business and your own profile. Please send us an email if you would like to discuss the service.
Option 1: One day promo video recording from £99
Option 2: £ 400 for 5 days of video promoting
Option 3: Bundle with Social Media Marketing for % 20 off
Video promoting is one of the best ways to promote you, start-up or existing companies. Creatos Media can help you out with showing off your product or service you would like to promote with video production. Broadcasting your video across websites and YouTube is very successful method in gaining loyal customers, employees or employers. Depending on the kind of video you need for you or/and your business and who’s attention you would like to capture. We can help you with video promoting just send us an email.
We can do one video or few videos and meet up for few sessions everything can be arranged depending on your needs.
EVENT PROMOTING, ORGANISING AND MAINTAINING
Option 1: From £150 week of support
Option 2: From £400 month of support
Option 3: Monthly contract depending on how often the event is happening from £300 p/m
Event promoting whether you are an artist, professional or a company is really important. The best way to promote it is via social media channels. Creatos Media can promote you and your event to fill up all of the spaces. We can also pre organize it and help to maintain it on the day of your event. Send us your details we will let you know how we can help you out.
SOON LIVE STREAMING
Option 1: £100 - £150 Evening streaming 2-4 hours.
Option 2: £200 Streaming up to 6 hours
Option 3: Can bundle up with Event Promoting service for %20 off
Other discount for longer contracts.
Following event promoting, organizing and maintaining we have developed idea to live stream. Live streaming has been seen as very successful way of presenting your event to the world. We are still collecting team and equipment but let us know if you are interested we might be of help.