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Today almost every company has its own website or store. It is connected with the growing interest in the sphere of e-commerce. For further development of any e-commerce marketing platform, it is vital to apply various marketing tools. E-commerce ads are one of the effective ways to increase your earnings, reach a target audience, and achieve more sales.
E-commerce advertising platforms
There exist many ways to promote your brand with the help of different types of adverts. Let’s consider the most effective platforms, which are used by modern marketers:
- Facebook. Social networks are a powerful tool for any marketer. Facebook is used by a significant number of people of different age, location, education, and interests. That’s why it is easy to find a target audience for almost any product or service there. There are lots of types of adverts, which are available on Facebook. Among the most effective ones, we can mention:
- Dynamic product adverts. A special option allows linking the database of your site with the adverts account on Facebook. Thus, there is no need to manually set a custom audience for each product anymore. The social network is able to generate adverts offering the products, which are similar to those viewed/purchased by the user. Thus, it is possible to achieve more specified targeting. As a result, the marketer may reach higher conversion rates and better engagement of the users.
- Carousel adverts. With the help of this type of ads, it is possible to promote mini slideshows demonstrating your product. They might be made of images and videos. It is possible to add individual links to increase traffic. It is possible to use up to 5 images/videos. Thus, you can tell a story about your product or create a kind of tour of a website. It is one of the popular types of adverts because visuals always provide advanced engagement of the users.
- Page Likes Campaigns. On Facebook, you usually have to pay in order to reach your audience. However, likes also matter. For those, whose posts are shared by the users (and then liked by their friends or subscribers), there are lots of benefits. It brings referral traffic, which means you have more influence on the audience. It is effective to organize campaigns, the main aim of which is to reach as many likes as possible. It is also possible to ask for the users’ emails for the further application of email marketing to reach the clients.
- Instagram. This network is one of the tools, which allows reaching your target audience in an advanced way. It is more appropriate for those marketers, who are looking for a younger target audience. Besides, the statistics show that this platform is able to influence people’s shopping habits more than other social media platforms. Almost 80% of the users make a decision to buy based on the information posted on Instagram. Consider tips for a successful advert on Instagram:
- make it look as if it is from a friend
- analyze your target audience and learn together with them.
- YouTube. Video marketing is one of the most effective strategies for the development of any business. And YouTube is the best platform for this. The application of video will allow increasing your annual revenue, users’ interest, and traffic. With the help of YouTube, you can promote your product with several types of ads:
- bumper adverts
- non-skippable adverts
- TrueView adverts
- outstream adverts.
For the creation of an ad, you need to link YouTube account with Google Ads. Then it is important to choose an advert campaign type and start a campaign (with the corresponding settings). After this, you can create videos and control the results of your work. It is vital never to forget about the optimization.
The majority of marketers prefer using a PPC model to get the highest Return on Investment. Such a model is based on the clicks of the users. The marketers pay for each of them (each time any user clicks on a link and opens a website). They create special campaigns for this purpose. To make sure that the campaign is effective, the marketers create special tracking systems to monitor their earnings from ads. Depending on the results, it might be necessary to optimize your adverts to make them more effective.
A garage sale in the 21st century needs a tech-savvy platform. This is where Poshmark comes into the picture, the platform with a community of over 2.5 million Canadians has products listed with over half a billion dollars in value by their users.
It began expanding outside of the United States in Canada in May 2019 and has now launched in India. So its become simple and easy for anyone to sell items from their closet, enabled by a full suite of end-to-end seller tools and services, including seamless listing, merchandising, promotion, pricing, and shipping. Indian consumers will be able to join Social marketplace Poshmark, Inc. (Nasdaq: POSH), a booming community of more than 80 million users and a vibrant network of millions of shoppable closets to make money, save money, connect with others, and foster entrepreneurship.
The platforms scalable model and infrastructure enables continued expansion to new countries and categories in the future. | Photo by Duy Hoang on Unsplash
"As an Indian who grew up exploring the marketplaces of Old Delhi, I know firsthand how important it is to come together and connect as part of the shopping experience. I am confident that our social marketplace will resonate with Indian consumers and allow us to build a thriving and successful community here." The platform's scalable model and infrastructure enables continued expansion to new countries and categories in the future. (IANS/ MBI)
(Article originally written by: N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe)
Keywords: Clothes, garage, Poshmark, India, Old Delhi, social marketplace
Great historic events that have shaped the world and changed the outlines of countries are often not recorded in memory, or so we think. Wars made sure to destroy evidence and heritage, and the ones who survived told the tale of what really happened. Folklore, albeit through oral tradition kept alive many such stories, hidden in verse, limericks, and rhymes.
Ringa-ringa-roses, a common playtime rhyme among children across the world, is an example of folklore that has survived for many centuries. It tells the story of the The Great Plague of London which ravaged the city between 1665-1666.
The Plague broke out from improper disposal of garbage and poor sewage conditions. Fleas from the rats that lived in the sewers spread the disease that killed more than half of London's population. Many people fled from their homes as there was no medicine available for those who were infected.
Beak-shaped masks worn during the Great Plague of London Image source: wikimedia commons
It was around this time that masks began to be invented. The first masks were shaped like beaks, and were worn not to protect the wearer from the disease, but to the prevent them from being able to smell the decay and death around them, which they called 'miasma'. The beaks were filled with floral herbs that allowed doctors and nurses to tend to the sick without being reviled from the smell.
Children are often seen forming circles by holding hands and reciting loudly,
Pockets full of posies
We all fall down"
An illustration of the Great Plague of London, 1665 Image source: wikimedia commons
When the last line is sung, they break the circle and fall down. The roses and posies are believed to be the preferred fragrances inside the masks, and a single sneeze (a-tishoo) was enough to infect the one who was exposed to the disease. Consequently, they fell down, ill, and later died.
An alternative version of this rhyme is sung about the fall of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the aftermath of World War II. The roses and posies are interchanged with geranium and uranium, to symbolise what was used in the atomic bomb. But this version is not as famous the original.
Keywords: Rhymes, Ringa-ringa-roses, Great Plague of London, WWII, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Folklore
In modern times, many social movements aim to bring reform to the society we live in, on the basis of certain existing patterns. Patriarchy is something that many aim to cleanse our cultures of, to usher in the era of social and gender equality. Despite all these so-called movements, in southern India, certain societies that patronise matriarchy have existed since before India's independence. The Nairs and Ezhavas of Kerala, and Bunts and Billavas of Karnataka are matrilineal societies that continue to thrive in a patriarchal country.
Kerala remains separate from the rest of India in many ways. Be it literacy policy, form of government, or cultural practices, this state does not always conform to the ideal that India is known for. Even so with their social structure. Certain tribes have remained matrilineal, where the decision-making power rests with the eldest female of the family.
The Nairs and Ezhavas of Kerala, and Bunts and Billavas of Karnataka are matrilineal societies that continue to thrive in a patriarchal country. Image source: wikimedia commons
A male member, who is the close confidante of the matriarch is chosen. He plays a crucial role in representing the male members of his family, and his opinion is highly valued. He is called karavanan. The men reside in separate rooms or in separate houses, and do not interfere in the upbringing of children. Property is also passed down along the lineage of the eldest female. Among the Nairs, matriarchy is more prominently adhered to than the Ezhavas, who have some patrilocal connections.
In Karnataka, the Bunts and Billavas belong to the Tuluva ethnic group. They are also a predominantly matriarchal society, founded on the belief in a legend. Their matrilineal descent is known as Aliyasantana.
The story is told of a demon who threatened to destroy a kingdom if the king did not sacrifice his sons, but the king's sister comes forward to offer her children in sacrifice for the sake of the kingdom. The demon is touched and does not destroy the city. Since then, the kingdom, or the property is inherited through female lineage.
In Karnataka, the Bunts and Billavas belong to the Tuluva ethnic group. They are also a predominantly matriarchal society, founded on the belief in a legend. Image source: wikimedia commons
In the recent past, many of these matriarchal societies have been reduced to matrilineal societies by certain governmental laws. They fall under the patriarchal scheme of the rest of the state but have reserved the right to pass on property and heritage through the female line. In the North east of India, matriarchal dominance is far more resilient than the south.
Keywords: Bunts, Billava, Nair, Ezhava, Aliyasantana, Matrilineal, South India, Karnataka, Kerala