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Xiaomi Refreshes its Budget Redmi A Series in India

The 2GB+16GB variant would be available for Rs 5,999 and the 2GB+32GB variant would be available for Rs 6,199, post the introductory offer

Xiaomi also refreshes 'Mi TV' series in India. (Wikimedia Commons)

Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Thursday refreshed its budget Redmi A series with the Redmi 7A in India for Rs 5,799.

According to the company, the Redmi 7A brings an overall upgrade over the Redmi 6A; it features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset, a 4000mAh battery, a 12MP Sony IMX486 camera and a matte finish unibody.

“Packed with a set of incredible features, Redmi 7A is powered by the Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 clocked at 2GHz,” Anuj Sharma, Chief Marketing Officer, Xiaomi India, said in a statement.

The device comes with wireless FM Radio to allow access to radio without the need of earphones.

It sports a 5.45-inch 18:9 HD+ display and supports expandable memory up to 256GB.

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Friday announced that it was permanently cutting the prices of five of its handsets in India.

The dual SIM, dual VoLTE device comes with a splash-proof design.

The Redmi 7A would be available in Matte Black, Matte Blue and Matte Gold colour variants.

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The 2GB+16GB variant would be available at an introductory price of Rs 5,799 and the 2GB+32GB variant would be available for Rs 5,999 during July as Mi turns five, said the company.

The 2GB+16GB variant would be available for Rs 5,999 and the 2GB+32GB variant would be available for Rs 6,199, post the introductory offer. (IANS)

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Only 3% Indian Digital Marketers Calculate ROI Correctly: LinkedIn

According to a report by LinkedIn only 3% Indian digital marketers measure ROI correctly

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LinkedIn report says that very few Indian Digital Marketers can calculate ROI correctly. Pixabay

When it comes to measuring return on investment (ROI), only 3 per cent of digital marketers in India are calculating ROI correctly — one of the lowest among all regions and lower than the global average of 4 per cent, a LinkedIn report said on Wednesday.

While 78 per cent digital marketers in India claim to be measuring digital ROI long before a sales cycle has concluded, only 3 per cent of digital marketers are measuring ROI over a six-month period or longer.

This means that many marketers are likely not measuring ROI at all, said the ‘The Long and Short of ROI’ report by Microsoft-owned professional networking platform conducted among 4,000 marketing professionals across 19 countries, including India.

“The report highlights how Indian marketers are struggling to measure the true impact of performance; they are thinking short-term and are measuring KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) instead of ROI,” said says Virginia Sharma, Director, Marketing Solutions – India, LinkedIn.

“Measuring too quickly can have a poor impact on campaigns, specifically in industries such as higher education and real estate where it can take months of consideration before sale,” Sharma added.

Most Indian marketers measure ROI within the first 30 days of the campaign, which results in an inaccurate reflection of the actual return, considering that sales cycles are 60-90 days or longer.

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The LinkedIn report found that Indian marketers are struggling to measure the true impact of performance. Pixabay

Fifty per cent digital marketers rely on inaccurate metrics and use cost-per-click as their ROI metric, which does not show impact-per-advertising dollar spent.

As opposed to 58 per cent globally, 64 per cent Indian marketers acknowledged that they needed to show ROI numbers to justify spend and get approval for future budget asks.

This clearly shows how pressured Indian digital marketers are internally, hence rushing to measure and prove ROI, the report noted.

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While 60 per cent of Indian marketers who measure ROI in the short term end up having budget reallocation discussions within a month, 47 per cent of Indian digital marketers don’t feel confident about their ROI measurements today, the report added.

With over 60 million users, India is LinkedIn’s fastest-growing and largest market outside the US. (IANS)