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Many trends emerged in 2016, but what will 2017 bring?

What is 2017 carrying for online marketers and what are the latest technologies that shall revolutionize the way online strategists work?

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Connecting the dots in the digital Era

Last week we had our Online content creators meetup #OCCEgypt where we digged deeper in the latest digital media trends for the year 2017, Media professionals as well as digital marketing experts shared their thoughts on what the industry can expect This meetup comes aligned in a series of meetups previously held by InsideOut Today, to bring together all the community of online content creators in Egypt

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Our own Fady Ramzy InsideOut Today CEO Summarised  to the attendees how next generation technologies are changing our behaviors online as following:

The next decade is data “Content Organization is the new SEO”

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  1. He advised attendees to build their own online identity (blogs, websites, portals) using WordPress as it is the world’s most popular & most used CMS
  2. And he explained to attendees how to  structure their content on WordPress using open data technology such as Wordlift
  3. He discussed the Online Video Revolution and the importance of native videos “it’s must now to optimise your videos for each platform, each Video Platform Needs its Own Story Telling Strategy
  4. Fady explained all about chatbots and how it can transform the way we interact with the internet “Chatbots will drive 85% of customers interactions by 2020” so Let’s build the bot here “Chatbots are game changer for early adopters”
  5. Fady highlighted the Rise of AR/VR “While virtual reality is once again a hot topic … 2017 will really be the year of AR expecting to see more brands coming out with AR games, AR ads, and attempts to capitalise on AR apps that already exist
  6. Live Video Streaming Will Fully Take Off “considering that Facebook started last year by paying media companies $50 million to produce live videos on its platform, it’s clear that the popularity of live-streaming is growing”
  7. Voice search is a fast-growing technology which may change the way we use search engines and have an impact over their algorithms. In 2016, Google declared that 20% of mobile searches were conversational and according to ComScore, voice search will keep on growing, covering at least 50% of all searches by 2020 – How can a website get ready for voice search? Read more here

And here is Fady’s presentation about Digital Media Trends in 2017

Where is the media & online marketing business heading towards in 2017 in Egypt

This was the second part of the meetup, a very interesting Panel Discussion took place where Media Professionals from Radio, Tv and Journalists shared their thoughts and experience about the online journalism & digital media business in Egypt

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Major Challenges highlighted for the Media and News Industry in Egypt discussed at the Panel Discussion:

Lina Ghadban Independent Journalist said:

  • TV production is controlled 100% by Advertising
  • There’s a big lack of Investigative films due to the high cost of production and lack of resources
  • When it comes to media and news industry, quality control and credible sources is a big challenge

Enas Tharwat Radio and TV Presenter at Radio Masr said:

  • The Online Radio market is constantly evolving, listeners have a multitude of options and therefore won’t invest their time listening to a station that doesn’t provider rich and attractive content
  • Social media marketing: Many Online News Channels are lacking the concept of being effective on social media they use content Quantity over Quality”

Rana Ashraf Video Producer and Journalist said:

  • Lack of awareness, lack of information and lack of training’s is a major Challenge “Employees are Lacking the Awareness and proper training’s Needed to do their job”
  • Some TV stations that are available online, they don’t have a clear, integrated digital marketing strategy

Rawan Lasheen Video Journalist and producer said:

  • Social Media is reshaping traditional Media “it is now the biggest source of news, people are creating the news on social media and accordingly Media discuss and distribute it”

Radwa El Torify Content Producer at CBC Said:

  • Live videos creates higher engagement on social media
  • Media and News publishers in Egypt did’t adopt yet to the Digital Revolution

How Media and News Publishers in Egypt can Plan for their Marketing efforts for the year 2017:

Going digital is about a whole digitally immersive experience and this should be done through the following:

  • Focusing on Video content variety as well as quality audience and exclusive experience!
  • Investing in professional high quality live video streaming, especially in terms of content quality to maximize the live engagement over social media.
  • Hiring Digital Media professionals and providing the proper training, tools and vision
  • Building a strong digital marketing plan that includes content creation & management,  and also how to best leverage on social networks for distribution.
  • Awareness on how to implement effectively the digital strategy is very important, because building the plan without knowing how to implement it leads to the failure of the marketing efforts
  • How to measure all the marketing efforts online “Assessing Performance and opportunities”

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The Meetup was attended by almost 50 persons it was super engaging and interactive and we had a little surprise for our guests at the end of the meetup and gladly we received lots of positive feedback’s after it ended

Thank you to all who attended the meetup here’s the amazing set of photo’s for #OCCEgypt  

And following the meetup we had a very Interesting Twitter Chat with Thair Soukar Head of Digital Strategy at Sky news Arabia discussing Digital Media Trends in 2017 :

How to transform, innovate and succeed in the digital Era the Must Have adaption for 2017:

  1. “Immersive Journalism” on top of the list. This includes VR/AR & 360 videos, Today’s journalists have to be multimedia producers. Their output has to be cross-platform catering for all types of users
  2. Other trends include, programmatic ads, inbound marketing, social/live, video graphics & influencer marketing “Programmatic ads are approaching search marketing capabilities in terms of performance”
  3. Trends also include chatbots. Some researches predict that messaging apps will be the new OS’s & bots will be the new apps
  4. Live is the favorite type of video “It’s currently expected that video can account for 75% of all web traffic in 2017!”
  5. We need to get journalists to embrace open data. If they appreciate its value & learn how to use it, so will the public
  6. Context is the most important thing to the use & success of open data as a tool for global change. The proper context is key
  7. For open data to work out, it needs to be made relevant to people’s daily lives, not just to NGOs & policymakers’ priorities.
  8. If a video report is worth a million words, then a VR report is worth a trillion! The latter places users at the heart of news.

Here is the summary of the Twitter Chat #IOTTT  with Thair Soukar

To Conclude:

The Digital Marketplace is rapidly evolving. In the past, a change took place over the course of years; now, it happens within months, weeks, or days. Change is coming in a way that no one can ignore.

So adapting to the latest Digital Trends is always crucial for any business that wants to position itself advantageously and is a must for creating a competitive advantage and accordingly business growth

We would love to hear your opinion and discuss further your digital media predictions and thoughts for the year 2017! To do so, you can:

  1. Join our community & attend our upcoming meetups
  2. Contact us directly
  3. Talk to us the social media way!

Blending The Digital Video Business with Web 3.0 – Helping Business Grow with Visual Story Telling!

What’s Web 3.0

Web 3.0 is the next step in the evolution of the Internet and Web applications, The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries “Wikipedia”

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Web 3.0 is changing the way we use the Internet, Computers understand the meaning of what we publish on the Web
Learn about the concept of Web 3.0 and Web 3.0 development here is a full introduction to web 3.0

Why Digital Video Business is important in the Web 3.0 ERA

Now we’re entering Web 3.0 Era, which is mobile, In this Era we should be prepared for the challenges and adapt to the big shift and the tremendous change to save time and improve work quality . The Mobile Web 3.0 has elements that build upon prior eras, but it also has several distinct and different elements from what’s come before.  Some of these distinct elements of the Mobile Web 3.0 era include real-time, ubiquitous (always connected, always with you), location aware, sensors, tailored, smaller screen, and high quality camera and audio.

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How we are Blending the digital Video Business with Web 3.0

Proudly the year 2014 & 2015 was a tech evolutionary years of Our InsideOut Group introducing a new wave of semantic technologies aiming to integrate real-time data through different platforms:

Our semantic Innovative Products:

Wordlift:

Wordlift is a WordPress Plug-in to organize post and pages adding facts, text and media to build beautifully structured web sites.WordLift publishes your content as Linked Open Data following Tim Berners-Lee‘s Linked Data PrinciplesWordLift is a semantic editor for WordPress.

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WordLift adds semantic annotations and combines information publicly available as linked open data to support the editorial workflow by suggesting relevant information, images and links.

Download Wordlift now and reach your maximum potential audience

HelixWare Online Video Platform:

HelixWare is a robust streaming platform that makes online video publishing easy, turns WordPress into a Video Hosting platform, supports live and makes videos discoverable, searchable, and beautifully organized.

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Helixware is the streaming platform built for live & on-demand streaming. Its customers are online publishers, hosting providers, telco providers, broadcasters & TV stations as well as media startups

Try out HelixWare for Free!

Helping Business Grow with Video:

InsideOut Today has always the commitment to Support the community As part of Our Corporate entrepreneurship Responsibility to support entrepreneurship in all fields with continuously sharing knowledge and experience about the Latest digital media Technologies and the best practices for Digital media and social marketing

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We are super excited to be an active partner for Riseup Summit for the third in year in a row! This year, the summit’s slogan is “The world is coming to Cairo” and on the opposite side we shall be broadcasting the summit to the whole world! Our main support to riseup is that we are providing HD live streaming for the main sessions and workshops. We shall also be doing an interesting workshop about personal branding on the 13th so we wish to see you all there. Stay tuned on this page for more updates to come!

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Following RiseUp we are holding a meetup about Online Video Business in the Web 3.0 Era!

The Effective Marketing Strategy for blogging! Part 2 “infographic”

Blogging is your human Voice…your digital story telling

The blog is all about the journey or the story the blog is about conversation, community and connection the point is to have a strategy so that your blog has a focus, direction, and character that makes sense to your readers and gives structure and purpose to your posts, by making a good strategy you can grow your blog successfully

PLAN…DO…CHECK…ACT

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Plan Your Content Before You Write It, planning your blog content ahead of time is the best way to be sure you’ll write and publish regularly, Implement the plan, monitor your performance & analyze how your visitors interact with your content and then act accordingly to improve performance.

After defining last week how to start A Blog….here is the effective strategy for Blogging:

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Use your story to develop a more loyal readership by creating the most compelling blog content you possibly can… here is a very useful article about The art of storytelling how to create a compelling blog post

And here is a previous interesting blog post about the science and art behind travel blogging!

 

Stay tuned next week with part 3 “Why blogging is important for your business”

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