Powershift - how digital and social media is revolutionising nigeria and africa
“Copyleft”All wrongs reserved.Among competitors in themarketplace you need to think like achess player… every move counts.Between a business and itscommunication is a thin line;I walk that line everyday. www.adeolakayode.com deola.kayode fb.com/deola.kayode @Delola firstname.lastname@example.org
5 1 7 They won’t talk to a machine when theyThey won’t tell you are angry with youwhat influences their (0700 - ANGER)buying decisions Things Nigerian customers won’t bother to do (unless you ask) 6 They won’t tell you 2 who else likes to do business with you They won’t tell you 4 They won’t tell you what else they wish why they enjoy being 3 your business did your customerThey won’t offeradvice on how 7 They won’t tell you how best tobest you can keep reach themthem for life
But whether you ask ornot, customers havestarted talking aboutyour brand andpolicies…ARE YOU LISTENING?
They are telling anyoneCUSTOMERS who cares to listen about…CONSUMERS CITIZENS Exploitation CLIENTS……are quietly fighting back.They now have the power toinfluence their peers than everbefore. And great product (if you have one)
The power to controlthe perception of yourbrand is shifting fromadvertisers to thepeople they used totarget.PEOPLE ARE TELLINGOTHERS ABOUT YOURBRAND
The rules of the game has changed Welcome to the Word of Mouse generation
Welcome to thenext big thing… The People Revolution (before wakes up though!)
If your organization issleeping, it’s almost toolate
It is opening upopportunities for… Developers Advertisers Brands Agencies Researchers Marketers Citizens Customers Politicians
More and more companiesapplicants are looking to lookto online job websites andforums for recruitment … JOBS!!! jobs4naija.com Joblistnigeria.com
While former PresidentIbrahim Babangida spentmillions to announce hispresidential ambition in EagleSquare (Abuja), PresidentJonathan used only 27 wordson Facebook… "I Goodluck Ebele Jonathan by the grace of God hereby offer myself and myGuess who won? (lol) services to the Nigerian people as a candidate for the office of President"
Google remains the number one search websitevisited globally. If your business, brand or name is checked out… your business? …what will Google say? (WWGS?)
Celebrities can now connect to their fans directly from their mobile phones… @OdemwingieP 8,623 @GenevieveNnaji1 30,000 @amdbanj 54,900@donjazzymohits 58,500
Omotola Jalade has more fans on Facebook than all registered voters in the President’s State (Bayelsa) 472, 389560,613
President Goodluck Jonathan hasmore friends on Facebook than thecombined tally of British PrimeMinister David Cameron, Germanchancellor Angela Merkel, and SouthAfrican head of state Jacob Zuma. 565,958
40%… of all internet trafficfrom Africa originatesfrom Nigeria
43.9 Nigerians now have access to the internet This population is 4 Million less the entire population of South Africa, it is the combined internet populationmillion of Egypt, South Africa, Morocco and Kenya combined.
3 124 160Number of Nigerians on Facebook … and counting.
Of 1000 randomNigerians surveyed, 84% post a personal message on a social site 58% had chatted online82%had uploaded a photo Every week!
With Social media, oneman can make a GREATdifference…
4,717people signed an online petitionand eventually resulted inprotest march that forced TheBritish Airways to apologise formaltreating Mr. AyodejiOmotade and 135 otherpassengers on flight BA075bound for Lagos from LondonHeathrow Airport on the 27March 2008.
An unknown cameraman(Femi ‘Closecalls’) secretlyfilmed the assault on UzomaOkere by the Nigerian Navalratings and uploaded it onCNN ireport…It was viewed 46,502 times,shared 433 times and with437 comments(5057 views – on Youtube)…. CNN TV took it up fromthere Your camera phone can now make you a star! (lol)
Governor Sule Lamido (Governor of Jigawa State) State got Muhktah IbrahimAminu arrested for insulting him on his Facebook wall.
ReVoDa, a mobile appfor monitoring the 2011elections wasdownloaded by over7,700 people forthe 2011 Nigerianelections
Online social media isnot more a distraction; it has shifted the way brands communicate.
It has given smallbusineses the power forMASSIVE results
George Wright the VicePresident (marketing) ofBlendtec, a company in Utahdecided built a campaignabout their cornerstoneproduct, Total Blender. *(a high performance blender used in restaurants, coffee shops and other commercial concerns).
The total cost of startingwas about $50 (being costof a lab coat, six-pack ofcoke, a rake, and a domainname). He got the CEOand recorded him blendingunusual things and postedthe videos online.
The result was astonishing;blending an iPhone was its mostpopular video with 5.2 millionviews on YouTube alone in thefirst year ... media estimation ofthe resultant effect is estimated at$40 million. As of now, § YouTube has 58 million views. § Total Will it Blend views are 101 million. § They have 150,000 subscribers. § Sales have increased 7 times over since the campaign. § The sales have grown in commercial products as well. § Brand awareness has grown. § Traditional media picks up on it without Blendtec paying (National TV, local media, blogs, Newspaper, you name it.)
21 year old Ahmad Mukoshy wholives in Sokoto was said to havesold about sold off yrn.me (whichremotely shortens long webaddresses) and yarnable.com( a twitter like platform) for about$4500.
In a fashion uncharacteristic ofthe Nigerian market, an onlinejob portal reportedly securedventure funding. Gists say itsabout $1 million.
Advertising is now aboutcontent. it needs to becompelling + remarkable
If your business is busyBANNING social media,your competitors are busyBANKING on it.If your clients havemoved, you shouldn’t bea dinosaur
COMMUNICATING COLLAORATING CONVINCINGPeople connected to socialmedia have a powerfulvoice, their voices haveimpact, they are changingexpectations - they arechanging the perception ofother people.
With an internet penetration rate of only 31%, Egyptian protests began in December2010 with a college-educated street vendor’s (Mohamed Bouazizi’s) self immolation intown of Sidi Bouzid in despair at the frustration and joblessness in the country. Over30,000 videos have now been uploaded on YouTube tagged “Sidi Bouzid”
90,000people…signed up on Facebook to attend the January 25, 2011 “Day ofRage” march where protesters took to the streets against PresidentHosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule
On the 25th of May 2011,NaijaCyberHactivists took overNAPEP and NDDC websites inprotest againstthe spending of N1 billionfor President Jonathan’sinauguration(Sahara reporters put the cost at 5 billioni.e. including costs of events preceding theinauguration day)
Long servingAfrican leadersnow have to payattention to SocialMedia. Be veryAFRAID
GTBank was rated as themost customer focusedbank in Nigeria
It is the only bank listedamong the top 10 visitedNigerian websites visited GTmoveby Nigerians 84.2 % of its website traffic use e-banking services The website is visited more frequently by females who are in the age range 45-54, have children, are graduate school educated and browse this site from work. gtbankonline has 1,259 followers on Twitter 95,423 people like GTBank on Facebook
13 – 16 % Image and reputationaccounts for 13 – 16 % of reasons why customers maintain relationships with brands
Your image and reputation areinfluenced by conversationsgoing on about your brand… are you listening?The way you respond candetermine the future of yourbusiness
Social Media is now a majorconsideration in BrandStrategy, ReputationManagement, Public Relations,Marketing, Human Resource,Advertising and Research
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