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Job Posting – Senior Web/Front-end Developer at Kenscio Digital Marketing

We are looking for Senior Web/Front-end Developer who will be responsible for UI Development of eCommerce and Corporate websites. This is fast paced environment and the developer would have to work on multiple projects simultaneous and would need to meet hard deadlines set by the client.

 

Required Skills

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in Web Design and Front End Development
  • Expert Level knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, Javascript (OO), jQuery, Bootstrap, Google Material framework
  • Working knowledge of at least few of these frameworks LESS, AJAX, JSON, Angular, Backbone, Underscore, React, Ext, Require, D3, Handlebar
  • Ability to develop Responsive websites
  • Needs to be self driven. Can research and evaluate third party tools and plugins to select the best library available.
  • Possesses good communication skills and ability to work well under pressure
  • Good team Player with strong sense of responsibility and with great attitude and aptitude
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines
  • Keeping abreast of emerging technologies and learning new technologies and implementing them in the project
  • Passionate for current trends and best practices in frontend architecture, including performance, accessibility and usability.
  • BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area.

 

Desired Skills:

  • Experienced in Unit / Integration / Visual Testing. Good grasp of development tools and environment – Git/Gerrit
  • It is desirable to have working knowledge of PHP and WordPress

 

This is your chance to be part of an exceptional team of people to contribute to an environment where innovation and initiative are encouraged and rewarded.

If you love a challenge, share our “work hard/play hard” mentality, thrive on change and continuously strive for excellence in all that you do, apply for a position with us today. When applying to hr@kenscio.com, PLEASE SUBMIT CV and link to your portfolio.

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Job Opening – UI/UX Designer at Kenscio Digital Marketing

This is your chance to be part of an exceptional team of people to contribute to an environment where innovation and initiative are encouraged and rewarded. If you love a challenge, share our “work hard/play hard” mentality, thrive on change and continuously strive for excellence in all that you do, apply for a position with us today. When applying, PLEASE SUBMIT link to your portfolio and CV to hr@kenscio.com

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Working in coordination with project manager/client to develop interactive designs for mobile Apps and website and continuously find ways to enhance his own designs and implementation.
  • Lead and evangelize best user-interface design practices, which create exceptional user experience.
  • Understand customer behaviour, psychology, business drivers and objectives, and translate them into efficient UI design
  • Have an understanding of UX design, user flow, prototypes and wire framing
  • Stay abreast with the latest UX design practices for mobile applications.
  • Understand material design concepts and have worked on them
  • Lead the design process by creating sketches, wire-frames, navigation flow charts, photoshop mockups and interactive prototypes

 

 

Experience: 

  • 2+ yrs experience in online product design with at least 2yrs experience in UI/UX designing
  • Qualifications: Bachelor/Master Degree in any of the following areas – HCI (Human-Computer Interaction), Interaction Design, Interface Design, Graphic Design, Web Design, Art/Design, or other relevant programs.
  • Strong experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, sketch etc.) or equivalent software

 

 

Desired Skills: 

– Excellent oral and written English communication skills

– Ability to prototype in HTML, Catalyst, UXPin is a strong plus

– Familiarity with Responsive Web Design (RWD) techniques and tools is a plus

– Ability to work both collaboratively as part of a team, and independently with minimal supervision, on multiple projects

 

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Job Posting – Content Writer at Kenscio Digital Marketing

As a Content Writer at Kenscio, you will have the opportunity to create content and social media activities for a variety of brands across verticals and industries. You will be required to work collaboratively with the other teams in the organization to understand and promote a single corporate message and image. You will play a pivotal role in executing and refining credibility, and building communities to create integrated marketing campaigns, ensuring consistency in voice and brand.  Apply with your CV and Portfolio to hr@kenscio.com

 

Responsibilities

  • Understand the goal, audience, and message of a campaign and create copy to suit
  • Create content marketing strategies for the organization and for its clients
  • Research, write, edit and proof all levels of copy including headlines and body copy, for all online, offline, external and internal needs
  • Write effective content for marketing collaterals like brochures, flyers, etc.
  • Blog Posts – Plan blog posts for the month, write and review, post, and promote the posts across the web
  • Build and implement social media programs that ensure appropriate messaging is executed online, to support corporate goals, incorporating Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Slideshare, Google+, etc.
  • Monitor social media groups, trends, tools, and applications and recommend actions/next steps
  • Monitor and engage in brand-related online conversations
  • Monitor the company’s social media performance usage reports and tracking search engine results
  • Monitor the company’s social media performance usage reports and tracking search engine results
  • Use creative thinking and initiative to analyse site performance metrics and make recommendations on content, site design or features to improve the effectiveness of web content and/or applications.
  • Respond to social media inquiries about online activities in a timely and courteous fashion
  •  Provide support to other team members on online promotions (such as Hubspot / WordPress, Google, AdWords campaigns and email marketing).
  • Regularly report insights gained from social media monitoring to internal and external stakeholders.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or relevant work experience
  • Experience in full life cycle project management
  • Proficiency in major digital and print platforms

 

 What’s in it for you?

  • With the diverse set of clients that we work with, you are constantly learning about a variety of things.
  • There’s no limit to what you can/cannot do. If you want to dabble in a bit of design or video scripting, you can go right ahead!
  • We’ve got a lively, upbeat team of professionals who have a host of knowledge about their respective fields. We promise you’ll never be bored.

 

How to Apply

  • Send an email with your resume and writing samples at hr@kenscio.com
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Content Marketing Trends 2017-2018

Content Marketing Trends 2017-2018

2017 is more than halfway and the trends that will determine the ebb and flow of 2018’s Content Marketing have already begun to take form. Content will remain ‘‘King’’, as organizations increasingly rely on its ease-of-use to connect with their target audience. The end goal would remain the same, which is to create engaging content that enables brands to build trust, create qualified leads and earn profits.

Content Marketing Trends to Lookout for:



1. Mobile

Mobile devices drive greater traffic on the internet than desktops because more people are accessing content on it. While 2016 witnessed the rise of online videos – video content has penetrated mobile screens in a big way in 2017 and shall continue to do so. More online viewers are shifting their video preferences to smaller and portable mobile screens. Additionally, they’ll watch more of these videos from social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, and YouTube.

2. Facebook Shall Rule

Facebook is the 800-pound gorilla of content consumption, content sharing & discovery. The WASP 2016 State of Small Business Report, found that Facebook is still the most-used social media platform for small businesses.

3. Influencer Marketing

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Influencer marketing generates 11x higher ROI than traditional advertising. Influencers are in the game for the long-run because of the critical role they play in organically promoting a brand’s reputation among communities online.

4. Visual Content

Visual content has become so fundamental to the web that it has resulted in entire social platforms such as Snapchat, Instagram, and Pinterest to make images their sole lingua franca.

5. Video Content

Most of the consumer-driven internet traffic comes from video and the trend is anticipated to continue throughout the coming year. As said by Mark Zuckerburg himself, “I think video is a megatrend, almost as big as mobile.”

6. AI Generated Content

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For instance, Forbes’ earning reports are generated using Quill, a Natural Language generation platform based on data and template.

7. User Generated Content

85% of people trust content made by others more than brand content. This trend is a part of influencer marketing, minus the large audiences and authority enjoyed by influencers. This user behavior explains why Facebook, Youtube, Linkedin, Reddit, and Owler have succeeded in content marketing.

8. Virtual and Augmented Reality

Virtual and augmented reality has been generating a lot of buzz. Brands like Samsung and Jaguar are creating immersive customer experiences with their products and brand ambassadors using these technologies.

9. Reinforcing the Buyer’s Journey

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More marketers will leverage content at various stages of the buyer’s journey to create engaging and personalized content. Strategic communication from acquisition to retention will be reinforced through the power of content.

10. Promotion Matters

Most successful content marketers pay to promote their content. Content once published must not be left to itself. While you may think that your content is amazing and possesses the potential to go viral, the truth is that it probably won’t create much of an impact unless promoted.

11. Content Personalization

Content will continue to lead as the go-to medium for reaching out to the target audience, in the most direct and personalized manner. Since one-size-doesn’t-fit-all audiences, content enables marketers to share personalized messages that convey the right message at the right time.

12. Content Distribution Strategy

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Buyers are increasingly using the internet for making their purchasing decisions. Marketers must thus, leverage various methods and distribution platforms to ensure that their communications deliver expected marketing objectives.

13. Rely on Multi-Touch Attribution

Marketers will need to focus on multi-touch attribution to achieve their upper-funnel goals and measure the success of their content marketing efforts. A case in point being, successful content marketers have been gradually moving away from using lower-funnel metrics such as lead generation for measuring the success of their content.

14. Rise of Contextual Content

Branding on social media will take a more contextual turn with the aim of keeping its audience engaged. Brands will revolve their marketing communication around current events and goof-ups, to make content entertaining, valuable, and informative.

15. Dominant Content Marketing Tactics

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Social media and content will continue to make a strong team in the years to come. Blogs, newsletters and social media are likely to be the most-used tactic by content marketers in 2018 as well. Brands will invest in native ads and improve their audience engagement through better quality content.

Key Take Away:

Documented Content Marketing Strategy

According to Content Marketing 2017 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America – 61% of organizations had a documented content marketing strategy in place. 83% stated that their content marketing strategy was extremely effective.

It’s best to avoid adopting short-lived trends and instead focus on creating a well-planned content strategy that works for your organization. Secondly, it’s a lot more time-consuming to attain influence and results through an unplanned content marketing approach.

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Content Marketing Methodology

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With 4 billion content assets published daily, it’s getting increasingly challenging to make content marketing work in the present scenario. Customers are being bombarded with information they don’t want or need and it’s up to us to cut through the clutter and find a better way to reach the right audience.

According to ‘B2B Content Marketing 2017: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends (North America)’ report – 22% of marketers have been extremely or very successful with their overall approach to content marketing. While 41% B2B marketers were sure that their organization had clarity on the success of their content marketing – 30% were unclear and 29% were unsure.

Over the years of working with Content for Advertisers, we have derived a structured methodology that works for Content Marketing.

Content Marketing Methodology Best Practices:

1. Define Your Objective
The first step is to demarcate the purpose of your brand content. What do you seek to accomplish through the content you share with your audience? Once you establish the objectives, create a strategy that caters to your organization’s content marketing needs.

2. Content Planning
Identify your target audience or buyer persona. This will help you create content that is relevant, gripping and valued by your audience. Once you have zeroed-in-on your reader base, initiate the content planning process by:

  • Creating a calendar to organize content into buckets or categories that encompass brand communication across channels such as the organization’s website, press releases, social media pages and blogs.
  • Analyse user behaviour and metrics to assess the best time to schedule and post content on various platforms, so as to reach the right audience at the right time.
  • Conduct surveys to understand current trends and user behaviour to improve the quality of content and its presentation.

3. Content Creation
The quality of brand content determines its effectiveness. Ensure that your team comprises of skilled writers who are passionate and creative. Once the content team is ready, your brand can capitalize on various mediums such as quizzes, infographics, webinars, podcasts and events. Collaborative content is another approach that can add value to the company’s content and marketing strategy. Reach out and invite members of your organization, influencers, allies and experts to build content for your brand.

4. Content Optimization
No matter how compelling the content is, it’s useless if your readers can’t find it. Content optimization enables it to be visible on search engines through search results and keywords. Having a strong SEO team to back content efforts will ensure that your reader base is able to access and engage with your brand. You can optimize content through keyword research and SEO marketing. Another way to check the efficacy of your brand content is to carry out periodic A/B testing – to check which content works better.

5. Content Distribution
Promote content online through various media formats and channels such as owned, earned and paid content distribution. Through marketing automation, you can promote content on several online channels such as social media platforms, apps and websites. Email marketing and pay-per-click (PPC) marketing are other content distribution tools that can help promote content.

6. Content Performance
Measure content performance to gain a deeper insight about whether your strategy is working or failing to yield expected results. Content performance helps asses which assets are doing better in terms of ROI, leads and conversions. Various metrics can be utilized to study the performance of content marketing, such as analytics, time spent, user engagement, conversion rate, heatmaps and CRMs.

7. Content Management
Content Management Systems (CMS) make it easier to publish, edit and revise content thereby reducing business time and cost. This system also helps improve search engine ranking and online branding through multi-channel campaign management such as emails, RSS, dynamic content, brochures and hypersites. Most importantly, CMS manage bulk content within a workflow which gives organizations greater control over their content.

With a documented content strategy in place, organizations can achieve better marketing results and improve their brand visibility. All it takes is a little planning and a structured and disciplined quantitative approach.

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Role of Content in 2016

In January 1996, Bill Gates wrote an essay titled “Content is King”, which was published on the Microsoft website. He begins by saying:

“Content is where I expect much of the real money will be made on the Internet, just as it was in broadcasting.”

“Content is King”, and it is expected to play an even bigger role in 2016 digital marketing. Developments in publishing, creative and targeting technology have made content creation increasingly accessible for all marketers, from small businesses to the large enterprises. When it comes to digital marketing strategies or integrated marketing strategies, Content Marketing just has been crowned King, far surpassing search engine marketing, traditional marketing, public relations and even print, television and radio advertising as the preferred marketing tool for today’s era.

2016 will see content’s expanding role, an increased need for tailored and personal content. Content marketing has the unique ability to allow brands to connect with customers in a helpful and entertaining way.

“Content is the New Ad”

According to Marketing Insider Group, 2016 will be “The Age of Ad Blocking”. As more and more consumers download Ad Blockers on their computers and smartphones, opt-out of telemarketing lists, marketers will be forced to consider creating and publishing content their customers actually want.

Traditional paid advertising still has its place in marketing, but content’s role is demanding. Marketing of your content doesn’t have to necessarily mean paid promotion or advertising, content cuts through ad blockers, offers material that audiences want and drives qualified traffic and conversions.

“Content is the New Creative”
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Many organizations plan to increase their content marketing budget in 2016, which is leading to an increasing need for superior creative strategies to stand out from the rest of the pack.

Expanding on the role of traditional “creative director”, content directors in 2016 will be tasked with communicating without directly selling, and doing so with converging, targeted media. Content should be educational, entertaining or enriching, rather than a message centred on a direct sales pitch.

Content marketer tasks now include:

  • Re-purposing content
  • Entertaining
  • Finding a new way to say something
  • Finding creative ways of targeting audiences
  • Engaging audiences with content

 

Content marketing will be seen as the art of communicating with customers and prospects without selling, which means, raising the Creative Bar to break through the clutter.

Content’s magic is that it can be repurposed across many media. For instance, a white paper can become a webinar, an article or a video. There is a growing expectation for multimedia communication. As Content becomes the new Creative, creativity will become ever more important. The content fans use 8 different tactics on average (e.g. social media, e-Newsletters, case studies, blogs, white papers, events, surveys, conferences, perspectives, webinars/webcasts and videos). If you publish compelling unique and timely insights in all the right places, synchronized for maximum impact, it will become part of your brand and establish you as thought leaders in the industry and open the door to the entire market space.

 

“Content is the New SEO”

Google rewards high-quality content and the only way you are going to rank for the keywords you want, is, by providing useful and unique content people want to see and share. Now, how are people going to find you? You have to want to be found! So what does it take to claim your spot? Pair content marketing and SEO. The beauty is that content marketing and SEO are so interdependent that both can be considered as B&M (bricks and mortar).

When SEO (let’s call SEO the mortar here) fills the gaps of your content marketing plan, it is providing that overarching goal for your strategy. Writing and creating with SEO in mind provides plenty of opportunities to tactfully implement SEO best practices into your content, such as:

  • Identical titles and headlines
  • Properly labelled photos
  • Optimized meta-data
  • Article URLs/permalinks that reflect keywords

 

Let’s now switch up the pair. SEO is the bricks and content marketing is the mortar. Google demands certain things from sites if they wish to rank well and therefore, SEO is the practice of knowing and meeting those demands.

  • Google wants consistent, fresh updates? Done.
  • Does Google want to see the keywords on your page? Done.
  • Google wants to see shareable (and shared) content? Done.

 

Content is an SEO machine. It creates shares, keywords, backlinks and consistency just by being a part of your marketing strategy. To truly be effective at content marketing, SEO must be in the foundation of your site, images, posts, and URLs.

 

“Content is the New Social Media”

In recent years, digital marketers have been hearing about how essential social media marketing is in order to achieve success. Now, the buzz is content marketing. It doesn’t necessarily mean content marketing is supposed to replace social media as a major digital marketing strategy. Creating a social media content marketing strategy that resonates with your audience will be the right tact, more than just starting a conversation with the audience randomly. Strengthen the impact of the content you create by following these key parameters.

  • Align content creation with social media metrics and goals
  • Market content with a big-brand mindset on social media channels
  • Increase daily updates
  • Delve into data from social media channels
  • Engage in real interactions
  • Question readers/audience for more engagement
  • Let audience find your content with hashtags
  • Introduce content with infographics
  • Expand your content with relevant tips

 

In conclusion, the main content marketing metrics include:

  • Awareness
  • Consideration
  • Conversion

 

The phrase “Content is King” has become a mantra repeated over and over again religiously by digital marketers. It implies that unique, high-quality, interesting and relevant content contributes significantly to the success of companies digitally, should say on the web. Marketers should, therefore, primarily think of great content before they take further measures in their digital marketing strategy. In content marketing, the quality of the content offered will decide the level of your success.

Ambili K Pillai
Group Manager – Client Success, Managed Services
Kenscio Digital

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