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Mellissah Smith

Mellissah Smith

Mellissah Smith is a marketing expert with more than 20 years experience. Having founded and built two successful marketing companies internationally, she is well recognized as a industry thought leader and innovator. Mellissah started her career working with technology and professional services firms, primarily in marketing, public relations and investor relations, positioning a number of successful companies to list on the various Stock Exchanges around the world. She is a writer, technology developer and entrepreneur who shares her thoughts and experiences through blogs and written articles published in various media outlets. Brag sheet: #2 marketer to follow on Twitter (2003), Top 150 Marketers to Follow (2015), Top 10 innovative marketers (2014), 60K+ followers on Twitter with 97% authentic.

The metaverse is a technological amalgamation of many aspects such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and video in which users "live" within a digital realm. This innovative world is being defined as a virtual place with interaction and connectedness, where consumers can diverse themselves in a different dimension. Digital marketers must stay up to date on the latest technological breakthroughs to remain relevant and connected to their audience. Understanding what the metaverse is and what it can do is a large aspect of this strategy. It is crucial that marketers understand that the metaverse is not a mere trend that will soon pass. It appears that the Metaverse is here to stay and is on its way, to becoming the next big thing in the marketing industry. The virtual reality users experience in a metaverse has the ability to transport consumers to an interactive world where they can interact with one another and immerse themselves in an environment that is palpable to them.

As one may expect, the metaverse is a dream for all marketers. Lindsey McInerney, global head of technology and innovation at Anheuser-Busch InBev, recently expressed to Built In that marketing is all about getting to where the people are, and the immersive environment of the metaverse precisely achieves this goal; from targeted marketing and advertising opportunities to fully virtualized brand experiences. 

Social media is taking an increasingly larger portion of any marketing strategy, where, as of 2021 - there are 3.96 billion people using some form of social media. It’s an ever-expanding landscape that allows for a multitude of interactions where influencers are partnering with brands for paid promotions, and brands are leveraging influencers to boost their brand awareness.

Creating an Instagram ads campaign can be a profitable marketing strategy when it comes to promoting your brand. With over 1.074 billion users worldwide in 2021 and users spending an average of 53 minutes per day on the site, it pays to use Instagram in your social media marketing strategy. However, with Instagram’s popularity comes dense competition and there’s no point creating an Instagram ads campaign if you are not sure who your target audience is, where they are based, and most importantly, what they are likely to respond to.

There are many steps that a marketer must go through before even thinking about creating the content for their Instagram ads campaign. Conducting thorough market research before this will help ensure your campaign is cost-effective and highly precise. In this post, we will outline the key stages to designing a highly precise Instagram ads campaign:

Many believe that great leaders are born or rise to the occasion, but with such a need for leadership ever-present in business, government, and the NFP sector the question hangs, can great leaders be created?

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