Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Event: Pitch Top 50 Brands


Blogmint partnered with exchange4media to bring the e4m Pitch Top 50 Brands, an annual property of Pitch, from the exchange4media group with an objective to unveil the top 5 brands in 10 categories each with an aim to reveal the best approaches with respect to idea and innovation, consumer connect, communication impact, execution and results. The host for the evening was energetic beauty Suparnaa Chadda who kept the audience engaged through out the process. Blogmint partnered as a associate partner for the event and efficiently passed on the live inputs from the event to the outside world.




Salient Features of this year's "Top 50 Brands" event were :
  • Leadership Talks
  • Panel Discussions
  • Workshops
  • Awards
  • Fireside Chats
  • Entertainment

Research Methodology Followed:


To make sure that the credibility of the list is unmatched, Pitch has made the entire selection process go through a 3 tier process.


Stage 1 – This involved primary & extensive secondary research to cull out and shortlist the top 30 brands in each defined ranking category using the explicit metrics designed for each ranking category for stage 1.
Stage 2 – This involved primary & secondary research to cull out and shortlist the top 10 brands in each defined ranking category using the explicit metrics designed for each ranking category for stage 2.

Stage 3 – A panel of jury members comprising of brand consultants, marketing experts and social commentators, judged the shortlisted entries on various parameters including –


  • Idea and Innovation,
  • Consumer Connect,
  • Communication Impact,
  • Execution and Results. 







Response to our readers:

To build an audience and a presence, your social media strategy should focus on three broad categories: Content, Engagement, and Rewards. If you want people to follow and share what you publish, you need to publish content worth sharing. As you know, the event brings you the unique opportunity to interact with industry expert. We believe that participation in on ground events present a unique opportunity to increase engagement with targeted community.  Event was a resounding success with presence of renowned names from Digital World who shared knowledge regarding important topics raised in the agenda. 

Top Responses from the #Top50Brands:





Few Bloggers were shortlisted and were asked to submit their interest for the "Top 50 Brands" event and were shortlisted based on their interests towards business events. You can read their Blog about the event at:
Rahul Kasana-http://www.techsiddhi.com/2016/07/E4MPitchTop50Awards.html

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Carrying forward we will be doing more Blogging partner activities with events from different fields and bloggers interested can look forward to them.


Thursday, 21 July 2016

INFLUENCER INTERVIEW: MONISH CHANDAN



Can you tell our readers about yourself and your blog? And how did you first get into blogging?
Hi Guys, I am really excited as this is my first interview. I am a Lifestyle Blogger and social media influencer. Amateur Chef and a die-hard cricket fan. I am keen to meet wonderful people. I am a very optimistic and dedicated person who is always eager to share the responsibilities. My favourite past time is reading ( fictions and real life stories ). I started blogging 2years ago, I blog about my myriad experiences at www.monishchandan.com . Its called “My Life Experiences” I cover Food, Fashion, Lifestyle, Technology, Health & Fitness. As you can see I have diversified profile. Well Blogging just happened by chance I never thought I will be a blogger or reach greater heights in blogging. It is just my passion to write and that’s how it got me into it. Let me tell you my story, I used to write in my personal diary and keep it to myself, One day I showed it to my friends, they really liked it and told to start writing on our intranet server. I received lots of comments there being closed group it would mean only certain set of people would be my readers. My friends told why not you start a blog on wordpress so that it reaches global audience and everyone knows about it. And that’s how the blogging “keeda” started.

What do you think is the best service a blogger can provide to his readers?
Blogger can give his unbiased opinions and views to his reader’s .It is one platform where you are directly connected with your readers on daily basis. He is some who can give his right opinion unlike other media. This is the best thing I love about blogging you are directly in touch with your readers.

What do you think is the best strategy that worked well for you to get more traffic to your blog?
Remember Content is King. Only good content will get you more traffic to your blog. You don’t have to rely on any other thing. If you have good content obviously you will get more readers and in turn it will be more sharing and that’s how you get more traffic.

Who has impacted you most in blogging and how?
There are many bloggers whom I admire a lot and due to which it has impacted me most. To name a few Archana Kapoor, Arvind Passey & Sakshi Nanda. They have impeccable style and their writing inspires me very much.  It’s all how you want to take it ahead.

How do you motivate yourself to keep the blog up and running?
The act of writing is sharing a part of your soul with the world. You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say. Writing is my passion. Use your passion to fuel your writing.

What is the biggest difference in your life post-blogging?
It gave me courage to face the world and post blogging it has been a roller coaster ride. Meeting new people, connecting with like minded individuals you get to learn a lot. It’s a new learning phase in my life and I am still learning to become a good writer.

How active are you on a weekly basis? How often do you communicate with your followers?
I blog once a week and post motivational and inspiration quotes every Monday to keep communicating with my followers on facebook, twitter and instagram. I am very much connected with my followers and I get same love from them when I see their comments on my blog.

A lot of people think that blogging is an easy way to make money online. Do you have some tips for those people who are interested in making money from the blog or doing brand collaborations?
Well I would say it not a cakewalk. Dont come in blogging if you think its shortcut to earn money. Its not easy to make it . As I said  earlier,Content is the ultimate King. Focus on quality writing to create a long lasting impression.Make your blog content Unique, bring creativity then money will follow automatically.  

How important is the role of influencers in brand promotions? How is your experience of engaging with brands and problems, if any?
Influencer is someone who has power to influence on your thoughts or purchase decisions. It plays a very important role in brand promotions. I have been engaged with many brands for promotions,from my experience I can say you need to know your followers and serve them a dish well prepared. For example:Recently I did Father’s day promotion, initially i started my own without sponsored i mean i was supposed to give all prizes and seeing the trend two brands approached me and they were on board. The time frame is what clicked for me. I started off full week starting from Tuesday , that time no brands were promoting . I did from Twitter promotion then Facebook so alternative with new flyers daily and new captions so it gets attractive for readers to participate. You won’t believe I got overwhelming response more than 109 entries and 99 times shared on Facebook.

Do you promote your blog? What promotional techniques work best for you and why?
Yes I promote my blog on all social media platforms be it twitter, facebook, instagram.
I am more comfortable on Twitter and Facebook as it is easy to understand and you can target audience as per your selective criteria such as  gender,age, country, city, etc But it doesn’t guarantee you more traffic until and unless you have unique content that attracts readers to open your blog post.

Can you tell us about few sources from where you get products for review on your site?
Mostly I am directly connected with Brands and PR also bloggers networking platforms for product reviews. But I believe over the years when you write good content brands will directly contact you for product reviews. 

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Blogmint Refer & Earn Program

Win Amazing Prizes With Blogmint
Introducing Blogmint, Refer and Earn. Now you can win prizes by promoting your referral link online. A chance to win exciting vouchers worth Rs 1000/-  

What is the Blogmint Refer and Earn Program ?
Simply refer your friends on Blogmint and earn Rs 1000/- for every 10 friends you refer. 
Additionally, we will also send you exciting blogmint goodies after 5 successful referrals.


                     
How can I refer Blogmint.com to my friends?
Step 1: Go to Blogmint.com.
Step 2: Login or Register as an influencer.
Step 3: Click on win prizes tab on left side.
Step 4: Share your referral link with your friends using various social media platforms.

Is there a limit on the number of email invites I can send?
No, there is no limit on number of invites. Invite as many as you can.

Can I invite anyone?
Yes, you can invite any of your friends or acquaintances. However, to ensure that users don't get spammed, please ensure that you only send invites to people you are acquainted with.

How do I get the Gift Card?
You will receive a Gift Card issued via email within 30 days after 10 successful invites.





Rules To Follow-
  • If 10 bloggers/ YouTubers/Instgramers/Influencers sign in with your unique code you will win INR 1000 gift voucher.
  • Multiple entries allowed by every blogger. For example if you refer 20 bloggers/ YouTubers/Instgramers/Influencers  you win INR 2000  and so on for 30, 40....
  • Every registration will be checked by Blogmint Team. Any discrepancy will not be subjected for the cash voucher. 
  • Your Blogger Buddies that signup should at least have a blog or social media profile.
  • You are free to share the link on all social media channels. You are also free to write a blog on the referral program.
  • Validation of entry is subjected to Blogmint's Jurisdiction. 
  • Blogmint holds the right to validate or reject referrals as per the above guideline.
What's more, you will earn Rs 1000 for every 10 friends you refer. Also exciting blogmint goodies for every 5 friends you refer.


What are you waiting for? Start Referring your friends now.
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Also we take immense pride in letting you know that we are today a network of over 35,000+ social influencers- Bloggers, YouTubers, Twitteratis and Instagramers spread across world. Blogmint has always wanted bloggers to reach new heights and do amazing work.

Conclusion      
Invite referrals can have a big effect. You can even share your referrals link on different social media accounts. Something that can start with a single post on Facebook can transmogrify into blog posts, tweets, worldwide press and every other form of social media in between. Social media has lately been becoming a big part of the digital market, as you may have noticed a lot of businesses have links to their Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ page on their websites. Ultimately, having a presence in social media platforms can help businesses connect and engage with your followers.