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A weekly fun feature by The Digital Fellow on special days of the month

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Nov 8, 2019 2:52 PM
The Digital Fellow

28th October - International Animation Day

The world of animation has evolved from flip books to 3D animation & beyond. Watch this documentary on the history of animation: http://bit.ly/2BJIwRT

Check out TheDigitalFellow’s animated webcomic series: http://bit.ly/2Ne0eSN

Learn the best practices for creating amazing animation on any platform without overdoing anything: https://adobe.ly/2MM15uR

Animation applies to mobile apps too in the form of functional animation: the actions users take are supported by a subtle transition that is based on User Experience. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2pc2pON

Tell us which apps provide you with a seamless transition experience.

29th October - International Internet Day

Internet Day marks the recognition of the first-ever electronic message transferred from one computer to another in 1969. It was the letters 'L' & 'O' from the world 'login' before the system crashed. And here we are!

From nowhere in 1990, India has jumped to the 2nd spot in 2019 in terms of the number of internet users in the world. Watch this interesting video on leading countries in internet usage from 1990 to 2019 - http://bit.ly/2Ni0eBa

Social media has revolutionized the way we communicate & is proving to be a game-changer for businesses when it comes to customer interaction. Watch how different social media have been doing since 2005: http://bit.ly/2NeXFzR

Celebrate this day thinking about how you’ve been leveraging the power of the internet for your business. 

30th October - Speak Up for Service Day

Speak Up for Service Day recognises the contribution of young people and the need for their active involvement in community service. It's all about giving back to society & making a difference. Read our thoughts on ‘Make A Difference Day’ celebrated on 26th Oct: http://bit.ly/2peGaHZ

Give a shout out to @saturdayartclass (www.saturdayartclass.com), an NGO promoting life-skills and social-emotional learning in children from low-income schools of Mumbai, via Art.

Explore:

  1. Five unknown voices of India that always supported the voice of truth, social survive and heart http://bit.ly/2JpOqvL
  2. How digital advancements are helping NGOs to reach out to more people: http://bit.ly/2Nck0hG
  3. Raising money for charity using social media and new-age tech like Beam & blockchain: https://www.instagram.com/p/B2BRXpNlGLi/

31st October - Halloween

Halloween is said to be the second-largest commercial holiday. Americans spend close to $9 billion on candy, decorations, costumes, haunted houses, & greeting cards. Diwali just left us but the festival fever isn’t gone. If you feel you didn’t get much out of your holiday marketing plans, reflect on what you could do better next year.

Read about "The Halloween spending trends that affect your Halloween marketing" - http://bit.ly/2qMgQJU

Look at these best marketing campaigns & get inspired:

  1. 8 Best Halloween marketing campaigns: http://bit.ly/33YgzSi
  2. 10 Marketing Campaign Ideas to Scare Up Sales: http://bit.ly/2JnKb3O

What celebrations have you earmarked for marketing in the near future? How are you preparing for them?

1st November – Extra Mile Day

Actions speak louder than words. In business, that means putting in an extra effort to provide an exceptional customer experience. You’ve already heard it all – be customer-centric. Think from the users’ perspective. Understand their pain areas & come up with the best solutions.

It becomes even more crucial in today's digital world. Understanding the buyers' journey is what has helped Disney, SEPHORA, and Amazon stand out of the crowd.

Learn more on customer experience from:

  1. DISNEY WORLD – UNITE IN COMPANY CULTURE
  2. SEPHORA – THE DIGITAL DISRUPTER
  3. AMAZON – THE CUSTOMER OBSESSED by clicking this link: http://bit.ly/2qaXn54

Here’s HubSpot on Customer Delight: http://bit.ly/2NsqQiZ

Start today. In the comments below, tell us how you track your customers’ buying cycle. We can help you act!

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