Congratulation’s Power Digital Users from all of us at Techdivine: It’s truly a Proud moment.
Chosen from a list of Power users from all of INDIA by our CEO, Ananth V, here are the Final WINNERS : POWER DIGITAL Users of INDIA
Hearty Congratulations for being featured in this POWER List from across all of India!
Digital is now almost a part of every single aspect of our lives!
With that, the reach of customers, prospects and end users is now in Billions.
Consumers across the globe are actively using social networking platforms and it’s growing at a blinding pace!
Of course, brands ranging from multinational corporation’s, some of the biggest and the best Fortune 500 companies to the upcoming and quickly rising start-ups are empowering their organization to be a part of this POWER DIGITAL experience!
Today, the digital spend has crossed in million’s across organization’s who have been able to capitalize on this platform and as an industry the Digital Marketing and Social Media space is worth Billions of dollars and at the same time, the digital space today has made it possible to shrink the world into one global village!
No wonder there is a growing and a dire need of POWER DIGITAL USERS who are using different digital platforms, be it blogs, twitter, facebook, instagram, LinkedIn, Google Plus, YouTube, Snapchat etc all of it with ideas to “Voice their Opinions, Views, Share their know-how, Learn, connect with people, brands and share their Expertise” with millions and billions of users across the globe.
So we, at Techdivine Creative Services (Digital Agency in Mumbai, India) thought of putting our heads together and observing how some of the best individuals in the industry in the digital space today were making use of these social platforms and content marketing techniques to not only boost and empower brands but also add tremendous value to readers and users across the globe.
With that, our CEO, Mr.Ananth V (who has been awarded the Best Digital Marketing Professional in India along with many other Management and Marketing Global credentials over the years, also a renowned Corporate Trainer on Digital Marketing, Social Media and Entrepreneurship) thought of bringing together some of the “VERY Best & Chosen few – POWER DIGITAL USERS” in INDIA through our corporate blog here.
We welcome You in WISHING these POWER DIGITAL USERS across INDIA a Hearty Congratulation’s for making it to this Prestigious list from our end.
Techdivine Creative Services honours their Excellence here with a brief from their end.
Each of these Power Digital Users who have varied areas of expertise, fields of specialization have been given this prestigious opportunity to share few insights below with us about their amazing journey so that we too can be a part of some of their wonderful experiences in the digital arena and at the same time also get an opportunity to connect with all of our fabulous readers and professionals across the globe through Techdivine’s corporate blog.
- About Our CEO: Ananth loves working with brands and technology products. He is a renowned SPEAKER, Digital Brand Consultant, Corporate trainer on Digital Marketing & Social Media and is regarded as one of the best result oriented digital brand consultant’s & ROI focused social media marketers in this country: To connect with him: Click here & reach us NOW
About the LIST shared below:
- To understand the SELECTION PROCESS, we have shared details of the same at the end of this blog post.
- The list shared below is neither alphabetical nor on the basis of their ranking’s, since according to us, each of these Power Digital Users stand at #1 in their respective field of work, industry and expertise.
- We have shared their profiles below at a random order to give you a preview into varied and extremely unique expertise and profile’s at every stage of this post.
- The hashtag used to empower the conversations about the POWER DIGITAL USERS of INDIA online is #DigitalTDu
POWER DIGITAL USERS of INDIA
“Hearty Congratulations to all of You for making it to this Prestigious List and for being Featured here by us! “
Dr. Falguni Vasavada-Oza
Digital Media helps me professionally in my learning as it provides not only rich content but also networking opportunities with thought leaders in my domain area of expertise. Personally it has been an enabler for me to create my own personal brand & has expanded my reach as a teacher, researcher, speaker & blogger!
So I am learning, curating & creating content, speaking at forums, networking, following my passion & all this existing in harmony is thanks to Digital. Digital has helped me excel in my profession of teaching & enabled me to follow my passion of starting my fashion page! Digital is in fact my WOW phase of my life! I owe my wide reach & resultant opportunities to Digital!
My first Wow moment was getting a Klout score of 77 and coming in top ten in Gujarat
Sarath Babu S
Digital Media has been my Bread and Butter for the past 3 years, if not earlier. I embraced this since felt it is a challenging and most interesting aspect with no limits in earning. I started as a Influencer and with the able guidance of my good friend (who never wants to be named), I have become a Super Influencer and a Contest Host with close to 350 Influencers working with me from all over India. My Wow Moment – There are few of the best ones:
- Playing one on one – 2 overs with Virat Kohli.
- Playing one on one with Stan Wawrinka in the Chennai Open.
- Meeting up with India’s Leading Author Ashwin Sanghi who remembered me and was kind enough to give me a Personal Interview.
- Winning an all expenses paid trip for 8 days to Leh-Ladakh from Fosters India.
I use Twitter and LinkedIn for enriching my professional and personal lives. My perfect network is Twitter which I use to learn new Marketing techniques, connect with influencers, improve my influence and connect with prospects for my consulting business. On the professional front, I use LinkedIn to connect with peers and influencers and try to engage in wonderful conversations.
Wow Moment– Apart from my job, I am also a Marketing Consultant for startups and SMBs across the globe. My twitter and LinkedIn profile has helped me attract some prospects who were interested in availing my services.
Dr. Deepak Malhotra
In this virtual one-click world social media provides you very easy techniques to share, search, and connect uninterrupted, and if used effectively it can be a birthplace of empowerment in the new-fangled high-tech world.
With social media I have been able to contribute to the society from the comfort of my living room via my leadership paper, #PeoplePal #KeepThemEngaged is another tool, which is my year old twitter chat, which has help me engage with the community of leaders internationally, making it very easy for us to generate actionable ideas. Best of all, everything has been made to be as convenient as possible as well as easy to use and I believe if used effectively, it can start improving your daily life.
To sum it up it has overall impacted my image, personality, thoughts, connects, and efficiency, and results have followed automatically.
I am the founder and owner of my Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog (link shared below). I consider myself an online Ninja as I can be reached across any of my handles at all times and I love to personally answer as many queries as I can that my readers have for me.
Digital medium is both liberating and exhilarating for me as this platform places you in the hearts of your end users, your readers and in turn puts a voice in your words. My sassy take on fashion, beauty and lifestyle related topics are all in conjunction to what my digital bases like, share, support and love!
I still cannot get over this incident when one of my young readers from USA sent me a congratulations message as she checked my alexa ranking was within the top 20,000 sites. This is what the digital medium does. It connects you to the whole wide world at another level altogether!!! A yearning to excel and the drive to produce great content are all interlinked to the followers and readers pouring in some support and love through different digital mediums.
Honestly, your passion and hard work speaks through your work across all your articles in this digital world.
Founder & Creative Head
Digital platforms have come up as a boom to express ourselves. They not only allow us to build our network but also provides a strong support platform to aggrandize our business. I have been able to convert my passion of travel into a profession because of digital platforms . My travelogues are now spread across more than 120 countries of the world with the help of these platforms. Brands take advice from me and I am able to earn a livelihood from this platform. I not only promote my business but also strengthen other brands by promoting them on our digital platforms.
The Wow moment was when I was invited as a ‘Guest of Honor’ by Institute of Technology and science, Ghaziabad for an event. I shared that on our digital platforms.
Website ~ A glance beyond your window, come have a look!
Hi, I think Social Media and Social Media Networking Platforms have completely changed the way interaction takes place, not only in a professional sphere but also on a personal level.
It’s definitely important to stay updated with current affairs and time your posts in such a way so that you sustain the number of followers and expand your reach.
The virtual world is increasingly becoming an important space to reach out to customers and expand reach. It as great tool for personal branding and making your voice heard in the data-driven world that we live in. Although it is virtual, a specific wow moment for me was when one of my tweets got featured in Mumbai Mirror and of course my Twitter base reached over 1k followers. It was a great feeling.
Thanks to digital media, for letting our opinions talk and reach in greater numbers. It is shaping our busy life with a touch away with loads of information. The transparent implications have made our lives easy, be it from winning a freebie or winning a return ticket to London to raising our voice against important global and national issues world wide. (Exciting rite?😍)
The only bane of digital media is that people/friends/family love is getting replaced by APPS.
My journey in digital media is just WOW all through.
From making good friends, meet ups from diff parts of the world to winning huge gifts in promotional contests have made my journey enthralling!!
It is satisfying my freedom to express myself as a Social Media Influencer.
Digital Media is not a platform, but a blessing for today’s entrepreneurs created by entrepreneurs. I was just another kid who started blogging roughly almost two years ago, never thought that I would reach this far. I had started it just as a hobby since I was termed as a “Geek” by my peers and friends. I used to blog late night every day during my busy engineering schedule, but that hard work reflected soon enough and about a year ago, My Blog- Next Thinkerz was awarded as the “Best Technology & Internet Blog in India” by Blogadda. This helped me in getting a public credibility in several smartphone companies and soon enough I started receiving event invitations, review products, etc.
So it turned into something that I love to pursue every day, and it’s been on-going so far. I know I’m not the best, But I certainly try my best to perform out there. It’s not about your popularity, but your discipline that matters. Social Media is a superb platform for Individuals to connect, grow and learn. Just follow correct set of Groups, Communities and People on Facebook, Google Plus, Interact with them & you’re all set.
Lastly have a burning passion inside you, telling never to quit, no matter what. If you want to start it now, stop saying that to yourselves & start implementing.
In today’s world, where Information in an instant has power to change lives & affect people..Digital Media helps me to not just stay tuned but affect strategies take decisions both personally as well professionally. Having & Sharing funny moments of day to day life’s..laughing at stress is what happens for me on Digital Media.
Digital media is integrated in my system. It’s so fastly growing medium that I rely on it mostly for everything.It feels great to be a part of Digital media, be it latest news updates or promotion of my blog on various social platforms. I use social media extensively to reach larger audience thereby get desired results. New collaboration with any brand is part of big announcement on my social media .
The wow moment came when Blogmint, digital marketing platform interviewed me recently as Social media influencer.
A 36 year ‘young writer’ and passionate portrait artist based in Mumbai. I use the digital medium extensively to spread the word about my short stories and Bollywood portraits. I have gained in terms of visibility and press coverage, especially due to extensive use of Twitter, where one can connect to influential personalities without being intrusive.
It has helped me commercially too, as I have been able to sell some paintings to a friend on Twitter.
When eminent personalities such as SRK, Vidya Balan and Mr. Bachchan have appreciated my work on Twitter, it has been quite fulfilling. I have been able to connect to Bollywood-related personalities and meet them offline too, making more people aware about my work.
Vinita Bahl Crasto
I am Vinita Bahl Crasto, otherwise known as BlogwatiG. I hung my boots after ten years in Marketing and Customer Service. Being polite was killing me! I have, since then, been a freelance content provider for over eight years, and have dabbled in various art forms of the written word -print, TV & digital. Currently, I am working in the sphere of a Communication Strategist for Corporates. Humour and creativity, I reckon, are my superpowers. What’s yours?
Digital media has grown by leaps and bounds. It has indeed shrunk the atlas. The world that was locked up in a tower is now accessible at your fingertips. Personally, for me, it has been an outlet to share my thoughts with like-minded people. That’s why I blog! At the same time, I love Twitter because it connects me to the person I want to talk to directly. I have taken to book styling recently, and I tag authors whose books I style. And when Kunal Nayyar re-tweeted my styled picture of ‘My accent is real’, my twitter feed was a riot. Digital Media also brings forth quick resolutions. Whether your AC contract has expired or you’ve been delivered a fake product, every product/person social media team responds in real time. As far as we are concerned, digital media is here to stay and it’s the real estate of the future. Your best bet would be to start building your kingdom now.
Piyush Punam Bansiwal (Loves to be addressed as- Piya)
A content professional & you can call me a mouse-potato! I take digital media to my advantage in learning something new each day and it ranges from following new trends in social media to case studies in online education to cooking, fashion, life hacks and the list goes on.
Best part about today’s digital world is, all you need is the will to learn something new and the whole world of Internet becomes your university!
The growth of Digital Media has completely changed the dynamics of the way people and businesses interact. Over time as my digital presence increased, I noticed the interactions with the people who follow me on social media have gone up significantly. This is a direct result of being actively sharing quality content. It really feels great when people identify me as my twitter & instagram handle name of hackernewbie and Webguy Travel Tales instead of Rajiv Verma. Also, not to mention the wonderful people I regularly come across because of this new way of reaching more and more people.
A few years ago I got hooked to twitter and there was no turning back. Little did I know that my love for social media would soon convert into a full time career (which is another great story) and today I’m a digital marketeer at a reputed company. From playing contests to planning them for our brands, I’ve done it all. Even today twitter is my favorite platform and I use it for getting the latest news, connecting with awesome people, customer care and of course, catharsis.
Digital Media has helped me to build my career in different ways. I get to learn so many things about the market and different people. I work in a digital media agency and Digital media has also helped me become more attentive towards different brands and study the creatives and the concepts behind it. It is also important for the client to appreciate the work done by the agency as it motivates the person more.
My wow moment was when my client appreciated me for the campaign I proposed to him and it really got lots of organic traction on the page.
I met many people on social media and there are many helpful ones too. When I moved to a new city, my twitter friends helped me in finding the PG and also they even provided my with leads so that I don’t find any difficulty in getting the job.
I believe the digital media today has not just helped me stay connected with my friends and peers on a personal as well as professional level, but has also aided me in building strong relationships & maintaining them.
Being an MBA graduate from the IIM fraternity, we use closed groups and networks to connect with professionals from other IIMs across various industries and it helps us stay aware of what is happening in our alma mater.
When I first joined Vodafone, I reached out to the seniors within the organization through LinkedIn to find out about the organization culture and details about the work profile. Their LinkedIn profile added to the credibility of these individuals and built an inherent trust factor in the relationship. I am elated to say that I am still connected to many of these individuals after joining the organization and they guide me towards a better performance in my professional life by sharing their experiences.
Similarly, when I have a pleasant or unpleasant experience with the brand, I make sure I share my experiences with my friends on social media platforms. Digital Medium has empowered me in a much simpler way than ever before which makes me not just another ignorant user but a powerful customer with a voice that matters.
Digital Media made me learn that, we have to agree to disagree and respect what others think. It is a massive platform and a medium for an individual or a brand to showcase anything they wish & even during natural calamities, people get the emergency numbers from Social Media.
My Wow moment was when, being a football fan, I shared a tweet and the Euros were ongoing in which Portugal beat the home country i.e France and won the tournament. My tweet went viral. Journalists, celebs and a lot of people who don’t even know me or follow me started sharing it. The reason behind this was, we all are humans and the video was too beautiful.
When it comes to profession, I am a part time Entrepreneur. I work with a couple of brands and Social Media agencies helping brands to get engagement, increase their digital footprint, campaign management on their Social Media platforms and helping them to get the traffic on their website. I did 1 campaign which was named as the Number 1 Budget campaign, the hashtag was #AskCNBCTV18.
Be social, stay digital.
I am Social Media and Digital Marketing enthusiast & passionate learner in the field of communication, content marketing and digital branding, Along with being a Graduate in the field of “B.M.M- Advertising” also a holder of Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing (PDDMP) from the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI), Ireland.
Digital Marketing Strategist
Digital media is the most evolving space in today’s world. I discovered the world of twitter last year and initially, I had huge issues limiting my thought in a 142 character limit as I usually have a lot to say. But as I discovered it more, I realised this was one of the most powerful mediums to express myself and connect with people.
Today, I use different social media for connecting with different sets of people. While my facebook page is to connect with moms and mommy groups, my twitter profile is more blunt and a space to express myself candid.
The Instagram account becomes my space to share my travel, fun and fitness endeavors. Since Instagram is picture heavy, I like to keep it vibrant. While some posts overlap, I try and keep content unique for each page.
My wow moment when I was listed among Top 10 mommy bloggers in India, when Blogess, who is rated as amongst top bloggers in the world followed me back or when I was on the profile page for Christopher Trappe’s Twitter page. Small victories, I guess :).
CA Sanjay Thampy
Social Media has provided me an easy way to share my thoughts and thus is a source of empowerment for me. It has been the doorway for me to search and connect to like-minded individuals and organisations without any hassle and establish interest based connections with them.
On a personal front, social media has been the easiest way for me to communicate and keep in touch with friends and loved ones, no matter where they are located. On a jovial note, I can add that it has allowed me to see what is in their mind and what they have been doing.
The dynamic world of Digital Media helps us understand the latest trends around the globe, more importantly we can express our opinions or join existing conversations to keep one’s point of view. We are in the era where one tweet/post of customer on social media directly impacts the brand’s reputation.
With approximately 3,424,971,237 internet users connected around the world, there are no two minds on how digital marketing industry will be the “next big thing” in the market.
Today we live in such era where we cannot imagine our day to day life without LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram etc. Digital media has changed the lives of many and it helped a lot of individuals across the globe to boost their career. I use all these social channels on a regular basis which has provided me new knowledge from the industry. Because of digital media I came to know about many industry experts and their expertise and knowledge helped me a lot in my career growth.
I am using digital media for sharing more useful things that are resourceful in Internet Marketing for current scenario. Usually I am a big fan of Alltop.com and Paper.li for information of significant digital media updates daily.
Digital media has given me a platform to share my stories and poems along with like minded bloggers and authors. I use it to share my blog posts, read fellow bloggers’ posts and interact with them. It has helped me to reach to authors whom I love reading and interacting with them on books. It has proven to be a gateway to acquire knowledge and enrich my knowledge base on digital media and digital marketing and with that, I am soon to be an author of an upcoming novel.
The wow moment in my life was when brands started reaching out to me to review their products and authors whose books I have read and loved started following me on social media.
A Brand Strategist by profession and Travel Blogger by passion.
How I use digital media to empower myself in terms of professional and personal growth is, professionally, I lead the brand strategy of one of the biggest FMCG brands in the world therefore to stay ahead of the curve I use Digital as my playground to curate and incubate my ideas.
Personally, being a Solo Traveler all my offbeat travel experiences are planned and later shared with others through my blog and other social channels. My WOW MOMENT was when Singapore Tourism Board saw my article and invited me for a free holiday with my family.
Move from Volume to Value: My biggest tip is ‘determine the right strategy’: The digital platforms are evolving rapidly, but marketers must not be astonished by the glamour of new platforms. The first step is to determine the desired outcomes – what one is trying to achieve through online activities. We must shift the approach from volume to value. An increasing amount of content being posted is just adding to the chain of online white noise.
The selection of right platform to promote the brand online is solely depends on the industry type and the engaging followers. Remember, ultimately people are going to use platforms which they are most comfortable with & have fare reach. Identifying where your target audience is the main thing. So, you as a brand or as a creator, create content and see where you get the most engagement/clicks/reach; most importantly Conversion. Brands must maintain the balance between context and content to drive results from digital platforms. Over a time we’ve grown impatient when it comes to websites that are clutter and showing volume of information and fail to deliver a right message in those few secs we are on their page. Similarly, we’ve also become loyal to those brands who talks our language. It’s important for marketers to do through research of the industry they are in and put the content which is delivering value in list possible time to visitors.
No fix strategy works when it comes to market online. Marketers need to keep on brushing their creative skills and implement a new approach in every new campaign they are launching.
Connect. Educate. Entertain is the success mantra in the digital marketing world.
I am using Digital Media to stay up-to-date with the news and current events in India as well across the globe. I helped many people to fulfill their Blood Requirements with our Social initiative Called BloodMonk. I am also the brand ambassador at Blogmint.
The Future of Social Media Marketing will rely extensively on influencers and ads. The focus is to share useful and great content.
Work on tips across various Industry News and getting informative articles about Current Affairs. Nice way to learn and grow is by attending Webinars, Organize & Join Twitter Chats, Respond Quickly & Thoroughly, Give Credit/tag your followers etc because people love receiving recognition.
In conventional marketing there are certain aspects like people still prefer the human interaction or in other words, all they want is Human Interaction.
But in Digital Marketing, it will become Global. In Digital Marketing, we can target the specific audience with geographic location.
The saying goes it’s a small world; has become a reality because of the digital media today.
I use digital media to L-Earn (Learn & Earn), Share & Connect with great minds across the globe. My digital journey has inspired me to start Host My Blog for Bloggers. Twitter has groomed me & made my digital journey interesting . It has not only played a key role in my personal / professional branding but has also made me earn and connect with some great people around the globe.
My Wow Moments:
Started from nowhere and nothing and have now ended up as an entrepreneur….. now living my wow moments:
In Digital Life:
1. Started Twitter sincerely in May’15 with 69 Followers; within a month it was 1,427 Followers & Today after 1 year it’s 3,000+ Followers. This is one of the best feeling in digital era.
2. Picked & acknowledged as one of the Core Member & Co-host (#EhiveChat) for Kenya based Entrepreneurs Community viz Entrepreneur’s Hive.
Founder & CEO at ética studio, Founder at Host My Blog
Without digital media, I would have been just another IT professional with day job. Thanks to blogging and other social media platforms, I am able to keep my passion for writing alive and have an identify for myself outside my regular job.
– A simple post written on a timeshare product got massive support from existing timeshare members who flooded the post with 500+ comments in support of my points and creating awareness about the drawbacks
– When I was invited by Tourism Authority of Thailand to experience a 7 day, 2000 km bike road trip all across northern Thailand
– When I got selected as Official Blogger for Tata Nano Superdrive in 2010- a 28 day, 5000 km road trip covering most of South India
– When I was able to sell a photograph for the first time
It is a blessing to live in an era of ‘Digital Big Bang’ where there is no dearth of avenues and platforms today to connect, collaborate and excel in personal and professional life. Digital media has placed the globe on my palm and I visit the nook and corner of it and explore a plethora of topics of both passion and business interest. So, it won’t be an exaggeration to quote that the world indeed today is a village.
As an entrepreneur, corporate speaker, motivational trainer, blogger of movie reviews and life today i am able to reach a larger audience across the globe. The learning’s and sharing’s have broken the shackle of the confinement of the four walls.
Communication is a basis of any kind of relation in this world. Digital Media helps communicate with a varied audience across the globe through the medium of our blog or social media accounts. There are no national boundaries or religious barriers and there is no restriction to the freedom of expression. This is the very reason I opt to share my skills, talents, thoughts and experiences through digital media and connect with like-minded souls across the globe. My business at Chimerical Creativity has grown immensely, based on Digital Media by simply creating a buzz about what’s going on.
My WOW moments that I shared in digital media are mainly about “blog/post features or work related features”. Being recognized among a crowd of much successful people is an encouraging achievement for a budding entrepreneur and writer like me.
Digital media today has evolved over the years. But what has not changed are the pillars of story-telling as well as connecting to people with emotions. If we maintain the same momentum for our brands & for personal use too, it will boom. Let us all try to help in any form whenever possible, exchange thoughts & knowledge. With this, you would be advocates for yourself.
One good thing that happened with me is I have started taking social media sessions to budding marketers and with that, I am learning & imparting what I have learnt. I try to make one person smile every day and in a similar way when brands start doing that, people will remember you and in turn be with you. Isn’t it brand recall? I am always hungry for learning because that’s what keep me moving ahead.
Use digital media wisely, be true, be a helping hand and then experience the magic!
I am Divya Gattani, owner of a website – Bake, Cut & Fry. It’s a website for beginners who love cooking but don’t know how and where to start from. I write vegetarian and easy recipes so that “Anyone can Cook”. Love cooking, experimenting and baking to the core. It’s a fun journey where we all can learn and grow.
My Motto is : Let’s Cook with Heart and Serve with Love ❤︎
Stepping into “Digital Media” was a stroke of luck. 2 years back I stumbled upon Twitter and since then there is no looking back. The amount of love and support I have got from the social media is immense and beyond words. Really grateful for everything!
Social media has given me a platform to showcase my talent and to reach the audience at large. It’s a way of channelising my creativity and talent to the masses. Be it Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest and Facebook it has given me the perfect platform to grow, to learn and be a better person. When people read my recipes, try them and share the pics, it’s a feeling beyond words. It’s a feeling that I am making that difference.
Social Media has changed my life to bits. It has given me that huge space to try, experiment, be yourself and proving my point.! It has given me the platform to make my own identity and be different. It has given “Wings to my Dreams”.
Everything is very content driven these days, and Content Marketing is also anything and everything you put on even on digital media today. You are visible to everyone and you can showcase who you are and to that effect digital Media has become an important aspect of personal brand building. Each platform has its own purpose, and I use them differently. For me personal brand is everything and says a lot about the kind of writer I am and gives an actual voice to my writing.
As an offbeat travel blogger to reach the right kind of audience was very important to me and digital media, specifically twitter and Instagram helped me do exactly that. Not only did my blog reach a wide audience through twitter, it helped me connect with a lot of fellow travelers who have helped me grow as a traveler, and learn and explore various dimensions of travel blogging. And the best part of using digital media is that you get noticed by Tourism Boards who appreciate your knack of exploring and popularizing offbeat places like when Madhya Pradesh tourism promoted my posts around Maheshwar and Goa Tourism featured my article on Fontainhas.
It is an era of Digital Revolution where ‘Connect, Communicate, and Engage’ becomes very convenient, which is so important to excel. I have experienced the power and reach of digital media through my journey as a Blogger of Film Reviews (LenzScope). Within a span of 2 years, there were so many WOW moments, be it connecting with great fellow bloggers or with celebrities or being declared as one of the top 10 Film Review bloggers in India.
Responses and discussions generated around each review are overwhelming. The secret desire to be a journalist is fulfilled. Today I aspire to work closely with the Entertainment Industry through my value-added contributions, which was unimaginable without digital media. I am going to replicate the same Modus Operandi, rather a more aggressive one for my organization Insignia Solutions Private Limited, which is into providing customized Corporate Training Programmes and Organization Development Consultancy.
Well, I got approached for my first job on Twitter & also met love of my life (now fiance) on Twitter, 3 years back That’s enough to explain the power of digital platforms & moreover the importance it has played in my life.
Digital media has played a very crucial role in my professional growth as it removed all the geographical boundaries & helped fuel my learning & connect with digital influencers around the world by means of LinkedIn pulse and my blog.
I’m big believer of data analytics & love studying consumer behavior on digital. Keeping an active personal presence on digital helps me being up to date with the market trends & thus helps devising successful digital campaigns and drive amazing results for brands. The journey has just begun, cheers to the exciting times ahead
Senior Digital Marketing Specialist – Accenture
Digital/Social has empowered not just me but everyone who is effectively using it, It has become the major source to many researches & surveys of every industry, politics, sports, healthcare, television, news & media name the industry and they have been using digital / social to the fullest now to spread the word and gain eyeballs and ears too. It is an ‘age of integration’ of online & offline.
I was introduced to digital/social in 2010 and, 1st platform that I came on was Orkut followed by LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter and as the time moved, having on all platforms, it has given me an immense power to connect with the world and reaching and connecting with anyone has been easy.
Getting introduced to a global platform , Social Media Week in 2013 as a volunteer and now working directly with it is one of the WOW moment.
My Twitter Bio speaks about the amazing properties that I work with, designing & strategising social media for them.
My Social Channels
Dr. Khushbu Pandya
Digital & Social has empowered me to connect, converse & collaborate in true sense. These mediums does not have a waiting line. I can e-meet anyone I want to, converse with them, share experiences and learning’s, gain knowledge, collaborate with like minded and industry people. Best moments are when I am offered paid speaking engagements through digital platforms and my brand – Konvophilia being recognised through digital word of mouth.
Don’t sell an idea on digital media. Rather evoke people to buy it. While building Blogchatter (India’s first weekly twitter chat on Blogging – every Wednesday at 8.30 PM IST you can connect with them through their hashtag and find out what is the buzz all about) what we have learned the best is that people or your customers know your brand better than you. Social media listening as an art is still underrated. We use our hashtag analytics to gauge strength of topics on a weekly basis and keep track of ideas that ticked with community. This is further funneled into our future campaigns and even brand associations. Maintaining organic flow of conversations there in becomes only a case of analytics. If there is one tip that I have followed across the eight long years of my active social media presence, then it is that I have almost always responded to hundred percent people who have approached me either in form of tweets, comments or emails. Building engagement is best form of promotion online.
For me, the usage of digital media started when I started blogging 7 years ago, and I wanted to share my writings and poetry with people. Blogging and Twitter helped me connect with writers and readers all over the world, beyond the realms of the small town that I lived in. Over the course of these few years, digital platforms have allowed me the opportunity to find enriching friendships and exciting professional opportunities as well. I still remember getting one of my first writing gigs because someone came across my blog randomly and invited me to write for them. Having a social media presence has been extremely rewarding that way and it continues to be a huge part of my life.
And that’s the list of the chosen few …… Wow!
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The Selection process:
How did we select these Professionals for this recognition across India?
It took us two to three months! Yes, that’s correct.
From the CEO, Ananth V:
For me, digital marketing is much more than a website or app or the number count of your social networking likes or followers etc.
It’s about a combination of efforts, know-how, curiosity, ability to learn, guts to go ahead and take that first step to try something new, innovate and most important of all, being able to communicate in a way that shows mutual respect for peers, users and brands on a global platform.
So coming up with this power users list across all of India took all of us at Techdivine a time period of 2-3 months during which:
(Do note: We ensure that we did not intervene or be obtrusive while following the process and we ensured at all times not to invade into any of their privacy or metrics or ask or look into any form of secure information. Rather, we looked closely through active digital and social listening across information which they were willingly sharing online across public and or social media platforms or website and blogs for users and readers in general.)
- We observed how professionals using these platforms were engaging with users over a period of time across these public platforms.
- How these professionals created value and or interesting content through any and or a combination of different social platforms, website, blog etc
- How were they trying to ‘innovate’ and or be ‘creative’ in that process
- How these professionals connected and communicated with users and brands on public platforms online in real-time when engaged into conversations.
- How soon did they respond, how quickly they communicated with us, how courteous they were, did they showcase mutual trust while communicating with us or other users etc. was also an important factor to finalize the TOP Industry Leaders.
- Since this was across all of India, the first two months were spent in the ‘shortlisting’ process. Even from this shortlisted group of professionals, we further filtered it across users who showcased great discipline and professionalism. The final chosen special few were based on their social engagement and interactions, how quickly and professionally they responded, the links they shared with us, their thoughts on ‘digital’ that they exchanged with us, the way they expressed while communicating with us once they were informed of the said engagement and selection for being FEATURED. Why was that important? Because as one of the greatest quotes of all time goes, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” – Abraham Lincoln”
- Being Featured as One among the Best across an entire nation from our end which took us so much time and efforts meant a lot to us. So the way in which the FINAL POWER Users responded to us with information, details, links etc, reflected their focus towards this field, showcased great perseverance, determination, value, their confidence of their work in this field, their expertise professionalism, discipline, know-how and of course, for being FEATURED and Recognized as part of an elite group of Digital users in our corporate blog here. In the digital world today, it’s core to revert and or respond on time and with courtesy more than while communicating in person.
- It’s also important to note that the professionals FEATURED above are already well recognized, extremely well respected, admired in their industry and across. All we did was simply bring them together under one single banner!
- Today we live in a world where everything is about competition and showcasing that “I am the BEST” or that “I am better than You”. So we took a slightly different approach and took our time to find out who else out there is exceptional and gave them our reputed blogging and digital platform to express their views and experiences in this industry! One can either choose to stand alone and believe that they are the best or grow together as one by connecting with industry leaders, like-minded thought leaders, peers etc in a world where the learning is constant. The easiest way to grow fast is by growing together! “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people ~ Steve Jobs”
- Timing, discipline, confidence, professional courtesy ,focus and expertise is what makes these Power Users so unique!
- Finally, the Featured “POWER DIGITAL USERS of INDIA” above are not just professionals using different digital mediums very well, but also that they all have such an interesting background, different know-how, expertise, they are all from various industries and cities across all of India, which is what made this so special.
A note to the winners from Our CEO
At the end of the day always remember, you decide your WORTH & don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. We sincerely feel you are truly AWESOME. Congratulations! ~ Ananth V
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- We at Techdivine Creative Services are in no way associated with any of these profiles / users mentioned in this blog post’s power list. They are not related to us and neither are they employed with us as of July 2016.
- None of these profiles have made any monetary and or contractual agreement with us in any manner to appear in this list, rather it has been a decision purely from our CEO, Mr.Ananth V to select some of the best power digital users according to him as per the selection criteria mentioned above.
- We believe any and all content and or information shared by the power digital users above with us, in this entire post to be true at all times.
- We cannot be under any circumstances held responsible for any decisions made by you or your company or any other individual or organization with any of these profile users, either in groups or individually for commercial or any other manner in the past, today or in the near future. We suggest you to use your discretion for the same at all times.
- The idea of sharing this post was purely with an intent by our CEO, Mr.Ananth V to honor and appreciate the efforts by some of the best professionals across the country in the field of Digital today using innovative strategies, techniques, tools, process and ideas across digital platforms.
- Any and all decisions on choosing these POWER Digital Users is made by our CEO, Mr.Ananth V and is not debatable under any circumstances.
- We have created this post hopefully with an idea that in the near future, more and more organization’s across the globe would EMPOWER Professionals in the field of digital media that is evolving truly at a blinding pace.
- To know more about Ananth – Visit here: Digital Marketing Professional www.ananthv.com
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