Gamification Masterclass By Gabe Zichermann
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How can game mechanics and game design help you deliver an engaging, sticky and viral experience to your customers? This video shows you how to take advantage of gamification—the secret ingredient that’s fueled the success of Foursquare, Nike+, Groupon, and many other websites and mobile apps.
Gamification expert Gabe Zichermann demonstrates the design strategy and tactics you need for integrating game mechanics into any kind of consumer-facing experience, either new or existing. It can be a complicated process, given hundreds of technical and process options available. In this video, Gabe provides a series of clear steps for developers, producers, and product managers who want their websites to deliver powerful consumer engagement and enjoy viral growth.
Key Takeaways Include:
Understand the true power of games and how they work with your business
Unpack user motivations and apply game thinking to understand what drives them
Dive deeply into the levers and game mechanics that social game designers use to create stellar engagement
Learn a process to connect player motivations with game design and game mechanics in your business context
Reverse-engineer the best and worst implementations of key game mechanics from leading vendors
Dig down into key game mechanics like points, badges, leaderboards, onboarding, challenges and more
Get clarity on implementation, technology and agile techniques
Complete a set of short challenges and receive access to a series of exclusive supplemental videos from thought leaders in the gamification industry. Visit GamificationU.com after ordering the video to gain access.
Table of Contents:
1) Introduction to Gamification
2) Foundations & Basics
3) Player Motivation
4) Player Types
5) Progression to Mastery
6) Be the Sherpa
7) Point Systems
10) Badges & Customization
12) Challenges & Engagement Loops
13) Implementation, Agile Processes & Gaming the System
14) Technical Considerations & Next Steps
What is Internet Marketing?
Internet Marketing Explained
Internet marketing is the promotion of a company and its products or services through online tools that generate leads, drive traffic, and boost sales.
Also called online marketing or digital marketing, internet marketing relies on digital channels to distribute promotional messages.
Internet marketing is an umbrella term that covers a wide range of marketing strategies and avenues.
From emails, search engines, social media posts, and blog articles, there’s one common theme among all of these tactics: They all focus on delivering content.
With content marketing, gone are the days of hopeful sales pitches and traditional marketing.
Now, businesses can target their audience with pinpoint accuracy and provide useful information that resonates.
This is perfect because that’s exactly what today’s consumers want.
People don’t want to hear about products and services that don’t interest them.
From installing adblockers to clicking on “Skip Ads” buttons, today’s shoppers are more discerning about the information they’re willing to consume.
Content marketing delivers meaningful information that solves users’ problems and is accessible on consumer demand.
Content Marketing vs. Traditional Advertising
Can you believe there was a time when salesmen knocked on strangers’ doors to sell encyclopedias?
Today, we don’t even like it much when our friends knock on our doors unannounced.
The fact is, traditional marketing (or selling) doesn’t work anymore.
Its approach is to essentially push products and information onto people to pressure them into buying.
And frankly, people are over it.
You know it’s true because you yourself have been bombarded with radio ads, television, commercials, billboards, and even phone calls touting products that don’t interest you in the least.
While traditional ads may still work in some situations, the internet has changed the way consumers shop.
Now, armed with infinite amounts of information at their fingertips, users can take a more proactive approach to finding solutions to their problems.
They can search for the products that meet their needs — and avoid the ones that don’t.
We can all agree that ads are annoying. They interrupt our focus and take us away from our journey of finding content that is actually useful.
Not only that, they’re no longer the way people want to learn about new products.
Rather than intruding in consumers’ lives, brands and marketers need to take a different approach.
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They should ask questions first and give answers second, rather than the other way around.
That’s where content marketing comes in.
Brands can research the specific needs of their target audience and create tailored content that inspires, educates, or alleviates a problem for their prospects.
Through a series of searches, people can find that online content on their own terms, rather than having it forced on them.
If the content provides value, they’ll keep returning for more.
With content marketing, the user is in the driver’s seat. They decide whether they want to engage with the brand and share the information with their social network.
This enables businesses to develop deep, meaningful relationships with their audience that are based on trust and authority.
When they decide they’re ready, those loyal followers can convert to leads – on their own terms.
This is what happens when you put the consumer’s needs above your own.
When you deliver content with the intention of providing valuable information, you’ll be rewarded with their business (and their loyalty) in the end.
Fundamentally, that is what internet marketing is all about.
But Why All the Hype Around Internet Marketing?
You understand what internet marketing is and how it’s beneficial for your brand.
But what’s with all the hype around it?
Internet marketing isn’t just a fad. It’s a proven winner.
Here are some reasons why brands and marketers are shouting it from the rooftops:
- By the end of 2021, the global content marketing industry is expected to reach $412 billion.
- Consumers who read a piece of brand content are 131% more likely to buy from that brand versus consumers who read no content.
- Fully 49% of B2B buyers said they are relying on content now more than ever to make purchase decisions.
If that wasn’t enough proof, I can tell you from personal experience that content marketing is highly effective.
I’ve seen my own small business grow in ways I never could have imagined, so we focus 99% of our efforts on content marketing.
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