Yolo0o t1_jam9qid wrote

Here are a few things that come to my mind:

  1. Aligning digital marketing goals to company goals
  2. Always being up-to-date on new trends, channels, insights
  3. Sharing knowledge and training other people
  4. Creating long-term goals while still focusing on short-term asks
  5. Able to influence stakeholders by creating win-win situations
  6. Ability to adapt to changes in the industry
  7. Making data-driven decisions and Focussing on measurement/ROI
  8. Great communication, reporting and presentation skills

Yolo0o t1_jahkxns wrote

I wanted a 1 year MBA as I had 4.5 years of prior work experience. Hence, Europe and Singapore were the two places I was looking. Out of these I chose Singapore for my MBA because of language, location, program structure and post mba opportunities.


Yolo0o t1_jahd554 wrote

Since I was quite clear from early on that I wanted to move away from technical work (based on my interests), I took non-tech projects at my first company. I also made sure I get some leadership experience during my time as an Engineer. I started learning about Digital marketing even while I was working as an EE. I took courses, created social media pages, grew those pages, learned paid media, read books on marketing, and talked to marketing professionals to understand what they do & what skills are required. During my master's, I worked harder than others as I wanted to switch industries and function both. I did 2 internships - one at a startup & one at a big company. These helped me a lot during my interviews post-MBA.


Yolo0o t1_jahcce9 wrote

It is a question I get asked very often. Some of the things I did were:

  1. While I was working as an Electrical Engineer, I took on non-tech jobs and projects. Got team leadership and data analysis experience.
  2. Along with my core job, on the side apart from preparing for GMAT, I took various Digital Marketing certifications, talked to marketing professionals, created and grew FB pages (28K followers), learned how various ad tools worked
  3. During my MBA, I did 2 internships just to learn more about marketing. And no I am not from H/S/W. I also did a lot of networking and build a good network of marketing professionals.
  4. Started with a junior role at Meta (Marketing Executive). Worked super hard for the next 7 years, built connections within the company, and as a result, I got promoted a few times. I believe my Engineering work ex helped me get an advantage over my peers as I was more data-driven, logical, and a better problem solver.

Some lessons I learned:

  1. Hard work pays off
  2. Luck is important to some extent so that you are at the right place at the right time
  3. Continuous learning is crucial
  4. Teamwork, networking, and helping others go a long way
  5. Never be afraid to ask for what you think you deserve
  6. Whenever you are frustrated or disappointed in your career, just zoom out and look at your trajectory over the years. If the graph is trending upward, you are doing fine
  7. Always respect others

Yolo0o t1_jah6xpj wrote

I hear you. Social media can have both positive and negative effects on children. Being a parent, I grapple with the same problem every day. I am sharing some tips to control the negative effects as much as possible.

- Limit your child's use of social media by establishing time limits and encouraging them to take frequent breaks from it.
- Follow social media activity: Keep a watch on your child's online activities, including what they are doing, with whom they are engaging, and what kind of content they are viewing.
- Children should be taught the value of protecting their personal information online, staying away from strangers, and reporting any suspicious or inappropriate behavior.
- Promote positive interactions by encouraging children to share their creative work or interact with online communities that share their interests.
- Encourage open dialogue by creating an atmosphere where children feel at ease discussing their online experiences with you.


Yolo0o t1_jah618a wrote

That's a great question. All companies are responsible for ensuring that the marketing is ethical and complies with industry standards and regulations.
Regarding the negative psychological effects and data privacy concerns linked to social media use, these issues are definitely very important in today's world. It's important to note that companies like Meta, Twitter, Reddit etc. have a responsibility to protect the privacy and well-being of their users and should be held accountable for any negative impact their products may have.

But, Ultimately, it's up to individuals to make informed decisions about their social media use and to take steps to protect their privacy and well-being. Being mindful of the amount of time spent on social media, carefully reviewing privacy policies and settings, and seeking out alternative platforms that prioritize user privacy and well-being.