The CEO of Azam Marketing wraps up the year with twelve of the most important take-aways (for the brain rather than the mouth that is) of the year.
What a year 2012 was. I have no doubt it’s been as much of a rollercoaster for you as it has been for Team Azam. In the year we marked our company’s 15th anniversary we’ve had our ups, we’ve had our downs, but, by the grace of God, are ending the year in fine shape.
For all the pressures of a seemingly-neverending recession, Azam Marketing revenues have more than doubled over the year, which proves that with graft and brilliance as demonstrated by the incredible bods I am blessed to work with at Azam Marketing anybody can power ahead despite the economic malaise.
Rather than a long-winded round-up, I’ll summarise the highlights of 2012 and present Azam’s terrific blog readers with some of the most useful reading materials via twelve links from the year:
Azam Blog: Advice on Increasing Your Email Open Rates – getting into your audiences’ inboxes can be the difference between success and failure for your business . . .
Azam Marketing Referral Program – Earn Lucrative Lifetime Commissions for Referring Clients – . . . and even more important is to give your customers what they want. Expand the range of services you offer your contacts and attract residual income with our referral scheme which we blogged about at the very start of the year . . .
10 Super Useful, Under-the-Radar Social Media Tools – . . . and, talking about blogging, this post we published 11 days before the former one reveals some invaluable social media tools you may not have come across . . .
Social Media Marketing Services by Azam – . . . or, if you prefer Azam’s boffins to do the Tweeting and Facebooking for your business, we officially launched our social media marketing division in November . . .
September 2012 Industry Events – . . . and showcased it at the industry’s biggest gatherings. We attend dozens of events each year. By way of example, here are some pictures in our Facebook group of four events we attended in September 2012 . . .
2012 Year in Review . . . and while we’re at Facebook, here’s some of the highlights of the year from my timeline . . .
Azam Marketing Twitter . . . or is a ‘Tweetline’ more your cuppa tea? 2012 was the year when Twitter truly became a global phenomenon and here’s our Twitter stream . . .
Azam Marketing Linkedin . . . or was it Linkedin that became the place to hang out for professionals in 2012? We revamped our company page in the new Linkedin format which you can see in the preceeding link . . .
Going for Gold in 2012? – . . . as well as giving our entire company a branding make-over to reflect the Olympics coming to Azam Marketing’s home city. We marked the occasion with an advertising campaign on a ‘Going for Gold?’ theme. You can see one of the banners that featured on the digital marketing industry’s popular New Media Age site in January here . . .
My News Desk – Press Release – . . . and also got coverage in the press for other reasons. We continued to receive acclaim from peers and here’s a press release about Azam being nominated for a couple of awards at one of the industry’s award ceremonies. This is the fourth year in a row that Azam has been shortlisted at the Performance Marketing Awards, with ten nominations in total awards since 2009 (including being Highly Commended and winning) . . .
PressBox – Press Release – . . . and while we’re on the subject of press releases, here’s one to announce a whitepaper Azam released entitled “The Five Variables of Scaling Email Volume” which also gained coverage on Yahoo! News as well as many other places . . .
Azam White-Paper: Advice on Improving Your Email Deliverability – . . . and you can read the white-paper for free on our website here. As I was saying for the first recommended link, it’s all about . . . getting into punters’ email inboxes!
A Happy New Year from myself and everyone at Azam Marketing! Have a magical 2013 and may your dreams come true . . .