Larry Kim Curated
Founder & CEO of MobileMonkey
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What's the future of Facebook marketing and where should we will really invest at this point of time?
What is the future of messenger marketing?
What are your tips for growing business?
What's the cost involved in messenger marketing?
How is your enteprenuerial journey so far?
What's one biggest mistake people do with Facebook ads?
Where are you from basically?
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Tell us a little bit about word stream.
Tell us a bit about mobile monkey.
Why choose chat bots instead of mails?
People are constantly complaining about Facebook's organic reach,what's a better alternative at this moment?
What are your three important tips for marketers?
Share your views on online marketing strategy.
Why Facebook does not convert , as well as Google ?
What do you think might be worthy , going after a new business or going after an existing market?
Why do Facebook work better on some verticals than others?
Why should a shop owner go for branded keywords?
Recommend us an online marketer that you really like and who inspires you .
Would you like to share any background information on mobile monkey?
What is that you think b2b marketers are missing when they ignore Facebook?
What are the unique targeting parameters for Facebook that are valuable for b2b marketing?
How the integration of three platforms- Facebook Messenger,Instagram messenger and whatsapp is going to happen ?
Do you think that when organic reach went down that some changes happened in facebook ?
What would you suggest the b2b marketers who want to do more onlooking at a chatbot marketing or facebook messenger marketing and how could that really help them get the most out of Facebook?
Why would the marketers want to use mobile monkey solution versus the general messenger in Facebook ?
Can you share some ideas about how Facebook messenger marketing can be used for business ?
Tell us about your journey into Technology.
I studied Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada. In my Senior year, Mike Lazaridis, CEO of Research in Motion, the maker of the BlackBerry, which was a multi-hundred billion dollar mobile device company at the time, did a talk with my class about technology and entrepreneurship. I was blown away and vowed to one day create a software company of my own!
As a Search Engine Marketing expert, what unique challenges did you meet and overcome in this journey?
Search Engine Marketing is an interesting field where outspoken individuals hold strong beliefs based largely based on conjecture. My contribution to the industry was to bring new experiments and data into the conversation to advance our collective understanding of how the algorithms for paid search, organic search, and Facebook news feed algorithms work.
What is MobileMonkey and what makes it special?
MobileMonkey is an industry-leading Chatbot Marketing platform, letting you automatically connect to your future customers at scale on the messaging platforms they already use. As a company, we have built a lot of chatbot tools for marketers to utilize and we’ve also committed ourselves to help marketers learn how to use chatbots in their Marketing. We have a great, educational blog and host Marketing events to update users on our product and to teach more about Chatbot Marketing.
Tell us how Brand-Audience relationship with chatbots evolved over the last 12-18 months.
People are becoming more comfortable with interacting with chatbots in their communication with brands. Even in making purchases. 75% of people prefer messaging to any other form of contact. That’s an open door for the growth of Chatbot Marketing. 95% of consumers think that customer service is going to be a major benefit of chatbots. That’s because they’re fast and they’re efficient. By 2020, over 80% of businesses are expected to have some sort of chatbot feature implemented.
What are the current benchmarks in Facebook Marketing chatbot?
Ideally, you should maximize positive engagement metrics like open rates and click-rates while simultaneously reducing negative engagement metrics like unsubscribes, block rate, which can result in getting banned.
Which Chatbot applications have been most readily adopted in this industry and what is their ROI?
Lead generation chatbot applications are some of the most popular. They’re the top of the funnel, and they use all the facebook ads targeting features, but they’re enhanced as the user gets to have a personalized conversation with a bot instead of landing on a static web page. Lead qualification chatbots qualify leads automatically, asking questions in an engaging way that people are less likely to abandon than a web page. Another popular feature is integration. All the data you collect from your chatbot can be sent directly to your other Marketing platforms. This can help you grow your email list faster, get more webinar registrations, book more appointments with higher conversion rates, etc. because you can ask fewer questions and it’s more engaging. Chatbots are automated, so they save money. Facebook Messenger Marketing has a lower cost per acquisition, higher return on ad spend, and a higher conversion rate than Newsfeed or Email Marketing.
How easy or hard is it to acquire and retain customers in your industry?
In the last year, we’ve acquired hundreds of thousands of customers so the demand is there. But wouldn’t say it was easy as there are dozens of bot companies out there that are going nowhere. It’s ironic – most Marketing software companies go out of business due to poor Marketing.
How does Facebook messenger marketing work?
What are the unique opportunities for Omnichannel Marketing teams? How does Facebook Marketing chatbot help such marketers meet Omnichannel goals?
Omnichannel Marketing helps scale brands. Omnichannel Marketing teams have the advantage of utilizing multiple Marketing channels to reach a larger audience and increase their brand awareness, engagement, and sales. Facebook Messenger chatbots are useful in this case because they can be applied to a number of different platforms. There are website chatbot widgets and WordPress chatbot plugins. In addition to that, however, you can use Facebook messenger ads, so when a user sees an ad on Facebook or Instagram and click it, it takes them to a chatbot. Omnichannel Marketing teams can take advantage of this technological bonus by applying it to their various Marketing channels.
What are your benchmarks in Content Marketing? How do you know if it is working?
We benchmark our organic search traffic as well as other user engagement metrics related to our Content Marketing efforts. We know if it’s working or not by looking at the daily sign-up rate and where the installs came from.
How does all the buzz around AI ML and Automation help to identify and acquire profitable customers?
AI, ML and Automation are helping businesses gain more efficiencies to become more competitive and scale faster with technology. It can be challenging for small and mid-sized businesses to know where to start when evaluating and adopting MarTech for AI, ML, and Automation. MobileMonkey provides a fairly simple-to-use AI for answering frequently asked questions. It’s a straight-forward use case and an easy implementation to have a chatbot answer, “What are your hours?” “Where are you located?” “how much is shipping?” and other common questions. MobileMonkey was awarded the Best Marketing Bot Solution of 2019 by MarTech BreakThrough Awards because of the easy-to-use interface and bot-building tools. When small and mid-sized businesses are looking to scale through Automation and Artificial Intelligence tech, we’re working hard so that MobileMonkey is the easiest to use and obvious platform.
Which Marketing and Sales Automation tools and technologies do you currently use at MobileMonkey?
Too many to list out. SEMRush, Google Analytics, FreshDesk, FreshSales, WP-Chatbot, WordPress, Recurly, Neil Patel’s UberSuggest, Google Search Console, and Dozens of other Facebook Tools.
What AI-based Social Media and Search Engine Marketing Innovations will we see for the next 5 years?
AI systems in search and social media leverage user engagement as a feedback loop to help figure out which content should be featured prominently in a search engine result or news feed item. Unfortunately, because people love to engage with fake content, these systems make it easy for anyone to proliferate fake news. Therefore it follows that new AI content recommendation systems for search and social need to be developed which take into consideration the possibility that the training data is fake.
How do you prepare for an AI-centric world as a Business Leader?
Business folks need not bother learning the mechanics of AI – you just need to know where to apply it. Wherever you find yourself manually applying business rules, for example:, Scoring of Marketing leads, Determining product pricing, Choosing ad targeting criteria (etc.), Determining Bid Management Strategies, and You (or an aspiring product vendor) should be thinking about applying an AI-approach to solving the problem.
How do you inspire your people to work with technology?
We do a lot of Content Marketing – Publishing “how-to”-style articles as well as examples of using chatbots for Marketing.
One word that best describes how you work.
Which superhero do you most profoundly relate to?
Spider-Man cracks me up.
Tag a person in your industry who you would like to see answer these questions.
Oli Gardner, Founder of Unbounce.
Why do you think millions of people are using mobile monkey every month?
How is your platform different from any chat?
What are some of the tricks to grow Facebook messenger subscriber?
What are the three crucial hacks of facebook messenger marketing that my audience should be aware of?