Sri Sharma wins Highly Commended Entrepreneur of the Year, National Business Awards

By Pavitra Kumar, Marketing Executive, Net Media Planet

After having heard of the great news of having won the Highly Commended Award, Entrepreneur of the Year in the National Business Awards South England in May, it was really exciting to actually bring the certificate back to the office last week.

Sri Sharma, Managing Director, Net Media Planet proudly collected an award for the Highly Commended Award, Entrepreneur of the Year in the South of England region last week. The awards ceremony took place at London Hilton on Park Lane.

Sri says, “It is an honour to be awarded the Highly Commended Award for Entrepreneur of the Year in the South of England region as recognized by the National Business Awards. This award is for great team work by the Net Media Planet team. I would like to thank the National Business Awards judging panel and team for a wonderful awards ceremony and congratulate all award winners.”

Sri Sharma shares knowledge at the Online marketing Show 2009

By Pavitra Kumar, Marketing Executive, Net Media Planet

At this year’s Online Marketing Show (30th June and 1st July) at London’s Olympia, Sri Sharma shared his ‘Top 11 PPC Strategies for Greater Return on Investment’. His two sessions were a tremendous success with all the theatre seats being taken and people standing around to gain further insight.

The Online Marketing Show itself was part of Marketing Week Live which also featured the Data Marketing Show, In-Store Show and the Insight Show. The place was abuzz with Marketing Decision Makers and Suppliers eager to learn more, network and share knowledge.

Amongst interesting sessions were ‘Twitter Strategies, techniques, rules, measurement and 140 brands’ by Immediate Future and ‘Online PR – the key to Unlocking your Brand’s Potential’ by Propellernet .
Sri says, “I really enjoyed sharing knowledge, meeting interesting people from the industry and gaining exposure. It was great to be part of the Online Marketing Show. Thank you to all those who attended our sessions and to the team at the Online marketing Show for organising the event.’

Read Sri’s presentation on ‘Top 11 PPC Strategies for Greater Return on Investment’.

Net Media Planet outperforms the field to win outstanding Maximuscle South Africa incentive:

By Luke Judge, Business Development Manager

At the start of June this year Sam and Leon at Maximuscle, a client of Net Media Planet, decided to motivate their affiliate partners with an incentive – a 4 day trip to Durban, South Africa, to support the British Lions in their 1st Test Match. Naturally a number of contenders increased their performance in the month of June to try to win this incredible incentive. However the outstanding performance of the Search Account Management team at Net Media Planet delivered the results that would see us top the table. The call from Sam and Leon at Maximuscle came, and Net Media Planet would indeed be joining Maximuscle on the trip of a lifetime in South Africa!

The excitement continued to rise in the lead up to departure, fuelled only more by the good weather forecast and pre-match build up to the first test between South Africa and the British Lions. For two outstanding accounts of the days that would follow read the excellent Maximuscle Blog (www.maximuscle.com/blog ) and the Lions 2009 Blog on the Telegragh website (http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/sport/author/ericjanssen/ ) written by our friend Eric Janssen.

We would like to extend a big thank you to the team at Maximuscle for being fantastic hosts in Durban, South Africa; thank you to all of the guests of Maximuscle who joined us in making it such a brilliant occasion from start to finish; and thank you to the two teams who fought a superb match on the pitch of Kings Park stadium Durban.

Enjoy the photos that follow.

Luke

Some pre-match fun on the beach:
Some pre-match fun on the beach

The pre-match entertainment:
Pre-match entertainment

During the game:
During the Game

During the game:
During the game

Post match BBQ:
Post Match BBQ

Sri Sharma awarded Highly Commended Entrepreneur of the Year

By Pavitra Kumar, Marketing Executive, Net Media Planet
Home Sri Sharma, Managing Director Net Media Planet has been awarded the Highly Commended Award for the Entrepreneur of the Year category from the National Business awards, South of England region.

The National Business Award is UK’s most sought after business accolade – providing Highly Commended participants and winners with real recognition of their achievements. Sri Sharma has been awarded the Highly Commended Award for the Entrepreneur of the Year category for his determination to succeed, his innovative business model and his outstanding leadership qualities.
The awards themselves will be presented at an official presentation during the National Business awards Regional Awards ceremony on 14th July 2009 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

Sri says, “It is a privilege to be awarded Highly Commended Entrepreneur of the Year by National Business Awards. It gives us great confidence to be recognised on a national level. This is an award for great team work by the entire Net Media Planet team. I would like to thank our clients and partners, the National Business Awards judging panel and congratulate all finalists. Looking forward to an exciting awards ceremony!’

Net Media Planet Finalists for two categories in the A4U Awards 2009

By Pavitra Kumar, Marketing Executive, Net Media Planet

Net Media Planet have been shortlisted as finalists for two categories in the A4U awards 2009! Entering the A4U awards for the categories ‘Innovative Publisher of the Year’ and ‘Best affiliate in the Technology vertical’ we have been shortlisted for both.

These are exciting times for Net Media Planet! Thrilled to be among the top five affiliates to be shortlisted, we are looking forward to the A4U awards ceremony.

The A4U awards reward excellence and innovation in Affiliate Marketing as chosen by community at affiliates4u.com and a panel of Affiliate marketing professionals. The awards ceremony itself will be held at the Landmark London Hilton on Park Lane in London on 2nd June 2009 and is a much anticipated event for the industry!

Net Media Planet works on over 300 campaigns across 28 countries and 17 languages and always strives to deliver value. Last year we generated client revenues of over £80 million.

Sri says, “It is great to be shortlisted as finalists for two categories in the A4U awards this year. I feel very proud of our team at Net Media Planet. Thank you to everyone we work, partners and clients, the A4U Awards team, the judging panel and congrats to the other finalists. Looking forward to the awards ceremony!”

Sri Sharma Speaks at the A4U Expo Europe 2009

By Pavitra Kumar, Marketing Executive, Net Media Planet

Sri Sharma, Managing Director, Net Media Planet attended and spoke at the A4U Expo Europe in Amsterdam last week. Being a part of the International Super Affiliate Panel and holding a session of his own Sri benefitted from meeting some experts from the industry and also shared his own experiences in Paid Search.

Sri Sharma was a panellist at the Super Affiliate Panel on Day 1 with Pascal Fantou and Marcus Tandler. The panel discussion revolved around how different panelists had developed their businesses into Super Affiliates. Sri received excellent feedback from the audience and panellists on having built a very professional and credible business.

One of the most interesting questions posed to Sri at the panel was about how he would approach Paid Search or Affiliate Marketing in different countries. Explaining that different countries not only have different language and cultural needs but their markets are also different, Sri emphasised the need for local consumer behaviour knowledge of the market, language and local Paid Search expertise.

On Day 2, Sri gave one of the most successful presentation’s at the A4U Expo Europe 2009 on ‘Proven Strategies to Earn More ROI from your Paid Search Campaigns’. It was great to present a session that people really wanted to attend and a full house! To watch the presentation and learn tactical tips on how to improve your Paid Search ROI and profits as an affiliate from one of the largest Paid Search companies, Net Media Planet click here!

“The A4U Expo Europe was a great event! It was very exciting to meet successful affiliates and merchants and some of the industry’s experts such as Dave Naylor, Dixon Jones and Marcus Tandler. The event was especially interesting because of its European context as we not only got to learn from successful businesses across Europe but also had the opportunity to share our perspective pan Europe,” said Sri Sharma.

Net Media Planet ranked 4th largest Search Marketing Agency in the UK

By Pavitra Kumar, Marketing Executive, Net Media Planet

Net Media Planet has been ranked the No. 4 Search Marketing Agency in the UK by New Media Age in the Marketing Services Guide 2009. Demonstrating tremendous growth, Net Media Planet has moved up from the 20th position in 2008 to being the 4th largest Search Marketing Agency in the UK in 2009.

Rian Carstens, Deputy Managing Director, Net Media Planet commented that what makes working with Net Media Planet an appealing proposition especially in the current economic climate is that the company is in a perfect position to deliver accountability to clients because of its innovative performance based charging model, proprietary Search Technology Platform and highly skilled search specialists.

Magnus Nillsson, Head of Search at Net Media Planet added that our dedicated technology team released 17 new revisions in the last two years which helps us to rapidly implement efficient Paid Search strategies to exceed challenging targets and make the ever changing market conditions work to our client’s advantage.

“Being ranked number 4 in the UK during the recession gives us a great deal of confidence in not only our ability to deliver outstanding results for our clients but will also help to open doors to a greater number of international business opportunities for us”, said Luke Judge, Business Development Manager, Net Media Planet.

“This is a great achievement for us and we are really proud to be ranked the 4th largest search Agency in the UK by NMA. A big thank you to all our clients and partners and the NMA rankings for helping us get here and we look forward to greater achievements in the future,” said Sri Sharma, Managing Director, Net Media Planet summing up the excitement of the entire company.

Net Media Planet is an award winning specialist Paid Search Marketing Agency based in London. Working on a performance based model with over 300 clients including Dell, Sky, P&O ferries, Singapore Airlines and Evans across 28 countries and 17 languages, we generate client revenues of over £80 million annually.

Sri Speaks at Marketing Week NMA Interactive Summit

The Marketing Week NMA Interactive Summit 2009 was a great meeting ground for leading talent in the Digital Marketing world.
Net Media Planet’s Managing Director, Sri Sharma spoke to an audience of Marketing Managers and Director from some of UK’s most reputed companies such as Penguin Publishers, Alliance & Leicester, Sony and Samsung. Sri Sharma spoke about ‘Value Based Charging Models’ and enjoyed a very interactive session.

Sri says, “The Marketing Week NMA Interactive Summit was a great event for learning about our industry, particularly recent trends and ideas to grow our paid search agency business. I contributed by speaking about Value Based charging models and how they can really help align agency and client, especially in the current market climate where ROI and bottom line is king.”

Here is a link to the slideshow of the presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/netmediaplanet/value-based-charging-models

You can also download our presentation from our website by clicking here:
http://www.netmediaplanet.com/presentations/generic_presentations/Value Based Charging Models – FINAL.pptx

For further information do please do not hesitate to contact Sri at sri@netmediaplanet.com

Net Media Planet wins the CJ Launch Competition

By Pavitra Kumar, Marketing Executive, Net Media Planet

Net Media Planet’s Luke Judge and Magnus Nillsson won two flight tickets to CJU in Santa Barbara, California by taking the entire CJ UK team for a week of fun in Las Vegas. Having won the CJ Launch Competition both Luke and Magnus are excited about meeting with the CJ Team in the US.

The Judge, Revolution magazine’s Andy McCormick announced ‘the winner is Net Media Planet who took the CJ team on a whirlwind tour of Vegas. Vegas is definitely somewhere special and Luke Judge and Magnus Nilsson had CJ in their thoughts throughout – taking pictures of the team on the plane, next to the roulette wheels and even in mini-Venice. I suspect (but don’t know) that cameras aren’t allowed in some of the extra ’special’ venues in Vegas, otherwise the CJ team would have been photographed there too! Enjoy the trip to Commission Junction University in California!’

Now for our winning entry from start to finish…

Net Media Planet takes Commission Junction UK to Las Vegas for a week of fun!

Net Media Planet takes Commission Junction UK to Las Vegas for a week of fun! Luke Judge (Business Development Manager) and Magnus Nilsson (Head of account Management) bring along the Commission Junction UK team for a tour of the Affiliate Summit West in Las Vegas and also show them around town!

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Luke and the Commission Junction team in the flight on the way to Las Vegas!
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Taking the CJ team for a spot of roulette!
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Magnus and the CJ team take a walk across the Plaza – and yes, that is Venice…and yes, it is indoors, and yes…it is also 5 minutes to midnight!!! We love Las Vegas…
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Luke and the CJ team meet Mr. crab!
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Luke and Magnus unite Commission Junction teams across the seas!
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Luke and Magnus take CJ for an end of the week relaxing dip in the pool!

These are exciting times ahead for Net Media Planet! 🙂

Celebrating four years of Net Media Planet’s success!

By Sri Sharma, Managing Director, Net Media Planet

Today marks the 4th Birthday of Net Media Planet! 🙂

I am really excited about where we have come so far and about our journey ahead.

We have worked hard over the last four years, focussing on innovation, delivery of outstanding results and building strong relationships with clients and partners.

I would like to extend a big Happy Birthday to everyone in the team!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients and partners. We look forward to an exciting fifth year celebrating many more in the future.