Social media powers up language education and communication development in the Balkans

Belgrade, Serbia – February 20, 2012 – The European head office of the US based PRODIREKT education group today announced that its Verbalists (Verbalisti) Communication and Language Network exceeded an important 10,000-member mark for its Facebook business page. PRODIREKT recently celebrated another landmark when its Verbalists YouTube media channel logged 100,000 video views, the barrier that was broken only two years after the channel inception, with the video views connected mostly to the communication network authored content. The success of the Verbalists social media came after some regional media already proclaimed network Verbalists in 2011 as the fastest growing language education network in Southeast Europe. READ MORE

Marketing in the Era of Citizen Journalism

Belgrade – June 25, 2007 – Dejan Trpkovic, founder of Prodirekt, wrote an article on the subject of the new trends in marketing, which was published in business magazine Ekonomist. The author talks about the ongoing trend in the Western economies of quickly embracing latest developments in digital media and online marketing, while local companies are sticking to the “old way of doing business” and wasting virtually all marketing dollars on the expensive creative and TV advertising, which is, in most cases, not even monitored to determine its effectiveness.

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Marketing strategy: Flight from reality

Belgrade – April 23, 2007 – In the April issue of Ekonomist, Dejan Trpkovic, the founder of a marketing strategy consultancy firm Prodirekt describes the main reasons for the long-lasting success of Harley-Davidson.

The author points out that this venerable brand, despite the hard economic times and slump in the US sales, has managed to get back on its feet. Moreover, it is shown in the article how the new marketing strategy, implemented by Harley’s innovative management, expanded the target market for this motorcycle manufacturer, thereby solving one of the main risks that most brands with die-hard supporters face.

Read the full article in the Serbian language: “Marketing Strategy: Flight from Reality”, by Dejan Trpkovic, Ekonomist, April 23, 2007

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