Digital marketing is any kind of marketing that is geared towards smartphones, laptops, tablets and basically any other device that is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi. Traditional marketing focuses on radio, TV, print and film, whereas when it comes to digital marketing we want think apps, websites, blogs, social media, email and online content.
YES YES YES. You don’t have to replace your traditional marketing efforts with digital ones, but it is 2022 and if the word digital doesn’t come into your marketing strategy then your business will not thrive. It really is as simple as that.
Firstly, you should be focusing on the social media platforms with the most active users. These are Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Next, you need to determine where your target audience spends their time and educate yourself on the demographic. What are their behavioural patterns? What kind of content do they prefer? How does social media influence them as a consumer?
Whether your business is taking advantage of it or not, social media has forever changed the way that consumers communicate with businesses, and vice versa. Being accessible to your customers – and your prospective clients – via social media is a vital means of developing relationships with them and helping them through the sales funnel.
With social media constantly evolving, this depends on variables such as the time and effort you’re putting into social media marketing management, your budget, your audience, your strategy, and whether you’re using paid ads or not. Regardless, it’s important to remember that social media is a marathon and not a race.