- Digital marketing analytics
- Social media influencers
- Video remains king
- Artificial intelligence
- Augmented and virtual reality
- Omni-channel marketing
- Content to become more interactive
Watch the video below to understand digital marketing in detail.
Why Do Companies Use Digital Marketing?
As the scope of digital marketing technologies evolves, companies are staying current by adding online components to their brick-and-mortar stores or combining various digital marketing strategies to create an internet presence.
Because most consumers use smartphones and research products online before buying, digital marketing strategies are crucial to businesses. But companies across the globe also employ digital marketing to more easily target their audiences online and via mobile devices — and many are seeing a significant return on investment (ROI) because of these efforts.
Ease of Audience Targeting
With digital marketing, businesses can use data to target audiences based on factors like gender, age, location, interests, and education. Companies can also retarget potential customers who are already familiar with their brand using different methods and messages for each audience. There are advanced online marketing certifications that can help digital marketers learn how to best target audiences.
Low Investment, High ROI
The cost per lead with digital, or inbound, marketing, is 61 percent less expensive than traditional marketing. Businesses that advertise on social media, use paid search and employ other digital strategies spend considerably less on their campaigns. This is because many companies use pay-per-click (PPC) strategies to keep costs down and target specific audiences. Generally speaking, digital marketing campaigns offer both a greater and faster ROI.
Reaching Mobile Users
There are more than 14 billion mobile devices worldwide, and that number is projected to grow to almost 18 billion by 2024. Because almost all smartphones have internet access, it is easier than ever for businesses to reach potential customers anywhere, anytime.
The Scope of Digital Marketing: Social Media and Beyond
More than half of consumers discover companies through social media news feeds. Companies can reach almost 1 million customers via Instagram alone, and more than 9 million businesses use Facebook to connect with consumers.
Companies leverage social media platforms for both business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) digital marketing campaigns.
- B2B: To generate leads, B2B marketers are active on social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter. They also often rely on PPC campaigns to reach their target audiences without spending too much money.
- B2C: B2C marketers focus on improving brand awareness and attracting customers to their websites and products using social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.