Digital Marketing Trends Are Evolving: Here Are 4 Ways You Can Stay Relevant

Digital Marketing Trends Are Evolving: Here Are 4 Ways You Can Stay Relevant

Alongside this marketing channel," Yeung pointed out, "ecommerce business should use other means to diversify their digital marketing strategy. Who will win, and who will lose Businesses that understand the swiftness with which these marketing trends evolve typically start working on their marketing strategy for the next year as early as Q2 of the current year. The desktop's relevance is swiftly going the way of the dinosaur, as mobile devices continue to eat up market share when it comes to all-round usage, especially in advertising, customer engagement and conversion rates. According to Statcounter, mobile (smartphones) currently own 50.87 percent of market share, up from 8.49 percent in January 2012. According to media measurement company Zenith, global mobile advertising (video, search or display viewed on smartphones and tablets) is expected to grow $27 billion, or 34 percent, to $107 billion in 2017. In other words, video marketing is the new poster child for digital advertising. Videos, in fact, are head and shoulders above other media strategies because they don't just provide content for your website users -- they demand engagement. According to Key Difference Media, 78 percent of consumers will trust your brand if you create more personalized content. Dragon Search Media, moreover, reported that 61 percent of consumers it surveyed made buying decisions they said were influenced by custom content. A move like that could very well turn out to make 2018 a very good year for your business in leads, sales and a lot more.

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Digital Marketing Trends Are Evolving: Here Are 4 Ways You Can Stay Relevant

Marketing has always been on the move in terms both of how it’s both defined and executed. From the early days of the telephone and wireless transmission to the “huge TV” trend, radio and billboard commercials and the internet, to social media platforms, IoT — and more — businesses and brands have always had to be on their toes to figure out what’s coming next.

If you run a business, you know that most consumers and businesses today are online, so a major part of your marketing has to be digital — at least if you want to make any headway in reaching them. The scope of digital marketing application is massive — and, no, it is not all about social media marketing.

According to digital strategiest Nathan Yeung,writing for the Find Your Audience blog, “Social media marketing is just one type of digital marketing. Alongside this marketing channel,” Yeung pointed out, “ecommerce business should use other means to diversify their digital marketing strategy. By relying on PPC ads, native ads, SEO and email marketing, ecommerce business can seize plenty of new opportunities in the fast- and ever-growing online world.”

Who will win, and who will lose

Businesses that understand the swiftness with which these marketing trends evolve typically start working on their marketing strategy for the next year as early as Q2 of the current year. For instance, many people believe that social media is the most effective digital marketing channel. But according to Asif Razzaq, a digital marketing consultant, “Email marketing is more effective than social media marketing”.

This means that any business that wants to thrive cannot afford to stick to just what was working for them. But that business must always be on the lookout for new marketing trends and how it could be affected.

Here are just a few exciting marketing developments that have grown in 2017 and are sure to explode in 2018.

1. Smartphones will see increased marketing dominance.

The desktop’s relevance is swiftly going the way of the dinosaur, as mobile devices continue to eat up market share when it comes to all-round usage, especially in advertising, customer engagement and conversion rates. According to Statcounter, mobile (smartphones) currently own 50.87 percent of market share, up from 8.49 percent in January…

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