Updated: Nov 22, 2018
Are you a business owner looking to expand your current online presence, or are you thinking about starting up your own company?
Something that has become increasingly important over the recent years is the need for a top-notch marketing strategy. There are so many reasons why you should invest in digital marketing and why it’s probably more important/useful than you think. Here are a few:
The Ever-Growing Internet
The last few decades have seen a momentous increase in the use of the internet, and more so as a platform for businesses to attract customers. It’s become the go-to place to share content. It went from 16 million users in 1995 to 4157 million users in 2017, and it is only going to continue to grow!
In order to stay relevant, you need to keep up.
Finding Your Audience
Digital marketing is now seen as more effective than traditional marketing. This is because using traditional means, you can’t segment your target audience nearly as effectively or efficiently as a digital marketer can. Using digital tools you can see who is looking at or engaging with your content online.
You can section your audience using many different factors, such as; age, gender, location, interests etc. So you can take that into account for future content and plans to make your strategy is even more effective. You can cater your content for the people you know want it.
Using digital platforms and tools it is now much easier to measure the effectiveness of your campaign in real time. This allows you to see what was received well and what wasn’t, so you can adjust and change for next time.
Geography Is No Longer an Issue
With traditional marketing and advertising, there is a limit to who will see or engage with it because of location e.g. billboards will only be seen by people in that area and newspaper ads limit you to just that papers readership.
But with the internet, there is almost no limit to your contents reach.
Customer Retention and Engagement
Thanks to the internet, customer engagement has never been better! With large companies hiring people to specifically manage emails and social media accounts, it’s not as hard to contact customers as it used to be. With professional and friendly online interactions, clients and customers are more likely to keep coming back.
Boost Your Creativity
Without the restrictions of traditional marketing, there really is no limit to what you can achieve. You can develop new and exciting concepts and make your ambitious projects into a reality. Using the most innovative formats and digital platforms available, you can use your creativity and achieve results like never before!
Once you press post or send on any content it’s done. It’s out there in the world almost instantaneously. There are no hurdles in the way and you can start seeing results immediately.
These are only a few of the endless reasons as to why digital marketing is an excellent tool for your business.
In this day and age, your online presence could make or break you.