Digital marketing is a constantly evolving space, and it can often feel overwhelming. It's hard to know where to begin, which is why we've laid out a few tried and true strategies when you're looking at expanding your current digital marketing program.
You might be asking yourself if marketing plans are even necessary, and the short answer is ALWAYS. Without implementing marketing strategies, your brand won't have a clear path set for achieving it's goals. Creating these paths or maps helps show you what you want to accomplish, and thus creating the plants to get there successfully.
It's always important to know that every brand and business is different, and what works for others, won't necessarily work well for you. The first step is research! Ask yourself some questions to help identify opportunities.
- How do you differ from competitors?
- Current trends that are emerging? How can you apply those to your business?
- What do customers want from your company?
- What platforms are they using that we are not?
- How can we communicate better with our audience?
Questions like this are intended to help you further build out the details of your digital marketing strategy by understanding business objectives and what you are offering the marketplace.
How do you know if your new strategies are working?
Look at your KPI's.
This can include a whole gamut of data, such as your click through rates, cost per lead, online conversion rates, web traffic sources and more. Make sure to track these on a regular basis to help measure your marketing efforts and to ensure you are hitting the mark!
Focus on your SEO. We can't stress this enough!
Stand out as a brand, while increasing the traffic of more qualified customers that are interested in your business, brand, products or services.
Search engines are powerful tools and play a major role in making or breaking your brand, so make sure to invest the time into this aspect of your business. Do everything you can to build out and implement different keywords and strategies to improve your ranking.
When a potential customer is searching for services you might be offering through Google or other search engines, you want to make sure that your company is landing in the SERPs (search engine results pages) so that they can find you within those first few search results.
Lastly....utilize Social Media.
Launching a social media marketing campaign is the perfect compliment to your overall strategy. You can feature one or several platforms, but always focus on the ones that you felt brought the most value from your initial research. Each target audience will have a platform preference or preferences, so focus on those and start to show your customers that you have something valuable to share with them.
Always keep in mind that even if you're not actively involved on social media, so many other businesses are, including your competitors. By engaging in social media, you can ensure that your key messages are being heard by the people you most want to talk to.
Need help with your digital marketing strategy? get in touch with us. Our team of experts is ready to help your business grow.