Enterprise Digital Marketing Strategies
By: Travis Shafer
If your company hasn’t finished outlining the marketing plan for the year, I’m sure it’s close. But, whether it's finished or not, adding these marketing trends could make the difference in your ROI and customer retention. Being first to market will not only give you an edge over the competition, it will solidify your company as an industry leader. So, let’s get started!
Long gone are the days of cold calls. It’s not about getting leads, you want quality leads. Social Selling combines the best of marketing and sales. Using social media to build relationships with the right prospects makes lead generation and sales prospecting easier by communicating within networks that you and your customers trust.
LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook have advanced features that help you find the leads you want and resources to target them.
With social media strategies leading the way in digital marketing, time becomes a premium commodity. To put it bluntly, a large company cannot have a successful social strategy without a marketing automation platform. It simply takes too much time to draft and post on multiple platforms, at several different times, and make everything sound human and natural without one.
Hubspot and Marketo lead the way when it comes to marketing automation.
Like AR, video will be in the forefront in 2018. Not only video, but live video. Social media platforms are adding new features like live video allowing customers another outlet to connect personally. The need for professional assets will be the norm.
Live video feeds for product releases and streaming events as they happen will give a new cutting edge to any marketing strategy.
Lastly, devices like Amazon's Alexa and Google’s Home were hot purchases in 2017. As customers continue to input these devices into their daily lives and get comfortable with their uses, brands will be able to interact naturally about products and services (see voice search).
Also, on-page technology such as live voice and chat platforms will eventually be on every website.
To Sum Things Up...
While adding any of these strategies will improve conversions and brand loyalty for 2018 and beyond, choosing the best strategy that fits your company might be difficult. A thorough assessment will help determine which would do the best in each circumstance. Don’t wait too long, so you can reap the benefits of being first to market.
About Travis Shafer
Digital Marketing Guru. Travis has been in the marketing field for over 14 years. He started doing graphic design, moved into web design and eventually to SEO, Social, and PPC. He has additional skills in HTML, CSS, PHP and video production. He is a member of the Ivy Tech VISC Advisory Committee, Google, Bing, and Hubspot certified.