Digital Marketing

If marketing is the process of creating potential customers through the most appropriate channels, then digital marketing is the 21st-century version.

What is Digital Marketing?

Digital marketing makes full use of the explosion of data that has been triggered by the switch to digital communications, and the potential which the range of online channels offers for personalising and directly targeting the marketing you produce.

As a digital marketing agency, we combine traditional marketing and design services with a deep understanding of the power of methods such as search engine marketing, content marketing, and social media marketing.

In the majority of cases, the digital marketing services which we provide will consist of a mix of approaches, channels, and messages, balanced in a way that reflects both the nature of the business being marketed, the branding which they wish to express, and the target markets which have been identified.

Talk to us to discuss which marketing strategy is best for your business.

    How Digital Marketing Works

    The components of a digital marketing campaign could include any or all of the following:

     

    This involves the optimisation of your website in order to ensure that it appears at, or near the top of, the search results when a relevant term is entered.

    The optimisation in question involves everything from the content of the site – including the use of keywords and the inclusion of authoritative and useful information – to the technical performance and the quality of any external sites to which your pages link to.

    Having a strong SEO strategy in place greatly increases the chances of your business being visible when and where it matters. As an online marketing agency, we know how to make that happen.

    This is also known as pay-per-click (PPC) advertising and refers to the sponsored results which appear at the top or side of a search engine results page.

    There is a charge for every click on adverts like these, and they can be tailored to appear in the results on the basis of specific search terms being entered. In this way, the real-time bidding system utilises data to deliver your message to the right people at the right time.

    Content Marketing

    Rather than interrupting customers in the manner of traditional outbound marketing, content marketing works through the provision of a service to customers.

    In simple terms, it establishes your business, and its online presence in particular, as the place to come to for help and information on certain topics and within specific sectors; becoming an established authority in your field in this way means that it is far more likely that the rest of your marketing content will cut through and be listened to.

    The power of social media to create and spread a brand has been illustrated time and time again, not least by some of the most famous celebrities in the world.

    Effective social media marketing involves much more than simply a corporate presence on platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. It involves crafting social media content that is responsive and accessible and helps to open two-way lines of communication between a business and its customers.

    Email Marketing

    Although it may not be the newest and most fashionable communications platform, it would be foolish to underestimate the potential that email still has to deliver a highly targeted and relevant message to the customers your business needs to reach.

    Comprehensive digital marketing services will include being able to create email marketing messages which are relevant, trustworthy, and engaging, and which prompt customers and potential customers to engage further with your business.

    Why Digital Marketing is Important

    The key to an effective digital marketing campaign is to have all of these different aspects working as part of a co-ordinated effort designed to spread your brand to as many potential customers as possible. A comprehensive digital marketing strategy opens up the possibility of a business of any size being able to reach out to a genuinely global audience. This will only prove to be effective in the long term, however, if the message and branding being communicated are consistent across every platform and within every individual piece of marketing. In an increasingly digital age, with the rise of the 'Internet of Things' and wearable tech about to herald the next revolution, a digital marketing strategy should be at the forefront of the overarching marketing strategy of a business. A business without a strong digital presence will, of course, in the eyes of customers, be a business with virtually no presence at all. In simple terms – your customers are online and so are your competitors... you need to be, too.

    Which Digital Marketing Strategy is Best?

    The short answer to this question is – it depends. When Omnisity delivers digital marketing services for a business the process begins with getting to know your business from top to bottom, further complimenting this with in-depth research into your potential customer base. This enables us to devise a digital marketing strategy which is custom made to reflect the wider branding of your business, the sector in which it works, and customers and potential customers it is trying to reach. A process of constant monitoring of the impact of the digital marketing being delivered enables us to modify the strategy to take into account factors such as shifting SEO patterns, new trends within an industry, customer feedback, and any key performance indicators we have chosen to focus on. Ultimately, the best digital marketing strategy is one which is tailored to deliver for your business.

    FAQs

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    How Does Digital Marketing Influence Customers?

    Digital Marketing has a deep and far-reaching impact on customer behavior. The effects, requirements, and tactics of a digital marketing strategy will vary based upon touchpoints (how many interactions the customers make with your brand), awareness (whether the customer is aware of your brand), consideration (what they think about your product/service vs competitors), and finally conversion - when they buy from you or use your service.

    All four factors need to work together for a campaign to be successful: Digital Marketing that creates plenty of Awareness, but does not translate into Consideration can lead to Reputation Management problems which may ultimately undermine Conversion rates.

    How is Digital Marketing Different to Traditional Marketing?

    Traditional marketing is usually about putting your message in front of as many eyeballs as possible, either through TV ads, billboards or posters.

    It's hard work because to be successful it has to reach people who are not already looking for products or services you offer.

    Digital marketing is more often than not the exact opposite - finding people who are actively searching for solutions related to what you have to offer and putting your brand and products in front of them at exactly the right time to encourage sales and enquiries.

    Are Marketing Agencies Worth It?

    Yes, but there are many things to consider before jumping into hiring an agency.

    It is always better to have someone who has experience and expertise in the field you need to help you market your business, but that doesn't mean you'll get better results than with in-house staff. In-house staff can be a great addition to specifically focus on your brand and products, but if things in the market change, it's not as simple as "pausing" a campaign.

    Depending on the scale of your company and what kind of expertise they need (mobile app developer? SEO guru?), then making sure you approach an agency with the right expertise is crucial.

    Companies like Google and Facebook hire outside agencies for their marketing needs; thus proving that it can be worth it even for the largest and most resourceful enterprises.

    The answer to the original question will depend on whether businesses want marketing done internally or externally; both come with benefits and disadvantages, which include cost and commitment levels.