How to Reboot Your Digital Marketing

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How to Reboot Your Digital Marketing

Over a period of time, digital marketing experts developed some dos and don’ts for speedy success. Some of the true and special digital trends have been: responsive web designs, emails, and videos, live chats, social media, monitoring and analysis, etc.

Despite the incredible changes in marketing over the past two decades, many businesses spend vast amounts of money on efforts that simply aren’t effective anymore. For example, cold-calling new customers in volume is quickly becoming a dead art. New Google research shows that the average buyer consults more than ten different sources before pulling the trigger on a purchase. Cold calling puts younger generations on the spot and deprives them of doing this research. If you need to revamp your marketing strategy, here are the basics.

Social Media Marketing

The need to develop novel, collaborative frameworks to deliver a balanced brand message is strong in today’s market. Marketers need to regularly consult with their sales experts to understand clogs in the sales funnel and address any regularly occurring consumer concerns. Using this data, marketers can deliver meaningful, informed messages directly to customers using Twitter, Google+, and more.

This relationship between sales and marketing is important because it sheds light on a new trend in the business world: the role of the salesman is becoming passive, while marketers play a more active role.

Sales occur through websites using responsive design, which includes landing pages tailored directly to a company’s intended audience. If a customer calls salesmen about a product they are ordering online, it is usually to collect last-minute information or place the order. Typically, their decision to purchase was made before picking up the phone.

Conversely, social media means marketers need to engage directly with their audience on a continual basis. Customers will leave reviews on Yelp, complain on Twitter, ask questions on Facebook, and send snarky emails about your company’s products. Today’s companies operate under an intense spotlight of constant scrutiny, and poor marketing efforts can sink a brand. Representing your brand on social media is no longer an option; it is a consumer expectation.

The Important Marketing Trends of 2024

Companies today spend nearly half of their marketing budgets on digital promotion. Four in ten spend their entire budget on online marketing. There are five key areas that typically provide a high advertising ROI:

1. Video. Multimedia content is king, and video stands above infographics and images for customers. People love videos, especially succinct, fun-to-watch informative pieces. Nearly 60% of consumers will watch promotional videos from start to finish, provided the video is less than a minute long.

2. Responsive design. More people use mobile devices than PCs to access the web and make online purchases. If your website is not responsive (optimized for all devices) your sales will suffer.

Principles of Mobile Site Design

3. Email blasts. The best way to send out coupons to loyal clients, keep followers in the loop, and announce big sales is through email marketing efforts. Branded newsletters are also very popular.

4. Live chat support. Customer service today is rather tricky. Your customers do not want to call a customer service line and wait on hold, nor do they want to wait for an email response. Many companies have heard the complaints and switched to providing live chats with online reps using a text-based message system.

5. Social media and review sites. We already partially covered this in the previous section: customer interaction is a good thing. In addition to responding on Facebook, your marketing team should monitor review sites and address concerns for all to see. People will be more likely to choose your company if they know you care about them.

Conduct Regular Digital Reviews

Even if your website was redesigned in 2014, it does not mean it will stay relevant in 2017. It is important to regularly assess your digital assets. In other words, what images, videos, and internet content are on your website? Are there inconsistencies between information? Is any information obsolete?

Can you recall the last time the product descriptions were changed? What about the data? Are you sending email blasts to unused email accounts? It is important to continually refresh all data, facts, and stories about your company. Never be shy about removing outdated content. The average user can sense when a site feels stale.

Maintain a Consistent Brand Message

The worst thing you can do is confuse loyalists with an inconsistent brand. Many companies relax too much or stray too far from their branding on their site, social media, and within promotional materials. When this happens, customers might get the wrong idea about what your brand offers. Or worse, they might mistrust you.

While there are many parameters for correctly distributing your brand’s message, it comes down to telling a consistent story and following three major guidelines:

  1. Differentiate your brand from competitors.
  2. Always strive to improve customer recognition.
  3. Continually reinforce your company’s identity.

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26 thoughts to “How to Reboot Your Digital Marketing”

  • Love these tips, Sukesh, and I’ll be sharing them with my followers!

    I am encouraging people to get serious about getting engagement with their social media followers–sit down and write and schedule a month’s worth of posts and get ready to engage. Engaged followers are crucial if you want to get them to buy your book and to spread the word that it’s out there.

    • Hi Daphne,

      Thank you for liking my post. Engagement with the audience is the best practice on social media. It helps solidify the relationships, generate more followers and build trust. More followers also mean that you are reaching out well and getting connected with them. To maximize audience engagement, it’s advised to share content that aligns with the interest of your audience. Keep sharing your thoughts.

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  • Greetings, SpinX Digital crew!

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  • Your breakdown of the four R’s – Refresh, Realign, Revive, and Reinforce – was not just informative but downright inspiring. It’s like you tapped into the struggles and frustrations of every marketer out there (including myself) and offered up this brilliant roadmap to navigate through it all. I especially resonated with the idea of refreshing content – it’s so easy to get stuck in a rut, churning out the same old stuff, but your suggestions on how to breathe new life into existing content got my creative juices flowing like never before.

    And can we talk about the section on realigning strategies? Genius! Your emphasis on understanding customer behavior and adapting accordingly is pure gold. It’s all about meeting your audience where they are, right? Your article has left me feeling not just informed but empowered to take charge and revamp my digital game plan. Thanks a bunch for sharing your wisdom – consider me a devoted follower from here on out!

    • Wow, thank you so much for your incredibly kind words! I’m thrilled to hear that the article resonated with you and provided valuable insights. It’s always a joy to know that the content I create can inspire and empower fellow marketers like yourself. Refreshing content and realigning strategies are indeed vital steps in staying relevant and effective in today’s ever-evolving digital landscape. I’m glad the roadmap outlined in the article sparked your creativity and motivation to revamp your digital game plan. Here’s to continued growth and success on your digital marketing journey!

  • What a refreshing read, wow! You definitely hit the nail on the head with your piece about digital marketing revival. As another marketer, I wholeheartedly concur with your observations. We must constantly develop and adapt to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing digital landscape. You make a really valid point when you stress the significance of having a thorough plan that includes social media, content marketing, and SEO. These days, it’s more important to interact with people and give our audience something of value than it is to simply have an online presence.

    Your advice on utilizing automation and data analytics technologies was very great.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m delighted to hear that you found the article refreshing and resonated with the insights shared. Indeed, in the dynamic world of digital marketing, continuous development and adaptation are key to success. I’m glad you found the emphasis on having a comprehensive plan and leveraging automation and data analytics technologies valuable. Here’s to staying ahead of the curve and delivering value to our audiences!

  • Thanks for sharing this article! It’s packed with practical advice on rebooting digital marketing strategies. I especially loved the emphasis on staying agile and adapting to changes in the digital landscape. This is such a crucial mindset in today’s fast-paced world. I can’t wait to implement some of these strategies in my campaigns. Keep up the great work!

    • Thank you for your enthusiastic feedback! I’m thrilled to hear you found the article packed with practical advice. Staying agile is indeed crucial in today’s digital landscape. Best of luck implementing these strategies in your campaigns, and thanks for the encouragement!

  • What a comprehensive guide to rebooting digital marketing strategies.The emphasis on adapting to changing trends and consumer behaviors is spot on. I particularly appreciate the section on refining target audience personas understanding who we’re marketing to is essential for crafting effective campaigns.

    • Thank you for your kind words! I’m glad you found the guide comprehensive and useful, especially the section on refining target audience personas. Understanding our audience is indeed crucial for crafting effective campaigns. Your feedback is much appreciated!

  • Hey there, SpinX Digital team! I just finished reading your article on rebooting digital marketing strategies, and I have to say, you hit the nail on the head! Your insights into leveraging data for a more personalized approach really resonated with me. In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, having a solid strategy that harnesses the power of data is key to staying ahead of the curve.

    One point that stood out to me was your emphasis on using data not just for analytics but also for creating meaningful connections with customers. It’s so true that understanding your audience on a deeper level allows for more targeted and effective marketing campaigns. Your tips on leveraging data analytics tools like Google Analytics and Facebook Insights are super practical and actionable, making it easier for businesses to implement these strategies. Overall, I found your article incredibly informative and valuable, and I’ll definitely be incorporating some of these ideas into my own digital marketing approach. Thanks for sharing such insightful content!

    • Thank you so much for your thoughtful feedback! I’m thrilled to hear that the article resonated with you, especially the insights on leveraging data for personalized marketing. Understanding your audience is indeed key to creating meaningful connections. I’m glad you found the tips on data analytics tools practical and actionable. Best of luck with incorporating these ideas into your digital marketing approach!

  • your emphasis on the importance of agility in digital marketing really struck a chord with me. In a world where trends come and go faster than we can keep up, being adaptable is key. Your tips on staying ahead of the curve by continuously monitoring and adjusting strategies are invaluable. Plus, your breakdown of different digital marketing channels and how to optimize them for maximum impact was incredibly insightful

    • Thank you for your thoughtful feedback! I’m thrilled to hear that the emphasis on agility resonated with you. Staying adaptable and continuously optimizing strategies is indeed crucial in the ever-evolving digital landscape. Glad you found the breakdown helpful!

  • Very insightful article.

    • Thank you for your kind words! I’m glad you found the article insightful.

  • Hey SpinX Digital team!

    I just finished reading your article on how to reboot digital marketing strategies, and I have to say, it’s a game-changer! Your insights into the importance of regularly reassessing and updating digital marketing efforts really hit home for me. In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, staying stagnant is not an option, and your article perfectly captures that sentiment.

    I loved how you broke down the process into actionable steps, from conducting a comprehensive audit to identifying key areas for improvement and implementing new strategies. Your emphasis on the need for flexibility and adaptability in digital marketing was incredibly refreshing. It’s easy to get comfortable with a certain approach, but your article reminded me of the importance of staying agile and open to change.

    Your tips on leveraging emerging trends and technologies were also spot on. With new tools and platforms constantly emerging, it’s essential for businesses to stay ahead of the curve and embrace innovation. Thanks for sharing such valuable insights!

    I’ll definitely be using your article as a roadmap for rebooting my own digital marketing efforts. Keep up the fantastic work, and I can’t wait to read more from you guys in the future!

    • Thank you so much for your thoughtful and detailed feedback! I’m thrilled to hear that you found the article on rebooting digital marketing strategies so valuable. It’s great to know that the insights and actionable steps resonated with you and will help guide your own efforts. Staying agile and embracing new trends is indeed crucial in our fast-paced digital world. Thanks again for your kind words, and we look forward to sharing more useful content with you in the future!

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