5 Expert Tips for Successful Digital Marketing in 2016

1. Adopt a Data-Driven Strategy:

It has been declared as one of the most important evolutionary step in the marketing history as you can understand the data you acquire, you can get the data you desire, and organize it to gain certain business objectives. In order to drive a decent return on digital marketing investment, data-driven strategy is the first right step.

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In 2016, monitoring digital media for information, analysis of channels’ performance, and managing content’s life cycle will work wonders. The findings should help you make good customer personas and also devise a better content, ads, and social media program.

Now it’s up to you; how do you acquire data and what kind of information pieces you seek for the business decisions. You need to work on your data sources, data types, data pieces, data organization, and finally data interpretation for making the sound business decisions. Don’t forget to avoid paralysis by analysis. For more info¬†klik¬†hier.

2. Move from Quality Content to Engaging Content:

If you want summarize the modern SEO, it’s just developing quality and engaging content. The focus shouldn’t be only on content quality; instead, (as I wrote in a previous post on business2community) brands need to migrate from quality content to engaging content.

In short, engagement for blogs, videos, articles and images means; people read them, like them and share them to their network. While premium contents like e-books, ppts, and e-guides engagement level is determined by number of downloads and link clicks.

There’s only one way of developing engaging content. Keep learning and refining your content as per the audience’s feedback. Don’t rely on organic reach; instead, optimize your audience reach by sponsoring your updates as well as disseminating it through multiple channels like; blogs, social media, email, podcasts, and website.

3. Utilize Visuals to Strengthen Storytelling:

Going by the Ascend2’s 2015 Video Marketing Strategy Survey, enterprises are plan to double down on moving pictures in 2016. Whether you intend to develop videos and graphics for your website and blog or social media, they are essential marketing tool that can drive engagement and help in achievement of business goals.

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Check few stats from a HubSpot’s study.

46% marketers agree that visuals are critical to their current marketing and storytelling strategies.
Content with images receive 94% more views
73% of content creators plan to prioritise creating more engaging content in 2016, and 55% plan to prioritise creating visual content.
34% of marketers selected visual assets as their most important content, behind blogging (45%) and before videos (19%).
39% of marketers agree on allocating most of the budget to the acquisition or creation of compelling visual assets.
Since videos and images have their own search index in Google and YouTube, they can help in added visibility and business development. Work on visual storytelling, infographics, and unique video content. I would recommend having a dedicated set of visual assets, video channel, and infographics boards to serve different niches of the market and gain their attention.

4. Never Ignore Personalized Marketing:

Marketing success is heavily dependent on effective targeting and nothing could serve better than personalized marketing. The key to content’s success these days is to ensure it meets the preferences and needs of your targeted persona. This applies to the marketing content that we feed them via different channels.

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Jamie Turner Quote on Content Marketing

5. Focus On Mobile:

It’s mobile if one has to pick up one factor that relates to all types of marketing. Mobile has become the most important marketing factor that impacts web development, content creation, design, user experience, and promotion. Look at the following points to learn why mobile matters.

Around 80% of internet users while 92% of Americans own a smartphone
The projected number of smartphone users (by year end) is 2 billion
Mobile ad spending in United States will grow by 38.0% this year; totalling a whooping amount of $43.60 billion.
Mobile counts for 63.4% of total digital ad spending in USA
Google’s mobile algorithm has made ‘mobile friendliness’ a key search ranking factor that
“In our experience, we’ve seen people focusing more on apps, features and functions that give them a sense of personalization. They look for something that’s tailored to their needs; be it app, content, or a mobile feature.” Says Chris S, CEO of XpressFix; a mobile maintenance and development company in Colorado.

Modern marketing is all about delivering users what they want, in the way they way and in the form they like. As a digital marketing professional, your first duty is to understand your buyer’s journey and design touch points keeping all the listed factors in mind. Start with a killing strategy and go for effective execution to achieve your digital marketing goals in 2016.

In 2016, monitoring digital media for information, analysis of channels’ performance, and managing content’s life cycle will work wonders. If you want summarize the modern SEO, it’s just developing quality and engaging content. The focus shouldn’t be only on content quality; instead, (as I wrote in a previous post on business2community) brands need to migrate from quality content to engaging content. Work on visual storytelling, infographics, and unique video content. Mobile has become the most important marketing factor that impacts web development, content creation, design, user experience, and promotion.

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