Website Magazine does an excellent job of providing content from a number of diverse strategists. Of particular interest is a recent post by Christopher Petix, President of Clash-Media on The World of Digital Marketing in 2010.
The past couple of years have been all about squeezing as much Return on Investment as possible from every marketing effort.
As a result, advertisers and marketers have a new set of parameters and broad goals for establishing a campaign. The good news for these groups is that there are a number of tools and techniques available to help them achieve these goals.1
The following are just some of the key points from this important and relevant post:
Social Media – social media will need to be part of the marketing mix from day-one.
Measurement is key – advertisers must evolve the metrics they use to monitor campaigns.
Partnership structures – advertisers will need to work in tandem with digital marketers that execute their campaigns.
Use niche websites – smaller websites with targeted or specialized information can give a far more intense exposure than typical large heavy traffic websites with generic content.
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The year ahead will be one where advertising and marketing begin to pick up some serious steam. However, free-spending days are over.
This means that advertisers need to find new ways to show how well they are performing, and publishers need to prove to advertisers that they can identify new customers, engage with them and deliver ROI.1
1Sources: Christopher Petix, President of Clash-Media
According to a recent e-Marketer report, more than six out of 10 CMOs and senior marketing professionals surveyed in the US said that digital tactics (including mobile, video, e-mail etc.) accounted for more than one-quarter of their agency marketing, according to a July 2008 study by Zoomerang for Sapient.
Respondents also said digital marketing was growing in importance. Nearly one-half (45%) of those polled had either switched agencies or planned to switch during the next 12 months to gain access to more digital expertise. Almost eight out of 10 said that agencies' interactive and digital aptitude was important or very important.
What is digital marketing and what does it mean for marketers?
According to Wikipedia, digital marketing is defined as the practice of promoting products and services using digital distribution channels to reach consumers in a timely, relevant, personal and cost-effective manner. By doing so, marketers realize the following benefits:
Brand-advantage – typically in the past, marketing and any digital initiatives were handled separately or were non-existent. With the use of digital technology, marketing professionals have an opportunity to enhance messaging and bring cohesiveness to their brand.
Larger reach – digital initiatives allow marketers to expand their campaigns beyond one single effort leveraging several channels to optimize budget dollars and reach.
Personalization – with digital initiatives, messages are highly targeted and specific allowing marketers to not only track how many people saw their message but also specific information about each user.
As marketers, digital tactics allow for many opportunities that can be tracked measured and refined. To learn more about digital marketing and tactics, consider accessing the following resources:
Time for some agility.
This is a great ramp up of what changes are occurring in 2008 – specifically the author provides insight into how marketing and advertising agencies will need to be agile in responding to fast-paced change and the digital demands of their clients. Although this article is directed more purely to the ‘ad agency model’ – there’s a bit of credence for marketing communications as well.