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Twelve things you need to know about Digital Marketing

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When you talk about digital marketing, you imply that commercial communication and its influence on the consumer’s experience can be delivered and measured with the use of electronic devices and the expertise of marketing professionals.

Generally speaking, when people talk about “digital marketing,” they mean advertising campaigns that can be viewed on a smartphone, computer, tablet, or other electronic device. It might be in the form of paid social ads, social networking site posts, online videos, display ads, search engine marketing, and more. In its most basic form, digital marketing is any form of advertising that takes place online.

The term “traditional marketing” is typically used to describe methods like magazine ads, advertisements on billboards, and direct mail in contrast to digital marketing. Tv is often inaccurately grouped with more traditional forms of advertising.

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Therefore,  when businesses use social media and other types of digital interaction to reach out to prospective clients, this practice is known as digital marketing or online marketing. Email, social networking sites, and online ads are just the beginning; now consider messages with multimedia and text as another avenue for spreading the word about your business.

Your company and brand’s success are dependent on your use of digital marketing strategies. It appears that virtually every company has a web presence of some kind and those that won’t likely have some kind of digital advertising plan in place. Consumers have come to expect and rely on digital content and marketing as a primary means of becoming acquainted with brands. Thanks to the flexibility of digital marketing, you may try out new strategies without breaking the bank.

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Practitioners in the field of digital marketing need a diverse set of abilities, both hard and soft, to succeed. These include:

Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Optimisation (SEO)

This is the number one skill of a digital marketer. As a Digital Marketer, you’re wasting your time if no one sees your hard work. The initial and possibly most significant phase in engaging with your target market is to use Google and other search engines to drive visitors to your web domains, especially your landing pages. If you want to make it as a Digital Marketer, you need to master search engine optimization and pay-per-click advertising.

Ability to Observe Marketing Stats

Although Digital Marketers normally do not require to be as proficient with analytics of data as, say, a Data Scientist, they must still understand what to use Google Analytics and other data analysis tools. Maybe the most important form of consumers comprehension for the Digital Marketer is the statistics that they provide about the origins of your website’s traffic, including the keywords that bring in the most visitors, the period of day when they are most active, and demographic information about your audience, such as their age, gender, geographic location, interests, and the types of devices they use to access your site.

IntelligentUse of Social Media

It’s a given that those working in digital marketing require a firm grasp of all the Experts in digital marketing and should, of course, be well-versed in the many social media outlets via which their clients submit content and interact with readers. And each site has its peculiarities; you’ll need to know what works and what doesn’t, when to publish, and how to modify the tone of your postings to appeal to the various subsets of your audience that frequent various platforms. Digital Marketers might prioritize a variety of strategies inside the field of social media marketing itself, such as social listening, live-streaming, direct messaging, and hashtagging.

PPC and social media marketing
A Digital Marketer needs to understand whether or not their budget allows for advertising. Digital Marketers who have allocated funds for advertising must make strategic decisions about how to best allocate those funds. Advertising in social media platforms and sponsored postings on such platforms, as well as traditional types of online advertising like Google Ads, are all included here.

Email advertising
Email marketing is a crucial skill for digital marketers because while sending email campaigns is simple, sending efficient email campaigns is quite difficult. Though newsletters may not be the most alluring marketing method, Hubspot reports that 80% of digital marketers have seen an increase in email interaction over the past year.

Excellent storytelling skills (including writing, editing, and visual storytelling) are always useful for Digital Marketers, whether they’re writing a caption for an Instagram post or a thousand-word thought leadership essay for a corporate blog. Excellent storytelling skills (including writing, editing, and visual storytelling) are always useful for Digital Marketers, whether they’re writing a caption for an Instagram post or a thousand-word thought leadership essay for a corporate blog. You need excellent communication skills to not just present your thoughts clearly, but to do so in a way that seems appealing to the individuals you want to attract, which is especially important when it comes to content marketing – longer articles on themes relevant to your audience, which are a key tool in SEO. In a related vein, you will likely need to be familiar with the inner workings of WordPress or a comparable content management system.

Artistic fundamentals
While larger teams may have a dedicated art department staffed with Graphic Designers or even UI/UX Designers, it is often the Digital Marketer’s responsibility to select the images that will appear on the company’s social media feeds or to put together the layout for the company’s email newsletter. Here, knowing the fundamentals of design, such as how to arrange content for readability, can be a tremendous help. Understanding the customer’s experience intuitively is frequently the first step.

Solving problems in a novel way
As a Digital Marketer, your goals and those of your competitors are inextricably intertwined. Your competitive advantage comes from your capacity to think creatively and come up with fresh solutions to problems that arise throughout the day, from finding new ways to connect with your users to coming up with methods to keep their interest.

Influencing and selling
The role of a marketer is to influence consumer decision-making. It serves you well to hone your selling skills. But this isn’t just about closing a deal; you can use your persuasive skills to build a positive image for your brand over time or get your coworkers excited about a new campaign.

Direction of a Project
Given their role in complex digital campaigns, Digital Marketers need the management skills to see them through their many stages, across many channels, with many different deliverables, and with the help of many different individuals. Accomplishing this requires both leadership and meticulous planning. A recent poll by Hubspot found that 68% of Digital Marketers rely on automation in some way, so at least there are solutions to help automate certain processes and keep you on top of things.

Adaptability and nimbleness
An acrobat’s dexterity is required for a digital marketer, who must constantly juggle multiple tasks while remaining responsive to unexpected emergencies. However, this adaptability is evaluated on a more regular basis than just every hour. Since the digital world is constantly evolving and new technologies are constantly being developed, such as marketing automation, a Digital Marketer must be flexible, plan, and be ready for anything.

Planning strategically
These abilities converge when a Digital Marketer lays out a multi-stage plan for rollout over weeks or months. Developing effective marketing strategies calls for careful forethought, an eye for new developments, and a proactive mindset. Digital marketers who succeed have an insatiable appetite for learning about new developments and trends, both locally and internationally. Continuous education is essential for keeping up with these developments.

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Aishat Akintola also known as Aisha Savvy is a versatile content writer, journalist, public relations expert, guitarist, and recording artiste. She studied Mass Communication at Lagos State University School Of Communication where she majored in Journalism. Aishat is known to be a very intelligent, creative, and strategic thinker with the ability to communicate effectively and solve problems. She is currently a news writer at Blackdot Media (Skabash). [email protected]
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