Digital Marketing Intro
Digital marketing is a general term used for targeted, measurable, and interactive marketing of products or services using digital technologies to reach and convert leads into customers and retain them.The key objective is to promote brands, build preference, engage with customers and increase sales through various methods.
Digital marketing is a science! We should all have realised this by now, that in the world of online, nothing happens by chance. Every photo, video or comment that we see is the result of somebody’s social media marketing strategy.
It all began as an unintended side-effect of the global uptake of the internet. Facebook for example was never intended to be a marketing tool, Youtube was definitely a means of sharing your home made videos, and even Google was first and foremost a means to an end. You could call it the age of innocence, however, it did not last long.
The internet is the most powerful phenomenon of this, or perhaps any other generation, and back when it first began, whilst most of us engaged with it and only some of us had the foresight to realise that it was up for grabs.
Today, news really does travel fast!
In the online world a digital footprint is the term used to describe the trail, traces or “footprints” that you leave online – there are two types, a passive footprint which is created when data is collected without the owner knowing, and active digital footprints are created when personal data is released deliberately by a user for the purpose of sharing information about oneself by means of websites, social media etc.
If you want handle your own social media management, running a social networking campaign is as cheap as it gets. However if you hire a social media management company or online digital agency, it can cost anywhere from around US$450-$8,000 per month, but it will be an investment that you will see a return on. Remember Digital Marketing is a Science!
If you are intimidated by interacting with people online or your writing skills leave something to be desired, you should hire an online digital agency as it is definitely the way to go. Please take special note – posting poorly written content or conveying the wrong kind of messages on social networking sites can seriously affect your digital online presence.