What is Digital Marketing?
According to the Digital Marketing Institute, Digital Marketing is the use of digital channels to promote or market products and services to consumers and businesses.
In simplistic terms, digital marketing is the promotion of products or brands via one or more forms of electronic media. Digital marketing differs from traditional marketing in that it involves the use of channels and methods that enable an organisation to analyse marketing campaigns and understand what is working and what isn’t – typically in real time.
Digital marketing activities are search engine optimisation (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM) , content marketing, influencer marketing, content automation, campaign marketing, and ecommerce marketing, social media marketing, social media optimisation, e-mail direct marketing, display advertising, ebooks, optical disks and games, and any other form of digital media. It also extends to non-Internet channels that provide digital media, such as mobile phones (SMS and MMS), call-back and on-hold mobile ring tones. The fundamental concept in digital marketing is based on the inbound marketing approach or generally it’s called customer centric approach.
Manage Customer Relationships Across All Channels
Digital marketing and its associated channels are important – but not to the exclusion of all else. It’s not enough to just know your customers; you must know them better than anybody else so you can communicate with them where, when and how they are most receptive to your message. To do that, you need a consolidated view of customer preferences and expectations across all channels – Web, social media, mobile, direct mail, point of sale, etc. Marketers can use this information to create and anticipate consistent, coordinated customer experiences that will move customers along in the buying cycle. The deeper your insight into customer behaviour and preferences, the more likely you are to engage them in lucrative interactions.