Everyone has to start somewhere…
…and let’s face it, the majority of digital marketing blogs drown us in technical jargon and bland content.
Don’t worry, EinsteinMarketer will keep it simple.
Let’s get the ball rolling with a tasty, bitesize definition courtesy of yours truly:
‘Digital Marketing is the promotion of products/services using digital platforms.’
It’s that simple. You can quote us on that.
At this point you might be thinking, how can I get started? What are the first steps? What strategies do I need to adopt?
EinsteinMarketer will get to that in just a few moments, but first, let’s take a peek at the most effective digital marketing activities.
Digital Marketing Activities
-Social Media Marketing
-Search Engine Optimisation
Yeah, we know they don’t sound very exciting, but give them a chance. A huge increase in leads and sales might swing your opinion.
We’re sure you’ve probably heard of one or all of the above activities, and you’re keen to drill into the mechanics of them.
Slow down for a second.
If you want an information overload, hit up another digital marketing blog post.
For the rest of us, let’s consider where we want our digital marketing strategy to take us, and we’ll learn what those activities are and where we should use them, with real life examples.
Awareness is the cornerstone of digital marketing. For anybody starting out, ask yourself if your potential customers know:
-Who you are?
-What products you offer?
-Where to find you (online)?
If your head is shaking at one or all of those questions, you need to work on your AWARENESS with a digital marketing campaign.
EinsteinMarketer might advise a beginner to try a combination of Content Marketing and Social Media Marketing strategies.
In layman’s terms, create some relevant blogs, videos and useful images around your business/products (content marketing), then log onto your social media channels and promote them (social media marketing).
We bet you’re pleased you stayed with us now.
Elsewhere, you might have had to read something like: Propagate the rudimentary rungs of your efficacious Content Marketing strategy with several sentient entries into your online journal.
Yeah, EinsteinMarketer can use long words too.
Traffic refers to the number of visitors your website receives. Generation refers to…let’s clasp our hands and pray you know what that means already.
Still don’t get it?
GET PEOPLE TO LOOK AT YOUR WEBSITE WITH THEIR EYEBALLS.
The strategy we advised for awareness would improve traffic genergation too, but you’re here to learn, so let’s drop another informative bomb.
PAID TRAFFIC will massively boost your traffic generation, as will search engine optimisation (SEO).
In other words, pay for some digital adverts (PAID TRAFFIC) and make your site easier to find on search engines (SEO).
We won’t drill down into the higgledy-piggledy world of SEO here, but if you use a FREE system like YOAST, it pretty much does the job for you.
A lead is a prospective customer who has shown interest by providing their contact details. Generation is… if you still don’t know, buy yourself a dictionary.
So, what activities will generate those leads?
EinsteinMarketer would use an intensified cocktail of Content Marketing, Paid traffic and Social Media Marketing.
We’d advise creating a blog or video that users will be very keen to view (CONTENT MARKETING), and we’d ask for their contact details in exchange.
EinsteinMarketer would then direct more TRAFFIC to that CONTENT with Paid Ads and Social Media Marketing.
Pretty simple, right?
You might have to pay a digital marketing guru thousands for that kind of nugget explained in longer terms.
The final and most important aim of digital marketing.
Conversion means to take a visitor and CONVERT them into a customer.
So, you’ve got a sales team? Who cares? We don’t have to pay commission for online sales.
Save yourself the big pay-outs with a digital marketing plan that CONVERTS.
EinsteinMarketer would create some content that is geared to convert (CONTENT MARKETING), drive traffic to it (PAID TRAFIC, SEO and SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING) and send it to our LEADS via the contact information they’ve given us (EMAIL MARKETING).
You see? Digital marketing doesn’t have to be as complicated as some would make you believe.
Feel that warm soup of confusion ebb away and exhale a gentle breath of understanding.
EinsteinMarketer doesn’t overload or confuse. We educate.
Just remember, before you drill down into strategies, decide what your business can gain from Digital Marketing and implement the CORRECT strategies.