Do you know which forces will drive your businesses’ marketing efforts in 2018? Do you understand how to quickly have an impact on your conversions and sales, even if your knowledge of such complex topics as SEO, content personalization and A/B testing is limited? If the answer is no, fear not. Here’s what you need to know.
If panelists of the 2nd Annual NCET State of Digital Marketing luncheon were knights of the round table, then content would still remain king. But being king is more than simply owning a position. It’s leading with a vision and mobilizing villagers to take action toward something more meaningful. While the tone of the inaugural event in 2016 revealed trends on content positioning, the 2017 event had a strong emphasis on influencers and customization.
Digital is kind of a big deal these days. This year, digital advertising spend will surpass television for the first time in history. And by 2021, digital is forecasted to represent a whopping 50 percent of all ad spend, with television down to just 33 percent. While this growth is truly amazing and a great opportunity to acquire more customers, it creates additional pressure for businesses large and small.
With most purchases, mobile comes first. Users spend most of their online time on mobile devices, with more than 91 percent of Facebook usage on mobile. This means digital marketers need to consider second screens as primary vehicles when developing websites, social media or email campaigns. Today, social media favors influencers.
Each year, Google performs an average of 500 updates to its search algorithm. In 2016, Google suggested this number surpassed 1,000. For businesses, this has created both significant risk and opportunity. A major change in search rankings can cost a business significant customers, revenue and profits. Far too often, business owners, marketing departments and web teams feel helpless in defending and improving their search positions. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
How can Instagram, Vine and Pinterest integrate visual into your social strategy? Whether you’re already using Instagram, Vine and Pinterest for your business or you are planning to build out your social strategy beyond Facebook and Twitter, here are some best practices to help guide you. We will explore the essential features you need to leverage each platform and boost your online social presence.
There is one thing that we can count on when it comes to social media – change. Learning how to keep up with it, embrace it and mold your digital content to fit that change is key to leveraging your online social presence. Join us at the May Tech Bite where Kate Sikora, Media Coordinator at Noble Studios, will shed some light on Instagram, Vine, and Pinterest