Given the variety of screens and devices every consumer uses on a daily basis, marketers trying to capture the attention of consumers and connect with them face an uphill battle. When building out a marketing plan to reach your target market, there are very few instances where it makes sense to limit your marketing activities to only one channel to accomplish that goal. Rather than putting all your eggs into one basket, multichannel marketing is a better way to share your message with the right people at the right time.
There are so many social media platforms available today, each with its own unique functions and targeting capabilities – so it’s important for advertisers to understand the differences amongst these platforms and identify which one works best for their campaign goals. Many advertisers choose Instagram because it not only helps with brand awareness goals, but also delivers some of the highest conversion rates.
Every consumer journey is different, and the path to making a purchase is not always the same. And this has never been more true than 2020, with the global COVID-19 pandemic changing not only the way we consume media and communicate, but the way we shop as well. As more and more consumers lean into online shopping, there are going to be even more potential customers online who may not already be familiar with your brand. In order to connect with this broad group of consumers, both prospecting and retargeting are critical tactics to a successful digital marketing campaign.
2020 has been an unprecedented year for marketers. With ongoing uncertainty linked to the global pandemic, it’s now more important than ever to be strategic about your media buys in Q4.
Since the start of the global pandemic, we’ve seen a major shift in consumer behaviors – from the way they communicate with friends, family, and colleagues and the amount of media they consume, to the way they shop for essentials. Store closures, reduced hours, and the potential risks associated with in-store shopping have greatly influenced consumer shopping habits – forcing them to make more of their regular purchases online to avoid the larger crowds.
With the general uncertainty of what’s to come due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, there are more questions than answers. Never in our lifetime have we seen daily life impacted so fundamentally, throughout the United States, and around the globe.
For all the uncertainty about what the future will look like, it’s clear that it will be digital.