9 Digital Marketing Megatrends for 2018
9 megatrends across the 5 pillars of marketing today which every business should actionDownload Guide
Our '60 seconds' infographic visualises what happens in just one minute on the web. The number of Google searches, Facebook posts and WhatsApp messages sent in a mere 60 seconds is truly phenomenal! First published last year, we've now updated it for 2017, showing the statistics for the past three years.
Digital media presents a huge opportunity for marketers, but you need quality content to compete online. Read more about how to manage content marketing to overcome 'content shock' in our free managing Content Marketing in 2016 research report we published with HubSpot.
All that content and constant bombardment with messages presents a huge issue for marketers who need to get their message heard through the storm. There's even a term for it - Content Shock - coined by Mark Schaefer who believes that:
This upward trend of content consumption is not sustainable because every human has a physiological, inviolable limit to the amount of content they can consume. I believe as marketers, we have been lulled into a false sense of security thinking that this consumption trend will continue to rise without end. That is simply not possible.
Recent research by Moz and Buzzsumo shows that the majority of content marketing has limited impact with 75% of blog posts they analysed getting fewer than 10 social shares and zero links from other domains. It also presents an issue for marketers who are researching best practice in different areas, as often there are so many different messages it is hard to know where to begin. Smart Insights can help here by keeping you up to date with the need to know platform changes in our and analysing and digesting all the latest best practices for countering 'Content Shock'.
The sheer volume of content also presents an issue for marketers who are researching best practice and latest developments for different digital marketing channels since there is so much advice it is difficult to know which to believe or know the original source of insights. Smart Insights can help here by keeping you up to date with the need to know platform changes in our and analysing and digesting all the latest marketing advice. For example, each month we have our summary of What's Hot in Digital Marketing and our regularly updated Digital media cheat sheet to keep members up-to-date on the latest changes on the main digital marketing platforms like Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Here are the resources we used to compile the infographic - the best sources are direct from the platforms like Facebook, Google and Twitter.
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By Robert Allen
I was the Editor of Smart Insights between 2015-2017. I managed the blog and you will find blog articles on a range of subjects- Marketing Technology trends and latest tech developments are a regular focus, as well as exploring key marketing concepts. You can get in touch with me on Twitter and connect with me on LinkedIn. The new Editor is Carolanne Mangles.
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