Review these digital marketing innovations to identify opportunities to improve leads and sales
There is always a huge interest in digital marketing trends and innovation in marketing at the beginning of the year. And rightly so, since reviewing innovation in digital marketing, technology, and platforms for the year ahead can help marketers identify new opportunities that agile businesses and marketers can tap into... if they're looking in the right place and know the right questions to ask...
Each year, for the last ten years, I have assessed the digital marketing landscape to help give recommendations on the digital marketing trends marketers should focus on in the future.
In this year's guidance on the Smart Insights blog I will cover what I see as the main trends across our RACE customer lifecycle framework which defines 25 key digital marketing activities that can be harnessed by businesses to drive growth through:
Improved reach via…
Adverts have 'positive impact' on society, LinkedIn hits new records, Google announces new chatbot development and Facebook sees income slow
Although last year saw confidence in advertising take a tumble, it seems as though the UK public believes that adverts can have a positive impact on society.
In positive news for LinkedIn, the platform has reported a new record in terms of total members, as well as huge increases in engagement.
The news isn't as positive for Facebook though, as it has seen net income fall following a number of privacy scandals.
Finally, Google has announced that it is working on a new chatbot system that better matches and understands human speech, which could transform the chatbot industry.
We've got all the information on each of these news stories below.
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In its recent comparative advertising campaign, Google promotes its Pixel 3a model as a cheaper and higher quality choice over Apple’s XS, putting it side-by-side with the Apple product in a face-off of the tech giants.
Why beat about the bush in advertising when you can directly compare your own product to a competitor’s higher-priced and (in Google’s opinion) inferior one?
We’ve seen examples of this kind of advertising for many years, from supermarket chains’ regular competitor comparisons to the “Get a Mac“ campaigns of the noughties. It appears that Google felt it was high time that this time round a company went after Apple.
Indeed, Google has set its sights on Apple, with billboards and video ads from the Alphabet-owned company claiming that the Pixel 3a provides better quality low-light photography at a fraction of the…
Digital advertising trends have shifted from desktop to mobile in recent years. This mobile-first approach is quickly taking over as the preferred method for digital advertising and is on the cusp of being the most focused on medium for ad campaigns.
But mobile-first is not the only digital advertising trend that has pushed to the forefront of the marketing sector. We’ve researched what the future holds for digital advertising, and have come back with some deep and interesting insights into five advertising trends that will have a strong impact through the rest of 2018:
Personalization in digital marketing
The effectiveness of video advertising
Impact of location-based targeting
The effect of micro-moments on consumers
Mobile-first was intended to notify consumers that a company cares for its websites and digital forms of communication while remaining…