The Internet is a massive, wild place. But don't take my word for it -- go look around a little yourself.
On second thought... maybe you should stay right here and keep reading instead.
You want your business to grow and increase its revenue, and the Internet is among the most powerful tools out there to help you achieve your goals.
But because it changes so fast, you might not have your finger on the pulse as firmly as you'd like.
So today, we're going to cover some of the top trends in digital marketing in 2017 and beyond!
Social Media Marketing
Your business should always be strongly represented across the Internet, but too many businesses still overlook this important aspect of digital marketing: the power of social media.
The best thing about social media marketing is its incredibly high return on investment. While a billboard or flyer-based advertising campaign might take time to implement and cost your business a good deal to distribute, posting across social media platforms is as resource consuming as an afternoon spent posting on Facebook. And the rewards might be far greater.
For more info on this topic, check out our recent blog on the best social media platforms for small businesses!
You've probably heard how important it is to have engaging content on your website, but interactive content is a whole new ballgame. Not only will it keep your potential customers' eyes on your marketing material longer, it will also help you learn more about them.
Content like quizzes, polls, and especially contests are all the rage right now, and will undeniably see an upward trend as 2017 turns to 2018. As online technology continues to advance, your business has no shortage of ways to try and further engage your target audience to convert more sales.
More and more, the relationship between your brick-and-mortar storefront and your online sales efforts will grow stronger. This means mobile apps with rewards systems, shopping carts, and product information.
With today's advancements in beacon technology, retail stores can appeal to their customers' desires for more digital connectivity while they walk through the aisles of a store. After all, online megastores like Amazon can easily take all your customers away if you don't step up to the digital plate.
The future of digital marketing is absolutely now. Keep your branding efforts timely by taking part in these trends, and maybe even set some yourself. For more updates on the world of digital marketing, keep following the GroupM7 blog!