Digital remarketing, also known as retargeting, is one of the most powerful tools anyone can have in their digital marketing strategy; yet there is still some resistance to using this method of converting leads into sales. Some critics of this spectacularly successful strategy claim that remarketing is intrusive, but results suggest that it is regarded by consumers as quite the opposite.
Google suggest that 90% of visitors to product websites move on without completing a purchase. The reasons for this will be various, but some may be that the product’s home page did not provide sufficient information, or lost the viewer’s interest too quickly. Remarketing addresses the reasons for potential customers not completing purchase on initial visit. Repeated exposure to advertising material, based on the viewer’s previous browsing habits, often results in customers making a purchase.
Remarketing advertisements are not unwanted as they relate to something that a potential customer has previously viewed. They are very much custom-created to fit in with an individual’s browsing habits and shopping preferences, and are therefore often more welcome than some would anticipate. The repetition of advertising about a product helps the potential customer to become familiar with it over time, thus decreasing the …
Social media is big. Really big. So big that unless you have lived under a rock for the last few years it is impossible not to notice it.
This year a study discovered that in 2016 there was about 2 billion users of social media. With numbers like that it is no surprise that nearly all companies dealing directly with customers or other businesses seek to engage their target audiences using social media tools. However, despite more and more people signing up to and using social networks it is still a difficult challenge for companies to connect with the people they want to get their messages to.
Only a few years ago companies spent very little on social media advertising as it was relatively easy to reach out from Facebook or Twitter and build an audience of followers. But times have changed and now without investing heavily in social advertising it is increasingly unlikely a brand will get noticed at all in the enormous and rapidly growing fields of social media.
If anything, 2016 has shown us that the future is nearly impossible to predict and things can change rapidly. So, what could be in store for the future of …
The online business landscape has shifted dramatically over the last few years. Where once the mighty Google was the 800lb gorilla when it came to generating traffic, it is now in the social media space that much of the online population can be found. Although there are many different social platforms from Twitter to Snapchat, each with their own advantages and demographics, the one big player that can’t be ignored is Facebook, with its well-over 1bn actively monthly users.
The Facebook advertising system offers a quick way to tap into this huge market – but placing your advertising on Facebook offers many other benefits beyond the sheer scale of its reach.
It’s estimated that nearly three quarters of Facebook users access the site using a mobile device, whether this be a smartphone or a tablet. Apart from representing a huge market, being able to target a large mobile audience has many benefits, not least the fact that mobile Facebook users are often killing time in situations such as a morning commute. This means that they represent something of a captive audience, and can be highly receptive to a compelling message delivered direct to their device.
Email marketing is a unique branch of advertising in that nearly all companies, from a single person start up to a multinational corporation, will use it in some manner. The versatility and ease of access mean that every business should have a focused approach to email. Not convinced? Here are ten of the top benefits email marketing can offer.
In terms of return for investments, its hard to beat email marketing. Email lists can be set up for free and potentially reach thousands of interested consumers. The lack of traditional overheads like paper or delivery mean email is top dog in terms of price.
2. Targeted delivery
People rarely ask to receive advertisements, but by signing up to stay connected with your brand they do just that.
With easy to use tools, emails can be directed to certain subgroups while avoiding others. This is a great way to target specific individuals, such as residents of a country. Advertisers often pay a premium for this type of service which email marketing offers at the click of a button.
4. Calls to Action
A tempting email can be a real boon to impulse purchases. No other medium can …