How Visual Digital Marketing Strategy Will Help your Business?

No company today can survive without Digital Marketing strategy. Since both competitors and potential clients are continuously becoming digitized, online marketing is the only way to survive and evolve in the market.

Here are five simple digital marketing strategy framework your business must implement to grow.

1. Setting a Goal

You might be looking forward to having more recognition, more customers, or maybe be ahead of your competitors. Whatever the case may be, it is important to have a solid goal in mind that will greatly increase your chances of success.

2. Creating Effective Marketing Funnel

The businesses that are successful have the most effective marketing funnel. It is when you map out a customer’s journey from when a customer is a complete stranger to becoming a lead and then put certain strategies in place which will push or engage them to move through this funnel.

3. A compelling Call to Action

A call to action or CTA is a text or an image that prompts visitors to take action, such as view a webinar, subscribe to a newsletter, or request a product demo. An effective CTA should direct people to landing pages where you can collect their contact information in exchange for a valuable marketing offer. That means a compelling CTA will result in more leads and conversions.

4. Effective Lead Magnet

A lead magnet can be used along with a CTA or alone. You need to serve something relevant to your customers. You can use offers with an aim to gather more information about a prospective customer while driving them further into your funnel at the same time.

5. Driving Traffic

To drive traffic into your marketing funnel, you first need to build traffic to your website. Here are some of the ways in which you can do that:

  • Quality Content
  • Keyword Strategy
  • Website Optimization
  • Social Media Engagement

Here’s a visual representation of Digital Marketing Strategy to boost your revenues:a-visual-digital-marketing-strategy-to-improve-your-roi-011

Originally Published at Digital Vidya Blog

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How to Land your Dream Digital Marketing Job in 2016?

Digital Marketing spend is going to increase at 12% in 2017 whereas traditional advertising will see a drop of 2%

Digital Marketing economy is increasing with each successive day and therefore, the need for people with digital marketing skills is in high demand. However, the gap between available and required digital marketing talent pool is huge. This is the reason, digital marketing jobs will be in abundance at all levels.

Anyone who is interested in building a rewarding career in Digital Marketing field should not only have the basic knowledge but also know the tips to set apart from the crowd.

Here’s an infographic that highlights the best Digital Marketing jobs, expected salary, skills required, and tips to get hired in Digital Marketing!how_to_land_your_dream_digital-marketing-job-in-2016

Originally published at Digital Vidya’s blog

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Mobile Search Advertising In 2016: Webinar Recording

Who doesn’t have a smartphone? Well, 99.99% would have a smartphone. They have penetrated into our lives to a great extent. According to a recent study, on an average, US adults spends 3 hours and 8 minutes per day on mobile devices excluding the voice activities. If we calculate it further, an average person spends 46 days a year and 7 years of his life staring at the mobile screen. In 2015, Google changed its algorithm to favor mobile phones. This has paved way for mobile search advertising.

Mobile searches have become mainstream. This is evident from the fact that 80% of the nearby searches happen on mobile devices. People are actively looking for information and this is the reason searches on mobile have become mainstream. Google reports that mobile searches are more than the number of searches done via desktop. This means mobile search ads have the ability to make a company or break it. There is a great importance of mobile search ads for digital marketers. Marketers have a lot of opportunities with respect to mobile search advertising and this trend is blooming in 2016. For sure!

This interesting topic was taken up Ruchi who has been in the digital marketing space for over a decade now. It was a time the digital team was relegated to the sidelines even in agencies, but they knew it would change. She started hands-on with SEM, led the search for GroupM India. Ruchi beautifully explained in the webinar Mobile Search Advertising In 2016‘ how things unfold and how should marketers approach it.

Key Takeaways

  1. The recent developments in the field of mobile search ads
  2. Stories to watch and learn from
  3. For whom mobile search ads are important
  4. The best practices one can undertake

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Leads Generation Through Digital Channels: Webinar Recording

Well, there is hardly any doubt that each and every organization is sniffing for potential customers. With digital channels, the potential customers are turning to online channels in order to research about the products and services before they finally talk to the sales person. According to a study, direct traffic, web referrals, and social engines were the three most popular online mediums for the lead generation which accounted for 93% of leads.

This being the reason, buying process has changed, and organizations are finding new ways to reach their buyers. Well, the trends we are seeing is marketers are focusing on being found and heard instead of finding customers via mass advertising as well as email blasts.

Lead generation, a marketing process of stimulating and capturing interest in a product and services for sales, has changed over time. Now it often uses digital channels and has been undergoing various changes in recent years. With the rise of online and social media, the change has been dramatic.

This valuable topic was taken up during the webinar on ‘Leads Generation Through Digital Channels’ by industry expert Manish, a senior digital marketing strategist having 12+ years of a progressive career marked with rich experience. He has diverse experience of working with Infosys, Sonata Software, and Accenture. Manish has beautifully explained how one can use digital and social media platforms to generate leads. BANT (Budget Authority Need and Time) model was also explained in this webinar which will surely fill your sales funnel.

Key Takeaways

  1. The fundamentals of lead generation and the best practices associated with it.
  2. The ways in which digital and social media platforms can help in lead generation.
  3. Principles of lead scoring (including explicit and implicit lead scoring).
  4. Ways in which you can collect information about the prospects.
  5. How to deliver the highest quality leads to your sales team.
  6. and finally, how to get a kick-start to the lead generation process.

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Using Content To Fuel Your Sales Funnel: Webinar Recording

It is quite obvious you must have heard about the magic of content marketing or you have approached your Content Marketing Expert about testing the waters. According to Sales Benchmark Index, your sales team has a 56% more chance to get buyers in their basket if you engage the customers beforehand. This could be done by marketing the right content in order to captivate the right buyers.

Inbound marketing aka content marketing is one of the most popular of filling the sales funnel. Before starting to write for the website, you will have to ask yourself for whom are you doing it? Think from buyer’s perspective and not as someone who has to just sell the products or services. It is essential to make your sales/content team understand: Who are you writing the content for? This is because sales funnel works on 50-50 rule. Spend 50% of your time writing the content and spend 50% of your time distributing it.

You can start this by looking at your top 10 customers and understand the common parameters. For instance, you can look for skills, goals, challenges, personal demographics and recent purchase. Once you have made the content, if it doesn’t reach the targeted audience then it is of no use. It is important to spread your content so that right set of customers reach out to you. You can do this by FB groups, G+, LinkedIn, guest post, forums, influencer outreach and many other ways!

This interesting topic was taken up during the webinar on ‘Using Content To Fuel Your Sales Funnel’ by industry expert Ankit Oberoi, Co-Founder, AdPushup who beautifully explained how one can fill their sales funnel by leveraging content and its strategies in the best possible manner.

Key Takeaways

  1. The need to understand your customer traits and personality. Create their personas by conducting surveys and interviews.
  2. How can you drive the attention of your target audience and evoke a response from potential customer’s side with the help of content.
  3. Ways of using various techniques and leverage right channel in order to distribute your content in the best possible manner.
  4. By the end of this webinar, you will be able to measure the performance of your content and distribution, find the loopholes and improve them accordingly.

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SEO for Web Designer & Web Developer in 2016: Webinar Recording

Google ever since its inception in 1998 has one thing stable i.e., change. This tech giant changes its search algorithm around 500-600 times per year. While some changes are minor others are major that affects the search results in significant ways. So it is important to have a user-friendly website because if anything is not user-friendly, it is not search friendly. Therefore, web developers and designers should take into consideration this fact that the website should be user friendly in order to be search friendly. Some of the common mistakes done by web developers are:

  1. Flash Pages: This might be a cool thing but it can be a hurdle between search engine and your website.
  2. Too much Flash: Flash is something poorly indexed by the search engines.
  3. Lack of Breadcrumbs: Since breadcrumbs help in easy detection and lack of it causes the website difficult to get crawled. Breadcrumbs increase the user-friendliness of the website.

This concept was taken up during the Webinar on SEO For Web Designer And Web Developer In 2016 by Industry expert Navneet Kaushal, CEO of PageTraffic which is a top ranked SEO company founded in 2002. His years of experience and expertise in establishing PageTraffic as one of the most successful search marketing agencies across the globe has helped in making this session one of a kind helping you to learn about things Web designers and web developers should keep in mind taking into consideration SEO.

Here are some valuable key takeaways from the Webinar:

  1. How you can make your website look great for getting the traffic and the keys to optimizing your site so that it is easy for search engines to crawl.
  2. Gain insights into making Web 3.0 sites SEO Friendly sites that makes it easy for users find and search engines to index it.
  3. Know the ways and techniques on maintaining website functionality and search engine friendliness in the most effective manner.

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Social Selling For Our Community: Webinar Recording

Social media is not just about finding friends, or being social. Social media is now leveraged upon and has become a platform for ‘social selling’. Social selling means developing relationships as a part of the sales process. Using social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn for reaching out to their customers and understanding their needs. There are many potential employees, investors, clients, customers, and colleagues just a click away. It depends on you how you build the relationships  and gain trust. This all revolves around social selling.

Nowadays, no business considers social selling as an option rather it is integrated with other business strategies and without any doubt is becoming one of the most powerful strategies. You can sell your ideas, establish credibility, attract talent, win visitors, and secure funding.

This interesting concept was taken up during the webinar on ‘Social Selling For Our Community’ by industry expert Apurva Chamaria, Vice President and head of Global Brand, HCL Technologies, a 7 Billion US dollar Global IT major, who explained what to be done in social selling. Further, Gaurav Kakkar, Digital Marketing Head, HCL, beautifully explained how one can do social selling in best possible manner.

Key Takeaways:

1. Explained the role of Social selling business nowadays. It is not restricted to branding but playing an important role in leading.
2. The ways in which you can target audience on social media portals.
3. Important elements that are essential to boost social selling.
4. Organized and detailed explanation of steps on how can you do social selling effectively. Points like making yourself more searchable, identifying prospects, approaching them, and engaging with them, were explained in massive details.
5. How an individual can have a control on social selling for various purposes like branding, marketing, generation of leads and so on.
6. The challenges a business can face while adopting social selling as a strategy.
7. How one can launch a full-proof social selling program within the organization.

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The Future Of Search: Mobile, Augmented Reality, Social, Voice & Internet of Things: Webinar Recording

With each passing day, the technologies are growing and getting better. The future of search is constantly changing with an aim to become more and more user-friendly. We rely on search engines for everything and anything. That’s the reason why we should keep up with changes happening with regard to search engines. The future of search is consumer oriented. The web developers and IT professionals are continuously introducing new and better features like augmented reality, voice search and mobile search for easy search.

This concept was taken up during the webinar on The Future Of Search: Mobile, Augmented Reality, Social, Voice & Internet of Things by industry expert Mandar Marathe, Co-Founder BriefKase Digital Communications. His experience of around 8 years in digital marketing and in-depth knowledge in this field makes this session one of a kind helping you to learn the future of search.

Key takeaways from the Webinar are listed below:

  1. How search engines evolved over time and how it is still evolving to become more user-friendly.
  2. Things Google did to become the best search engine and maintained the same up until now.
  3. Enlightened upon recent updates in search engines like Google Glass, Natural Language Processing, frequent indexing, caffeine update, schema.org, and voice recognition mode.
  4. Points to be considered by SEO Professionals like Semantic Web, Prediction, Indexing and Cross Platform engagements were discussed in an elaborated way.

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Content Marketing in 2016 – Creating and Amplifying “10x Content”: Webinar Recording

Gone are the days when creating and publishing unique content was sufficient. Now, the need of the hour is to think out of the box and beyond the usual ways. ‘The good old unique content’ will not alone serve the purpose. It is important that you know how to create content that is 10 times better than the best content on that topic, in search engine results.

This concept was taken up during the webinar on Content Marketing in 2016 – Creating and Amplifying “10x Content” by industry expert Rohit Uttamchandani, Senior Manager, Social Beat. In this live webinar, attendees not only learnt how to create 10x better content, but also ways they can amplify it most effectively to generate social buzz, build credible backlinks, ace search rankings and drive loads of targeted traffic.

Rohit Uttamchandani is Senior Manager – Digital Marketing at Social Beat, one of South India’s leading digital marketing agencies. He has helped multiple clients across various sectors craft their digital strategy, scale their online presence and leverage digital media to achieve their business goals. He has managed crores of rupees in advertising spends across various digital advertising channels and platforms, delivering stellar results for his clients.

A new technologies evangelist, he is immensely passionate about everything tech and digital and loves sharing his knowledge with anyone who is eager to learn. This, combined with his strong interpersonal skills, helps him make his sessions interactive, informative and fun.

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3 Simple Methods Used In Sourcing Highly Targeted Prospects: Webinar Recording

In this stiff competitive era, it is a challenging task to find the sources for highly targeted prospects. So, to ease the issue, seasoned digital marketer and lead program leader email marketing at Digital Vidya- Nithyanandan Ramakrishna, Senior Marketing Manager, Strategic Outsourcing Services Pvt. Ltd. led a webinar on ‘3 Simple Methods Used In Sourcing Highly Targeted Prospects’ for the community. He emphasized on the fact that instead of finding the database from the vendor, marketers are advised to purchase the data. Moreover, according to him, one of the best platforms to leverage upon is LinkedIn.

Nithyanandan who is familiarized as Nithy has been handling Digital Marketing for almost 8+ years and counting. His inclination towards this subject has been really enthralling. In fact his creative contributions are spread across various industry verticals around the globe.

He live and enjoy living for three little and very powerful words: Work, Learn and Teach, which can be very well witnessed during his sessions. Furthermore, he is an experienced public speaker who is comfortable presenting on a wide range of topics. He even holds a strong track record of producing audio-visual content & presentations, copywriting, managing websites, lead sourcing and email marketing.

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