3 Digital Marketing Mistakes to Avoid in 2016

  • Feb 11, 2016

Every year, marketing consistently plays a growing role in most companies’ marketing plans and budgets. Yet, many times, they may not fully understand what to expect from digital marketing or how to use it to their advantage. Here are some tips to help you avoid three of the biggest mistakes that commonly occur with digital marketing.

Define your marketing objectives. 

One of the most common errors in dealing with digital marketing is not defining your company’s goals before starting any campaign. Without having realistic expectations to go by, businesses find it challenging to measure return on investment or engagement. Before investing any dollars in digital marketing, you want to first clearly define your objectives and what you want to achieve from your campaign.

Understand your target audience.

Another commonly overlooked strategy is not targeting the right audience. It’s critical to understand who your audience is and create content that they with which they’ll connect. Even if your brand has fantastic and original content, if it’s not directly geared toward your target audience, you risk losing out on a big opportunity. Go beyond the basic demographic facts about your customer and understand their consumer buying behaviors in order to better connect with them for the future.

Optimize website for mobile users.

With more and more people using mobile phones and tablets to shop online, it’s never been more important to maintain your mobile presence. This means, paying attention to how your customers interact with your brand across all mobile devices and defining your objectives with mobile platforms in mind. At the very least, invest in creating a responsive site that is optimized for all screen sizes and adapts well to all devices.

Digital marketing is here to stay and adjusting your marketing strategy to keep up with the times is smart marketing.

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