Online Marketing Strategy & Trends

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In recent decades, online marketing trends have undergone a remarkable evolution. 

The era of simply having a static website for your business is long gone. 

Nowadays, successful marketing, brand promotion, and ad campaigns require a comprehensive online approach. 

Traditional channels are being surpassed by the digital realm, and the world is marching toward the integration of Automation, Machine Learning, and AI. Leading brands like Amazon, Apple, Starbucks, and Nike have already delved into AI, while small businesses across the globe are swiftly preparing for this AI culture.     

In addition, even customers now anticipate businesses to incorporate emerging trends into their marketing strategies. In this blog post, we have curated a few crucial online marketing trends that will be rolling out in 2024 and beyond.

Let’s dive in. 

1. TikTok Marketing 

TikTok is not just for creators anymore. It has evolved into a powerful platform for marketers and businesses. With improved ad targeting options and user-friendly dashboard features, TikTok offers valuable opportunities for you to reach your audience effectively.

Online Marketing Strategy & Trends (TikTok Ads) - ColorWhistle

Did you know?

According to Capterra’s TikTok Marketing Survey, 78% of small businesses that run ads on TikTok have already realized a positive ROI within six months.

Why should Businesses Prefer TikTok Marketing over Other Social Media?

TikTok has primarily attracted young audiences like Generation Z. It has emerged as their go-to platform for content creation, entertainment, and decision-making on brands. In fact, Gen Z spends 99 minutes per day on TikTok.

Online Marketing Trends (TikTok Age Group) - ColorWhistle

Therefore, investing in TikTok can yield significant results if your target audience primarily consists of young individuals.

2. Video Marketing 

Honestly speaking, videos are taking the world by storm and have become a sensation! 

Unlike other marketing materials, videos possess the power to engage and educate the viewers thereby achieving the purpose effortlessly. That said, people prefer watching videos over reading a blog, puzzling over an infographic, or dizzying on a podcast.

Video formats that people prefer to watch

  • Vlogs
  • BTS – Behind-The-Scenes
  • How-to tutorials
  • Webinars
  • Customer testimonials
  • Live videos
  • Product demos
  • Interviews
  • TED talks
  • Series-type videos

Many more…

Smartphones, access to a strong internet connection, and people’s attention spans have elevated video marketing to new heights. Whether it’s in a cab or while waiting for food at a restaurant, you can observe individuals engrossed in their mobile screens. 

Above all, the duration of videos matters the most. With the introduction of platforms like YouTube Shorts, Instagram Reels, WhatsApp Stories, TikTok, and Snapchat, people have developed a keen interest in these types of short-form videos.  

3. Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing is not a newborn, it’s been here for ages, and as a digital marketing company, we swear, it’s a marketing type with superpowers.

Just recently, one of our Marketing Analysts was on the hunt for a new pair of Nike shoes. And guess what? Her favorite tennis star, Serena Williams, was proudly endorsing the brand. Without any hesitation, our analyst seized the opportunity and made the purchase.

And, that’s the magic of influencer marketing in action.

Brands that Leverage Influencer Marketing 

Revolve collaborates with influencers to share their travel experiences showcasing Revolve’s clothing and accessories on their social media posts. The campaign brought in 3000 new members, and 10000 applicants, and increased traffic, sales, and insights. To know more, click here

Sony partnered with 5 Canadian tech & gaming influencers to expose their PlayStation VR headset to the world. In the end, their Instagram posts gained 3K likes and YouTube 2.5K likes. To read through it fully, check out the link

Motorola combined with 13 YouTube influencers in order to increase awareness of their launch of new smartphones. Eventually, the campaign got 11.6M views & 122K clicks to, and 38.1M social impressions. To read the case study in detail, visit the link 

Not that all these trends are not popular in previous years. These are already in trend and will continue to be in 2024 and the near future. 

  • Authenticate content with real-time images, videos, and campaigns
  • The rise of cross-channel campaigns
  • The increasing love for video-based content among potential users
  • Livestream shopping experience
  • Say ‘No’ to discrimination in marketing
  • Collaboration with micro & nano influencers
  • Long-term ongoing partnerships
  • More to invest in TikTok & Instagram
  • Niche-based partnerships

Clearly understanding the potential of influencer marketing, high-revenue generating brands invest a significant amount of money into it year after year. And, the fascinating matter is, in the growing age of social media marketing, now even small startup entrepreneurs have delved into this marketing type. 

4. AI-powered Content Creation 

Whether it be a budding startup or a well-established business, one thing remains certain: content is the lifeblood that sustains their survival. From concise 30-second ads to elaborate 2000-word case studies, content serves as the vessel that carries the brand’s message.

With Google’s Helpful Content & E-A-T updates along with the rapid rise of AI writing tools hold sway, content marketing embarks on a futuristic adventure. By 2027, the content marketing market is expected to grow into a $584.02 billion worth industry. 

Understanding these updates and harnessing technological advancements will help you soar, both in speed and quality. There are AI writing tools in the market for both design & text-based content. Let’s walk through the areas where AI tools can assist you,

Online Marketing Strategy & Trends(AI-powered Content Creation) - ColorWhistle

PS:  Nothing like AI will replace writers, but if you’re not embracing AI and improving your writing, then you’ll lag in the competition. So, AI cannot be a threat but can be a good soldier when treated properly. As content marketers, you can use it for improving your style of writing and speeding up your research. Before publishing, ensure you deliver unique & valuable information to your audience.

Looking for AI consulting services? We can help you!   

5. Content Repurpose

According to the survey, 94% of marketers repurpose their content. The remaining 6% plan to include it in their marketing strategy in the future. Today, people from all corners of the globe gather on diverse web platforms, their preferences and habits are as varied as the colors of the rainbow. 

Some find solace in reading blogs. Others seek professional growth and networking on the ever-scrolling landscape – LinkedIn. And, some lose themselves in Instagram, spending countless hours double-tapping. 

While everybody is scattered in this way, your work as a digital marketer extends far beyond the realm of crafting a single lengthy article. It becomes an art of scattering your content like seeds across the fertile soil of multiple channels, aligning each piece with the unique nature and target audience of every platform.

Online Marketing Strategy & Trends (Content Repurposing) - ColorWhistle

Looking for inspiration? Check out how brands are doing well in content repurposing

Moz has the concept of a ‘Whiteboard Friday‘ series, where they usually publish short informational videos. On the same day, the team repurposes the video content into a blog post. 

Buffer asked a question on Twitter. Without just asking the same question on LinkedIn, the team repurposed and made a graphic with the responses for the Twitter post, and posted it on LinkedIn. 

Online Marketing Strategy & Trends (Social Media Management Tool) - ColorWhistle

6. Personalization Marketing

When it comes to websites like Amazon or Netflix, the love they receive goes beyond their popularity. It’s the kind of personalization they offer that truly captivates users. Personalization isn’t just a trendy feature, it has become a vital ingredient in successful marketing strategies. 

Its influence can be seen across various industries, from food delivery apps to hospital websites, e-learning, and e-commerce platforms.

Online Marketing Strategy & Trends (Few WOW Statistics of Personalization in Marketing) - ColorWhistle

When it comes to personalization, you should be aware of these trends that will be rolling out in 2024 and beyond, 

  • AI-powered e-commerce recommendations – Analyzes previous user data and suggests relevant recommendations.
  • Removal of third-party cookies considering the privacy of customer data
  • Recommending personalized deals and rewards based on the customer’s recent purchase history
  • Building communities to know more about customers’ preferences and requirements
  • Mobile optimization will continue to be in trend
  • Curated subscription models 
  • Virtual try-on using AR/VR models
  • Enhanced protection of customer data 
  • Interacting & engaging users via chatbots, push notifications, and recommendations 

When it’s said ‘personalization’ it doesn’t mean at the expense of customer data. So, as marketers, while we try to provide a personalized experience to customers, it’s also our responsibility to not violate customer privacy laws. 

By implementing these strategies, your main focus is to,

  • Capture target users’ attention
  • Capture target users’ attention

As we progress through the era of digital transformation and automation, we find ourselves during an AI transition period now. Search engines have adopted AI and become proficient in understanding the “intent” behind users’ queries, thereby delivering accurate and relevant responses. 

Therefore, be keen on this – Every nuance of your digital marketing strategy should highlight your presence in the competitive SERP landscape. 

Dream It, Do It, Delight In It…

As far as businesses be on Earth, there will be no end-card for marketing. Looking towards 2024 and beyond, two game-changers emerge —- the Metaverse and Predictive Analysis

The Metaverse presents an exciting frontier, inviting marketers to engage customers in immersive and interactive experiences. By embracing technologies like AR, VR, Machine Learning, automation, and virtual bots, businesses can forge personalized connections, blurring the boundaries between the physical and digital domains. 

Adding to it, predictive analysis empowers marketers to leverage data and AI algorithms to anticipate customer behavior, optimize campaigns, and deliver targeted messaging. 
As a digital marketing firm, what our stand is, in the coming years, beyond showcasing the brand, marketing will be more centered around delivering personalized experiences. So, in a super-power AI era, marketing with a “personalized approach” will merely win users & Google rankings too…  

If it seems hectic for you to manage marketing and business single-handedly, you can definitely outsource to our dedicated ColorWhistle team. Our passionate troop of content creators, web designers, and SEO experts is here to help. We come up with effective strategies and out-of-the-box solutions for all your digital marketing requirements. Feel free to drop us a message or give us a call at +91 (944)-278-9110. Let us alleviate the burden while delivering exceptional results for your business.

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