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Creating & Implementing an Effective Omnichannel Strategy

Creating & Implementing an Effective Omnichannel Strategy

Marketing a product or service isn’t as straightforward as it was several years ago. For starters, the singular or double-point marketing source (mainly word-to-mouth and newspaper ads) has branched out to hundreds of equally effective ones. Being lenient with our initial research and skipping out the crucial channels can even cost us our business. The development of multichannel approach strategies, on the other hand, has helped the marketers make their products reach millions within a small amount of time, all thanks to the latest technology innovations. IoT, VR, AI- you name it. Nowadays, a one to one, more personalized communication with the consumers is in focus via an array of channels- from the social media updates to a more personal ‘first-name-based’ emails. Everybody likes to be heard and felt important. Treat them well and they will not think twice before aligning their money and time on your product. But make yourself visible, don’t spam! All in all, consumers want a more hands-on dealing, exactly what an omnichannel approach does! What Is Omni-Channel Marketing? Omnichannel marketing refers to a multichannel sales approach to provide an ultimate and seamless shopping experience to the customers. From smartphones, desktops to VR displays at the brick and mortar store, you get an integrated service involving both the physical and digital channels. Omnichannel is derived from the latin word ‘omnis’ which means ‘universal/all’. The classic case of ‘name-says-it-all’. This marketing method fully utilizes the consumer’s access to information to create a unified buyer experience. You can now easily grab onto a variety of products/brands at one. The omnichannel approach is also dubbed as ‘customer-friendly’ due...
Mobile Apps Marketing – 6 Things Competitors Need to Know

Mobile Apps Marketing – 6 Things Competitors Need to Know

A million apps have jammed the market. In such a juncture is there a possibility of entry of new mobile applications. If yes, then how is it possible to be taken notice of in that sea of infinite options available for users? Is there a marketing approach available to generate traffic for a mobile application? This indeed is the right time to tap the mobile application market before it becomes stagnated with all possibilities. If there’s a new idea springing up, the application definitely needs to be developed but then it also needs to be coupled with the correct marketing approach. A bad launch will only create duplicates of the same idea and will enable competitors to create a similar application and be more successful than the one with the original idea. The shelf life of a mobile application is very less and hence mobile apps marketing becomes even more important to enable the outreach of the application within that quick turnaround time. Below is a chart that highlights the current trend. Applications indeed are here to stay as they continue to dominate the mobile web.   (Source: Flurry Analytics) Lets then run through a quick guide of mobile apps marketing: Create a brand value: Right from the screenshots of the app to the logo of your company, exists your brand value. Customers are themselves tech savvy in today’s marketplace and they do browse through fundamental elements like credibility, brand and customer reviews. The icon in the application store represents the brand and the enterprise. The first impression is often the last impression and creating a brand value would...
Understanding Digital Marketing Ecosystem for Enterprises

Understanding Digital Marketing Ecosystem for Enterprises

According to a report by Econsultancy, every three in 10 companies outsource their display (28%) and paid search (30%) advertising initiatives to agencies. Also, 62% of companies outsource their content marketing as per a report by the Content Marketing Institute (CMI).   This is proof that companies have started to realize the benefits of outsourcing digital marketing which is driving them to shift from doing the work in-house to outsourcing the work. But, what are the advantages of digital marketing outsourcing and how should one choose the right agency? Read on to find out. 1. Knowledge: No one person can have all the knowledge. To make a digital marketing team in the present day, you require graphic designers, copywriters, social media experts, SEO specialists, project managers, and media buying experts as well as strategies and software for automated marketing. But, by outsourcing digital marketing, you get all this as one team which is ready to work with you with minimal attention from your side. You just need one in-house person who gets the team utilized and takes the digital marketing efforts to the web. 2. Expense: It is costly to choose in-house personnel for digital marketing services as digital marketing needs digital tools. It is not just the MacBook that is expensive; the cloud-based software required to do the job is also expensive. Besides this, the marketing team further requires the latest computer hardware, a robust file server on the cloud, a task management system, a reporting system, and a filing system which means that you require an IT support person to make it all work. The costs of all this can run...

Crafting a Winning Digital Marketing Strategy

Although the term ‘digital marketing’ has been used for several years, it describes a rather broad assortment of online marketing initiatives – search engine optimization, pay per click advertising, content writing, social media, and more. The initiatives you choose for your business will vary largely depending upon your budget, audience, product, and objectives. The purpose of this guide is not to give specific instructions. We will not be telling how to digitally market your business; but rather, what considerations to make when crafting your strategy. Why a Digital Marketing Strategy Matters At the turn of the century, digital marketing was beginning to make an appearance. It now represents the second largest media channel available behind television. In fact, it is the only media channel expected to grow in the next three years, with some experts predicting it to surpass television for total reach by the end of the decade. Crafting a winning digital marketing strategy is about more than just building your brand and business – it is about remaining current and relevant. Set Clear Objectives and Realistic Goals To begin, you will need a set of clearly defined objectives for the next 6-12 months.  Each of these digital marketing goals needs to be specific and measurable. Some examples might include: Increase mailing list by 3000 subscribers Increase Facebook engagement by 30 per cent Increase web traffic by 15 per cent Decrease  cart abandonment by 10 per cent In other words, begin with the end in mind. And regardless of your objective, be sure to have a clear deadline to achieve it. The objectives you select for your winning digital marketing strategy need to be in line with...