Digital marketing has changed rapidly since the beginning of the 21st century, and even in the last ten years. At one time, a website was a handy marketing tool to have, but far from essential. Now, not only do businesses need a website in order for their marketing campaign to thrive but an active presence on social media, a strong email list, a Google business listing, and an app doesn’t hurt.
Every resource about digital marketing uses acronyms like SEO, SMM, and CMS that can make an entrepreneur’s head spin as they make their first foray into digital marketing.
There’s no denying the importance of digital marketing. When we live in a world with more mobile devices than people and nearly 2 billion people currently on social media, digital marketing is the most effective way for businesses to reach their target demographic and turn those leads into new customers.
But the internet is vast, and so, of course, is digital marketing. Every business has a different strategy, and it can be overwhelming to know where to start. The solution is much like anything else: start with the essentials and then branch out as you feel more comfortable. Here are the 5 things to focus on when you’re just starting your digital marketing campaign.