5 Incredible Digital Marketing Tactics for Online Startups

Digital Marketing Tactics

Many clients often come to me looking for effective digital marketing tactics for their online startups. Most of them are always worried about the price they should spend in order to fund the marketing campaigns.

But I always tell them that the price doesn’t matter — what matters most is the marketing strategy. It should be outstanding and effective. Yes, the price comes later after creating an effective digital marketing strategy.

Your online business will require you to implement effective digital marketing strategies to achieve positive results. In other words, a good strategy gives you a clear roadmap of where you are headed. Trust me, without a proper strategy; it is hard to determine whether the results you achieved are positive or negative.

Here are some of the factors that you should consider when setting up the marketing strategy:

  • Target audience;
  • Social integration;
  • Online environment;
  • Maintenance;
  • Follow-up marketing;
  • Content offerings;
  • Conversion and CTAs;
  • Differentiators; and
  • Industry

Setting an effective digital marketing strategy is essential before you even think about the money that you should spend.

Benefits of crafting an effective digital marketing strategy

  • Today, digital growth demands for multiple-channel marketing campaigns. Having a clear marketing strategy helps you get an idea of how your multiple marketing channels relate with each other. Using the right strategy will ensure that everything is running smoothly whether it’s paid digital ads or content marketing.
  • A good marketing strategy is crucial when it comes to determining the amount that you should spend for your marketing campaigns. It allows you to determine how to allocate budgets and milestone costs.
  • An effective digital marketing strategy will help you identify where your prospective customers are located and how you can reach them. Different audiences require a certain strategy to engage them. For example, you may consider using social media campaign for a certain audience, while others might be more likely to engage with compelling PPC campaign.

I understand that different digital marketing strategists and agencies use their own proven marketing strategy. Below I have outlined the 5 tactics that will help you craft an outstanding marketing strategy process.

I have used these tactics to understand my customer needs and identify effective tactics that I often use to create successful marketing campaigns for their businesses.

1. Project Kick Off

As a professional digital marketer, I understand that identifying objectives and goals is the first step to a successful marketing campaign. Learning about a few facts regarding my clients helps me create a cohesive project timeline, as well as project brief.

The initial phase is critical whether you’re dealing with a new brand that is looking for the best place to start or an existing company that is looking for effective ways to maintain and improve their client base.

Please note that your kick off will help you have a clear understanding of the overall project.

2. Market Research & Analysis

Research & Analysis

Carrying out research and analysis is essential in order to determine the cultural and market trends that are linked to the brand and the customers. At this stage, you should typically audit the industry and evaluate its characteristics and landscape.

By doing this, you will easily determine your target audience and have a clear understanding of what they want. In addition, it helps you come up with a strategic process that reveals what your clients actually need from your company or brand.

3. Engagement phase

The third stage is the engagement process. At this period, you should determine how you can best interact, engage, connect, and communicate with the right audience at the right time, using the best tactics.

I often take advantage of key performance indicators which show me whether the company will get more customers when I implement certain tactics. Yes, I can easily do this because, at this point, I have gained a thorough understanding of the industry and objectives.

I write compelling content that is dedicated and tailored to address specific audience needs during the engagement phase.

4. Effective Concept Development

Now, we proceed to the effective concept development stage, after laying a proper foundation in the initial stages. Go ahead and develop campaign creatives for your digital marketing project.

Individual needs of your clients, the ultimate goals of your brand, as well as each and every piece of creative, come first. This way, you can easily execute effective tactics that serve your customers’ purpose and needs.

5. Execution Plan

It is advisable that you create an effective action plan for executing your ideas during this stage. Refresh an effective strategy when dealing with both new and existing brands.

You should present a timeline for the execution of all initiatives, develop effective media plans and make recommendations for budget allocation.

Implementing effective marketing tactics for your business

Your business needs an effective marketing strategy in order to thrive online. Failure to that, you will face rampant competition from your competitors. There is a good chance that your business will succeed and dominate your industry online if you have put in place a well-thought-out marketing strategy to meet your company’s objectives and goals.

Using a strategic approach is the solution to beating your competitors online and offline. To be precise, don’t forget to put a proper foundation for your digital marketing campaign.

It’s your turn — go ahead and implement the above tactics because they will help you take your business to the next level and make your brand outstanding.

About The Author

Joseph Ouko is the CEO of Straight Content Marketing . You can connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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