The savvy client understands that the accessibility of the internet and the complexity of social media require great attention and careful usage. The digital landscape can be an effective tool to influence the success of their brand. Undeniably, this complex new media is challenging and time-intensive, yet necessary. The Image Cartel works with our clients to establish effective digital marketing campaigns to leverage and manage their online engagement and reach a new generation of consumers.
Digital marketing is the promotion of products or brands using electronic devices or the internet. In the recent past, marketing focused on communication across a few media channels: print, billboards, television, radio. The exponential growth in digital channels has intensified the importance of digital marketing. Digital marketing is exclusively online, and its marketing channels concentrate on Pay Per Click (PPC), social media, paid social, content marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and creative/web development. It also includes text messaging, instant messaging, videos, apps, podcasts, electronic billboards, digital television, radio channels, etc. Digital marketing uses multiple media and technologies that allow an organization to analyze campaigns, content, and strategy in real-time.
Digital marketing isn’t just about the platform; it’s about building a relationship with the people in it. As digital media continues to explode, consumers are no longer willing to be passive participants in an inequitable marketing scheme. To put it simply; they want to lead the conversation. The digital landscape requires participation where consumers and brands exchange ideas and seek inclusion. It is a system where users create and share experiences and content while engaging with one another, ultimately influencing a brand or campaign’s success or failure.
Online engagement is critical to the success of a brand. Influencer outreach can be a tactic for building brand awareness through social media posts and user-generated content created by known influencers. Many people are confused about influencer marketing, but it’s simply a hybrid of old and new marketing tools. It takes the idea of celebrity endorsement and places it into a modern-day, content-driven marketing campaign. The main difference is that the results of the campaign are collaborations between brands and influencers.
The deliverables, metrics, and digital marketing outcomes complement other forms of communication when integrated into an entire marketing campaign. The Image Cartel works to that end.