Digital marketing is still growing. The global digital marketing and advertising industry is will have nearly doubled in size from 2020 to 2026. What does this mean for you? Well, certainly there are some key digital marketing roles that are going to be important to you in regard to keeping up with trends. However, now too, these key digital marketing roles can help you survive and thrive in 2023. Yes, even in a recession.
Digital marketing encompasses search engine optimization (SEO), content, virtual events, social media, influencer engagement, email, digital advertising virtual events, and mobile marketing. There is also considerable and rapid growth in marketing technology and analytics.
This increased digitisation has led to an increase in the need for digital marketers. Many companies are struggling to find qualified professionals. Does your company have the goods?
Can be in-house if you have time to hire, or you can outsource to an agency but these are the key roles you need to help manage your business marketing through the recession.
Key Digital Marketing Roles: SEO & SEM
Search engine optimisation (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) are two different but complementary digital marketing tools. They both help improve your website traffic through search engines. For a full breakdown of the differences, read this article: SEO vs SEM differences.
Today, we are more concerned with why you need SEO and SEM specialists to help your business thrive in 2023. SEO is one of the most cost-effective marketing strategies. It relies on organic methods rather than SEM which relies on paid ads.
SEO is a great way to survive the recession, and even be in a great position when it’s over! It is not the quickest to show result however, so it is good to also look at SEM strategies.
But you don’t want to pay anything, “there’s a cost-of-living crisis”. We hear you. If you are seriously about riding out this storm, you will need to invest, but invest wisely. By turning to experts who have the experience and the time you can spend a little on the best placed and most target ads backed up with an SEO optimised website and keyword-rich content.
Using SEO and SEM together can increase your visibility, give you some quick wins and conversions as well as setting you up for long term customer engagement and attraction.
This is closely related to the SEO section above. Producing regular content is part of the SEO strategy.
It has been shown that regular and relevant content improves brand loyalty and gives you a way to carry on delivering value to your clients. If you have the time and enjoy writing then there is nothing stopping you from doing this. Or, perhaps you have members of your team write content every so often. You wouldn’t be alone in doing this. But here are some reasons to hire a professional (or use an agency).
Professional writers improve your SEO. They are skilled and qualified to quickly write keyword optimised content. They can produce it regularly and topics will be cohesive and structured. This will keep your website up to date and looking slick.
Poor quality writing looks unprofessional, and even if you or your staff are great writers, if it is a side project to a main job it is not going to get the care and attention it needs to work for your marketing.
Your time is valuable so leave it to the professionals.
Key Digital Marketing Roles: Strategists & Analysts
Understanding the key metrics and how your ROI will look in regard to SEO, SEM, Content and more is, again, something you can do yourself. However, when resources are strained, it is more sensible to employ the services of a professional to get it right, faster!
Letting your marketing fall by the wayside in a recession opens up gaps for your competitors to fill. With a good strategy and ability to analyse what’s working you can be the business to fill those gaps.
An expert in-house hire or an agency can provide you with this, leaving you free to do your job with less stress.
Survive And Thrive in 2023
The tools are out there, and so are the skilled workers who can help you use them in the best way for your specific business and needs.
For more on how marketing can help you through a recession, try these articles from our blog:
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