Media options for marketers continue to evolve and the digital space is growing quickly. It is essential for marketers to utilize this space and to find out how to best leverage this typically low-cost and potentially highly-targeted medium.
Many brand marketers are making a blind, head-first rush into digital media while not knowing the risks and opportunities that lay before them. Making rational, consumer-validated decisions based on insights can help provide direction amid the tangle of options.
It’s true that digital media can captivate consumers and engage them for long periods of time. The risk, however, is that many brand marketers are investing in digital without the proof that their budgets are being wisely spent or that they are in fact motivating consumers to meet a brand’s goals.
When considering budget allocations for digital, ensure you understand what your goals and objectives are and how your digital campaign can help you meet them. It may not be an immediate sale; rather it may build brand equity, gain share of voice and mind through word of mouth and can build affinity in order to close the sale later.
As IMI International has learned, it is important to understand how consumers are finding out about your products or services and what types of marketing, including digital, are most motivating to meet your brand campaign objectives.