Are you looking forward to 2020 wondering what the biggest trends in digital marketing will be? One word: More. There will be more content, more influencer marketing, more web video, and much more of what will get digital consumers to engage online with your brand.
When the term “influencer” was first used, it was for huge celebrities or celebrities online, with a large following of many followers online. But now, people with much smaller social media are used by companies to leverage as influencers and reach a targeted audience with a voice they trust.
Influencer marketing has changed into something much more personalized. Because it is becoming more and more authentic, around 92% of consumers trust the recommendations of other consumers rather than company advertising.
In 2019, video was a digital marketing must and will be one again in 2020, according to IAB’s Video Advertising Spend Report of 2019. Year over year, marketers reported digital budgets have increased 25 percent. This budget increase is explained by consumer viewing habits – advertisers are going to wherever the most time is spent by their consumers. Here are some statistics from the IAB:
Also, in addition to adding videos to your website and your social networks, live videos on Instagram and Facebook get watched three times longer than videos that are not live. In 2020, it is time to take live video ads and streaming seriously.
From advancements in AI to 5G technology on mobile devices, voice, and connected TVs, the way that consumers engage with ads is going to completely transform in the upcoming year:
Of the buyers online, 91 percent are looking for more interactive content. So in 2020 that is what they are going to get – content marketing will shift its focus to give them that exact thing: AR/VR, quizzes, polls, 360-degree video, and shoppable posts are just a few interactive content examples.
The reason that this is one of the top marketing trends for the upcoming year is that this level of interactivity in retail is both original and new. For example, for a shoppable ad on Instagram, when a user taps on a product, the item and price will appear. When the price is tapped on, the user is taken to a screen with more information and the option to view them on the company website. This is the type of ad that cuts through the noise and gives users a reason to both engage and stay with a brand or page. Also, is very easy to share with others, which expands the reach of that ad even further.
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