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Digital marketing agency Found looks ahead at 2013 and identifies some key trends that will impact the industry.

Digital marketing agency Found looks ahead at 2013 and identifies some key trends that will impact the industry.

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  • 1. 10 Digital Trends2 13 for from
  • 2. 10 Digital Trends for 2013 2 #1 Market to audiences that really matter#1 Demographic-based data sets could transform search marketing ROI in 2013. They make it possible to direct paid search campaigns to audiences defined at increasingly granular levels. For instance, campaigns will be able to target, not just specific search engines and keywords but, specific locations and gender too. #2 There will be some red tape. Policies will restrict demographic knowledge from being over-exploited. So for the moment advertisers won’t be able to use paid search to sift out 20-year old women in #3 Reading looking for car insurance but it’s perfectly plausible that you could run a campaign to zero in on young female drivers in the same city. #4 What impact will this have on search revenue? The benefit to Google and SEM agencies will not #5 come from any major uplift in click-through rates, but from increased costs per click. Businesses that target specific demographics individually will become the best converters, resulting in more #6 campaigns using the same keywords and inflating CPC’s en route to premium results rankings. #7 #8 Greg Burgess #9 Director of Digital Advertising#10
  • 3. 10 Digital Trends for 2013 3 #1 #2 SEO gets agile and grows social conscience Social platforms are the world’s mightiest content aggregators. They send news and stories#2 careering across the globe at breakneck speed and therein lies opportunity... 2013 will see SEO teams deepening their relationship with social platforms. They will be utilised to share content with the right people, at the right time – content that taps in to trends and captures the imagination of customers (both potential and existing). Agile companies that can react quickly to new customer behaviours and technological developments are on the right road to outmanoeuvring the #3 competition and boosting their search rankings. Social media provides ideal equipment for the job. #4 It’s time to limber up. #5 #6 #7 #8 Keith Horwood #9 Head of SEO#10
  • 4. 10 Digital Trends for 2013 4 #1 #3 The matrimony of marketing and PR #2 In the post-Panda, post-Penguin world, SEO success is about quality content, building a focused brand and maintaining a consistent voice across marketing channels. That’s a tough nut to crack#3 when disparate marketing and PR teams are battling for budgets as well as bragging rights for their part in each company success. It’s time for a united front. Marketing and PR must work together to create good content strategies. Why? Traditional online marketing, where the call to action is invariably a website address or social media profile, is no longer enough. Each facet of the marketing team must contribute to online brand #4 building. #5 Everything is marketing; marketing is everything. #6 #7 #8 Angela Greenwood #9 Director of Account Management#10
  • 5. 10 Digital Trends for 2013 5 #1 #4 Crunching the numbers will be more #2 revealing than ever #3 Developments in several areas of search technology are coming together to offer exciting new analytical possibilities: the ability to join up data from different user sessions, sites and devices along#4 with vast amounts of data generated by social networks. The insight offered by tools that provide ways to map and correlate this data is immense, if somewhat overwhelming. Many companies will be investing heavily in buying or building software that provides an integrated view of all marketing channels - those that can empower their analysts with the most useful, actionable information will be gaining a significant competitive advantage. #5 #6 #7 #8 Simon Raybould #9 Technical Director#10
  • 6. 10 Digital Trends for 2013 6 #1 #5 Mobile advertising takes companies closer #2 to customers #3 For some advertisers, succeeding in mobile marketing is simply a case of mimicking models that have worked for years on the desktop platform. There’s so much more to it than that. #4 Smartphones and tablets are increasingly ubiquitous. Consumers are enjoying more digital content#5 and making more purchases from mobile devices than ever before. The IMRG forecasted that purchases from mobile devices during Christmas 2012 would represent 20% of online purchases, while mobile visits would hit an all-time peak of 30%. With stakes this high, a one-size-fits-all approach pilfered from desktop won’t cut it. Mobile is a unique platform with unique opportunities. There’s a chance to be hyper-local, to harness touch-screen functionality and to utilise the ability to make calls and download apps. #6 Forward-thinking companies can take advantage of a market that is a long way off being saturated. And forward-thinking performance marketers will be there to help them. #7 #8 Tina Judic #9 Managing Director#10
  • 7. 10 Digital Trends for 2013 7 #1 #6 Facebook becomes the local expert #2 Local advertising and social technology go hand in hand. #3 2013 will see Facebook continue their advances into the local space. By combining local #4 information, knowledge of how it fits into users’ social networks and an understanding of how users engage with Facebook on the move, the social media behemoth will seek to dominate the local #5 space through apps, advertising and functionality advances. But there’s an even bigger picture to consider here. Facebook’s steely focus on the local space is#6 part of their strategy for moving into search. They know they can’t grab the market all at once, but will slowly move into it by harnessing the huge amounts of relevant local data at their disposal. #7 #8 Greg Burgess #9 Director of Digital Advertising#10
  • 8. 10 Digital Trends for 2013 8 #1 #7 Google will present smarter search results #2 2012 welcomed the arrival of social data to Google’s search results. That was just the beginning. Structured data, rich snippets and microdata are all set to make 2013’s search results even better for #3 consumers. Google has hinted at significant changes and will roll out refinements to their search #4 results pages throughout the year. #5 One thing that won’t change is the inclusion of author profiles in the search results. Expect their use to increase in importance during 2013 as content becomes assessed, not just on the perceived value #6 of the site it’s published on but, on the quality of its writer too.#7 #8 Bronson Harrington #9 SEO Consultant#10
  • 9. 10 Digital Trends for 2013 9 #1 #8 Content marketing will boost business (but #2 banner ads aren’t dead) #3 If content is king then in 2013 it will reign supreme. #4 More and more companies will adopt a content-focused approach to their web advertising in 2013, #5 driving consumers to informative editorial pieces. The high costs per click and low click-through rates typical of hard-sell adverts will dwindle, replaced by the low CPC and high CTR’s that define #6 useful, sharable content. #7 Out with the old, in with the new? Not quite. Content has proven its potential for ROI and will be increasingly important to advertisers in 2013. But by no means is this the death knell for traditional#8 web advertising. Banners and the like will still be prevalent, there’s no doubt about it. Luke Townsend #9 Product Director#10
  • 10. 10 Digital Trends for 2013 10 #1 #9 International targeting brings global #2 customers a step closer #3 Retailers no longer need a physical presence in a country in order to sell their products there. With #4 careful planning, we’ve seen retail clients prosper in international markets simply by offering competitive delivery costs and a well-thought-out returns policy. #5 The question is: how do you know if your products will be popular in a foreign market? Paid search #6 offers a cost-effective way to test the waters. And with costs per click often being significantly lower in less competitive markets, 2013 could be the year many businesses get their first overseas #7 customers. #8#9 Angela Greenwood Director of Account Management#10
  • 11. 10 Digital Trends for 2013 11#1 #10 The next big thing for performance#2 marketing?#3 NFC (near field communications) technology is set to explode over the next twelve months. It will give tech-savvy companies brand new ways to develop relationships with consumers through#4 highly-targeted, totally unique content.#5 Let’s say a music venue wants to boost visits to its Facebook page. That venue could use NFC#6 technology to create a poster that visitors can tap with a smartphone to ‘Like’ the venue on Facebook. To say thanks, the venue could then send that user a code that offers discounted entry#7 next time they visit. Then there are the opportunities offered by Square, the payment app for iDevices and Android phones, that enables users to take card payments anywhere.#8 Some very, very exciting prospects lie ahead for companies that want to build closer connections#9 with their audience. And we’ll be there to help everyone make the most of them.#10 Tina Judic Managing Director £20 .00
  • 12. An award-winning performance marketing agency,specialising in PPC, SEO, Social and Mobile Marketing. 0845 154 4692 discover@found.co.uk www.found.co.uk