Adam Froman identified the six common missteps made by digital marketers that Delvinia calls “digital diseases” which can be found lurking online that wary customers avoid contact like the plague; they are as follows: Widget-it is, Obsessive Content Disorder or OCD, Data-pox, Ad-theria, Mono-typosis and Navigation Deficiency Virus (NDS).
Social media is everywhere and companies and consumers alike are constantly looking for effective ways to utilize online communities, blogs, wikis and the latest social media tools to engage audiences. With more than 300 million people engaged in social media, failing to leverage online mediums is often interpreted as taking a step backwards. It is the age of the consumer and social media has been the catalyst, effectively shifting control from management to the customer. Understanding your customer, giving them a voice and most importantly, listening to what they have to say is key to succeeding in the new digital world.
You will learn:
To effectively engage the audience. Digital marketing and social media in particular is a powerful platform that can create lasting customer relationships and generate millions of dollars for marketers, but you must make things interesting and meaningful.
How to listen to your audience(s). If someone that you do business with offers you advice on improving your business/customer relationship – listen. Maintaining an existing relationship is easier than spending time and money searching for a new one.
To be innovative. The biggest mistake a business can make is not experimenting or developing their digital marketing capabilities. If you’re not doing it, someone else will.