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Looking to Ace Digital Marketing in 2024? Stay Current With These 5 Trends!

Which digital marketing trends are calling the shots in 2024? Read this blog and find out! ...

In the world of digital marketing, change is the name of the game. With every passing day, businesses are uncovering newer and more exciting ways of connecting and communicating with their customers. As a digital marketer, then, you can only climb up the ladder in today’s climate if you make adaptability your greatest virtue. 

Keeping up with the times definitely involves understanding the tune of the trends that each new year brings with itself. If there’s one thing that all digital marketers will agree upon it’s that there’s no sure-fire recipe for success in this field. And so, deftly leveraging trends unique to each year is a must to catapult your business ahead of your competitors. Wondering which digital marketing trends are in vogue in 2024? You’re at just the right place, then! In this blog we walk you through a host of relevant innovations and techniques, implementing which is sure to boost up your digital marketing game this year.

1. Artificial intelligence

Most of you perhaps expected us to start this list with this, didn’t you? AI, courtesy of both academic discussions and real-time applications, had been, for a while now, buzzing around everyone’s radar. But now, with the emergence of generative AI tools (anyone who says they haven’t used ChatGPT yet, is probably lying) it has registered itself on the tip of everyone’s tongue. From copywriting to design to coding, AI has completely reconfigured the scopes of these disciplines, lending body to a multitude of possibilities that one could have only dreamt of a few years prior. In doing so, it has, of course, compelled us to reimagine the boundaries of digital marketing as well. 

By taking care of repetitive and tedious tasks, AI has enabled digital marketers to improve their efficiency, allowing them to invest their valuable time and resources in functions that are objectively more critical to their business. Leveraging the ability of AI tools to process vast volumes of customer data, marketers now find it easier to deliver hyper-personalized experiences to their customers. AI has also caused performance measurement to go up by several notches, empowering marketers to effect improvements guided by findings backed by nothing but solid data.

There’s no doubt that with time digital marketing will only witness a deeper integration of AI. This, then, presents marketers with a unique challenge: that of tactfully handling customer sentiments that revolve around it. Particularly when it comes to aspects of content creation and data analysis, people expect accountability and transparency from brands. This can be achieved by formulating a AI use policy that is public-facing. By clearly communicating to your audience the various ways in which you are adopting AI, you’ll be able to win their confidence and strengthen your relationship with them.

2. Emphasis on quality and originality

Such is the disproportionate emphasis being laid on simply grabbing eyeballs and “staying relevant” these days, that more and more brands are falling into the habit of telling customers what they already know rather than taking an effort to bring to them what they want to know. This has resulted in an increasing skepticism among buyers concerning any sort of brand communication. 

How do you counter this? You can probably guess the answer already- write content that is genuine and valuable. Despite constant shifts in digital marketing trends and the springing up of dozens of new tools, one thing whose stock continues to be as high as ever is quality content. Especially in these AI times when the line between fact and opinion is starting to get concerningly blurred and misinformation-peddling has become that much easier, there’s absolutely no substitute for carefully-compiled and meticulously-researched content. 

Develop a deep understanding of your audience and leverage your industry expertise to deliver content to your readers that will have them coming back to you over and over again. In the course of winning you the adulation of your consumers, such high pedigree content will also help you establish yourself as a figure of authority in your domain. 

Oh, and one last thing- apart from creating top-notch content you also need to pay attention to the various mediums in which your audience is consuming their content. While long-form content pretty much used to be the norm a few years prior, the advent of social media platforms has completely stirred up things. Long-form still has its place but most people now are gravitating towards short-form (inevitably guided there by virtue of either their preference or the diminishing attention span that plagues us all). So, in order to rule the roost, your content game needs to strike a fine balance between authenticity and brevity. 

3. Customer-centricity

In 2024, it is downright imperative you make all your digital marketing campaigns about your customers. Your offerings might pack an array of benefits but if you fail to present them in the context of your buyers’ needs and pain points, you’ll never be able to sell your wares. Lucky for us, we live in the age of data, meaning it’s not all that difficult to develop comprehensive buyer profiles, consequently designing tailor-made marketing campaigns. This trend has motivated businesses to embrace the course of user-generated content (UGC) campaigns. After all, what better way of capturing the audience’s attention than by utilizing content which they themselves have shared!

4. Voice Search

Over the last few years, the manner in which people search online has undergone a drastic change- the rapid growth in popularity of voice search is resounding testimony of the same. More than 50% of adults make use of voice search on a daily basis. Logically, then, marketers need to focus on optimizing their websites for voice search. Here are a few ways they can go about it:

  • Identify keywords that your audience is most likely to use in their voice search queries. Typically, these keywords can be classified into three categories: long-tail keywords, conversational keywords, and question keywords (bear in mind that this taxonomy isn’t rigid at all; there are frequent overlaps between the three). Now, the million-dollar question: how do you find those keywords? Don’t worry; you need not embark on a manual search for them. There are many powerful tools out there that you can bank upon. All you’d need to do is enter the seed keyword and have them prompt related keywords (along with their search intent) that fit the categories we talked about earlier. 
  • See what kind of search results are popping up for the keywords you wish to target. A keyword which you deem to be extremely relevant to your niche might be catering to an unrelated tangent- to avoid such scenarios, this exercise becomes extremely vital.
  • Conduct a thorough content audit to understand what portion of the content present already on your page needs to be optimized for the keywords you are targeting. This way, you also reduce the workload that goes into charting out a new content plan.
  • Since voice assistants tend to rely on local directories to answer local queries, ensure to adhere to local SEO best practices as well. 

5. Optimizing for mobile

Mobile devices account for over 60% of website traffic. This makes things very clear for digital marketers- there are no two ways about embracing a mobile-first approach. From optimizing your page’s loading time to ensuring seamless navigation, spare no measure to deliver a rewarding user experience to your mobile users. With even search engines starting to prioritize mobile-optimized websites, remain assured that all the efforts you put into making your page mobile-friendly will be duly acknowledged and awarded. 

Wrapping it up

Staying apace with the latest digital marketing trends in the block is crucial to giving your business an edge over others, especially considering how saturated the market is at present. The set of trends discussed above, while important, are by no means exhaustive. After you’re done wrapping your head around them, surf through the internet to discover more; we are sure this will help you formulate a digital marketing strategy that is equal parts robust and sophisticated! If you would like to get digital marketing professionals help to formulate digital marketing strategy for you. Get in touch with us at Mavlers.

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Prajakti Pathak - Content Writer

Prajakti is the Senior Content Marketing Manager at Mavlers. She brings with her a rich content creation experience of over 10 years. A creative mind and a good hold on syntax make her traverse her writing through different forms of content including blogs, interviews, infographics, case studies, etc. While writing is her first love, she’s also an avid birdwatcher.

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