Marketing is constantly evolving with moving trends in technology and consumer behaviour. In order for businesses to succeed and prosper, marketers must stay ahead of the curve and adapt to the latest continuing trends. In this blog we offer insights into those trends that have shaped 2023 so far.
Short-form video content
More and more businesses are using short-form video content from platforms such as TikTok, Instagram Reels and Twitter Fleets to design innovative content to engage with a wider audience and create a strong connection between brands and consumers. Videos don’t have to be created using a social media platform but it is important to have videos within a social media strategy.
This has become a highly important part of business and especially when promoting yourself as a brand or service. Consumers are increasingly becoming aware of their own environmental impact and want to use companies that prioritise sustainability, ethical sourcing and giving back to the community.
Artificial intelligence (AI)
AI has become one of the most talked about things in 2023 in marketing. With platforms such as ChatGPT and DALL-E leading the way, businesses can consider using these to automate and optimise their digital marketing campaigns. All people using these AI tools though need to research and understand them so they don’t hinder their efforts and even delve into copyright misuse.
Audio and podcasts
Podcasts and audio streaming services are becoming an increasingly popular form of communication in 2023. Podcasts can be used to provide entertaining content, give expert advice and host virtual events, and can reach customers in a more intriguing and immersive way.
They have been around for a while now but social media stories continue to dominate as one of the more effective ways to reach your consumers and target audience. Via such platforms as Facebook and Instagram using stories or reels as part of a marketing strategy offers quick results and close contact with audiences, and can provide an authentic glimpse into a brand’s personality.
Privacy and security
As technology evolves, data breaches and privacy concerns should be at the forefront of a company’s concern. Businesses need to constantly stay up to date on GDPR and privacy regulations to ensure their customer’s data is continually protected.
Privacy and security measures should be a high priority in your digital marketing agenda making sure to enable two-factor authentication, encrypt sensitive data and regularly review and update security and privacy procedures.
Staying on top on trends can feel like a full-time job so if you haven’t got the time to research these, or incorporate them into your marketing strategy, let us help. We can provide full marketing campaigns and offer expert advice on all aspects of marketing, please contact us today.