Every year, industries from marketing to finance try to predict the up-and-coming trends of the New Year. As the end of the year approaches, we set aside time to look into the biggest changes that have happened over the past year, which ones will continue, and what changes we expect to see. Let’s take a look at the trends that will define online marketing in the coming year and how partnering with beMarketing can give you a significant advantage.
Voice Search Optimization
Voice Search Optimization (VSO) is about using keywords and keyphrases for searches using voice assistance. Thanks to the prevalence of Siri and Alexa, voice search is no longer optional. It’s a necessity. People use voice commands to search for information, make purchases, and tell their devices what to do. You can even use voice commands to have your home welcome you back after work.
As far as digital marketing trends go, there is no avoiding VSO forever. Companies will need to consider these keywords when working on their SEO in addition to traditional keywords.
Hyper-Personalized Content Experiences
Consumers now expect every online experience to be tailor-made for their preferences, and that goes far beyond addressing clients by their name. Algorithms have gotten so good at predicting our likes and dislikes, it’s now expected that every product you view will be something you’re at least a bit interested in buying. Hyper-personalized content is about delivering content that resonates with each user on a personal level.
User-Generated Content and Micro-Influencers
Authenticity remains a cornerstone of effective digital marketing, especially when it comes to social media. User-generated content (UGC) and micro-influencers bring a genuine touch to your brand. Customers trust recommendations from their peers, and micro-influencers, with their smaller but engaged audiences, can be powerful advocates for your brand. Marketing services from micro-influencers will reach fewer people, but those engagements will likely be of much higher quality and result in the creation of an authentic community supporting your brand.
Social listening means monitoring online conversations to understand what people say about your brand, industry, or competitors. Often, this data can be analyzed and expressed in forms that create clear benchmarks of your product, what it’s doing well, and what it needs to work on. They allow you to create data-driven marketing strategies, helping you stay responsive to your audience’s needs and allowing you to engage meaningfully with your audience.
ChatGPT first hit the public in November 2022. Since then, it’s been adopted in some way by most industries, and it’s only a year into its debut. Generative AI has already become a game-changer for digital marketing services. It can analyze vast amounts of data, automate routine tasks, and provide insights to inform your decisions. More than that, it can talk to customers, solve some of the most common customer complaints, and steer clients directly to the person who can help. This technology is still in diapers and is already changing how we work.
Get a Leg Up in 2024
These trends require working with a marketing partner who understands them and can use them to implement strategies to help you reach your professional goals. beMarketing’s New Year’s resolution is to stay at the forefront of these and other digital marketing trends, keeping your business positioned for success in 2024 and beyond.
Contact us today to explore how our online marketing agency can propel your business to new heights in 2024 and beyond. The future is here. Be brilliant with beMarketing.