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// November 12, 2015

Why is Digital Engagement necessary for all businesses?

Digital Engagement

Social media Marketing

Digital engagement is not an option anymore but it is a requirement. Digital is the key of business – redefining customer interface, restructuring how businesses work and to an extent changing the kind of competition in certain markets. The digital technologies today include mobile, web, social media but wearable technology and IOT (Internet of Things) will help expand the context in the years to come. The broader intent is quite straightforward, use of technology in order to create convincing and long lasting relationships, extreme satisfaction and open new channels of revenue.

Nowadays, businesses are digitizing customer journeys from early interest (connected on social media or visiting the website) to point of sale and even the follow up support service. The greatest way to accomplish this is to create a digital marketing strategy. A specific strategy which creates constant and persuasive customer experiences on each platform through a multi-channel content delivery, mobile responsive design and targeted audience.

The digital medium presents new customer engagement points and added more opportunities to engage. It is a usual case that a customer follows a brand on more than one channel (five to six channels) and hence it is really important for a business to have uniform content or message across all channels in order to gain more authenticity as a powerful brand. This will add to the customer satisfaction and in turn provide more return on investments. The demand of customers is to have a seamless program across all social media platforms and devices as well.

When a company understands the basic necessities of a customer and provides targeted and focused content, product or service irrespective of place and time, a customer experiences a sense of hallelujah and belonging to the company’s broader aspects and aspirations. Brands that better understand customer behaviour are well above their competitors in terms of providing a better all-round experience to their customers.

Any marketing activity needs to be tracked in order to understand customer needs and follow different plans and based on the results, the business can improve their marketing strategy. Analytics plays a major role in collecting information about various social media platforms, company website etc. about what kind of content is liked by the customers and vice-versa so that they can follow up with relevant content strategy.

The best approach a brand should follow is to target separate audiences through different messages that lay immense focus on products and services with utmost appeal for each section covered by the organisation. Businesses that use dynamic customer communications and provide a customised approach to their users, they are able to create and automate their marketing campaigns.

The consequences of good digital engagement are better sensed when you look away from sales and marketing perspective. No matter if a business has a product or service that is physical or digital, it is imperative for them to have a digital engagement strategy as their offerings are obviously enhanced by digital medium. It is imperative for organisations to have a digital engagement strategy and help the business flourish and establish as a global brand.