Mar 13, 2023
In this episode, the host of the Dark Horse Entrepreneur Podcast, Tracy Brinkman, dives deep into the world of digital marketing. Explaining why it is essential for businesses today and provides examples of different tactics to reach and engage target audiences.
He acknowledges the feeling of being overwhelmed with technology and provides tips from other entrepreneurs on the podcast to help business owners better understand digital marketing.
In this episode and the next four or five, he breaks down the topic into five sections, including the basics of digital marketing, the various types of digital marketing, how to create an effective digital marketing strategy, and how to measure the success of digital marketing campaigns.
Digital marketing is the practice of promoting products and services using digital channels like social media, search engines, and email. It allows businesses to reach their target audience and build relationships with them. In this conversation, the Tracy discusses five digital marketing tactics: What digital marketing is, setting up a digital marketing strategy, social media marketing, search engine optimization, and email marketing.
He discusses how each tactic works and why it is important. Social media marketing involves creating engaging content and running targeted ads. Search engine optimization involves optimizing content on a website to rank higher in search engine results pages. Email marketing involves sending targeted messages to subscribers to promote products and services. Pay-per-click advertising involves placing ads on search engines and paying each time someone clicks on them. Content marketing involves creating and sharing valuable information to engage with target audiences.
Digital marketing is an effective way for businesses to reach and engage their customers online. Social media marketing is one of the most popular forms of digital marketing, and it involves promoting products or services on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and TikTok. To be effective with social media marketing, businesses need to understand their target audience, including their interests and the problems that their products or services can solve.
Additionally, businesses need to create content that resonates with their audience and develop a cohesive brand identity that appeals to their target audience. Finally, businesses need to use analytics to track their progress and measure their success. With these steps, businesses can create a comprehensive digital marketing strategy to meet their goals and drive the results they desire.
Tracy discusses the five steps necessary for successful social media marketing. The first step is to understand the audience, by learning what their interests and problems are. The second is to create engaging content, since social media is a highly visual medium. This could include eye-catching graphics, videos, and photos. The third step is to run targeted ads to the right audience. The fourth is to engage with followers, by responding to their likes and comments. Lastly, the fifth step is to measure and track results. With these steps, brands and businesses can successfully reach their desired audience and promote their products or services.