In today’s digital marketing, brand awareness is key. Every day marketers work with clients to ensure that their target audience recognizes their brand name as easily as how they would identify any other brand like Coke, Dial, Band-Aid, or Sticky notes. With so much competition in every industry, companies must continue to be creative on how they can push their brand names to the forefront and stand out ahead of the competition. So that their target audience chooses their brand every time. But to get to this stage, marketers have the huge task of making their client’s brands relatable to their target audience. And on a digital platform, there are multiple marketing channels, tools, and strategies on how to get this done. The first thing that clients need to know are the benefits that a digital platform can offer to strengthen their brand awareness with their audience such as the capability of reaching more people, its cost-effectiveness, and how results can be easily measured. It also helps to level out the playing field, especially for small emerging companies. The direct interaction between your brand and its audience is seamless and allows brands to personalize to certain clients and meet new ones at the same time. But here are the various channels, tools, and strategies used by marketers below.
Of course, when we think about SEO we automatically think about Google, Bing, YouTube, and other search engines that optimize some of the top web pages. But many want to know how can their website get to one of the top ten if not the top three of the search engines to increase their visibility. One solution is the use of keywords used throughout the content which will strengthen the brand’s awareness by showing its authority on the subject matter, giving solutions to everyday problems, and creating value for your target audience. This type of content creation is vital to brand awareness because it allows the audiences to see the brand as informative, cutting edge, and committed to the cause rather than trying to gain a sale. But to get this to the stage, the brand should also have a strong understanding of its audience, their needs, and how to communicate effectively.
Knowing your audience
For instance, storytelling on various social media platforms is one strategy that most brands use to keep their audience informed, engaged, and entertained. It’s important to know the tone of your audience so that you select the best social media platform available and that content remains relatable and a strong connection is established between the brand and its audience. Successful brands also approach this strategy with specific goals in mind which keep them on track of how far their overall brand has reached their audience through impressions, likes, comments, and shares. Once brands have gained the attention of their audience. Their level of continuity in sharing information and keeping clients engaged is vital to keeping the brand relevant in the eyes of the audience.
To leverage this, many brands get creative and form partnerships with influencers or other brands to strengthen their brand name. For some brands, this has proven to be effective and can allow each brand to tap into a wider audience that would have been difficult to reach. Another strategy is retargeting and remarketing campaigns towards audiences that have initially opened the original content from email marketing efforts and paid-per-click ads. This allows brands to explain to their audience in more detail what their brand has to offer and have a higher chance of converting this audience into a client in the future. In essence, the name of the game is to introduce your audience to what you can do for them and to show them how your brand can produce value and change their lives for the better. As the brand’s original content continues to syndicate and is shared amongst a wider audience places the brand in a stronger position where the audience gets to know them better, trust is built and clients are soon created.