With the start of Q4, it’s time to start examining and planning your marketing strategies for 2019. With the ever-changing market landscape, it’s more important than ever to keep current on the emerging 2019 digital marketing trends. As I look ahead there is one main theme I see weaving through all the other trends that are popping up. Authenticity. To win customers hearts and share of wallet brands and marketers to commit themselves to transparency and authenticity in all that they do.
As consumers are becoming more and more distrusting of advertising and marketing honesty is becoming critical for brands. From staying true to your brand, remaining clear, direct and calm, embracing open two-way communication both positive and critical on public forums, to developing a more human voice—transparency and authenticity need to be part of your strategy.
The three emerging 2019 digital marketing trends are nothing new. However, it’s the way they’re emerging, build off each other, the market and growing technology that makes them especially salient this coming year. And authenticity weaves its way through each and every one.
The great majority of consumers (86 percent) states that authenticity is an important factor when deciding what brands to support.(Stackla Report)
The Three 2019 Digital Marketing Trends:
Customer-Centric Marketing – much more than Hello, <<name>>
At CSTMR this is nothing new. We put the customer at the heart of everything we do. You’re probably thinking this isn’t a new concept too. Personalization in marketing has been around for a while now. But now it is so much more than Hello, <<name>>. With all the new data there is much more targeting available to us. AI and machine learning arms us with actionable metrics in a landscape where customers not expect but demand hyper-personalization at every turn –