7 types of marketing (Part 2)


7 Types of Marketing (Part 2)


1. Video Marketing

According to a 2021 Wyzowl study, 87% of marketers say using video in their marketing strategy has a positive ROI. Whether it's for your website, YouTube channel, email list, and/or social media following, video can boost brand awareness, generate conversions, and close deals.

Some video marketing apps even allow you to analyze, nurture, and score leads based on their activity.

 

2. Voice Marketing

Voice marketing is leveraging smart speakers like Amazon Alexa and Google Home to add value to your audience and answer questions about their topics of interest.

Beyond optimizing your website for voice search by incorporating the right keywords, you can also get inventive by developing a Google Home action or Alexa skill.

For instance, Uber created an Alexa skill that allowed users to request a ride with a simple voice request. TED developed a feature that allowed Alexa users to play TED Talk based on topic, tone or speaker.

3. Email Marketing

Email marketing connects brands to leads, prospects and customers via email. Email campaigns can be used to increase brand awareness, generate traffic to other channels, promote products or services, or nurture leads toward a purchase.

Email regulations like the GDPR and the CAN-SPAM Act require brands to comply with responsible commercial email practices, which boil down to three principles:

  • Only email people who are expecting to hear from you. I.e. they've opted in.
  • Make it easy for subscribers to opt out.
  • Be transparent about who you are when you do make contact.

With that in mind, the first thing you'll need to do is strategize how you'll build your email list — the database of contacts you can send emails to. The most common method is through lead capture forms on your website.

Then, you'll need email marketing software and a CRM to send, track, and monitor the effectiveness of your emails. To push your email strategy further and maximize productivity, you may also want to look into email automation software that sends emails based on triggering criteria.

To learn the ins and outs of email marketing, take the free email marketing course from HubSpot Academy.

 

4. Conversational Marketing

Conversational marketing is the ability to have 1:1 conversations with your audience across multiple channels – meeting customers how, when, and where they want. It is more than just live chat, it extends to phone calls, texts, Facebook Messenger, email, Slack, and other channels.

When you're getting started, you'll first identify which channels your audience is on. The challenge, though, is being able to manage multiple channels without slow response times, internal miscommunication, or productivity loss. That's why it's important to use conversational marketing tools, such as a unified inbox, to streamline your efforts.

5. Buzz Marketing

Buzz marketing is a viral marketing strategy that leverages refreshingly creative content, interactive events, and community influencers to generate word-of-mouth marketing and anticipation for the product or service a brand is about to launch.

Buzz marketing works best when you reach out to influencers early and have a plan in place to generate buzz surrounding your brand. To track your efforts, invest in social listening software to keep a pulse on how your audience is responding.

6. Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing is designed to tap into an existing community of engaged followers on social media. Influencers are considered experts in their niches and have built loyalty and trust from an audience you might be trying to reach.

To get started with influencer marketing, you must first build your influencer marketing strategyand define what type of influencer you're targeting. Then, you'll want to create criteria for your influencer to ensure they align with your strategy and budget. Factors to consider include their niche, the size of their audience, and their current metrics.

From there, you can find influencers and reach out to them by:

  • Manually reaching out on social media.
  • Using an influencer marketing platform.
  • Hiring an agency to do the research and outreach for you.

 

7. Acquisition Marketing

With any marketing strategy, your goal is to attract and retain customers. However, each type of marketing focuses on a specific stage of the buyer's journey. Acquisition marketing focuses on the attract and convert phases to turn strangers into sales-qualified leads.

What differentiates it from other marketing types is that it extends beyond the marketing team, often involving collaboration with customer service and success teams. Why? Because satisfied customers are the biggest promoters.

Acquisition marketing can involve a number of tactics to turn a website into a lead generation engine, including offering freemium products, launching education hubs, tightening the copywriting on the site, conversion rate optimization, and lead optimization.

It may even include a lead optimization and nurturing strategy to facilitate the hand-off between marketing and sales.

 

- Queen City Media Team 

 

credits: https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/marketing-types