Digital Marketing Trends to look out for in 2019
In order to reduce the stress of the growing complexity, a side effect that our ever-evolving technology has bestowed upon us, many of us at the start of every year make resolutions where we pledge to keep our tech stacks lean and mean for the coming year. However, these resolutions, just like our other ones, give way to the latest technological interventions that promise better results from previous years.
The good news is, one doesn’t have to plan a budget by indulging in self-deprivation or impracticality so as to acquire newer technologies. All one needs is to act smartly while having an implementation strategy and ensuring that you are empowered to take advantages of the latest marketing technologies.
The reality, however, is that the digital marketing industry of today is in a constant state of disruption from tech companies innovating at a fast pace. And as we progress further in 2019, a quick review of some of these emerging technologies might be in your company’s best interests. Here is a sneak peek on some such digital marketing trends that have aimed to rule our online world this year.
Voice Activated Search
Undoubtedly, voice search will play a major role in our day-to-day behaviors. And companies who are aligning their offers with voice technology will capture the majority of the market. Though a majority of internet users are still unaware of everything a voice search can do, its prominence in smart devices will surely rise in 2019.
Another upcoming form of search is visual search which enables consumers to capture photos of their desired products with the help of smartphones in order to help locate similar items within a given store’s inventory. With unlimited application possibilities, it would be fascinating to see where this visual search takes us in 2019.
So what kind of content did you consumed the most last year? Images? Blogs? Videos? Most probably videos. Convert it into marketing, invest your time and effort in making vernacular language based videos on YouTube to help increase your brand visibility on the internet. Videos are something that will continue to dominate in 2019 and beyond.
AI is another pivotal trend to watch out for in 2019. Almost half the industry users are already using AI in some form, a number bound to increase more than a quarter this year. It’s no wonder that Artificial Intelligence is providing enhanced analytics to assist online marketers in efficiently planning and executing campaigns.
Instagram is one of those social media channels that is continuously soaring high in organic reach. Where last year was all about shifting businesses to Instagram, this year will be more about Instagram stories, Instagram content marketing, and Instagram advertising. If you haven’t taken this platform seriously, do it now.
Another one to dive deeply into the massive social media market is chatbots. Chatbots, by 2020 is expected to empower more than one-third of all customer service interactions. In addition to the progress in conversational interfaces, we are experiencing huge advancements in hyper-personalized experiences as well.
No doubt online shopping offers comfort and convenience but wait till you get the wrong fit and the hassle of returning and reordering. AR technology is one such that has helped brands solve this issue. Be assured that in the coming months, you will see advertisers continue to push the boundaries of AR innovation. Be ready to hop on this train.
A subsidiary of AI, Machine Learning mainly focusses on machines’ ability to learn by themselves with the help of algorithms which they modify to learn more about the data sets they are processing. This year too Machine Learning is expected to take contextual content and marketing automation to whole new levels of speed and accuracy.
Above are mentioned some of the hottest trends that will gain (or continue to gain) major marketing ground in 2019. Just make sure your enterprise’s digital maturity matches your appetite for all of these wonderful advances in technology. So, get ready to embrace these emerging technologies and advertising formats that will thrive in 2019.