Digital marketing is a complex approach that aims to target, communicate with, and develop connections with consumers online across various platforms to convince them to take action. That action is usually called a conversion and it may look like an online purchase (eCommerce) and inquiry a booking or any other action you want them to take that can be measured.
Digital marketing has spectacular effects. By alone, blogging may help businesses generate 67 percent more leads than firms that never published. Additionally, SEO has a conversion rate of 14.6%, which is much greater than the 1.7 percent conversion rate offered by conventional outbound techniques.
Digital marketing strategies include the following:
- Content Marketing
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Video Marketing
- Mobile Marketing
- Online Advertising
- Email Marketing
- Social Media Marketing
A digital marketing firm uses several various techniques, strategies, and technologies to assist businesses in achieving their marketing and sales objectives. This complicates developing and executing a successful digital marketing campaign for most solopreneurs and small marketing teams.
Selecting a digital marketing firm may be difficult if you are unfamiliar with the field. Certain agencies focus only on a single sector or service, while others provide a variety of services. Bear in mind that the ideal option for your company will rely on your budget, your digital marketing goals and objectives, and your desired level of involvement in digital marketing. Seven of the most prevalent kinds of digital marketing firms are listed below:
1. Digital Marketing Agency
A digital marketing agency uses omnichannel, multichannel, or single-channel marketing to reach consumers online. Agencies use multichannel and single-channel marketing to communicate with consumers through one or more channels, including websites, blogs, email, and social media. Omnichannel marketing is a term that refers to marketing that offers a consistent customer experience across channels and devices throughout a customer’s life. Typically, a digital marketing firm will not provide conventional marketing services.
2. Full-Service Digital Marketing Agency
A full-service digital marketing firm is often bigger than other agencies and provides a broader range of digital marketing services. Businesses often collaborate with full-service digital marketing firms because they have expertise in completing particular tasks, such as lead nurturing programs or website redesigns. Additionally, these firms may augment existing marketing departments cheaper than building them out with new employees.
3. Inbound Marketing Agency
An inbound marketing firm specializes in inbound marketing techniques and strategies that are distinct from outbound marketing strategies. Inbound companies establish a business’s internet presence, develop trust over time, and ultimately produce sales. While inbound methods have the potential to provide substantial returns over time, they usually need a longer time horizon (six months to a year or more) before leads and revenues “hockey stick.”
4. SEO Agency
Digital marketing firms that specialize in SEO (search engine optimization) assist their customers in achieving a high ranking for their websites and website content in search results. They will employ experts to carry out the following tasks:
- Keyword research
- Website audits
- Backlink audits
- Website and blog content
- Metadata assessment (checking the quality of URL, title tags, meta descriptions, etc.)
- Video description optimization
- Link building
- And more
An SEO firm will use a range of data analytics and web development technologies, including Google Analytics, Google Search Console, SEM Rush, and SEO Moz. SEO firms are usually among the first to embrace best practices in search engine optimization, including compliance with Google’s constantly changing search algorithm.
5. Digital Ad (PPC) Agency
Sponsored search, also referred to as paid advertising, is another method of driving visitors to a company website. In contrast to free organic traffic, bought traffic entails paying for keyword bids and ad placement in search results. Digital advertisements may be seen on websites, search engine results pages (SERPs), and social media platforms.
Digital advertising companies understand how to create eye-catching, keyword-rich advertisements that adhere to the best practices of the digital platforms on which they appear. Popular services include developing and deploying Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube ads and the establishment and management of Google Ads Manager accounts.
6. Online Ad Agency/PPC Agency
Sponsored search, also referred to as paid advertising, is another method of driving visitors to a website. In contrast to free organic traffic, bought traffic entails paying for keyword bids and ad placement in search results. Digital advertisements may be seen on websites, search engine results pages (SERPs), and social media platforms. This may rapidly generate leads, but your campaign must be put up correctly to reach your target demographic.
Digital marketing firms specializing in online advertising understand how to create attention-grabbing, optimized advertisements that adhere to best practices. You may employ an online advertising firm on its own or in collaboration with other agencies as part of a larger web strategy. While PPC may be effective on its own, it is most effective when combined with a less costly long-term plan that capitalizes on the bought traffic generated.
7. Social Media Agency
When businesses need assistance in creating and sustaining a social media presence, they turn to social media companies. Social media agencies may manage and create social content and manage and promote it on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. Additionally, they will provide services for responding to and reacting to consumer engagements through social media sites. Additionally, they may provide influencer outreach for cross-promotional or affiliate marketing purposes.
8. Web Design Agency
A web design firm comprises creative designers that provide companies with personalized and optimized websites or web pages. Web designers are responsible for the pages’ appearance, feel, and function, whether for a brand-new website, a website makeover, or a smaller project. Website companies often provide the following services: design and study user experience and user interface (UX/UI), image production and storage, web development, and web hosting.
9. Digital Marketing Consultant
A digital marketing consultant is an independent contractor who is not always hired by a digital marketing agency. Digital marketing consultants have in-depth knowledge of the industry and can help businesses in building a digital marketing strategy. They may identify faults in your current strategy, development prospects, and the most effective way to optimize your revenues. In addition, they may have a network of marketing professionals or organizations to whom they may refer you for more assistance.
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We have won a number of awards including Top SEO Agency in Canada, #1 Website design Agency Ottawa, Top PPC Agency in British Columbia and more. With over 20 years in the digital marketing industry, countless testimonials, Google reviews, video reviews, case studies and more, we are a trusted source of digital marketing expertise for businesses in North America.
Our pricing varies from one time engagements like website design to monthly services like SEO or Google ads management. Because every business is at a different stage and has different goals and objectives we have not developed packages. Book a quick discovery meeting and we can review your objectives and provided some example pricing.
Yes. More traffic is easy. More importantly, we get our clients valuable traffic. Traffic that is actually relevant and will convert at a higher percentage. How do we do this? Many different ways but it all starts with an audit and keyword research. Phase II moves into website design and conversion optimization. Your design, call of action, offers, bounce rate and other factors will tell us a lot about what we need to do.
Our teams are located in Toronto, Ottawa and London ON. With 3 dedicated in-house marketing teams (SEO, PPC, Social) an award winning dedicated website design team and dedicated account managers making it all happen, we have the talent and disciplines to help you achieve your goals.
We exist to help our clients succeed. Part of that is making it easy. We will assist in access to channels or platforms, we do all the keyword research, all the content and ad writing and all the imagery for display ads. We will also assist in email and tech support, website security and anything else we feel is critical for success.
Data-driven marketing relies on the strategic use of data to understand customer behavior and preferences. This allows companies to personalize their marketing efforts and improve the overall customer experience. By analyzing data such as purchasing patterns, demographics, and responses to various campaigns, businesses are able to tailor their messaging in order to better meet the needs and wants of their customers. Data-driven marketing can also help identify high-value segments within a larger target audience, allowing for more efficient allocation of resources and ultimately leading to increased sales and profitability. Overall, utilizing data effectively in marketing strategies can have a significant impact on a company’s success.
This really depends on your current situation. After a thorough audit reconciled against your objectives we will be able to confidently tell you exactly the first steps and what channels need to be utilized, further leveraged, optimized or cancelled. As an example, Google ads will get you short term performance and SEO will get you long term performance.
By having a clear understanding of your business objectives, industry, competitors, your current situation, budget, expectations and more we can clearly plan out a digital roadmap to get you where you want to be. Our digital marketing questionnaire can give us clear indicators of expectations and first steps.
Yes. Our measurement model is critical to understanding success factors. Once we understand your objectives, your industry, your competitors and benchmark your current situation, we can then develop and digital road map, usually including; website optimization, updated tracking analytics, SEO and Google ads management to get you where you want to be. Regular weekly updates, monthly reporting calls and quarterly reviews are standard.
Communications and reporting are as important as performance. During onboarding you will be assigned a senior partner (Mike Townshend) who will be your main point of contact. Regular weekly updates, monthly reporting calls and quarterly reviews are standard.
Conversion rate optimization or CRO involves analyzing and testing elements on your website or app to improve the percentage of visitors who complete a desired action, such as making a purchase or signing up for a newsletter. This process involves thoroughly understanding your target audience’s wants and needs, and using that information to optimize important elements like calls-to-action and website layout. CRO tactics can also include A/B testing, where different versions of a web page are shown to different groups in order to determine which performs best. By constantly evaluating and improving these touchpoints, CRO can play a crucial role in moving prospects through the marketing funnel and ultimately converting them into customers.
While paid programs such as Google Ads or Facebook ads can produce results right away, other tactics such as search engine optimization (SEO) take a bit longer to see a return on investment. This patience is crucial, however, as building a strong foundation for organic search traffic can have lasting impacts on your online visibility and traffic in the long run. The reality is that SEO is a constant and ongoing process involving proper keyword research and website optimization, as well as regular content production and link building. These steps take time to show results, but the payoff is worth it in the end. So while it may be tempting to go for quick, paid solutions, also prioritize investing in long-term strategies like SEO for continued success in the digital realm.
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