Digital Marketing Trends in 2021 to Take Your Business to the Next Level

SAGAR SRIVASTAV | June 28, 2021 | 180 views

The 2021 digital marketing trends are extremely effective, valuable, and profitable. Learn those trends and implement them in your business to experience profitability. 

The year 2020 was unpredictable, insolvent, and filled with numerous questions for each of us, especially for marketers. The pandemic has changed everything. Consumers, prospects, or target audience restricted themselves due to financial reasons or some other reasons. Now, the market has a hypercompetitive situation. But, digital transformation still has the power to lift your business towards perpetual development, achievements, and ideal results.

Undoubtedly, digital marketing is an old term, but the changes in digital marketing have been increasing day by day, and the marketers are quite contented with this. They find that the customer's or the target audiences’ engagement rate is high. It helps to reach people quickly and steadily.

Let’s understand those transformations in digital marketing which are trending and appearing as a boon for marketers.

Augmented Reality


Collections of digital data that are overlaid on the physical world enhance the user’s experience. In other words, you can say augmented reality syndicate real life with a conjunct image or animation utilizing the camera on a mobile device or AR headset. Marketers are executing this technology due to receiving customers’ amazing responses. AR glasses sales are predicted to reach 3.9 million by 2024. In addition, 71% of consumers say they would shop more often if they used AR.

Snapchat and IKEA are two great examples of augmented reality. There are several attractive filters in Snapchat where people are enjoying experimenting with their faces. More than 190 million people are using Snapchat, spending approximately 30 minutes on the app every day. IKEA has its application that assists users in testing furniture placement in their rooms. Different brands use augmented reality variously to attract the audience as augmented reality gets people excited and enhances their engagement. In digital marketing trends, augmented reality is used on a wide scale.

Programmatic Advertising


Programmatic advertising is the method of buying digital ads using software without the direct involvement of humans in the process. At the end of 2021, approximately 88% of digital display advertising in the US would be through programmatic advertising. So, why are marketers over-enthusiastic towards programmatic advertising?

Programmatic advertising is designed to decrease human involvement. Before programmatic ads, the digital ads were sold or bought by humans. Therefore, the need for programmatic advertising arose. It is quick and proficient which eventually enhances conversions by receiving more specific audiences.

Video Marketing


74% of marketers say video has a better return on investment than static imagery. More than 61% of marketers believe video marketing is a very powerful and result-driven marketing strategy. Video provides a persuasive approach that holds emotions, quality content, and less time. Video marketing is the easiest way to educate, inform or entertain your audience.

It is an unavoidable tactic that helps boost your brand recognition, customer engagement and enhance the leads.

Influencer Marketing


Influencer marketing is a kind of marketing that mainly focuses on celebrities to convey your brand’s message. Experts believe that influencer marketing assists in captivating the customers to their businesses. There are essentially three reasons behind the growth of influencer marketing.

  • Enhances brand credibility
  • Imprints unforgettable memory for a long time
  • Attractive and attentive

93% of marketers have used influencer marketing. In addition, 89% of marketers say that influencer marketing gives positive ROI. These statistics show how effective influencer marketing is to heighten your business.

Push Notification


A push notification is a notification or message that pops up on a user’s current interface. Marketers use push notifications for numerous purposes such as updating messages, for any new announcements, providing offers, etc.

Push notifications boost app engagement by 88%. More than 65% of users return to an app within 30 days when push is enabled. Its less time investment generates high ROI, improves communication with users, precisely drives traffic, and more. With these qualities, push notifications proves to be a great medium to promote your brand. 

SEO


Unquestionably, the quality of the content matters on each platform, but SEO plays a crucial role when it comes to being competitive and standing out among others. . It ranks your website and assists your consumers in finding out about your business from others.

Though it’s a long-term process, its strategic ways maximizes your PPC campaign and improves engagement and traffic.

  • 70% of marketers finds SEO very effective.
  • 80% of major purchases start with online research, even if the purchase itself happens in a store.
  • 61% of B2B marketers stated that SEO and organic traffic generate more leads than any other marketing initiative.

Artificial Intelligence


Artificial intelligence (AI) is a branch of computer science, refers to complex software that performs tasks similar to human brains. Artificial intelligence is shaping the future of digital marketing. It gives users a different experience and simplifies the work. Artificial intelligence allows multi-tasking. It has no downtime. It doesn’t get tired and works consistently, gives alluring results by working smart and quick.

  • 83% of businesses believe AI is a strategic priority for their business.
  • 86% of CEOs say AI is mainstream technology in 2021.
  • Digital assistance is expected to double up to 8.4 billion by 2024 across the globe.
  • The wearable AI market size is predicted to reach $180 billion by 2025.

Social Media Marketing


Around 3.96 billion people use social media today, accounting for roughly half (51%) of the global population. On an average, global internet user spends 144 minutes on social media sites every day. Thus, social media is an inevitable medium of marketing. Almost every business has its presence on different social media platforms. It increases brand awareness, improves search engine rankings, and makes a strong connection with the customers. It engages and makes them happy. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, etc., are the most popular social media platforms that every business uses.

Digital marketing trends have been evolving gradually, so businesses must also evolve in the same way. The above descriptive and analytical guide about digital marketing trends in 2021 can assist you to increase your site traffic, generate more leads, and grow sales, which are essential for your business to stay updated and competitive in the market.

Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What are the types of digital marketing?

There are different types of digital marketing, such as SEO, PPC, social media marketing, content marketing, etc.

Q. What are the top trends in digital marketing?

Artificial intelligence, SEO, programming advertising, and augmented reality are the latest digital marketing trends.

Q. Is digital marketing a good business to start?

Absolutely! There is no doubt about launching the digital marketing business. It assists in giving positive ROI.

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