In the digital era, a lot has transformed beyond our imagination. The way, we used to spend time, has changed; the way we used to study; the way we used to make friends; the way we used to do business; and the way, we used to communicate, has also changed and so forth.
A successful business has an inspiring communication strategy at the backend which may not be visible to most of the people but playing a vital role in running a business and bringing sales leads. When we come to the digital side, we have several options available to convey our message to the audience. The digital world offers you a wide range of avenues to tap into and let your message through the digital frequency but it is not as simple as it sounds. You should know how and when to use these digital avenues to achieve the desired results by conveying your message to the audience.
We are outlining hereunder the 5 ways that are smart enough to convey your message to the audience by digital means and with a proper strategy.
Identify objectives, key messages, and target audience
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The first and the foremost step should be to identify the objectives, the key messages you want to convey to the audience, and the target audience whom you want to address. According to the Market Business News, what a company aims to achieve is the business objective and how to reach the achievement is also a part of the objective.
It is imperative to note that your objectives should be measurable but we understand that in some cases, objectives can’t be measured as they are abstract especially when you are working on the behavior change. Here you may need to attach certain Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) with your objectives to assess how you are moving towards success.
Lay down the key messages you want to convey and they are also aligned with your objectives. It is not necessary that people are aligned with your objectives; you have to convince your audience with the key messages.
You should also know who you are going to address based on your objectives and key messages; means your target audience. You have to identify the target audience carefully that may convert into sales. Digitally, you can reach out to a wider audience as well as a limited audience as per your needs.
After putting all these efforts and brainstorming, now you have clearly outlined objectives and KPIs with you before you start conveying your message to the target audience which you also have identified. Let’s move on to the next step.
Design a Communication Strategy
‘Designing a proper communication strategy for your business,’ unfortunately sounds less important to most of the businessmen as their complete focus remains on increasing sales. Yes, we understand that increasing sales is the ultimate goal of any business but how to reach this goal, matters the most. You may have some business strategies and planning to increase your sales but if the digital communication strategy is missing in your list; it’s like you are directionless and substantially compromising your sales potential.
According to a study conducted by Watson Wyatt, a leading global consulting firm, the companies having most effective communication strategy returned 47 percent higher profit to their shareholders as compared to the companies having less effective or no communication strategy.
Every businessman needs to understand that communication strategy is not an add-on or a complimentary thing for the business in a digital world; it’s a necessity that tells you how to convey your message to the audience that is connecting with you through different digital mediums. Identifying mediums or channels to connect with the target audience is also a part of the communication strategy. You have to find out where your target audience, digitally, is likely to present the most: Websites, Blogs, Video sites, Social Media platforms, Email, WhatsApp, Mobile Apps, etc. and then jump into the river of digital mediums to catch the potential clients.
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Create informational Content
Marketing is the word which has captured the businessmen and confined their thinking only to the conventional ways of marketing whether offline and online. Most of the businessmen take marketing as a means of promotion of the products and services they are dealing in. This may be the old concept of marketing. The people have become smarter and with the reach to search engines, they tend to find relevant information about a specific product or service before buying.
According to a data available, 64% of the people straight away search at Google to find information of any type, whereas 22% look at Bing as the second most popular search engine. The stats clearly confirms the thirst for information people have. You may be the one who quenches this thirst of your potential clients with the informational content and educates them what problems can wither away by using products and services.
You should also go for video content as it is getting extremely popular. According to a study, more than 64% of the potential customers agree to buy the product after watching a relevant video as it gives real-like experience on digital channels.
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Reconnect with idle audience
Your complete focus is on increasing the sales and bringing more and more customers to your brand; but what about the ones who are sitting idle after one-time shopping or just showed interest in the first place and backed away? You can’t just forget these people. Some people may be easy to convince but some demand more time and effort to come to the point where your frequency matches with them.
You have to reconnect with this idle audience via emails, new blogs/articles, messages, new promotions and discounts, surveys to identify their needs, and some similar means. You have to reactivate the resource which is doing no benefit to you. Surveys can play an important part here as they can provide you with fresh information so that you can realign your strategy. The needs of the people may have changed during the time and you have to update your product, service and key messages accordingly to cope up with changes.
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Use maximum Digital Channels
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You have a long list of digital channels or mediums: Websites, Blogs, Video sites, Social Media platforms, Email, WhatsApp, Mobile Apps, etc. It’s better if you use maximum digital channels to convey your message to the target audience and ensure maximum outreach.
According to a study, 87% of the users have used Facebook and Emails in similar numbers to communicate with other users. The text was the second most used channel with 68%, whereas Twitter and YouTube were used by 32% and 31% respectively. These stats may help you to take prompt a decision and broaden the horizon of your digital communication channels. The first step is to reach out to the maximum number of audience and then you can think of increasing sales.
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