It’s hard to believe that just a few months ago we were discussing the latest digital marketing trends of 2022. But as we all know, in the world of digital marketing, things move quickly.
Only two months into 2023 and there are already new emerging trends that are expected to dominate the digital world.
Before we jump into that, let’s recap 2022.
2022 was a groundbreaking year for digital marketing. This brought forth many new trends that changed the landscape of digital media. Here is what was trending last year.
- Advertising is completely digital.
- Tik Tok is all the rave.
- Online shopping reached an all time high.
- Snapchat is still cool. Facebook and Instagram not as much.
- Videos are in. Photos are out.
- Short, brief content is the way to go. (RIP attention spans)
- Influencers are taking over the world.
- People enjoy personalized content.
Now that you have jogged your memory, let’s look ahead.
So what does the future hold for digital marketers? Many of last year’s trends remain strong and pave the way for our future. Let’s look ahead.
1. Personalized and immersive content will be key.
People are more inundated with digital advertisements than ever before, so you need to find a way to stand out from the crowd. Creating unique and meaningful user experiences is more important than ever.
By tailoring content to the specific needs and interests of individual users, brands can more effectively engage with their audience and deliver a better overall digital experience.
Let’s be real. A static image advertising a product is not gonna cut it. People have been there and done that, and honestly we are over it. Especially younger generations, consumers want to be able to connect to a brand. They want to see how the product or service can be applied to their lives and make a difference. They want to see how other people use it in their lives. They want the brand to tell a story, and relate to us. People want more than an advertisement, they are seeking an immersive experience. This leads us to our next trend.
2. Virtual Reality
Speaking of creating immersive experiences, virtual reality will be crucial this year in the digital space.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way.
VR has just begun breaking the surface with emerging VR technology becoming available. Large tech companies, such as Meta have built Virtual Reality experiences like the Metaverse. Read our blog on the Metaverse here.
With recent advancements in technology, VR has become more accessible and has started to revolutionize the digital marketing landscape. Brands are now able to create immersive and interactive experiences for their customers, allowing them to engage with their products or services in a unique and memorable way.
In 2023, virtual reality is expected to play a significant role in digital marketing as more brands adopt this technology to stand out from the competition and provide their customers with truly unique experiences. By leveraging VR, brands can differentiate themselves and provide customers with a memorable, engaging, and personalized experience that will drive customer engagement, conversions, and loyalty.
3. Tik Tok Takeover
Tik Tok has officially taken over as the leading social media app, with over a billion active users.
The trend towards personalized, short-form video content is likely to continue and expand in the future of digital marketing and advertising. Brands must recognize this massive platform and its potential for reaching their target audience.
Tik Tok’s unique algorithm and format offer a new way for brands to connect with users, through creative and engaging content. Expect to see brands incorporating Tik Tok into their digital marketing strategies in 2023.
4. Let’s Be Real
Gen Z is all about authenticity, and they want their social media and advertisements to reflect that.
Brands need to be real, transparent, and connect with their audience on a personal level. Be Real, the latest social media app to hit the scene, is quickly gaining popularity among Gen Z, and its emphasis on authenticity is a testament to this trend.
Brands will need to keep it real and show their human side to succeed in digital marketing in 2023.
5. Chatbots and AI
AI is no longer a look into the future; it is our reality.
Chatbots and AI technology have come a long way and are now more advanced than ever. They will play a significant role in providing quick, personalized customer service and making the buying process seamless for users. Brands should invest in chatbots and AI technology to enhance their digital marketing efforts in 2023.
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So, here are a few of the latest digital marketing trends to be on the lookout for in 2023.
The digital marketing trends of 2023 are all about creating personalized, immersive experiences, being real, and utilizing technology to enhance the customer experience. Stay ahead of the game and start incorporating these trends into your digital marketing strategy now.
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