Why Go Digital? Good Question!

Digital media is influencing how we produce knowledge. digitalThe objective of going digital is to showcase your resources and to become a leader in your industry.  Your business’ footprint will be with people always, inclining them to either buy or support what you are selling.  The channel to achieve this is via media. But if you are not convinced, here are some reasoning behind the digital ——- .

Cost

The costs of print, television, and direct mail advertising add up quickly, and can easily blow through a companies budget. Going digital eliminates a lot of the costs of advertising, while allowing the company to reach a wider audience. Business can now create websites, use social media or use tools such as Facebook Ads all at low to no costs to get their brand out. The use of digital media does not have to replace traditional marketing but rather can be used as a strategy to bring in a wider audience while potentially saving money rather than spending.

Customer Experience

The digital world allows businesses to enhance customer satisfaction and build relationships with consumers like never before. Digital use allows consumers to reach out to businesses with more speed and effectiveness, make purchases immediately, and research the company – its history, values, current affairs etc.  Marketers need to head in the direction of the market, well consumers are facing screens – phones, laptops, tablets, you name it. You know where they are, its time to use it!

Define Your Brand

Using the internet allows companies to define who they are to their consumers. They are able to personalize even the smallest of details and set the aura for their company.  Also, through the use of social media businesses can show consumers a side they may have never seen. Showing off different aspects can make a big difference in today’s competitive market. Bringing this into perspective, when a consumer is choosing between which bank they’d prefer, the simple fact that one engages in community service often could be the winning factor.

Question remains… Why Go Digital?  Reason: simply said, we need it!  Digital is not just an on and off.  It is an influencer in our lives, the decisions we make, every call to action, the way we think, media drives us!

Interview with Bill Haig at Imprint.

There is an illuminating interview with Bill Haig at Imprint, who worked with the great graphic designer Saul Bass.  He talks about branding as a way of communicating competence, creating an image of a brand that consumers can trust.  An exert from the interview, which is worth reading in full; “… the way the advertisement is presented in electronic and print media represents the source or company. Behind the message is to present creatively the company with credibility. Most advertising today is created to either identify with the receiver or to be friendly or both. “Hey, I like that company! I am going to go out and buy their product accordingly!” I like my very young grandkids too, but would not buy a computer they suggest. Remember that credibility is “expertise,” ”core competence,” and “liking”/”trustworthiness.” When ads get cutesy and overfriendly, they lose “expertise”/”core competence” in the company behind the message. Look at the friendly-only factor the next time you see a Capitol One ad, for example. Is that the kind of credit card company you want to manage your card with expertise and competence?”