Social Media Has Turned Digital Marketing On Its Head

Having a good marketing and advertising strategy in place means that businesses get the right exposure of services or products there are offering consumers. In the past this proved to be a very expensive operation which involved a lot of planning. Digital marketing came along and offered businesses an affordable option that is proving to be very effective and the mass market is now aware of the benefits they can gain from it.

With the advent of agencies and consultants who now specialise in this field of work, online companies soon realised that these agencies offered them a way of getting their products or services noticed by consumers. They were able to instil the desire to purchase their products which meant they became valued customers.

Digital marketing works very effectively for online businesses but the effect on the mass market is having a somewhat peculiar effect and the reason for this is that it is governed by DRM (Digital Rights Management). This exists in the form of copy protections, online verifications and encryptions which protect and check revenues that are generated by items being sold.

There are two sides to the story though, and many think the DRM measures that are in place results in the consumer suffering the consequences of all the registration and verification processes that people legally own items in the first place have to go through, this being the software or digital media in question.

The measures that are in place are supposed to protect copyright and are there to target pirates who do break copyright laws. These people it would appear are not really affected by the measures whatsoever, which makes the whole system fall apart and become rather meaningless.

Digital marketing on the Internet is big business but this form of marketing is used through television, radio and other media platforms. The advent of social media becoming such a strong marketing platform has meant that consumers gained an enormous amount of power over how they are sold items they are interested in. This has led to a complete rethink on how marketing is conceived by marketers, who lost control to a certain extent, on how they presented products and services to potential customers.

Search engines play a vital role in digital marketing so planning a strategy yourself means you need to be aware of what digital marketing really involves and what techniques you can use to your advantage. Banner ads, web blogs and having an advert and your website listed in a search engine are favourite methods of digital advertising. The fact that interactive actions are now very much in evidence results in consumers having more control over how they act when they are visiting websites.

Many companies and businesses have realised the benefits of taking the process of digital marketing into their own hands and many have achieved great results by doing so. But a complete understanding of how SEO actually works is critical to the success you achieve. It is also vital to understand and set in place a system which allows consumers and therefore the mass market who visit your website to believe that they are in charge of the situation.

Social media digital marketing platforms have bought the whole concept of advertising into the twenty first century in a rather positive way. This giant leap has meant that mass media digital marketing has had to be totally rethought and re-evaluated with the effects it has on the mass market very much in mind.

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Since graduating from Leeds University in 1997, Eddie Yu has been involved in various Entrepreneurial activities throughout his career, and eventually having built up a part time business between 2001-2003, he went full time in 2004 with Lady Luck Media. Before then, he has worked for British Aerospace, FNX and Derivatech, where he consulted for top tier banks such as Bank of America, ABM Amro and Bank of China. Eddie firmly believes that with social entrepreneurship and technological advancements we can create a world without offices and impact climate change for the betterment of our planet.