Without a thought-out Digital Strategy, all your activities will be nothing more than hot air. Only if you know the reasons behind your actions you can come up with the right tools to achieve what you are looking for and measure your success on the way.
What is a Digital Strategy?
A Digital Strategy helps you to plan your online activities in a structured way. Based on the analysis of your target audience, market and goals – for your business and for your marketing – you can derive the necessary steps that help you succeed.
What to consider when creating a Digital Strategy
To develop a Digital Strategy it is important to take your entire business into consideration, not only the online tools and channels. Every online campaign should be based on your goals and target group. That’s why every Digital Strategy needs to deal with these aspects as a first step.
Define your goals
There are two types of goals you should think about: your overall business goals and the goals for your online presence. When defining or reviewing your goals it’s important to keep in mind to make them smart, which means your goals need to be S(pecific), M(easurable), A(chievable), R(ealistic) and T(imebound).
Create a Game Plan
Know your target group
When thinking about your target group, personas can be of great help. Personas are fictional characters that help you to define and get a better picture of the persons you are talking to. It will include information such as interests, hobbies, age, gender, income and more details that can help you to find and understand your ideal customers much better.
Finally, Game Plan brings all your observations and findings together. It will map down the most important actions you need to take. For instance, in the game plan, you will decide what campaigns to do and what channels to focus on. This makes it easier to carry out the necessary steps and keep track of the progress.
What to expect from a Digital Strategy
So, to sum it up, here are the most important advantages at a glance. A Digital Strategy:
- gives you a clear direction: You will have a written guideline that helps you to determine the next steps more easily.
- helps you align with your team: You can agree with your team on the strategy and ensure that everyone is working in the same direction.
- will make it easier to define budget and resources: When you know in which directions you are heading, you can determine what resources you need.
- will limit duplicate work: A clear strategy helps you to focus and avoid unnecessary work or duplicate work form.
- helps you to track and optimize your performance: You can track your progress and check if your efforts are paying off.
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Is it important to have a Digital Strategy?
If you're still unsure, whether you need a Digital Strategy for your business or not, these questions will guide you.
- Do you have a feeling that your marketing efforts don’t pay off?
- Have you got no clue how to find and reach your target group online?
- Do you want to create online campaigns that match your business goals?
If your answer is yes to any of these questions, let’s chat about how to get your marketing campaigns to the next level with a structured Digital Strategy. Book a consultation with one of our specialists today!