Importance of Digital Marketing for Small Businesses
Digital Marketing is slowly casting a shadow on its analog counterparts. From the last decade or so,with the emergence of social media and growing use of smartphones, the latter one’s meaning has lost in this new world.
What is its relevance in the marketing world?
The smartphone market has grown in leaps and bounds in India. From an era, wherein the usage of smart phones was limited because of expensive tariffs, this trend slowly changed over a period. Globally it was a rapid evolution over the past decade or so and smart phones gave you the power of internet at your fingertips 24/7, 365 days. This has been a totally disruptive game changer be it social behavioral disruption or ‘how you do commerce’ disruption.
India has grown into a behemoth when it comes to the number of users for devices such as smart phones. This could be ascertained from the fact that there are over 500 million + users for these devices in this country.
What are the benefits of this type of marketing?
There are many distinct benefits of digital marketing for small businesses.
Level playing field :the digital marketing platform ensures a level playing field for such businesses when compared to their rivals and large enterprises. This is because there can be analytics provided to judge for the small businesses themselves to stay in the cut-throat competition around. Previously this was limited only to large enterprises.
Cost-effective:this format is very cost effective when pitted against the traditional marketing. A large part of this is because it negates the use of advertisements in newspapers, books, telecommunication, television and radio broadcasts.
Digital marketing is a boon for businesses that have understandably less capitalization and resources. This type of marketing is to stay for a long time as people have a penchant to use the internet for their daily needs and entertainment on their handset; what with smartphones becoming your primary and lasting companion forever.