TV is too costly. Radio is outdated. Print is fading. Outdoor is limiting. So, what’s left? The most advanced, trending and buzzing marketing sensation – Digital Marketing. Giving all the pluses you might be on the hunt for, while planning the marketing strategy, digital marketing is a blessing for small businesses and young start-ups to unveil the most tremendous possibilities of budget-friendly marketing, no other media could ever offer. Internet is guzzling over the globe, at a lightning speed. People are going gaga over accessing various products and services over internet. Age-old long queues and manual processing has been replaced with simplified online options. Paying bills, transferring money, shopping, chatting, meeting, sharing, everything is going online! With this, the data centric usage of media and tracking the consumer information has gotten speed. Now, no one wants to rely on arbitrary returns. Things are getting real. Numbers are everything. This is exactly why for small businesses and young start-ups, digital marketing has emerged as the most cost-effective tool to get on their brands on the top. Some of the noteworthy advantages, digital marketing offers can be listed as follows: The Kick-Start As the popular phrase says, “Well begun is half done”; indeed, the initial boost of starting a business is among the most vital motivations and strategically one of the key factors that decides the fate and fortune of any new company. Unfortunately, starting up is also a very critical point from marketing perspective. Simply because everything is at stake; there is no glorious past to flaunt around and on the top of all of that, minimal budget to promote the brand with. This is when easy, quick and economical options to rapid-fire the brand name all over the markets seems nothing short of a supernatural favour. With creative and effective digital marketing tools at hand, your business can definitely have a splendid kick-start to ram the target audiences with, that too without any critical-to-brand risks. The Brand Democracy On digital, you don’t need to be big enough or rich already. This platform offers a truly democratic nature of competition where smaller brands can compete with the biggers ones, without the market biases of costing burdens of traditional media. Here the concept and content is the king! Lesser Cost As compared to traditional media like Print, TV, Magazines, Outdoor, etc. Digital Marketing can be done with very less cost. This means players with tight marketing budget can also expect commendable returns for every penny spent. Tangibility Unlike other media with some of the most complex calculations and tactics involved, to understand the data around the marketing efforts; Digital Marketing has very simple to use matrix that allows easy access to measuring and monitoring every move and update, at a live pace. You can go as customized as you can imagine and pull out some of the most utility-centric facts and figures, when it comes to Digital Marketing. Time Factor In this rampant world, who wants to wait? Who’s got time? Essentially no one. Time is money. And money is everything in the world of Branding and Marketing. It is all about saving the most and making the most of anything and everything. This is why, one of the most awesome things about Digital Marketing is, that it doesn’t take time. It needs just an eye-blink’s moment to deliver the results you would like to see. This is because the back-end programmatic modules are coded keeping in mind the time-to-time monitoring and updation aspects. Flexibility With most of the traditional media options, there’s no Ctrl+Z. There is no going back or changing anything. Arrow once launched, launched forever. This problem is very well taken care of with digital marketing solutions. With the flexible parameters, you have the option of changing things, improving them, updating them or completely replacing them, at any point in time. This ease of flexibility leaves enough scope for experimenting, testing and rectifying things even at the last moment. Snowball Effect With digital marketing things don’t get static, they keep moving and adding up. One good customer feedback or FB share creates a snowball of multiple inputs and piles up into a big marketing impact. Traditional media, has a more close ended content delivery where audiences cannot reciprocate their opinions, views, suggestions or feelings and hence limit the brand development to a few subjected to the marketing efforts. Limitless Reach Yes, the world does indeed become the canvas and all you paint reaches to people and consumers across the globe. Any other media, doesn’t provide this kind of globalized reach and that too at a price this conveniently affordable. Willingness Option Unlike newspapers stuffed with ads and outdoors shouting with the lights and contrasts at your eyes or television, blocking your program for minutes at a stretch; digital media is a subtle one, when it comes to reaching the consumer. The option to or not to see an ad or a marketing content makes digital marketing a hate-free promotional experience. Mobile Audience People are always on the move. Everyone – from a kid going to school all the way to an old man working out in the garden. This constant mobility limits most of the print and TV marketing options. However, digital marketing comes with a mobility advantage. You can reach out to your target group at any time, any place, and any day. That’s simply because digital marketing relies on the mobile devices such as laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc. Hence, the extent of intrinsic reach provided by digital marketing are way beyond any other options in traditional marketing media. Your Own Big Data If you were to look back 10 years from now and trace a marketing strategy or content or data associated with the other media, it would indeed be almost impossible. That’s because most of the traditional media rely on manual data compilation and storage. This is also where digital media takes a lead. With integrated cloud computing solutions, you can make sure your essential data and information derived from Digital Marketing is safe and secure, at all times. Images “ Business team against digital marketing / Shutterstock.com“ ________________________________________________________________________________ Tweak Your Biz is a thought leader global publication and online business community. 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