8 reasons to run digital marketing in Nigeria and how to run a successful digital marketing campaign.
Digital marketing in Nigeria has come to stay and it is meant to help organizations and businesses to reach their online communications goals, and in case of businesses achieve internet marketing aims.
A digital marketing campaign like every other kind of advertisement has one of the two main aims, awareness or result, whatever is your aim for the campaign is, digital marketing is sure to deliver more than any other forms of marketing channels.
Questions on the minds of every business person.
when is it the right time to run online marketing?
Should we run a digital marketing campaign because competitors are running one?
Should we run a campaign because we have the budget?
Is it necessary at all to embark on digital marketing among other questions?
In this article today we will try to answer the question when to run online digital marketing. Let’s us first establish the fact that online digital marketing campaign is not meant for businesses only who have products/services to sell in Nigeria or for-profits orientated companies alone. No, digital marketing goes beyond that to include nonprofit organizations such as churches, NGO, schools(selling education), government agencies for public enlightenment among others.
Let’s further establish this, according to the marketing discipline, we were told in the marketing school that there’re marketing mix which consists of elements of marketing. There’re: place, product, promotion, process, physical evidence, price, and people. Each of these elements is further divided to include their elements, for example, elements of promotion are: public relations, advertising, personal selling, word of mouth, direct marketing and so on.
What to deduce from this explanation is that marketing is beyond selling and using profit-orientated enterprise alone.
However, for the sake of simplicity, this post today will be focused on the promotion aspect of the marketing mix, in our situation digital marketing, i.e marketing using digital space.
Below are some of the reasons or when to run an online digital marketing campaign.
To launch new products or services:
When your organization wants to launch new products or services, as the launching of the product means to let target consumers or potential buyers know about your new products. This involves informing Nigeria’s customers and potential clients through online advertising by way of online publicity and educating them.
You can employ online public relations tools such as press releases, interviews etc. targeted at the specific audience to correct the wrong impression about products/services, encourage Nigeria’s general public to embrace particular ideas as regard societal issues etc.
To change the position of well-established product:
Every product has a life cycle such as the introduction stage, growth stage, maturity stage, and decline stage. When a product gets to its maturity stage it might be a time to change its position and consumer perception through innovation and strategic repositioning. This is to avoid the product entering into the decline stage which could make it hard to continue making profits for the company. When all the innovation and positioning is done, consumers need to be communicated with regard to all the new developments. To carry out this, online digital advertising campaigns need to be embarked on.
To take advantage of a seasonal sales peak:
Taking advantage of the seasonal peak is one of the reasons to run digital marketing campaigns in Nigeria in order to promote your product and service during its best selling period. Many products and services in Nigeria’s market have time they’re mostly consumed or bought e.g fashion and event services during the festive period. Because other companies and organizations are likely to be competing for the same buyers/subscribers, online digital marketing will be embarked on to the market to customers and potential buyers in the market to stimulate demand and possibly win buyer’s attention away from the competitors.
Extra use of products:
To encourage extra use of products and services by the end-users. In marketing, there is what is called market penetration and one of the strategies of market penetration is encouraging extra use of products to stimulate more demand from the current consumers. For example toothpaste seller running adverts showing the importance of brushing teeth three times a day, unlike one-time a day many homes are custom to. Thus, the advert is meant to change consumer’s behaviors to consume the product more, therefore leading to extra use of the product.
To achieve fast rate of trials and sampling:
Is your business having services with trial offers or products with samples? You’re sure that you have excellent products and render exceptional services yet you’re not getting enough potential consumers and buyers to trial the product or to give a sample to test its quality? Then this is time to run online digital marketing campaigns to promote the trials and sampling to millions of Nigerian consumers and potential buyers through meticulous digital marketing campaigns.
To engage the general public:
Are you a public figure such as politician, public office holder or activist who needs to influence Nigerian masses, attract supporters and Nigerian masses to believe in your movements or issue important to you? Then this is time to run a digital marketing campaigns to engage millions of Nigerians.
The good news is that Alternative Adverts being a leading online advertising company in Africa is here to help you run massive online awareness campaigns. Also, are you a government agency in need to reach millions of Nigeria with any issue important for the government of the day? Then you need to carry out public awareness campaign via digital space.
Are you planning an event be it carnival, rally, concert or summit? This is time to run online advertising for the event. This is to enable you to attract participants to the event and also educate them about the upcoming event in areas such as event’s features, benefits; whether it’s free or paid, locations among others. All these will be made possible through informative and persuasive online event digital advertising campaign.