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Digital marketing has exponentially become the marketing tactic of choice for businesses of all sizes.

Due to the rise in popularity of social media and e-commerce, traditional marketing tactics have become increasingly less popular. Although there are many advantages to using digital media, employing a mixed marketing strategy, combining digital and traditional marketing tactics, can optimize the reach of your brand message to your customer. To ensure your business's name is cutting through the noise and standing out to your potential customers, we have compiled a list of 6 Non-Digital Marketing Tactics that still work, even in the 21st century.

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In the last decade, marketers have had to overcome a wide range of shifts in marketing and advertising strategies and take advantage of technological disruptions. However, the last year has fundamentally demonstrated the adaptability and effectiveness of digital marketing strategies on a whole new level. Given that the COVID-19 global pandemic has drastically transformed how we communicate and interact with each other, businesses are having to learn how to accommodate for the “new normal”. Although there is a long journey ahead in the road to recovery, extended lockdowns & the ongoing pandemic continues to push marketers to pursue steady and reliable strategies to engage and connect with consumers and companies alike. 

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Why would anyone buy your product? Why is it better than your competitors? Where can it be bought? What value can it really provide? You might have the answers to these questions, ready and available, but it counts for nothing if you can't project your voice loud enough for customers to hear it.  

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With nearly 2 billion monthly active users, Facebook stands as one of the most far-reaching platforms available to your brand. By creating a Facebook page for your business, you create an avenue to accessing this huge market audience, for the mere cost of 1 hour of your time.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly had an extreme impact on small businesses globally. These changes have required small businesses to adapt fast in an attempt to overcome the negative ramifications that come with a global pandemic.

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COVID-19 has redirected people’s lifestyles with changes to the traditional office routine. So how do you stay focused on overcoming new problems while maintaining an efficient work schedule?

Marketing in a time like this requires adaptability and control over your time, performance, and productivity. Identifying the challenges facing your brand is the first step to overcoming the obstacles of marketing in these uncertain times. Here are some challenges you may be facing and ways to overcome them.

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Marketing is an overarching area that infiltrates all areas of our lives and provides us with a greater insight into the human psyche and trends prevalent throughout society. Working at an outsourced marketing agency has provided me with an abundance of experience and information about the business world, that will translate throughout the rest of my career.

During my time as a marketing intern for Marketing Eye, I have had the privilege of receiving real-life work experience and utilising all the tools I have received at university in real-life applications. Not only have I learnt a great deal about marketing, but I have learnt even more about myself and my capabilities in taking on new challenges and roles.

Reflecting on my experience, today I’ll be talking about the 5 most important lessons I learned during my first internship, working for an outsourced marketing agency.

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With the onset of COVID-19, there have been significant lifestyle and working changes including social distancing and other pandemic measures. Given humans are naturally social creatures, the sudden changes caused by the pandemic have caused a severe cultural shock. For employees specifically, the widespread shift to working from home (WFH) and loss of face-to-face contact can threaten to dissolve company cultures, and leaders must now develop an action plan to keep culture alive!

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The digital marketing space is continuing to grow at a rapid pace, with the constant development of new solutions and technologies to improve business marketing performance. In the arena of these new technologies, many marketers and small business owners may be asking themselves which solution is best fitted to their company. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s always great to try and experiment with the latest and greatest advent in marketing. However, it’s been observed that traditional and more reliable methods consistently produce better results for businesses over time.

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It should come as no surprise that following the pandemic last year, e-commerce has had exponential growth. In 2020 alone, the cumulative value of retail e-commerce sales worldwide was 4.28 trillion USD and is expected to reach 5.4 trillion US dollars in 2022.  The demographics of online customers are also shifting as it is not just Gen Z and millennials driving this growth, but also older shoppers.

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Marketing ensures greater success for your business goals and has always been an important aspect for companies wishing to excel in their industry. Small businesses generally have less staff, fewer resources, and a smaller budget which means reducing costs in areas where possible is essential.

There is no doubt more pressure on reducing budget due to the constant loom of COVID-19 over our heads. However, there are many ways to successfully market your small business that helps you outperform giants giving much more effective ROI. Here we have provided you with a quick marketing cheat sheet to running a cost-effect marketing strategy to get your business flourishing.

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With the onset of the digital age, every aspect of the business has changed, with the introduction of digital technologies propelling marketing forward. Previously, marketers were limited in their ability to measure impact and analyse data, as they lacked the feedback across channels to gather these insights. Nowadays, the digital age has resulted in an influx of data that marketers can use to enhance their marketing strategies greatly. The efficacy of these digital technologies is evident in the transition to digital marketing, reflected by its accounting for more than 50 percent of global advertising spending in 2020.

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In an increasingly competitive market, knowing how to execute an effective customer marketing strategy is critical. Your ability to retain current clients will determine the success or failure of your business. Moreover, customer marketing strategies play a central role when recruiting new customers and help to further foster loyalty and trust.

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