Digital Marketing Trends 2022
Another year has come and gone and it’s nearly time to welcome 2022 with open arms. The last twelve months have taught us some lessons in relation to marketing; from social media blackouts to lockdowns to clever campaign creations from businesses all around the globe. Below is a list of six digital marketing trends for 2022 with examples and takeaways for marketers.
1. Nostalgia Marketing
Post pandemic culture has left people craving for the comfort of the familiar in these tumultuous times and there’s data to prove it.
2. Word of mouth marketing
More and more brands are realising the value of user generated content and are putting measures in to scale it.
Consumers today are belief driven and are increasingly looking for authenticity from brands. The concept of user generated content is not new however the shift toward belief driven buying has made peer reviews and word of mouth marketing way more important than a carefully curated Instagram feed of a brand. Platform such as YouTube will make a comeback this year with more businesses investing in user generated content in order to drive sales.
3. Social commerce
Social commerce is one section of the eCommerce ecosystem that is clearly booming and will continue to grow. Moreover, an aspect of social commerce which will gain traction in 2022 is influencer marketing.
This is so as influencers can;
The rise in applications like TikTok and Twitch also shows the potential for activating influencer partnerships.
4. Niche communities
Social media is noisy, and users are increasingly moving away from this to create niche communities, where they can connect with like minded individuals. Examples of this are ‘BookTok’ a book community and ‘CleanTok’ a cleaning community, both on TikTok.
This is a larger sign of short form entertainment like TikTok but also subcultures and communities. Furthermore, these communities give users a sense of belonging at a time of immense upheaval where human connection is lacking.
Niche communities also exist on larger platforms, for example through Slack channels, Facebook groups, whatsapp chats etc.
5. Micro content
Digital Marketing Trends in 2022 will see brands embracing bite size consumable content. As with the meteoric rise of TikTok and other platforms’ reaction to it such as Youtube Shorts, Snapchat Spotlight and Instagram Reels, it’s a no brainer.
Digestible + entertaining = winning content
6. Cross generational marketing
Every marketer is trying to attract the attention of Gen Z’s. However, it’s important to look past the fads of one generation and understand them all to market better.
Takeaways to keep up with the Digital Marketing Trends for 2022
As 2021 comes to a close, professionals are taking the time to reflect upon what they learned and celebrate big wins. What has been the biggest learning from this year for you?
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