Leveraging Multichannel Marketing for Better Customer Acquisition

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    Multichannel marketing is becoming increasingly popular, and this trend is set to continue. In order to be competitive in 2022, businesses must prioritize multichannel marketing as their major campaign strategy.

    Today’s consumer is everywhere — on the web, on social media, on mobile, and switching screens every minute. Multichannel marketing is being used by brands more than ever before to better engage with customers. Multichannel marketing, at its core, enables businesses to reach and satisfy customers through their preferred channel. With customer acquisition continuing to be an important metric for success, marketers can leverage this approach to navigate a challenging digital marketplace and offer outstanding experiences that reflect the lives of customers.

    Here are a few best practices marketers should keep in mind when developing a multichannel marketing plan.

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    Reduce Barriers to a Positive Customer Experience

    Consumers are always eager to learn more about a company’s products and services, but their enthusiasm can be quickly stifled if accessing a website or watching a video on the company’s current offering is more complex than it appears. A simple way to approach multichannel marketing initiatives is to reduce friction or the barriers that obstruct a better customer experience.

    People are always willing to learn more about a company if it appeals to them, so taking steps to make engagement easy for them from the start can pay off in the long run. Consumers are more likely to see what brands have to offer if friction is reduced at the start of the interaction.

    Create a Channel Focus

    The channels available today are infinite, especially with new media emerging on a regular basis. Social media platforms are effective channels for businesses to join industry groups and leverage ads to target specific audiences based on user behavior and demographics.

    They can also push leads down the sales funnel by combining content and email marketing.

    By no means does multichannel marketing mean that all channels should be targeted. For example, a B2B company with few or no ties to Instagram should avoid spending money on the platform because their target demographic does not use it.

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    Leverage CRM Platforms

    Technology is at the heart of multichannel marketing. Businesses will achieve better results if they use better technology to execute their multichannel campaigns. They can load several channels with content every day, but if they don’t tailor their campaign to the right demographic, it’ll be a complete waste.

    Marketers can keep track of all customer-related data in one place with the help of smart CRM software. It will help in the development of a single view of the consumer. Furthermore, because CRMs track how users move between channels and identify trigger events, marketers can create customized campaigns for users to increase sales and conversions.

    Content for the Channels Should Be Customized

    Marketers must customize each piece of content differently on each platform to better resonate with their target audience in order to get the most out of their multichannel marketing strategy.

    It’s critical to tailor content for each channel. Instagram users, for example, respond better to images and videos. Twitter users, on the other hand, like precise yet conversational and intriguing content.

    Marketers must evaluate the customer experience from various channels to their website when implementing multichannel marketing initiatives. They need to make switching between channels as easy as possible for users.

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