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Marketing In The Virtual World

Marketing In The Virtual World - WebCreatify

There was a time when we had to roam all day to buy goods and sometimes we did not get any goods. Both our time and energy were wasted. But what could we do, we had no other option. If you look at the business man’s perspective the reach of traditional marketing was not enough to attract the attention of people. So he had to confine the business to a specific geographical area only. But everything changed with time. Technology has improved and all work started going digital even the markets. We shifted from physical markets to virtual markets. No worries whether it’s raining outside or it’s too sunny, we can shop anytime. Life has become easier due to the virtual marketing. So, let’s study in detail about it.

What is the concept of virtual marketing?

Virtual marketing can be used to describe online marketing/advertising. It includes formats like email marketing, social media marketing, blogs, contents, and other digital formats. The business is conducted via the internet and does not have physical premises to interact with customers. It does not involve any face to face conversation. More and more businesses are relying on virtual marketing.


Advantages of virtual marketing

Cost-efficient

Involves flexibility

Beneficial to small businesses

Global reach to customers

Does not require any huge office space

Broaden your scope

Easy to  set up 

Easy to expand

Virtual Marketing vs. Traditional Marketing

Virtual marketing:

Presence of virtual market

Great exposure

Time saving

Low cost

No fixed time for selling 

Global reach

Includes content marketing, SMM, email marketing and many more

Traditional marketing:

Presence of physical market

Doesn’t allow exposure

Time consuming

High cost

Fixed time for selling

Reach to the specific region only

Includes promotions, exhibitions, PR, etc

Effective methods for virtual marketing

Search engine optimization (SEO) – it helps to make your site more attractive by making certain changes to your website design and content. 

Social media marketing (SMM) – it is a marketing tactic that indulges the use of various social media platforms such as Face book, Instagram, Twitter, and many more to connect with millions of users globally to increase sales and promoting the brand.

Podcasting – it is a technique that allows the users (internet) to download audio files to their computer or mobile device from a podcasting website.

Content marketing – it is a form of marketing strategy/tactics that focuses on creating and publishing useful, valuable and relevant content to attract a targeted audience online with the aim of achieving the goal and expanding the customer base.

Affiliate marketing – it is just like influencer marketing and depends on the influence of people to bring in sales and includes various influencer campaigns.

Email marketing – it is a fast and cost-effective method of marketing that allows us to reach new customers by encouraging repeat website visits. It keeps the customer informed and updated about your brand.

Social media – in today’s time social media is one of the effective ways to reach millions of users. It has become an important platform for brand promotions, targeting audiences, and many more. 

As observed various small and large businesses are relying on virtual marketing. They are creating pages on Facebook and Instagram also have contests and giveaways. This has helped them in creating more customers. The virtual market is growing eventually and has created lots of opportunities globally.


Marketing is not the art of finding clever ways to dispose of what you make. It is the art of creating genuine customer value.

                      -Philip Kotler

References:

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-future-of-virtual-marketing


Ritika Pundir

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