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5 Marketing Trends to Expect in 2024

You know what they say: The only constant is change. Marketing is no exception. 


Marketing strategies and tactics are constantly evolving, and businesses need to stay ahead of the curve to connect with target audiences in 2024. 


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To help, here are the top marketing trends we think you should get ready for.


1. Continued Personalization 

In 2024, the trajectory of personalization in marketing continues to grow, fueled by the increasing accessibility of personal data. Crafting unique customer journeys is no longer just a tactic but a dynamic strategy still gaining momentum. Tailoring content and recommendations to individual preferences remains at the forefront. This creates immersive journeys across touchpoints of all kinds.


A personalized approach ensures that each customer's experience is uniquely crafted. It fosters a sense of value and relevance. Recognizing customer preferences contributes to long-term relationship building and encourages positive word-of-mouth. 


A shining example is Amazon's recommendation engine, which proves leveraging customer data results in highly effective campaigns. Statistics affirm this trend: 80% of consumers are more likely to buy from a company that provides a tailored experience according to Slideshare


2. Building and Nurturing Online Communities

Online community formation boomed during the pandemic. With platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Zoom, Teams, Substack, Patreon, YouTube, etc. (you name it!), digital communities are more accessible than ever.


As such, online community development for brand-building is a tactic taking center stage. It’s a pivotal strategy that centers on brands managing communities in a way that fulfills their, and their customers', needs. 


Research from McKinsey emphasizes that community-based marketing is the method of choice for new startups. Examples include LinkedIn community groups, interactive social media posts like Q&As, and exclusive content for community members. 


As brands enhance customer loyalty through community engagement, expect online communities to play an even more crucial role in 2024’s marketing strategies.


3. More Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a linchpin in modern marketing, revolutionizing data analysis and customer behavior prediction. A surge in AI-integrated and AI-generated content is anticipated as marketers leverage this technology for writing content, creating images, and more. Despite the cost-effectiveness and time-saving benefits, maintaining a "human touch" remains crucial for quality assurance.


Look out for AI making its mark on calls to action (CTAs). We predict that going forward, CTAs will not only reference AI but also invite consumers to let AI perform various tasks for them, such as starting a virtual chat, scheduling a meeting, or adding a reminder to their calendar. 


As AI continues to evolve, its integration into marketing strategies will be a key trend to watch in 2024.


4. Continued Emphasis on Video Advertising

The momentum of video marketing shows no signs of slowing down. Short-form video still dominates and the rise of live streaming continues to shape video advertising. 


The 2023 State of Marketing Report by Wyzowl found that the highest-ever proportion of marketers (96%) continue to value video as an ‘important part’ of their marketing strategy. 


Video storytelling and user-generated content emphasize the importance of creating captivating visuals to capture the audience's attention. Savvy brands will continue to leverage visually engaging content to enhance narratives and encourage user participation. 


5. Content Marketing Still Prevails

Content marketing stands strong as a steadfast strategy heading into 2024, especially as companies try to get noticed in the digital crowd and show up at the top of the search results. 


Companies should focus on crafting in-depth assets such as case studies, expert interviews, and webinars to build trust. Emphasis on SEO-optimized content will be paramount, as it aids in attracting higher volumes of organic traffic from search engines.


Strategic alignment of content marketing and lifecycle marketing is another crucial element for comprehensive strategies. For example, companies that create compelling content assets (blogs, articles, whitepapers), and then promote them in lifecycle marketing campaigns (a series of emails welcoming new users, for example) will see the biggest return on their effort. The key is to not only capture attention, but add value to your audience's experience.


As we navigate the ever-changing terrain of marketing trends, one constant remains: the customer's experience is at the forefront. 


From tailoring content to embracing emerging technologies, successful marketers in 2024 will prioritize the customer's journey, adapt to evolving technologies, and craft compelling narratives to forge lasting connections in an increasingly digital world.


Ready to leverage the latest marketing trends to make 2024 your best year yet? We are. Drop us a line if you want to partner!


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