Top Marketing Strategies For 2024
With the rise of new technologies like AI, marketing in 2023 was a wild ride. Naturally, this sparks the question of what the New Year will bring. To help agents keep pace, we’ve compiled a list of top trends that agencies can leverage in 2024 for better customer experiences and enhanced business growth.
Short, mobile-friendly content reigns supreme
It should come as no surprise that mobile strategies will remain central to marketing efforts 2024. Customers have long been gravitating toward mobile devices as their primary method for accessing information. That trend is not slowing down, and agencies may want to consider whether their content is mobile friendly. At the same time, research shows that stakeholder attention-spans have grown shorter in our digital-first world. This means content must be instantly engaging and accessible from any device.
The past year will always be remembered as the moment when AI went from being a novelty to a mainstream business tool. Title professionals looking for competitive advantage can consider incorporating these programs into their marketing efforts. While still an emerging technology, generative AI can be used to dramatically accelerate an agency’s marketing via:
- Automated content generation
- Graphic design
- Competitor analysis
- Drip email campaigns
- AI-powered chat bots
- SEO analysis and improvements
Time and time again, research shows that customers care deeply about who they do business with. Corporate reputation is important for attracting and retaining partners. One way for a company to advance its reputation is to commit to corporate responsibility initiatives, and then promote those efforts through marketing.
Some areas to consider, include:
- Environmental: Consumers increasingly want to interact with companies that are environmentally friendly. Businesses can respond in a number of ways, for instance by promoting green IT, which involves committing to responsible IT recycling.
- Social: A business’s social impact is also important to potential customers.A company that puts equitable pay and volunteerism at the heart of its culture can engender goodwill with its audience andstrengthen its overall brand reputation.
- Governance: Last but certainly not least is corporate governance, which refers to the practices and processes by which a company operates. Implementing ethical governance policies can often result in enhanced brand trust and longer-lasting relationships with stakeholders.
Focus on video
As we move into 2024, more and more brands will come to see video as the cornerstone of their marketing efforts. While this can sound costly and intimidating, it doesn’t have to be. Check out our blog on shooting high-quality videos on a budget to get started.
Video can be utilized across your different channels and platforms. Whether it be on social media, email or in paid advertising, video can have a dramatic impact on your audience. Video is also increasingly being prioritized on Google’s SERP (search engine results page), which means it is also important for SEO.
Don’t forget the human touch
As you can see, digital tools will continue to define marketing in the New Year. However, technology does have its limitations. Impactful moments of human-to-human interaction are an important complement to digital marketing. For instance, practicing an elevator pitch allows you to clearly articulate your agency’s value proposition in face-to-face settings. This type of marketing often engages prospects in a much deeper and more meaningful way than other mediums.
Data privacy and governance
Customers’ concerns about how businesses use − or misuse − their personal data have been escalating for years.” Recent polling from 2023 confirms this, with over 81% of people indicating they are concerned about what information companies are collecting.[i] To maintain a positive relationship with your customers, now is a great time to review your data collection and governance policies. If necessary, rewrite your privacy policies for maximum clarity and ensure they are readily available on your website.
Let’s seize the New Year
The start of a new year is an excellent time to review and improve your marketing. While our list is by no means comprehensive, leveraging these trends can provide you with a great foundation for seizing 2024 and making it your best year yet.
Take the next step by catching up on Alliant National’s 2023 marketing blogs.