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Outperform Your Current Marketing Campaigns by Up to 300%

In digital marketing, two pivotal strategies — integrated campaigns and cross-promotion — play a vital role in creating a seamless and connected customer journey.   

Research by Gartner found that integrated digital marketing campaigns that span four or more channels can outperform your single or dual-channel campaigns by 300% 

But what exactly is integrated marketing, and what benefits can it bring to your business? Here’s why you should prioritize this in your digital marketing strategy in 2024. 

What is integrated marketing? 

Integrated marketing refers to creating message consistency across digital channels to tell a story or share an idea. It differs from multichannel marketing, which focuses simply on utilizing multiple platforms to execute a campaign, by maintaining the same central message and language, regardless of the channel it’s shared on. 

One example of a successful integrated marketing campaign is Snickers’ “You’re not you when you’re hungry” campaign. While the channel execution changed to adapt to various markets using print, social media, television and retail media, the universal message remained the same: When you’re hungry, your mood changes. This consistency is one reason why the 2010 campaign successfully continues to this day. 

Benefits of integrated marketing campaigns 

More than 65% of marketers believe that digital marketing campaigns should aim for end-to-end customer experiences and journeys across channels and devices – a feat that can be best executed by tapping into the power of integrated marketing and cross-channel promotion. Here’s how integrated marketing campaigns can transform your marketing results. 

It boosts awareness, visibility and credibility 

Just about every marketing plan starts with the goal of getting potential customers to notice you. Integrated media campaigns expand your reach to wider and more diverse audiences, which increases your visibility and the likelihood of reaching the right people.  

One effective way to boost your brand awareness is by creating seamless campaigns across your SEO and paid advertising. The synergy between SEO and paid advertising can be a symbiotic relationship that heightens a brand’s presence on search engines.  

While SEO lays the foundation for organic visibility, paid advertising strategically reinforces your brand and targets the right people.  

Your coordinated campaigns should complement each other to enhance the impact of each channel. Whether you’re creating awareness or nurturing post-purchase connections, this unified approach creates a more aligned and effective journey for your customers.  

It creates a cohesive brand journey 

People like to know what to expect. Integrated campaigns facilitate coordinated marketing efforts throughout the buyer’s journey. This means that SEO, social media, email, and paid advertising work in tandem, ensuring that your brand’s messaging remains cohesive and aligned at every touchpoint.  

Your integrated marketing campaigns should create a harmonious and memorable brand presence. Considering the average person sees up to about 100 ads per day and needs to be exposed to a message at least seven times before they make a purchase, memorable messaging is key to integrated campaign success. 

Creating a cohesive brand journey with aligned messaging can: 

  • Lead to increased brand reinforcement and loyalty 
  • Increase customer satisfaction 
  • Improve customer retention 
  • Reduce customer acquisition costs 

It saves you money 

Integrated media campaigns also benefit your marketing budget. When messaging is aligned, you don’t need to waste time or money developing different copy, images or graphics for each channel. This reduces design and copywriting costs and can free up your time and budget to create higher-quality content. 

Integrated marketing can also increase your team’s efficiency and productivity by streamlining: 

  • Creative production 
  • Asset distribution 
  • Internal communication 

It strengthens engagement across channels 

Cross-promotion is a versatile strategy that can be strategically applied across various stages of the buyer’s journey.  

For example, during the awareness phase, SEO helps broaden your reach. In the consideration stage, SEM campaigns encourage prospects to make a purchase or commitment.  

Cross-promotion strategically elevates brand visibility and engagement by promoting one digital marketing channel within another. It establishes a network of touchpoints that work cohesively to keep customers actively engaged. 

Drive more business and awareness with expert-led integrated marketing campaigns 

As businesses navigate the dynamic digital marketing landscape, recognizing the power of integrated campaigns and cross-promotion is pivotal for creating a seamless, connected journey that transcends individual touchpoints. By expanding on the coordination and versatility of these strategies, brands can not only capture attention but also guide their audience through a consistent and interconnected brand experience.  

TruStar Marketing specializes in enabling your brand story to unfold naturally across digital channels. Our SEM, SEO, social media, and content services allow your campaigns to reach their full potential, resulting in the best possible ROI for your business.  

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