As this deadly pandemic, Coronavirus seems to be not leaving us any time soon, making its way across the globe; the whole planet is on high-alert. All the world’s biggest mighties seem so helpless and scrambling to deal with this novel Covd19.
This crisis makes us choose from our priorities, which is either economy or human safety. Of course, without any second thought, all the countries have responded similarly, choosing human lives and safety as their topmost priority. This led many governments to encourage the public to avoid large gatherings and try putting a cease to contagion.
The latest article in the New York Times said that a critical concern is; as the virus persists in marching upon many dead bodies across Europe and the US, consumers will stay home.
But, the point in question is, till when? How long can we put businesses aside and keep that “We’re Closed” board hanging? There comes a time when we all will be out of cash and need to mint some money to keep the human lives going.
So, if the virus is rigid enough not to go anywhere this easy, we have to embrace this situation and adapt to the changes it brings. It is high time businesses and marketers keep attentive eyes on the ever-evolving circumstances and resume their business operations accordingly for the foreseeable future.
We already notice a behavioral transformation, with people shunning not only work, but eateries, bricks and mortar stores, and other public spots where they might spend money. With potential buyers choosing to stay at home, online digital marketing may become any brand’s best defense against Coronavirus.
How Should Marketers Respond?
With inestimable loss due to sudden lockdown and order cancellations at a massive level, companies are cutting huge costs. This makes room for digital marketing to take over traditional ones. It is because digital marketing is what seems to be the need of time; in terms of both affordability for companies and the right way to reach out to the potential audience.
With little to no people traveling and hitting roads, billboards, and other types of off-screen advertisements will go in vain. As a response, brands can consider reducing any future pop-ups, events, or off-line ads. It is because of the obvious reasons that most people won’t be able to see it, since they all are inside their homes, and on the phone, probably using social media.
Thus, social media and digital platforms are what marketers should most focus on. Brands should redo their marketing budgets and invest ‘in-person’ marketing dollars into digital marketing strategies.
Get the Most out of Your Digital Marketing Efforts
Considering all that’s happened and will happen, your business must be quick to adapt and surmount any barriers. If you can reallocate your marketing budget, consider doing it in such a way that gets you ahead of your competitors. You can have this edge by implementing more and more digital tactics such as online webinars, going live or posting recorded video content, and written content that depicts your audience’s needs.
At the end of the day, any amount of time consumed in strategizing and optimizing your digital marketing scheme will be fruitful. The overall outcome you are to harvest will far outlast the deadly virus.