What is online marketing?

From the course: Online Marketing Foundations

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  • Course details

    Learn how to promote your business effectively online and develop a targeted online marketing strategy that engages potential customers throughout the digital landscape. In this course, Brad Batesole explains today's digital marketing techniques in simple terms, demonstrating how to build a successful online marketing campaign for all digital channels: search, video, social, email, and display.

    千亿体育app Brad shows how to evaluate your website and identify conversion goals, measure and interpret website analytics, get the most out of SEO, and set up your first text and display ads. See how to connect with communities on the leading social networks, learn best practices for developing and distributing video marketing content, and find out what makes an email marketing campaign successful. This course also covers content marketing, mobile marketing, and influencer marketing, as well as recommendations for expanding your digital marketing skillset. Upon completing this foundational digital marketing course, you'll be equipped with skills and strategies that can help you navigate today's online landscape and develop a smart plan of action.

    Instructor

    • Click here to view Brad Batesole’s instructor page

      Brad Batesole

      Partner @ Madecraft | Instructor @ LinkedIn Learning | Growth Marketer

      • Brad Batesole is an internationally recognized marketing thought leader.

        Brad has led teams at top companies including LinkedIn, LegalZoom, Lynda.com, and TMZ. He's a proven entrepreneur, startup advisor, and growth marketing expert. His wildly popular instructional marketing courses are among the most watched online.

        Brad has spent more than 15 years working at the crossroads of growth marketing, business development, and advertising. He was featured in Entrepreneur magazine after launching his first successful business at the age of 15. Brad honed his skills working as a growth consultant alongside brands large and small, including Warby Parker, Staples, BioLite, Dickies, and Urban Outfitters. He has also served as an advisor to multiple startups, providing marketing direction and strategic advice.

        In addition to speaking at conferences nationwide, including CES and SXSW, Brad is constantly learning the latest marketing tools and technologies. Brad's passion for marketing is rivaled only by his passion for flying and whiskey—at separate times, of course.

        Today, Brad is the chief learning officer at and can be found on Twitter @bradbatesole or .

    Skills covered in this course

  • Connecting with customers online

    - When we talk about online marketing, we're essentially talking about promoting your business online using a variety of channels. And these channels include search, social, video, email, and display. You see, today's customer lives across these channels and online marketing is about finding ways to be present and stay present at the right moments to capture the customer. The internet has transformed the way that people buy products or services. And, now, with mobile smartphones, that experience is everywhere. This puts the customer in charge of the buying process. They're armed with resources to conduct research, compare options, share what they've found, and even ask their peers for recommendations, all digitally. And, often, this happens simultaneously. What was once the norm in marketing has taken a backseat to its online counterpart. Print continues to drop in readership. People are leaving cable for on demand shows served up by digital companies like Netflix. And we're distracted by our mobile devices while we walk on the streets, so we miss advertisements in the windows and next to the bus stops. Streaming music has replaced radio. And the opportunity to pay for many services eliminates advertising from interrupting our experience. The Yellow Pages has been replaced by Google Local and Yelp, where the consumer can easily read reviews and see pictures of the business. Even in brick and mortar, people are holding their phones, scanning barcodes, chasing deals, and deciding whether it's cheaper to buy online. And that's where online marketing comes in. As a business, you need to stand out throughout the journey a buyer takes. With so many user interaction points and what seems like an endless amount of channels, online marketing can feel overwhelming. To focus it, let's talk about the three types of media you'll be using in online marketing: paid, owned, and earned. Your paid media will make up everything that you, well, pay for. This will include channels like Google AdWords, Facebook paid ads, and display marketing. Your owned media will encompass channels like your website, your list of customers that you use to send out emails, and a blog with an active readership. Earned media is the world of organic press. Your social media accounts, mentions on other blogs, and articles written about you make up the channels within earned media. Now, all of these channels overlap just as a user will overlap as they interact with each. And, together, these make up the foundation of online marketing. So, at the end of the day, online marketing is the process of putting your business front and center along the journey that your customer takes.

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