In the past, major multinational corporations and smaller mom and pop shops relied upon traditional advertising strategies to capture and retain customers for their products and services. One of the most popular of these traditional advertising strategies consisted of placing large and ornate print ads in magazines, newspapers, and journals which circulated all across the country. Another one of the most popular advertising strategies consisted of showcasing products and services at those annual and semi annual conventions which were hosted all across the country; the most successful companies always made sure to showcase their products and their services at the annual and semi annual conventions which almost always attracted thousands upon thousands upon thousands of potential customers, clients, and investors. Still another one of the most popular advertising strategies consisted of placing large and ornate billboards over busy city intersections and along the sides of major interstate highways; these billboards ensured that busy motorists would learn about the company and the products as they sped across town.
Today, however, digital technologies such as the internet have rendered many of these traditional advertising strategies obsolete. Today, companies can no longer expect to capture and retain customers for their products and services using print ads, billboards, and conventions because the vast majority of modern customers do not read print publications (such as newspapers, magazines, and journals), drive their cars across the city or the town, or visit large annual and semi annual sales conventions. Instead, the vast majority of customers learn about new products and services through social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook or through popular search engines such as Google and Yahoo. Indeed, advertising experts suggest that more than 90 percent of all customers use a search engine at some point during the shopping process, and that another 50 percent of customers use their smartphones while they are standing in a brick and mortar retail store trying to decide whether or not to purchase an item or service.
In order to capture and retain these customers who love digital technologies, many companies have started to embrace online advertising and Dmc advertising strategies such as search marketing. Although the specifics of online advertising vary between companies, the vast majority of search engine advertising strategies operate according to the same principles. First, the company researches keywords and key phrases which are associated with the products and services that they want to sell. Second, the company writes articles, blog entries, and blurbs which use the keywords and key phrases. By posting these articles, blog entries, and blurbs on websites which are associated with these products, these digital advertising experts ensure that their websites rank highly on internet search engines.
Although some companies prefer to engineer their own internal internet advertising campaigns, the vast majority of companies prefer to outsource these internet advertising duties to third party companies. The reasons vary from company to company, but many companies have reported that they lack the time, the energy, the resources, and the expertise to develop killer advertising plans. Furthermore, they would rather use this time to develop better products and services than their competitors.