As a digital marketing company, we often get asked what skills are required to become a successful digital marketing. In our previous blog posts, we discussed the basic marketing fundamentals as well as the types of marketing channels that you need to master. Here are a few more skills that you will need to cultivate on your journey to becoming a successful digital marketer:
Communication is the x-factor in a digital marketer. You need to be an awesome communicator to become an awesome digital marketer. You need to insert different types of communication on the right platforms at the various stages of the consumer’s buying journey.
- Data-Driven Marketing
Data is the biggest tool in your arsenal on your journey of becoming a digital marketer. Firstly, you will need to understand where your data lies. There are multiple data sources such as your Google Analytics and CRM systems that you can draw from. As a marketer, you need to know where the data that you are looking for is and secondly, what type of data you are looking for. You need to be sure what metrics you are tracking and what insights you are going to draw from this data.
- Technical Skills
This is the area that most digital marketers struggle with. If you need a landing page, for example, you will need to go back to your website and design team to create this for you. If you rely on designers and developers, it will take longer for you to deliver a project, which is why it is advisable to learn some of the basic technical skills. If you are more focused on big-picture thinking and coming up with winning digital campaigns, then you can outsource aspects of your project such as web development, web design, PPC campaign management and copywriting to a company like WSI OMS.
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