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Integrating Digital and Offline Marketing Strategies

Written by
Pavlo Fedykovych
Published on
January 7, 2024
May 29, 2024

When it comes to offline marketing strategies, they don’t exist without the digital medium in 2024. Everything is interconnected now. If it’s not, your business might have a problem. You may have a printed billboard and digital advertising screens sending the same message directed at your target audience. They might include a QR code that leads customers to a dedicated website. All of it while launching a campaign on social media.

Bridging digital and offline is amazing. Here are the best practices for integrating your offline marketing strategies and online with the help of digital advertising screens.

Mastering the multichannel offline marketing strategies

Why utilize one channel if you can use multiple? 

That’s the question business owners should ask themselves when designing marketing in 2024. 

Simply put, a marketing channel is a medium that is used to get the branding message across. You have the traditional ones like printouts, static billboards, flyers, magazines, and direct mail. As you can see all of them are at the core of the offline marketing strategies

But then there are modern ones like digital advertising screens, AI-powered solutions, AR activations, social media, VR campaigns, website ads, and SEO. 

When we talk about the multichannel strategy it’s always about thinking of your branding as a diversified process that doesn’t use any of the channels exclusively and aims to take advantage of every single one.

After all, the brand message would be more powerful when you’re using all the present marketing tools available.

Another great advantage of such an approach is that you’re getting much more customer attention.

Unified messaging 

You don’t want marketing chaos, do you?

Keeping your brand message unified across all the marketing mediums is key to success here. 

If you’re launching a new campaign, make sure that it gets the same results in every iteration.

Let’s say you’re promoting a new shoe line with the tagline “It’s ideal for your feet.”

You decide to run the campaign using the multichannel approach and will use social media advertising, a series of digital billboards, fliers next to the retailers that sell this shoe, and targeted Google ads. 

While you can design the campaign in a way that will include all the specifics of the chosen mediums, you should run the “It’s ideal for your feet” tagline equally throughout all the channels.

Merging two worlds for more efficiency 

When you’re operating both traditional (offline) marketing channels and digital ones, it’s sometimes confusing how to merge them and make them work together. 

Offline marketing strategies don’t always adapt ideally to the online. However, there’s an easy and powerful way to ace both. You need a digital signage display. 

Screens exist in the offline world while being a direct link to the online. A QR code can send the real-life audience to any place online that you want. AR can be activated using the visual power of the displays. And touch-based solutions make sure that the customer is duly engaged and immersed in whatever experience you’re promoting. 

Another great example of the digital screens' efficiency is their ability to gather instant feedback from the target audience.

Importance of a channel-tailored content

Going multichannel in no way means that you should use the same content for every medium. This is a straight way to failure. 

What you want to do instead is carefully study the specificity of each marketing channel and tailor your content accordingly. 

For example, if it’s a video and you want to roll it out across different platforms such as digital screens offline, TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube, the path to succeeding in each of these channels will be slightly different. 

Digital signage offline favors quick under-10-second snippets that immediately capture the attention of the passerby.

TikTok should involve the special format that is used on this particular platform and take into account the Gen-Z targeting. 

Instagram favors more visual content and your promotion would depend on the type of advertising placement you choose (Reels, Post, Stories). 

You can go longer on YouTube depending on your budget and there are certain rules to follow according to the target audience you’re choosing to advertise to. 

As you can see, the specifics matter and each of the channels has its modus operandi that your marketing strategy should take into account.

Pop-ups for the win

We’re big proponents of a pop-up concept in retail. And it’s not only us, the organization of such happenings has become one of the hottest new trends in both digital signage and marketing.

So if you want to provide your customers with a cool immersive experience that includes both traditional and digital, pop-up is the sure way to do that.

From the highly creative fashion experience to more down-to-earth shopping mall activations, the pop-ups can be used for multiple purposes, can include many digital features, and are destined to engage with your target audience on a more personal, more visceral level. 

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