Foundation of digital marketing
Interpret how to plan and execute search engine related marketing strategy.
Your small marketing consulting firm was recently hired by Costa’s Customs. Costa’s Customs is a clothing retail company considering a complete rebranding, as their current reputation is dated and no longer appealing to desired market segments. In the past, Costa’s Customs experimented with digital marketing initiatives but the campaign had been poorly thought out and poorly implemented. The previous campaign had very little engagement and was a failure that turned management off from online marketing channels completely. Costa’s Customs’ current marketing strategy ignores all forms of digital marketing. They’ve come to your company for advice and recommendations for improving their marketing efforts. Your administrator has put together some preliminary research on Costa’s Customs’ background for you to look over. Click on the link below and read through it in order to familiarize yourself with the business.
Your administrator lets you know that Costa’s goals are to grow online clothing sales by 50% within 6 months and traffic to their website’s blog by 100% in 18 months.
In your first weeks of reviewing Google Analytics for the company’s website, you have noticed that the website gets very little in the way of search engine traffic. You approach your administrator with this information, and she has asked you for a report detailing:
· Summarize organic and paid-search-engine-related marketing and include an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of each method, focusing on the Google search engine.
· Introduce the topics of paid and organic search through an executive summary focused on historical context and current best practices.
· Hypothesize on how both paid and organic search could be used by Costa’s and what results might happen if campaigns were created.
· Create your own sample Adwords text ad and meta title and description for a page showing in organic search with a justification for creative direction of each.
· Adwords title limit is 30 characters and 80 characters for description.
· Search result limit is 60 characters for title and 160 characters for description.
· All of these character limits include spaces.
· Conclude your report.
· Why is it important to pursue both paid and organic search campaigns?
· How are each approaches different in terms of speed at which they work and costs short and long-term?
1. Introduction included an executive summary of paid and organic search’s strengths/weaknesses, providing full historical context and well-defined best practices.
2. Identified how organic and paid search campaigns could be created and what results might happen along with well-defined reasoning.
3. Adwords text ad and organic search result included both title and description, followed character limits, was written with company goals in mind, and a justification for each was provided.
4. Conclusion summarized why it is important to pursue both paid and organic search campaigns, highlighted differences in terms of speed of effectiveness, and demonstrated an understanding of associated costs short vs. long-term.