August 6, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis is having deep-rooted effects across all life and business activities; and the marketing practices are not an exception!
In fact, the effects of the COVID-19 had been reflected through the digital marketing campaigns and can be easily noticed within the very basic model of marketing, which is the marketing mix (4Ps).
New offerings are advertised every minute; we’ve been noticing products/services that had never appeared before the COVID-19 crisis. Just a few examples of those include sanitizing products, devices, and services. The impacts of COVD-19 in terms of products and offerings are not limited to the healthcare/medical products, but in fact, every other sector had been offering new products/services to help the consumers facing the crisis. For example, the IT & web security companies had to offer modernized solutions to help to secure the increased dependence on e-services (e-learning, e-commerce, e-banking … etc.).
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, people become fearful to spend any money, especially on non-essential products and services as they’re not confident their income stream will continue. So, businesses are striving to address that by offering deep discounts and values, attractive promotional offers, free delivery, or extended credit terms some time with no interest.
This could be arguably the most important change in the marketing mix strategies adopted by companies. Where for example most training providers were shifting all their offering to the e-learning mode; i.e. providing courses via live/online classes.
Similar to this change, the medical services providers had been capitalizing on providing e-health and telemedicine services.
Using COVID-19 related designs is the main theme for all the graphic designs used to promote all products and services; regardless if they relate to healthcare/medical categories or no.
Using face masks and gloves became an essential theme included in every single design having human characters. Also, using the Corona Virus shape in designs especially when related to healthcare / medical products.
So, it is very clear that digital marketing is one of the practice areas that had seen very obvious reflections of COVID-19. Every digital marketing campaign should be tailored for the COVID-19 period in terms of at least one item of the marketing mix (4Ps).
Amid the Corona-virus pandemic, your marketing efforts might not have the same ROI as they did before the pandemic. So, understanding the current and potential demand in your market is vital to make the right marketing decisions based on the various conditions in your market. As a digital marketer, you need to be learning how to adapt your digital marketing practices to cope with the COVID-19 crisis; you can get the complete learning you need to optimize your digital marketing campaigns amid the COVID-19 crisis by joining our next class (online/live).
The IMP practical digital marketing diploma has been designed to provide you with learning on how to adapt your marketing during the Corona-virus pandemic and to help you make the most of your marketing efforts during the current challenging conditions or any future ones.
Now it’s time to update your information about the marketing mix and how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the 4Ps and the digital marketing activities as well.
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