Small Business Marketing Trends for 2024

February 25, 2024

When it comes to running a small business, having a strategic marketing plan in place can make the world of a difference.  According to a recent Taradel marketing report, 94% of small businesses are planning to increase their spending on marketing in 2024. Here are several marketing trends predicted to be popular in 2024.

AI-optimized content
AI is infiltrating the search environment, and that means that small business owners must adapt their content creation and posting methods, according to an article from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Google’s new Search Generative Experience (SGE) is changing traditional search dynamics, emphasizing simple information for better search visibility over more complex content. Because of this, it will benefit businesses to use straightforward, easy to understand information to ensure information is readily available to potential customers.

Integrating online and offline efforts
In 2024, more small businesses are engaging in “omnichannel communications,” merging online and offline marketing to enhance the customer journey. According to the Chamber of Commerce, aligning online initiatives such as Facebook ads with in-store promotions or email campaigns help provide a seamless customer experience. Utilizing tools like Google Analytics and Facebook Insights to monitor customer interactions across various channels enables businesses to tailor marketing messages effectively.

Video marketing

According to an article from Forbes, short-form videos, live streaming and interactive content are becoming increasingly important marketing tactics. Businesses that take advantage of these types of multimedia content may gain a competitive edge, as they help convey brand messages in an engaging and memorable way. 

User-generated content

User-generated content (UGC) is another powerful marketing tool that gaining popularity. UGC is original, brand-specific content created by customers and published on social media or other channels. By involving the audience in the creation of brand content, UGC can enhance brand credibility and increase customer loyalty, according to Forbes.

Some marketing tactics stay consistent year after year, but many marketing trends evolve due to ever-evolving technology, so staying on top of the trends can be key for small business success.

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