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Nearly everyone uses digital marketing to big themselves up – and businesses are no exception!

Digital marketing is basically the promotion of products or brands, via one or more forms of electronic media. As more and more companies and organisations engage with consumers by using digital platforms such as the internet and social media, the role of digital marketing is becoming increasingly important to a business’s success. It is an ever-growing method of promotion and it’s why companies use marketing techniques that include digital to advertise and promote their products to as large an audience as possible.

What jobs are there in digital marketing?

There are different career areas including social media marketing, which is concerned with attracting high numbers of internet followers on social media through a distinct online presence. There is also search engine optimisation (SEO) which deals with finding strategies to increase the number of visitors to a website, enabling it to become higher-ranked in search engine results, pay per click (PPC) campaigns, mobile marketing and affiliate marketing.

What is a typical day like in digital marketing?

A typical day includes activities such as designing website banners, conducting keyword research, reporting on web statistics, keeping up with current digital trends and new social media platforms being set up to rival Facebook, Tumblr and Pinterest etc., as well as contributing to company and industry blogs and managing e-communications.

 Do I need a degree to get into digital marketing?

You can access a career through both the graduate and non-graduate route but unless you have lots of practical, hands-on experience in this line of work, the non-graduate route is a trickier option. If you opt for the graduate route, all degree subjects will allow you to entry onto a digital marketing training scheme but there are some particularly useful subjects to think about studying, such as marketing and social media, marketing, business, journalism and creative design. Due to the competitive nature of the industry, studying one of these related subjects could increase your chances of gaining a place on a training scheme.

Can I do a digital marketing apprenticeship?

Yes! this apprenticeship trains you to become a specialist in all electronic marketing techniques and develops your communication and research skills. You’ll work alongside people experienced in digital marketing staff, gain job-specific skills, earn a wage and get holiday pay and you’ll also study part time towards a related qualification. Go to the Government’s website for more information on digital marketing apprenticeships.

About The Author

Megan Wright is studying for A-levels at Thorpe St. Andrew Sixth Form, Norwich

About Lynette Daly

Lynette is the publishing editor of Moving On magazine. Moving On is devoted to helping young people make good choices for their future – education, qualifications and careers. Moving On really wants to motivate you! Our articles cover a range of topics to inspire and give ideas. Our magazines are delivered free to all schools, colleges and sixth forms in England and is also available online.

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