A STUDY OF VARIOUS DIGITAL MARKETING TRENDS USED BY VARIOUS BUSINESSES DURING THE PANDEMIC
Sanjeevani Pandey, Dr. Pranati Tilak
Asst. Professor, PIBM, PUNE University
The unprecedented event of the COVID-19 pandemic severely hit every stratum of the economy. Right from local business & start-ups to multinational chains, every enterprise experienced a sag because of a sudden & massive hindrance to their networking & reachability to clientele. Amidst this strenuous financial environment, some budding trends accelerated to become core competencies & survival strategies of these businesses. Digital Marketing & leveraging a presence over the internet expedited as a life-saving, more so, a transformational strategy for many brands. Through this study, the researcher aims to unveil the various approaches, investment trends, & sought-after domains of digital marketing that helped brands survive the pandemic. To effectively do so, the researcher approached various digital marketing firms as sources of garnering preliminary information. For this purpose, the researcher, with the help of primary data & secondary data from the digital marketers, concluded that brands invested in digital marketing during the COVID-19 Pandemic, more than ever. There were also emergence of newer startup ventures & solopreneurs who leveraged the digital media to generate profitable alternate sources of income. The most sought after digital marketing services were, Social Media Marketing(SMM), Website Development & Search Engine Marketing (SEM).
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Environmental Economics, Commerce and Educational Management
Published on : 2021-07-31