The world as we say at current day scenario has turned into a digital cosmos. In each and every nook and corner, our universe is connected digitally and this situation has lead to the formation of what we today know as “digital drive”. Digital drive has bound the vast universe to surrender into one single platform in terms of communication and connectivity. The Global Centre for Digital Transformation says or explains that change in an organizational structure is the foundation of digital business transformation”. Digitalization is transforming every aspect of human life. We are thriving in an era where mass production has been hooked by mass customization, where human intelligence has lead to the development of a totally different world that is known to be world of digitization. The global society in current day scenario is thriving in the frontiers of digital age. The form or concept of digitization has entered in almost every field including that of marketing and advertising communication process.
While talking about digitization and digital marketing it is pertinent to know what is digital marketing? To define digital marketing it can be said that it is the use of digital technology or digital platform for communicating marketing messages to targeted customers and at the same time to allow or to accept valuable opinion and feedback of customers by using the platform of digitization and digital media. Digital media keeps a scope for or provision for audience interaction. The internet can be denoted or acts as the main medium for digital marketing. It can be said that internet is the cosmos in which information is disseminated and it is through the use of our smart phones and PC s that we can get or receive access of the information being disseminated.
The best part of about today’s digital world or global media is that a person residing in a remote corner can gain accessibility to the digital world with the help of advanced technologies and innovations can reach out to the latest information. If we talk particularly about India then many metropolitan countries, as well as Suburbs, has developed a lot in terms of Information Technology and related business.
While discussing about development of Information Technology it is quite pertinent to discuss Information Technology and digital marketing that has observed a rapid growth and drastic change in the heart of the city of Durgapur. In previous decades Durgapur was considered to be a small town that had a handful of facilities for its dwellers. And people used to depend mainly on Kolkata for any major facilities like education, medical, etc. But gradually Durgapur has observed metamorphosis and has attained the contour of a mini metropolis that has achieved the tag of “Satellite town” of Kolkata. Durgapur has now become the fastest growing industrial city in the state of West Bengal. In recent times with rapid change and developmental activities, the city of Durgapur is gradually changing its status from “small city” to “Smart city”. Durgapur being very close to the “City of Joy” Kolkata has developed itself in every possible way in terms of infrastructure, healthcare sector, entertainment and amusement and it can be said in the true sense as the satellite city of the metropolitan. The smart city Durgapur is endowed with lush greenery and plenteous of space for the people to thrive in. The city of Durgapur with steadily changing scenario has gradually along with time observed the hasty development of Information Technology which has led to the development of IT related services or IT industry including that of digital marketing. The digital marketing service providers in the region of Durgapur provides an ample of opportunities and variety of related services for their clients so that they can excel in the process of communication and to disseminate proper information to their targeted audience.
The services that consist of digital marketing and that are usually offered by the service providers can be classified and segregated into some distinct types like-
· Search Engine Optimization ( SEO ) – That generally helps in getting found on Google.
· PPC or Pay Per Click Advertising.
· Banner Advertising that helps to pay for banners to get visitors to your site.
· Blog creation.
· Social media handling
· E-mail marketing
· Generation of lead
· Managing online PR by publishing press releases.
· Handling consumer or customer reviews.
In an age where almost each and every kind of business is thriving in an era of digital drive, they need to understand how well to utilize the medium of digital marketing in order to reach target customers and to cut down the cost of promotion and to make an organization more supple.