There is already so much data in the world that many people are suffering from information overload. According to statistics, by 2025 it is projected that there will be 175 zettabytes of information worldwide. (To put this into perspective, a zetta byte is 1 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 bytes.
Artificial intelligence (or ‘AI’ has it’s known in most digital marketing circles) will become ever more important in order to assist us with organising this information. Approximately 37% of organisations have implemented AI in their day-to-day operations and this number is set to increase as the amount of information, which needs to be categorised, increases as well.
When you think about the capabilities of AI, systems such as Alexa are just the tip of the iceberg. Already, AI is being used to regulate thermostats and in designing smart workspaces. However, we’re going to see a lot more implementation of AI in digital marketing.
“AI is already being used in digital marketing processes,” says Lisa Schneider, managing director of the Digital School of Marketing. “The most seen is chatbots which function as CRMs as well as virtual sales assistants.”
AI has improved the digital marketing processes of companies by increasing efficiencies and keeping in touch with customer needs so as to be better able to respond.
While the power and usefulness of AI in digital marketing is undeniable, as with everything there are possible downsides of artificial intelligence that you need to carefully consider when going for this system.
Something to consider
If you do look seriously into implementing AI in your digital marketing, you need to make sure that you introduce an aspect of personalisation in your marketing.
“It’s very easy, with chatbots in particular, to apply generic solutions to customer-facing activities, such as only inputting one message into the bot and getting that delivered to everyone – no matter what their question is,” says Schneider. The big drawback is that if people cotton onto the fact that you’re not taking the time to personalise your responses they will turn away from you brand.
“AI is not a quick fix for your digital marketing,” concludes Schneider. “You need to put in the required research that will help you to maximise this tool’s effectiveness for your business.”
The Digital School of Marketing is an online provider of accredited digital marketing education, which will allow you to get an edge over your competitors. To find out more, visit our website on www.digitalschoolofmarketing.co.za. Call us on 0861 428 710 or e-mail: email@example.com. Join the conversations :
DSM, the Digital School of Marketing, is South Africa’s preferred provider of accredited digital marketing education. Our educational institution is unique as all of our marketing courses are accredited by the MICT SETA ( Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority) and we’re a member of the IAB South Africa.
The Digital School of Marketing is also an internationally endorsed member of the CPD services body of the United Kingdom, rendering all courses internationally transferable and endorsed.
We offer the most extensive array of digital marketing courses available in the market, at the most competitive prices. All courses have easy and flexible payment options, making learning highly sought-after digital marketing skills, within everyone’s reach.
All courses are comprehensively designed and ideally suited to the demands of the digital marketing industry.
Want to continue this conversation on The Media Online platforms? Comment on Twitter @MediaTMO or on our Facebook page. Send us your suggestions, comments, contributions or tip-offs via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.