The Most Anticipated Website Trends for 2022
In the previous article we outlined some of the up-and-coming trends in 2022 focusing on Websites. We will now do the same but instead highlight the trends expected to change the way we see marketing.
We have highlighted five of the most prominent trends we anticipate for 2022.
1. Short-form video will be a priority.
Short form video really took off in the early stages of 2020, when TikTok was by far the number one place to go to for short-form content, and videos only a few seconds long captivated their audiences. Short form video is great news for businesses, as it holds a very high ROI due to the videos literally taking seconds to make. (Some of the best are made on handheld devices, even further lowering cost.)
Marketers should invest in Short-form video in 2022 (if they haven’t already) – it is the perfect platform to increase brand awareness, advertise products, and in turn increase revenue. Social media can help you achieve two of these, and Short-form video is the modern way of achieving this.
2. Influencer marketing will still be a key lead/revenue driver.
In 2022, this is one of the trends that many businesses are planning to prioritize, behind short-form video content and inbound marketing.
This is because in 2021 the use of influencers skyrocketed; they have a very high ROI when used alongside short-form videos and permanent quality content. The things that will inevitably change over the coming years are the types of influencer that brands focus on – most choose to sign deals with the biggest and most popular influencers but, in reality, it may be more effective to use micro-influencers with under 100k followers as they could be more effective.
3. Audio content will take a front seat.
Video is the leader when it comes to content marketing. However, audio is slowly creeping up into the mix. Of those who do use it, most find it to be one of their most effective trends today. It is recommended to increase your investment in ‘podcast’ type material into 2022 to take advantage of its sudden rise in popularity.
4. Social responsibility will be more important.
Most customers will see their trust in you as a key driver in their purchasing decisions. In the modern age, consumers want and expect brands to be more transparent and take a stand on social media. Covid-19 seemed to ignite everyone’s attention to the social responsibility of the businesses they purchase goods and services from – they wanted to see that their favourite organizations were following guidelines and doing their utmost to follow regulations in this regard.
5. Brands will continue to apply inbound marketing strategies.
Inbound marketing focuses on attracting potential clients toward you rather than the other way around. It has never been more important that you cater to your clients’ experience when working with you, or purchasing from you, by creating valuable content.
These are what we see as some of the biggest trends expected to influence marketing strategies in 2022. Marketers have a busy year ahead – they must publish regular, tailored content for their clients, whilst also communicating and engaging via audio/video content, structured around a strong inbound marketing strategy.
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