Whether or not your business is suited to digital marketing depends very much on the nature of that business, where it is now, and where you want it to go in the future. If, for example, you’re a dairy farmer in rural Benue state Nigeria, have a fixed contract to supply yam to the local co-operative, and have little, if any, scope or ambition to diversify and grow your business year-on-year, then digital marketing probably isn’t for you. Likewise, if you’re a local butcher with an established client base in a thriving market town in the Abule-Egbe-Abattoir area of Lagos state Nigeria, and simply want to maintain the status quo, then again you’ll probably do just fine without digital marketing.
In 2017, people will embrace more tech solutions and become more technology savvy, they will also grow more impatient as there will be more things competing for their attention. A lot of people will focus on what directly benefits them, resulting in more avoidance of intrusive adverts and promotions.
In the digital space, 2017 is a year for businesses with a well targeted approach to marketing.