The online culture, has, in recent years, led to the creation of a niche area of advertising where expertise is not that easy to come by. Digital marketing requires unique skillsets that vary from one position to the other. The inclination to hiring digital marketing has been on the rise – in fact, over the last two years, 44% of companies have been hiring additional marketers. Some reasons for this are outlined below.
1. Digital Marketing Motivates Professional Development
As the need for digital talent continues to grow, there’s also been growth in the number of people being hired within the digital marketing world.
Within one year, the demand for digital specialists increased by about 19 per cent, proving that this is one area of expertise that’s is in high demand. According to the report, of all the people hired, 42 per cent were assigned positions permanently.
In fact, in America, digital skills are currently driving the professional development market. It is estimated that the sector will be worth about $8.5 billion by the year 2020.
2. It Is a High-Demand Skillset
Of the companies surveyed, 56 per cent planning to hire this year indicated that they would include digital marketing expertise to the list of skills applicants should possess. These skills include:
- SEO and SEM
- Content creation and curation
- Lead generation
These skills are no longer unique to digital marketing related jobs only. Today, they have started to spread to traditional advertising positions too and will … Read More