Digital Marketing Trends In 2021: What Does The Future Hold?


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A new year calls for the emergence of more new things. And the latest digital marketing trends that are to emerge in 2021 is indeed exhilarating. 

This year of 2021 is indeed a most awaited one because of what we as a world prevailed in 2020. But among the chaos and hardships that prevailed, if there is one sector that thrived, then it is the digital world. 

With the phenomenal revolution that happened with the digital sector in 2021, the sole way of carrying out education and working at corporates in itself took a very predominant digital front. 

This has increased the willingness to use digital media platforms, and the ease of accessing things online is widely welcomed. 

It is no doubt that there is a vast opportunity for the digital marketing sector to flourish in 2021. With that being said, let us look at the predominant digital market trend that is expected to trend in 2021. 

Micro videos 

The attention span of people has reduced by significantly large amounts and consumption of content within a short time is what anyone’s willing to do nowadays. 

Reels are the new Instagram feature that is actually doing considerably well. 

Almost similar to tik-toks, these micro-videos are widely put to use by creators to deliver short, crisp and to the point contents. The audience reach and engagement for the micro-videos are also profound.

Live sessions 

During the lockdown, people made use of the numerous webinars and online conferences, to gain knowledge and skills. Attending seminars and conferences were never this easy pre-pandemic. 

This shows that live sessions are expected to do well. Whether it is an online conference or an impromptu knowledge sharing session, people are foreseen to use it. 

Youtube advertisements

Youtube advertisements exist, no matter how annoying it is for the viewers. But despite that, ads which are innovative and have the ability to keep the viewers hooked do have a good watch rate. 

Youtube advertisements are a good source of revenue generation for the YouTubers, and they increase the sales and reach of the bands as well. Making use of which expect to see innovative youtube advertisements being deployed. 

Brand based innovations on OTT

Over the top (OTT) content is the new talk and a very much preferred recreational hub that we can afford at the comfort of our homes. 

Brand advertisements on the television front are something that we are aware of. With all of using online streaming services to consume content, brand based innovations in the content creation of OTT platforms are expected to reach levels. 

User-generated content

People are social animals, and connectivity is the prime focus. No matter how much of an investment is thrown toward marketing, if there is one way of marketing that will never go out of waste, then that would market through people. 

Influencer and Youtubers are sure to come up with numerous brand-based content creation henceforth, and it is on notable digital marketing trend that is going to exist in 2021. 

Socially conscious marketing 

Social consciousness is something many are aware of and are mindful of implementing in their content. Socially conscious content where inclusion, equality, sexuality, mental health affairs, sustainability and much more are expected to boom. 

These not only add quality in the society but also opens up a wide array of scope for people to open up on issues that really matter. 

Conversational marketing 

Conversational marketing will help create a personalized user experience for the brand. Getting the user-base data and generating leads is also a smooth experience with the use of conversational marketing carried out through live chatbots, FB messengers, LinkedIn broadcast and more. Conversational marketing is user-centric, to the point and is a quicker way of increasing sales. Conversational marketing will expand as a digital marketing trend in 2021. 

Voice-based search 

With Alexa and Siri there to guide us, google searches have never been easier to carry out. Voice-based searches are easy, to the point, crisp and better. Voice-based searches and widely carried out by many millennials.

When it comes to carrying out SEO, for voice-based searches making use of interrogative sentences starting with what, where, and when can benefit great results as they are the basics of how voice search results are carried out in general; with full interrogative sentences. 

LinkedIn advertisements

LinkedIn is gradually reaching much wider recognition among many. Not that it wasn’t recognized before; it’s just that LinkedIn is turning towards a better place where one can build a personal brand for themselves. The amount of leads generated through, LinkedIn is also more. 

With the amount of personal information that it is available on LinkedIn, the scope for LinkedIn advertisements to capture a good place in the digital marketing trends is a wide one. 


Snippets are small pieces of information on the content that you searched for. Snippets give a brief overview of the exact content that you were looking for. Thus, snippets provide content right at the beginning of the search and ensure a zero-click search experience for the users. Blogs with apportioned snippet contents rank better in the search engine page results and more likely to drive better traffic. 

Google business page

Google business page is the key. It gives a much better of a reach for brands and businesses. It is one free tool which you can make use of to give your business authenticity and a very organic reputation among the searchers. 

Having a good and updated google business page can help your business result better among local searches and generate immediate and good leads. 

2021 is the year when digital marketing is going to be welcomed by many with open arms irrespective of the businesses. The trends estimated above are sure to do absolutely well in digital marketing.

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Digital Scholar is a premier agency-styled digital marketing institute in India. Which offers an online digital marketing course and a free digital marketing course worldwide to elevate their digital skills and become industry experts. Digital Scholar is headed by Sorav Jain and co-founder Rishi Jain, who are pioneers in the field of digital marketing. Digital Scholar’s blogs touch upon numerous aspects of digital marketing and help you get intensive ideas of different domains of digital marketing.

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