Virtual Marketing: Brief Outline

Virtual marketing allows running a business alongside communicating with customers or business partners with the help of digital technology and instruments. This kind of online promotion is actively used and gaining more popularity.

Consider a famous quote by Bill Gates, “If your business is not on the Internet, then your business will be out of business”. According to Demand Sage, in 2022, about 72% of the budget was spent on virtual marketing. While in 2021 companies’ investments in this method of promotion were equal to $436 billion, in 2026, the investment is expected to hit $807 billion.

Virtual marketing: what is it and how does it work?

Virtual marketing means the promotion of goods or services with the use of advanced technologies, tools, and telecommunications. It includes all types of Internet promotion: PPC, SEO, SMM, mailing, and many more.

Each stage of a company’s development requires special digital tools, the choice of which depends on your goals and tasks. This variability of methods provides a business with the possibility to plan and build a strategy, using the resources available and achieving desired results.

Benefits of virtual marketing

Virtual marketing offers a range of opportunities to reach a company’s target audience. And the segment a business belongs to does not really matter. The variability of instruments, each performing its own function, allows a company to select the things that will work out, based on the goals, target audience, and stage of business development. Nevertheless, it is possible to outline several universal advantages of virtual marketing.


In traditional marketing, a specialist is forced to be limited by geography when searching for potential customers. Digital technologies eliminate this issue: internet tools allow focus on consumers all over the globe. An understanding of your audience, together with a well-designed marketing strategy, will surely increase your coverage.

Personalized approach

Virtual marketing ensures a strong connection with customers through the use of personalized content. Digital tools offer the possibility to collect data, such as geography, age, purchase history, customer journey, and many more.

Based on this data, companies can create content, adapting it to their target audience. This approach helps to gain a more loyal audience while increasing sales volumes.


Interactivity is the advantage of virtual marketing, not provided by television or printed advertising. Companies can get instant feedback from their customers and make required changes in real time.


Virtual marketing is resistant to changes. All materials are digital. They can be reused or optimized. For instance, a mailing campaign can be transformed into a social network campaign. You can thus extract more value from marketing campaigns.

Types of virtual marketing

Virtual marketing consists of a significant number of components, each responsible for its own processes. The choice of a type of promotion will depend on the level of business development, its goals, and resources. I suggest discussing several frequently used options.

Content marketing

Content marketing involves the publication of informative and valuable materials for the target audience. These can be blog messages, infographics, videos, etc. You provide consumers with relevant information, helping them make a well-grounded purchasing decision. You thus engage and retain your customers.


SEO configures your website and its content for search engines. You can influence the Search Engine Results Pages (SERP) for the customers to be able to find your page. You can increase the rate of your site and attract more traffic, using keywords in the website text.


Social media marketing is used on popular channels, e.g., Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, to reach clients. SMM is aimed to increase brand recognition, attract traffic to your website, expand audiences, grow sales, as well as form the community around a brand.

Virtual marketing strategies

Both in traditional and virtual marketing, the results can be achieved only with the help of quality-built strategies. Here are several points that should be considered when creating one.

Social media presence

Social networks are an efficient platform that allows building a strong bond with the target audience. The channels can be used to distribute quality and appealing content that people want to share. You can thus retain new customers and engage new leads.

Implementation of email marketing

E-mail marketing implies sending advertising messages to customers siding their emails. It is focused on strengthening relations with clients and promoting your brand or product. This method can also be used to increase the number of visits to a website or attract potential customers.

Use of paid ads

Paid ad is a strategic way to reach users that are unaware of your business. CPC or ad banners can be used to cover a larger audience, attract potential clients, and increase your sales.

In fact, there are many more instruments used to build a strategy. The question is what you want to achieve and how much time, effort, and finances you are ready to invest.


Virtual marketing is not just a combination of powerful promotion tools, but a need. A quality-developed strategy worth every cent invested. It is a chance for businesses of every size and development level to scale, enlarge their audience, and expand their sales volume.



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