3 Marketing Strategies That Will Disappear in 2023

Marketing strategies are constantly adapting to the ever-changing digital landscape. Some stick around longer than we think they should, and others vanish faster than you can even notice.

In this post, we’re delving into three of what we believe to be increasingly obsolete marketing strategies that were heavily prevalent in 2022 and leading into 2023.

Yaniv Masjedi
CMO, Nextiva

Their expertise has helped Nextiva grow its brand and overall business

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3 Marketing Strategies That Will Disappear in 2023

We’ll share our thoughts on why we think these three strategies will be just a memory by 2024 and inevitably replaced by bigger, better approaches.

1) Copy-Paste AI Content Won’t Last Long

The shortcomings of AI content in its current state highlight the fact that it could be better optimized and ready to be deployed with human intervention.

However, this doesn’t mean that AI content itself will vanish from the marketing scene. Instead, the emphasis will shift from publishing AI content as is, to using AI as a valuable tool to expedite content creation and streamline the writing process.

By the end of 2023, and likely throughout 2024, we will witness a boom in the adoption of AI content creation technologies. Marketers will increasingly turn to AI to reduce the time it takes to produce content. However, instead of accepting AI-generated content at face value, marketers will recognize the need for heavy modifications and refinements (not to mention AI detection tools) to make it truly exceptional:

AI or human content detector

While AI technology continues to advance, achieving the level of perfection necessary for autonomous content generation is still a work in progress. It is fairly likely that by 2025, we will witness significant advancements that will bring AI-generated content closer to its first version of perfection.

However, until then, it is crucial for marketers to exercise caution and not solely rely on AI content in its raw form.

Marketers will find the most success by embracing a collaborative approach, leveraging AI to assist in the content creation process while relying on human expertise to curate and refine the material.

Modifying AI-generated content involves infusing it with emotions, context and storytelling elements that resonate with the target audience.

Human writers possess the unique ability to add depth and authenticity to content, creating connections with readers on a personal level.

This collaboration between AI and human writers fosters a symbiotic relationship, allowing the strengths of each to complement and enhance the other.

As the marketing industry progresses, it is important to recognize that the disappearance of “raw” AI content in its current form does not imply the obsolescence of AI technology itself.

Instead, it signifies a pivotal moment of realization and transformation, where marketers acknowledge the potential of AI as an invaluable tool to expedite content creation while understanding the importance of human creativity and expertise in refining and elevating the content.

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2) LinkedIn Will Shift Toward Better-Quality Content

One of the trends that we can expect to witness in 2023 is the fading of insufferable content on LinkedIn.

The platform has become increasingly inundated with self-congratulatory posts and individuals patting themselves on the back. These types of content often revolve around personal achievements or boastful narratives that fail to provide genuine value to the audience. However, as we move forward, a transformation is on the horizon.

LinkedIn has been grappling with this issue, recognizing the need to improve the overall quality of content on the platform.

For example, there was a post by Braden Wallake wherein he shared a picture of himself crying, claiming it was the toughest day of his life after laying off a significant number of his staff. This post garnered substantial engagement, highlighting the tendency for certain types of content to generate attention despite their deplored nature.

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Fortunately, change is in the air.

The LinkedIn algorithm is poised to evolve and become more sophisticated in its content evaluation. The platform will likely implement measures to throttle the prevalence of self-congratulatory and cocky, unhelpful content, prioritizing posts that provide real value and genuine thought leadership.

This shift will be crucial in creating a more enriching and engaging experience for LinkedIn users. And as the algorithm adapts, we can expect a rise in the overall quality of content on LinkedIn.

Currently, only a mere 1% of LinkedIn users actively publish on the platform.

However, this number is anticipated to increase significantly. As more professionals recognize the importance of utilizing LinkedIn as a powerful tool for networking and showcasing expertise, the volume of content will naturally expand.

With the increasing number of content creators on LinkedIn, a higher bar for quality will be set.

As individuals vie for attention in a crowded space, there will be a greater emphasis on producing valuable, insightful and meaningful content — not broetry (“multiple one-line sentences that are probably as annoying to write as they are to read”):

LinkedIn broetry

The shift towards content quality will transform the landscape, replacing the insufferable posts with content that educates, inspires, and sparks meaningful conversations.

This transition presents an exciting opportunity for professionals to leverage LinkedIn as a platform for personal branding, thought leadership, and industry influence. Engaging content that offers practical advice, showcases expertise, and encourages dialogue will become the norm.

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3) “Multimedia” Marketing Will Transition to “Omnichannel” Marketing

When we mention multiple-channel marketing, we are referring to the practice of leveraging multiple platforms and channels such as TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, Google, and many others.

Being present on all these channels and using them to reach your target audience is considered multi-channel marketing. It involves a broad spectrum of touch points, which can be effective in extending your brand’s reach.

However, as we move forward, there is a significant shift happening towards a more holistic and integrated marketing approach known as omnichannel marketing:

Omnichannel

In contrast to multi-channel, omnichannel goes beyond mere presence on various channels. It involves leveraging the data and insights gathered from each channel to inform and enhance marketing efforts across all channels:

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In essence, omnichannel marketing is about fostering cohesiveness and synergy between different platforms. It allows you to create a seamless experience for your audience, ensuring that your messaging is consistent, relevant, and personalized across all touch points.

By integrating data from various channels, you gain a comprehensive understanding of your customers’ preferences, behaviors and interactions, enabling you to deliver tailored experiences that resonate with them.

The trend we anticipate is the rise in popularity of omnichannel marketing while the traditional multi-channel approach gradually takes a backseat. It is not uncommon to encounter companies proudly proclaiming their multi-channel presence, assuming that being on every platform is synonymous with being omnichannel. However, this is not the case.

True omnichannel marketing goes beyond mere presence; it revolves around a strategic alignment of channels to create a cohesive strategy.

When you transition from multichannel to omnichannel, you unlock the power of synchronization and synergy between platforms.

This synchronized approach allows for the seamless flow of data, learnings, and insights, resulting in a unified and impactful marketing strategy.

Final Thoughts on Obsolete Marketing Strategies

As we look toward 2024 and beyond, it is evident that AI content, while not disappearing, will be a tool to enhance human creativity rather than replace it.

LinkedIn will need to see a shift towards higher-quality content, fostering meaningful engagement and professional growth.

And the transition from multi-channel to omnichannel marketing will enable businesses to harness the power of data and deliver seamless experiences across channels.

If they embrace these transformations and align marketing strategies accordingly, businesses can thrive in the ever-changing hustle and bustle of digital marketing.

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Repurposed from our Marketing School podcast.

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