Digital Marketing is in high demand & a trendy career option in 2021
Digital Marketing is at number 18, according to LinkedIn’s post “The Skills Companies Need Most in 2019”
UPDATED May 2021 (During COVID 19 Pandemic): A few links and resources added.
- Google’s 2019 Research Report (Helps understand trends for 2020)
- LinkedIn has published a post: The Skills Companies Need Most in 2019
Today we are living in a fast phase of life, technology is getting smarter and the way we search, communicate, buy things are rapidly changing the behavior too are changing due to cheaper smartphones, the internet, voice assistants like Google Assistant, Alexa, and other devices.
Here is recent research by Google:
Google’s 2019 Research Report
“This year consumer journeys became increasingly complex. New channels of media consumption emerged, traditional industries went digital, and standards in privacy and digital wellbeing were raised. This is a review of the insights we uncovered in 2019, based on Google and YouTube data and research. Our analysis uncovered five key themes that underpin the changes we saw this year, all of which are trends we expect to continue into 2020” Source: Think with Google
LinkedIn has published a post: The Skills Companies Need Most in 2020
In that list: (All these are part of Digital Marketing Course)
Number 3. Analytical Reasoning
Number 7. Video Production
Number 10. Audio Production
Number 14. Social Media Marketing
Number 18. Digital Marketing
Read the entire post here:
Scope of Digital Marketing during Pandemic (COVID 19) UPDATED – May 2021
These are some of the FAQ about Digital Marketing Careers during Pandemic
- Is this pandemic having an impact on Digital Marketing Careers?
- Are companies hiring during this time?
- Do companies allow us to WFH?
- Will I get an internship during this pandemic?
- How much salary can we expect from companies now? Should I compromise on our CTC due to a pandemic?
- What companies are hiring now during this lockdown?
- Will companies start to hire any time soon?
- Is it a good option for me to take up a course right now? Is it the right time to upskill me?
Here are some useful links, research, and studies:
- Think with Google resources on the Future of Marketing
- LinkedIn Social Content & thought leader on the rise 40% of marketers said they’re planning to move events online
- Gartner says: Marketers Should Accelerate Digital Marketing Initiatives Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Here are the trends at Web Marketing Academy: (We see this trend during the COVID 19 Pandemic and Lockdown)
For the first time, we are seeing Doctors want to learn Digital and Social Media. In May 2020, WMA with the help of Dr. Jagdish Chinappa designed a curriculum for Doctors, so far we have trained more than 400 Doctors in India: Customized Social Media Course for Doctors in India
- August 2020:
I got a call an HR from a Social Media Agency. She said,” Hi Suresh, I have emailed you the details about Job openings at our agency.We are so happy with Supriya and Shiffa’s performance. In fact, Shiffa is the one who is coming up with proposals, presenting, and closing the deals. (Supriya and Shiffa are alumni of Web Marketing Academy)We are currently looking for only ALUMNI from your academy to join us as for roles in digital marketing”The role is Strategy Analysts and the package will be 7.5 Lacs—————————————————————————————
- September 2020:
The current batch students who were about to complete the course, out of five students, three already accepted the job offer from two companies, with a package of 3 Lacs and 2.5 Lacs
The fourth student declined the offer and waiting for a better package. She got an offer for an Internship, her package for Digital Marketing Internship is Rs 23,000
The fifth student started her freelancing WFH. She got her first blogging project for Rs 4000 per blog post
- October 2020:
Every week, we send out the job requirements through email and WhatsApp. October month, a few job openings
- Digital Marketing Executive, 0-2 yrs experience, Bangalore – Package – 3-4 LPA
- Digital Marketing Specialist, 2-5 yrs experience – Package 8-9 LPA
- Digital Marketing Manager, 5-7 yrs experience – Package 8-10 LPA
- Digital Marketing Executive, 1-3 yrs experience – Package 5-6 LPA
- Digital Marketing Intern – Rs 10,000 per month
So to answer, companies are still looking to hire the right candidate, fast, even WFH options
Here are some of the Emails & WhatsApp Screenshots:
The opportunities & Scope for a Digital Marketing professional are huge in India right now. A fresh graduate can easily obtain a Digital Marketing Analyst role with a salary close to 25K per month to 6 Lacs per annum, while experienced professionals can command remunerations in the range of 8 lakhs – 40 lakhs per annum.
Before we get into the scope and how to get started, let’s look at some trends. See table below (Internal Data)
Average Salary for Digital Marketers across Indian Metros
|Job Roles||Average Yearly Salary in INR|
|Digital Marketing/SEO/PPC/Social Media Fresher (0-1 year experience)||2,50,000 – 4,00,000|
|Digital Marketing/SEO/PPC/Social Media Specialist (1-4 years experience)||4,00,000 – 6,00,000|
|Digital Marketing/SEO/PPC/Social Media Team Lead (4-6 years experience)||6,00,000 – 8,00,000|
|Digital Marketing/SEO/PPC/Social Media Manager(6-8 years experience)||8,00,000 – 10,00,000|
|Digital Marketing Manager(8-10 years experience)||10,00,000 – 12,00,000|
|Digital Marketing Manager with Marketing Background(10-12 years experience)||16,00,000 – 19,00,000|
|Digital Marketing Manager Non-Marketing Background(10-12 years experience)||12,00,000 – 15,00,000|
|Head of Marketing online/offline Marketing Background(10-12 years experience)||35,00,000 – 50,00,000|
A Google trend shows the growth of key terms: Digital marketing. In the last 2 years, it has skyrocketed similarly the term social media has equally hiked.
Today Digital marketing requires a lot of skills than how it was a few years back. When I started my career in 2002, it was completely different. Scroll down to see the list of skills required with accompanying free resources & tools.
The competition is high. Everyone wants to get into digital marketing. From our internal data (students at) HR professional, sales & marketing, customer support, IT professionals, developers, web designers, entrepreneurs, bloggers, content writers, stay at home parents, fresh graduates.
Apart from regular digital marketing skills. Here are a few other skills you might need to Get Started in Digital Marketing in 2020 in India
- Soft skills
- Writing – For blogs, SEO, Ad copies, social media descriptions, captions, comments
- A presentation including public speaking
- working with teams
- Leadership qualities including empathy, EQ
- Working under stress
- Training the team
- Socializing skills
- How to pitch to a client or your boss or team
- Technical skills including basic HTML
- Design skills like basic image editing- Don’t worry you don’t need to learn photoshop, learn to use apps like http://Canva.com
- Video editing skills again use apps like Adobe spark video, Quikapp
- You pick any form of content whichever you are good at and be good at it like for some it’s written content, for others it might be audio, for some they might be good in front of a camera, or visual content whatever you are comfortable with the pick that and create content
- Basic excel skills
- Google analytics – knowing and interpreting the data
In this article, you will find the latest Digital Marketing Trends, Scope, Resources
How you too can start/upgrade your Career (UPDATED 2021)
Here is how our students transforming into Digital Marketers
Question: Is Digital Marketing a good career? Here is my detailed QUORA answer: https://qr.ae/TUG6Lx
How to Get Started in Digital Marketing
- You don’t have to quit your current career to get started in digital
- Start by reading digital marketing blogs
- Attend digital marketing events, webinars, meetups in your city
- Attend conferences related to digital marketing and new media
- Start your own blog. (Time to start – 5 minutes)
- Take the Inbound Marketing Certification from Hubspot for Free
- Is it worth taking up online digital marketing certification courses?
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To cite an example, one of our own students, who had an experience of 8 years in a traditional Marketing role, quit the job to take our Digital Marketing course. Two months after the course, he had an offer from a Fortune 500 company of 17 lakhs per annum. There are many more examples like this. If you look at the job listings on LinkedIn, about 20-25% of the jobs listed are in the Digital Marketing realm. This is no surprise as the Digital Marketing industry is growing at a fast pace and in need of skilled professionals.Unlike a few years ago, it is a bit of a challenge to stay up to date in the Digital Marketing industry today. It is no longer enough to read a few blogs and the occasional book. This is probably enough to have a superficial knowledge of the industry and is certainly a good starting point. But it is nowhere near enough if you want to become a skilled professional. The industry is so dynamic that by the time a book is published, what is written in it will be outdated.
The question is How do I start a career in Digital Marketing?
Here are a few ways to get started in Digital Marketing
- My Medium post on A Complete Beginners Guide to Digital Marketing: A Beginners Guide to Digital Marketing
- Digital Marketing Career Path in India: https://www.webmarketingacademy.in/digital-marketing-career-path-india/
- Cost of Digital Marketing Course Fees in Bangalore: https://www.webmarketingacademy.in/digital-marketing-course-fees-in-india-with-options-resources/