Top 20 marketing buzzwords and their definitions

Learn the definitions of the 20 most common marketing buzzwords to sound smart and knowledgeable in the marketing industry

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Marketers love using buzzwords because they make us sound smart and knowledgeable. They’re like a secret code that only other marketers understand. And let's be real, who doesn't love feeling like part of an exclusive club? Here are the 20 most common marketing buzzwords and their definitions:

#1. Marketing automation

The use of software and technology to automate repetitive and time-consuming marketing tasks, such as email marketing and social media management.

#2. Customer experience

The overall perception and impression that a customer has of a brand, based on their interactions with the company and its products or services.

#3. Search engine optimization (SEO)

The process of optimizing a website and its content to improve its visibility and ranking in search engine results.

#4. Content marketing

The creation and distribution of valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly defined audience, and ultimately, to drive profitable customer action.

#5. Influencer marketing

The use of individuals with a large following and influence on social media to promote products or services to their audience.

#6. Inbound marketing

A marketing strategy that focuses on creating and sharing valuable content and experiences that attract, engage, and delight customers, to drive profitable customer action.

#7. Omnichannel marketing

A marketing strategy that integrates and aligns marketing efforts across all channels and touchpoints, to provide a seamless and consistent experience for customers.

#8. Personalization

The use of data and technology to tailor marketing messages and experiences to individual customers, to make them more relevant and engaging.

#9. Conversion rate optimization (CRO)

The process of improving the performance of a website or marketing campaign, to increase the number of visitors who take the desired action, such as making a purchase or filling out a form.

#10. User-generated content (UGC)

Any content, such as reviews, photos, and videos, that is created and shared by customers or fans of a brand, rather than the brand itself.

#11. Social media marketing

The use of social media platforms and networks to promote products or services, engage with customers, and drive website traffic and sales.

#12. Video marketing

The use of video content, such as live streaming, short videos, and longer-form content, to promote products or services, engage with customers, and drive website traffic and sales.

#13. Artificial intelligence (AI)

The use of advanced algorithms and technology to simulate human intelligence and automate tasks, such as data analysis and decision making.

#14. Machine learning

A type of AI that allows systems to automatically improve and adapt based on data and experience, without being explicitly programmed.

#15. Customer relationship management (CRM)

The use of tools and strategies to manage customer interactions and data, to improve customer satisfaction and loyalty.

#16. Big data

Large and complex sets of data that can be analyzed and processed to uncover insights and trends, and support decision making.

#17. Native advertising

The use of paid advertising that is integrated into the natural form and function of a platform, in order to make it more seamless and engaging for users.

#18. Programmatic advertising

The use of automated algorithms and technology to buy and place digital advertising, in order to target specific audiences and optimize performance.

#19. Augmented reality (AR)

The use of technology to superimpose digital information and images onto the real world, to create immersive and interactive experiences.

#20. Virtual reality (VR)

The use of technology to create a simulated environment that users can interact with, to provide immersive and engaging experiences.

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