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Understanding Contextual Marketing and How It Can Boost Your Business

What Is Contextual Marketing?

Contextual marketing

Contextual marketing pays attention to what your audience is doing in real time in the real world.

During the Superbowl blackout in 2013, Oreo Cookies tweeted out a picture and a statement that said, “You can still dunk in the dark.” This is a classic example of real time contextual marketing. It was unexpected, not planned, but it was effective and went viral.

Contextual marketing focuses entirely on using content for marketing your products and services. Contextual marketing usually means that you’re creating content for your website, using specific keywords so that an advertisement platform delivers the ads of interest to your customers.

For example, if you are using Google AdWords, it will deliver to your audience ads based on the content using the keywords in the content to trigger the right ads. This can be planned as well as happen in real time if you pay attention to how you can relate current happenings to your content marketing. Using as much of both planned and unplanned contextual marketing can rapidly boost your business.

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