Marvel Comics Hero's Guide to Digital Marketing and Social Media

Marvel Comics Hero’s Guide to Digital Marketing and Social Media

The Marvel Comic Universe might just be the closest that humanity will ever come to creating an actual Justice League. With so many heroes to choose from, this book naturally lends itself to facilitating a series of blog posts focusing on each one. A book tour doesn’t make sense because it would take too long and by the time we got to Black Widow, they’d all be dead (of old age). But instead of choosing one hero, I’m going to show you how you can apply aspects of their superpowers to improve your digital marketing strategy. Whether it’s paid search, social media management,  or content marketing, there are a lot of lessons that can be learned by novice and even advanced marketers.

1 Thor- Digital Marketing Strategy and Analysis

The God of Thunder, Thor is one of the most recognizable characters in comics. He’s also one of the most powerful—with his hammer Mjolnir, he can throw lightning bolts and create force fields. However, despite his strength and power, Thor often finds himself outmatched by a villain or a challenge that he cannot overcome.

Thor has a lot in common with your average business: you have to know how to use your strengths to overcome challenges. If you’re not sure what those strengths are, it can be difficult to apply them in the real world.

So how do you decide what your strengths are? The first step is analyzing your current digital marketing strategy. This will help you determine where you should focus your efforts moving forward—and where they may already be going well!

2 Iron Man- Paid Search Management

Tony Stark is the epitome of the modern entrepreneur, and he’s well-known for taking risks and doing things his own way. But did you know that he’s also an expert at paid search management?

Paid search management allows you to pay for your ads to show up at the top of search results. It’s an effective way to get your message in front of potential customers when they’re looking for something specific—and it’s a great way to make sure that your brand name sticks in their minds so they can find you again later!

Iron Man has used paid search management to build up its reputation as a leader in technology and innovation. He knows that if he wants people to trust him, he needs to show them who he is and what he stands for by putting himself out there.

3 Spiderman- Content Marketing and SEO

Spiderman is the most popular superhero in all of Marvel Comics. He’s also a great example of how to do content marketing and SEO.

First, Spiderman knows that content should be useful and helpful. If you’re going to put effort into creating content, it should be something that your audience will actually use. This means not only writing articles but also creating videos, infographics, and more.

Second, Spiderman knows that you need to be consistent in order for people to remember you. You can’t just create one piece of content and expect it to go viral—you need a steady stream of new material over time in order for people to remember who you are.

Third, Spiderman understands that keywords are important when it comes to search engines like Google or Bing—but he also knows that the user experience matters too! You can use keywords in your title or on social media posts (like Instagram or Facebook), but make sure your overall message is still clear and easy for people who aren’t searching for these specific terms to understand what they’re looking at when they click through from their search results page onto your website/social media page/etc…

4 Falcon- Web Analytics and Tracking

Falcon is the hero of the skies. He can fly, he can see through things, and he’s got a big gun. He uses web analytics and tracking to make sure his company is always reaching its full potential.

When you’re doing something new, it’s important to know where your audience is coming from and what they’re looking for. Falcon provides information on where your website visitors are coming from, and how they interact with your site. This helps you understand your target customer better so that you can provide them with the most relevant products and services possible.

5 Black Widow- Social Media and PR

Black Widow, the Russian spy, and Avenger are masters of social media and PR. She knows how to use her charm and wit to get her message across.

While she’s not as well-known as Captain America or Iron Man, Black Widow has a strong online presence. She has over 30k followers on Instagram and over 50k followers on Twitter. Her posts are usually pretty funny, whether she’s sharing memes or gifs from The Office.

Black Widow also uses her social media presence to promote the causes she cares about. In one post, she shared that she was donating her entire paycheck from Avengers: Endgame to Time’s Up, an organization that supports survivors of sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood.

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The great thing about these guides is how they take superheroes and break down their individual superpowers into real-world applications. It makes the complicated world of digital marketing much more digestible, especially for those that don’t have time to sit through a boring marketing class (sorry). While there are few direct references to Marvel, it’s easy enough for anyone to connect the Internet dots.