The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide: Digital Marketing Edition
Our blogs don’t always have to be all about SEO and the latest digital marketing trends. In fact, just in time for the festive season, we have decided to cover some of the best gift ideas this season.
Yes… you guessed correctly, we wouldn’t be Vindicta if we wouldn’t put the focus on Digital.
With the holidays right around the corner, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to conjure up a Digital Marketing Gift Guide! While every blogger, company, and influencer under the sun is creating gift guides for their products and services, we decided to take a different approach and as marketers working in a busy full-service digital agency, these are some of the things we’d love to receive!
Whether you’re buying for a digital marketing professional, a well-seasoned marketer, or employees – these gifts will be sure to impress!
Let’s dive into it!
The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide: Digital Marketing Edition
Digital Marketing Gift Idea: App Subscriptions
There are many apps out there right now that make digital and social media marketing that much more accessible and enjoyable! In our daily operations, we use a ton of different apps that sere many functionalities. The majority of these apps can be found online or the iOs App Store. Some of our favourites include:
- Mojo – create dynamically animated and stunning video stories for social media
- Hootsuite – organize and schedule social content + paid boosted content, and gain analytics and insights into your social profiles
- Later.com – create a cohesive aesthetic and schedule Instagram stories through this unique platform
- HeadSpace – take some time for yourself during the day to reset & recharge
- Canva – with Canva, you can design everything, from blog graphic to social media posts and presentations
All these apps help streamline daily processes and make communications easier for digital and social and help with being relatively stress-free in your office environment. Give the gift of a subscription to a marketer you love!
Some other great “nice-to-have” subscriptions include:
Digital Publication Subscription
If we’re on the topic of subscriptions, then we have to cover digital publications too!
Magazine subscriptions may not be as popular as they once were, but many renowned publications have adapted and are offering online/digital subscriptions to their content via their websites.
Digital enthusiasts are sure to find some great use out of a subscription to:
Client calls, phone conferences, or just plain listening to podcasts. It’s important you do it in style with all the functionality that these can offer. AirPods allow you to be hands-free and keep your head in the game. Whether you’re shoulders deep in client work or RFP’s, or you just need some you-time while on your lunch break, AirPods are the perfect and stylish addition to your bag, briefcase or purse!
Powerbank has to be one of the greatest inventions. As a digital marketer, we are always on the phone. Whether it’s staying on top of the SEO news, current marketing trends and all of our client social media work, so there is no wonder that our phone battery is always low. The solution is simple. It’s a phone power bank. Firstly, it’s perfect for when you’re on-the-go or even when you’re at the office and forgot your charger at home! Furthermore, these devices ensure that you never lose your battery life or your digital connection!
Let’s take it to the old good days, where we weren’t fully dependable on our smart devices. The notebook/organiser is the perfect accessory to bring to client meetings! Moreover, having your notebook is always handy if you decide to sketch down all of your ideas, thoughts and important information. You can even get them branded for your Agency or job with a logo or a special design.
Blue Light Glasses
We’re staring at screens all day, every day – and that causes us to experience excessive exposure to blue light and artificial light.
That excess exposure makes your eyes tired, blurry, dry and irritated, but there’s a simple solution: blue light blocking glasses. In addition, blue light glasses will make reading SEO and digital marketing updates so much easier and fun without having to apply eye droplets for tired eyes. It’s a perfect gift for any freelancer or anyone working in an office.
Their next favourite book
There are so many wonderful ways to learn these days, but sometimes it’s nice to get back to basics with a book. Grab your digital marketer or another professional one of the newest marketing, sales, or leadership reads.
Some of the books that we can recommend:
Tools of Titans – by Tim Ferris
Hyper Focus – by Chris Bailey
They Ask, You Answer – by Marcus Sheridan
99U Essays: Manage Your Day-to-Day – With an average 4.4-star rating on Amazon, this book offers concrete ideas for getting more out of your daily routine and finding the right moments for creative, complex work.
Everyone has days where our motivation and creativity is at it’s low. Therefore, a little piece of encouragement goes a long way! In addition to looking great in the office, it will serve its purpose in adding that extra bit of motivation to your otherwise dull workspace. If you’re ever in our Vindicta office for an SEO audit or one-on-one consultation, you will notice that we are all fans of motivational prints. Our favourite one is: “I think it is possible for ordinary people ton to choose to be extraordinary “ by Elon Musk and of course the all-time classic ” Work Super Hard”
Coffee eGift Card
This should come to no surprise as we’re currently living in a fully digitalized world, but did you know that you can gift someone a coffee through the use of eGift Card? Just add a personal message and the amount you’d like to give, enter an email address, and hit “send.” Ideal gift for your co-workers that need that extra little push before jumping on the morning SEO audit.
Where to get it: Starbucks
Cost: Buyer’s choice
Amazon Echo / Google Home
Another perfect gift for tech-savvy professionals.
Voice search statistics reveal that every month there are one billion searches made by voice.
Fascinating, is it not? Voice search is the future of online marketing. If your business is not optimized for voice searches, you cannot expect to reach your audience and achieve its growth targets. Data shows that more people are buying smart speakers for their homes, make it an ideal gift and let the receiver practise their website optimisation.
Digital Marketing Consulting
Lastly but more importantly Digital Marketing Consulting. This one is the most ideal gifts for a business owner or your fellow co-worker wanting to enhance their business and become open to new digital solutions. At Vindicta Digital, we offer one-on-one consulting sessions, that include:
- Growth Hacking
- Digital Product Design
- Coaching & Workshops
Did we make your digital marketing gift-giving this holiday season easier?
If you’ve got any digital marketers, SEOs, or tech fiends on your list, you can’t go wrong with smart gadgets, office items, or anything that helps them de-stress and/or perform better at work.
From improved productivity to inspiration, above are items that will keep on giving in the new year and beyond, and, of course, your favourite marketer/professional will have you to thank.
PA & Marketing Assistant at Vindicta Digital