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031 8 Stages of Digital Marketing w/ Ryan Deiss

Monday 22nd April 2024
8 Stages of Digital Marketing w/ Ryan Deiss

In this episode, we have a thoughtful conversation about how to turbocharge your pipeline and drive revenue with Ryan Deiss, founder of He has some provocative and engaging thoughts around what marketers can and should do to drive revenue today.

We talk about the 8 stages of digital marketing and common mistakes marketers do within these stages.

How To Get Attention

Ryan shares that other than creating substantial and valuable content, companies should advertise. Facebook and Google ads are his recommendations because it represents 86% of the total digital ad spent annually.

He also points out the importance of having the right offer, at the right time. 

“You have to do great content marketing and then you have to pay to get this great content, noticed.” – Ryan Deiss

8 Stages of Digital Marketing

One of the biggest problems companies do today is: they take a prospect too quickly from “interest” to “HEY BUY NOW.” Ryan teases out, exactly, what marketers need to do to own the whole process from interest to purchase and beyond.

The 8 stages of digital marketing are as follows:

Stage 1 – Awareness

Stage 2- Engagement

Stage 3 – Subscription

Stage 4 – Conversion

Stage 5 – Excitement

Stage 6 – Ascencion

Stage 7 – Advocacy

Stage 8 – Promotion

He discusses each on this episode with easy to digest, real-life examples.

Playing The Blame Game

Ryan also discusses the importance of owning these stages, as this is similar to the customer value journey. Most of the time, Marketing passes leads to Sales, which expects them to close the deal. Sales, on the other hand, know the importance of diligently following the stages and reverts back to Marketing.

He proposes that every company identifies what stage a certain lead is at and work their way around, encompassing other departments such as Product and Customer Care. 

“That is what it takes to win today. The companies that do it, they’re just gonna be the ones who will win and the ones who complain this is hard, they will lose.” – Ryan Deiss

To hear more about the 8 stages of digital marketing, download and listen to the episode.


Ryan Deiss is a best selling author, founder of multiple companies collectively employing hundreds around the globe, and one of the most dynamic speakers on marketing in the United States today.

He is the founder and CEO of and Founder and Managing Partner of and Ryan is the creator of the “Customer Value Optimization” methodology and have introduced and popularized many of the digital selling strategies that modern companies now take for granted.

Additionally, he is also the founder and host of the Traffic & Conversion Summit, the largest digital marketing conversion conference in North America.


Linkedin: Ryan Deiss

Twitter: @ryandeiss

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