Distributed Presence is a digital marketing term that means distributing a brand's presence through multiple communications channels to effectively reach target consumers. Brands have an arsenal of tactics today to reach and communicate with consumers, some of which include: video, audio, email, websites and microsites, paid media, search engine optimization and search engine marketing, blogging, social media, social influence programs, web content syndication and distribution, widgets, gadgets, word-of-mouth and viral marketing programs, mobile media, mobile text marketing, mobile applications, convergent media, etc.
The term was originally used by Sherry Turkle in her 1995 book, Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet. As it relates to digital marketing, the term itself was first used by Keith Rhodes, a digital marketing industry veteran, in his blog Distributed Presence . The term Distributed Presence is now a widely searched and generally accepted digital marketing industry term.