Digital Marketing Online advertising

Online advertising, also called online marketing or Internet advertising, is a form of marketing and advertising which uses the Internet to deliver promotional marketing messages to consumers. It includes email marketing, search engine marketing (SEM), social media marketing, many types of display advertising (including web banner advertising), and mobile advertising. Like other advertising media, online advertising frequently involves both a publisher, who integrates advertisements into its online content, and an advertiser, who provides the advertisements to be displayed on the publisher's content. Other potential participants include advertising agencies who help generate and place the ad copy, an ad server which technologically delivers the ad and tracks statistics, and advertising affiliates who do independent promotional work for the advertiser..

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17 December 2018

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Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does.

– Steuart Henderson Britt, US author


5 Tips to Improve Your Omnichannel Marketing

Marketing continues to undergo rapid and major changes. Consumers are turned off by mass selling, and expect personalized, 1:1 communication across the many channels and devices they use. Unfortunately, when it comes to omnichannel marketing, many marketers are still behind. The impetus is on marketing to provide a seamless experience, regardless of channel or device. […]

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One Year Later: A CMO’s First Year in Retrospect

Some say hindsight is 20/20. To me, hindsight, at least when it comes to the last year—my first year as the Chief Marketing Officer at Marketo—is not 20/20… it is a loud, colorful blur. This last year both flew & crawled depending on the week or the day. But the one constant throughout all of […]

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3 Ways to Bring Brick-and-Mortar Delights to the Digital World of Your Brand

Over the past decade, brands have battled in a quest to digital dominion. But as the initial frenzy over internet real estate has calmed, the allure of brick and mortar is growing again. Brands that made their marks as ecommerce experts are now forging new territory, building physical stores to offer their customers a different […]

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Want More Deals? Teach Your Sales Reps to Write

Most sales teams hire extroverted talkers. But once they onboarded, reps live and die by their writing, and many find themselves unprepared to compete in the inbox. The average rep spends 20.4% of their time emailing compared to 15.7% talking on the phone or in-person, an InsideSales.com study found. The importance of email is also […]

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5 Trends that Will Define the Future of Marketing Automation

The evolution of marketing automation has had a profound influence on marketers and buyers alike. From the days of spray-and-pray email marketing and complicated database marketing, the technology and expertise of marketers have truly elevated marketing automation as a practice. Today, we use technology to analyze buyers’ digital body language to personalize, engage, and incite […]

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The Definitive Guide to Holiday Conversations About Your Job

It happens every year. After going back to the kitchen for thirds, you return to the dinner table. You top off your glass of wine, and prepare to eat like you haven’t tasted food in a week. The perfect forkful of food is loaded, you open your mouth like it’s the gate to Disneyland, and […]

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Revenue Marketing Insights from 80 Marketing Leaders

What happens when 80 senior marketing leaders come together to talk about revenue marketing and ROI? Amazing insights, that’s what! At our Marketing Nation Engage event in London, we hosted a series of roundtable sessions with marketers around the region to discuss hot topics of the day. And nothing was hotter than revenue marketing and […]

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8 Journalism Concepts to Drive Better Engagement

More and more these days, I find myself searching for “The Magic X.” “The Magic X,” of course, is the fastest way for me to skip all of the useless & irritating things that pop up and get between me and the content I came here to consume. To an advertiser, this is obviously unwanted […]

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Why a High Performing Product Marketing Team Is the Key to Growth

Sales drives revenue. Demand gen creates leads. Customer success reduces churn. What does product marketing do? If you can’t answer, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Having built and led worldwide product marketing teams for over a decade, the question I most often got from employees across the business was, “what is it your team does […]

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How to Create a Solid Strategy for Your VR Product

VR is fast becoming a reality. Only a few decades ago it seemed that virtual reality would never come to fruition. The necessary hardware was so extensive and the software so complex that it seemed like it would take eons for us to arrive at an affordable consumer product. As costs for expensive hardware have […]

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Why Marketers Should Consider Brand Activations at Festivals in 2019

No matter the season, there is always some sort of festival going on. From January beer festivals to December holiday markets, there is always an event to attend thanks to our experience-focused lifestyles. What does this mean for your brand? It means an opportunity for promotion during public events and festivals. At any given music […]

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Lead Tracking: 5 Best Practices for Marketing Operations

It’s important to follow through on leads. Upon receiving a new lead, it should be categorized, accessible, and tracked for the most relevant ongoing marketing campaigns. We know that lead management is defined as the process by which marketing acquires, evaluates, nurtures, and hands off leads to the sales team. Seems like a simple definition, […]

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Building a Business Around Your Website: Post-Launch Learning for Growth

This piece is part of a series surrounding website development best practices as followed by Marketo’s web development team. You can learn about the pre-planning process, how to create an actionable plan, setting your team & project up for success, managing your team throughout the build process, and finally how to manage the go-live process in our previous posts. From […]

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What Do Your Customers & Prospects Want from Your Website?

SEO, marketing campaigns, and customer loyalty programs are just a few of the techniques you’ve likely used to draw customers in and keep them coming back for more. You’re competing against a lot of other things vying for your customers’ attention. It’s hard to pinpoint an exact number of small businesses because the number is […]

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Why Both Data & Relationships are Essential to Personalized Marketing

As the importance of customer retention and customer lifetime value (LTV) become more popular in the world of marketing and sales, personalized marketing is also popping up in more and more marketing team discussions. Today’s advanced marketers are touting the benefits of personalized marketing campaigns, which range from landing page headlines that adapt to the […]

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Increased Email Clicks Might Not Be Due to Your Marketing Prowess

Email marketers are reporting an increase in click volumes. Is this because marketers are just that good now? Unfortunately, not so much. The most common were instances of user behavior where all the links within an email have been clicked. Often, these were narrowed down to specific business targets at the same corporate domain within a customer’s database. […]

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What Is Privacy Forward and Why Does it Matter for Marketers?

When I worked as a webmaster at AOL in the early days, every employee had visibility into every member’s account. Then in 1999, a naval officer was outed by one of the employees after he logged into an alternate profile with a different screen name. AOL’s course of action was to immediately shut down access […]

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How to Read the Complex Digital Landscape to Better Track Your Audience Journey

As an avid hiker and kayaker, I understand the value of deciphering complex landscapes to identify the fastest, safest, and most successful journey. As a marketer & consultant, I often apply the same skills to decipher digital behaviors. To engage audiences as individuals, we must be able to track personal progress within the audience-brand journey. The […]

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The Automated Agency: Taking Care of Business in Marketing’s New Age

When it comes to marketing, times have changed. From advertising to public relations, digital has taken over. Hiring and keeping talent is more difficult and the use of consultants has risen, making capacity planning hard. The growth of project-based work is complicating team utilization and pipeline forecasting for in-house marketing teams and agencies. Even acquiring […]

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How to Read Digital Body Language for Email Marketers

The best salespeople pay attention to buying cues from their customers. If there are no buying signals, they move on to a better lead. They are persistent when they sense a deal can be closed quickly but recognize that sometimes timing issues are at play. By giving their prospect space and following up a little […]

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3 Ways to Achieve ABM Success Based on Research

In reviewing the latest research on account-based marketing (ABM) best practices, it struck me that they mirror what sales and marketing leaders have tried to follow for decades. There is, of course, a modern twist to them. It reflects today’s technological capabilities as well as marketing’s new focus on accounts. So, what are companies that […]

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Building a Business Around Your Website: Managing People Through the Build Process

If you’re anything like me, there’s always a certain amount of anxiety around product releases. Mainly because so much can go wrong or block the tracks. The truth is that managing through a project is more about people than processes. People are doing the work, people are giving you feedback, and people are presenting new […]

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In the Relationship Era, No One Should Be Marketing to Strangers

“Don’t talk to strangers.” Whether or not this is good life advice that people should follow, it’s a saying that most are familiar with. Even though this suggests we might have difficulty engaging with strangers, marketers have no problem selling to strangers. We spam unsegmented email lists and display annoying pop-ups on websites. We spend […]

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My Simple Secret for Maintaining a Healthy Database

Traditional database maintenance usually involves some combination of list vendors, professional database cleansing services, email scraping, and good old-fashioned personal outreach. There’s no perfect process. And with B2B data decaying at such a rapid rate—about 70% annually—for many businesses, even employing every strategy doesn’t quite cut it. It’s a daunting task that never goes away. […]

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How to Know If It’s Time to Switch Your Engagement Platform

Writing this article has me thinking of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. You’ve got Goldilocks looking for the right home to crash. Ultimately, she has to make a critical life decision between the temperature quality of hot, cold, and ‘just right’ porridge. Identifying the right engagement platform can feel very similar. If you’ve been using […]

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Building a Business Around Your Website: Going Live & Measuring Success

This piece is part of a series surrounding website development best practices as followed by Marketo’s web development team. You can learn about the pre-planning process, how to create an actionable plan, setting your team & project up for success, and managing your team throughout the build process in our previous posts. Now you’re almost […]

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How to Make Sure You Give as Much as You Take in Email Marketing

In the 46 years of its existence, email has become more of a marketing tool than a casual interface for friends and co-workers. In fact, according to TowerData, the first email marketing blast ever sent in 1978 achieved a whopping $13 million in revenue, which amounts to about $78 million today. And the email trend continues: […]

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Tapping into the Ever-Evolving Human Brand with Controversy

By now, you’ve seen the recent Nike ad—and the multitude of derivative pieces that followed. And we all have our opinions on it. Now that the dust has settled, those that burned their Nike trainers are left with a rage-hangover and the realization that they now need to go out and fork out a hundred […]

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Why Organic Marketing Is Here to Stay and How to Add It to Your Strategy

Organic this? Organic that? What’s the big deal with organic? You can have your own opinion about food products, but in marketing, the answer is pretty clear. Organic marketing is the way. But what is organic marketing and how does it differ from paid social marketing? In this blog, we’ll explore what organic marketing is, […]

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Aimclear’s Best Integrated Agency Award Three-Peat Pubcon Party #Grateful

Back in our Minnesota offices, Aimclear is humming. The dust has barely settled on our fantabulous 2018 Pubcon experience. Brett, Jeff, Joe, Melissa and the whole Vegas crew outdid themselves, again.  2018 was my eleventh speaking at Pubcon Vegas. This year’s Masters session with colleague and social ecom-wiz Susan Wenograd was a blast and was […]

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