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..
If you own an ugly sweater store, you're used to post-holiday returns. But what can other retailers do to prepare for the onslaught of customers who want to exchange, return, and maybe even buy more? This infographic shares stats and best practices for succeeding in the return economy. Read the full article at MarketingProfs
Using SlideShare for content marketing (think videos, documents, infographics, e-books, presentations...) can increase brand awareness and drive traffic to your website. But how can marketers use SlideShare for lead generation? Read the full article at MarketingProfs
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Selecting the right marketing technology is often a messy process with iffy results, but it doesn't have to be. Do the work to evaluate the company behind the product, and you'll put yourself in a position to succeed. Here's how. Read the full article at MarketingProfs
With so many ways for customers to contact businesses, it can be easy to overlook one of the oldest and most useful: the phone. Click-to-call functionality makes it easy for customers to reach you, and now technology provides for tracking and analytics as well. Read the full article at MarketingProfs