Online sales

How to make money blogging

So you want to turn your hobby into a profitable source of income? Many dream of being able to make money with their blog. This doesn’t just happen overnight: a lot of work and patience must be invested. You first need to acquire readers before you can even start to think about options like banner advertising and sponsored posts. What do you need to get a commercial blog up and running? And which traditional sources of income should you consider? [...]  

Information overload in the era of mass media

Every day we are bombarded with adverts and messages loaded with all sorts of information. And there are those that argue that globalisation has meant that the market has become saturated with products. Many consumers feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information. This so-called information overload means that consumers take in hardly any adverts anymore. Here you can find out exactly what the term ‘information overload’ means and how marketers can ensure that their message is heard, despite the excess of information on offer. [...]  

Video marketing – Content marketing 2.0

Online video marketing is an increasingly popular form of advertising, which can be easily integrated into social media channels. This article explains what you need to consider in order to enrich your campaign with video marketing. These helpful tips for video marketing on the five most popular social media platforms will help you to decide which strategy is best for you. [...]  

Gender marketing

What makes men and women tick? As we know, it’s not always the same thing. Advertisers have long been aware of this fact, and over the years, gender marketing has become a central aspect of the image of many businesses. But how should we understand the term, ‘gender marketing’ and how does it work in practice? In this guide, we demonstrate how entrepreneurs and advertisers can benefit from using gender marketing in your promotion strategy. [...]  

Nonprofit marketing: marketing for a good cause

Nonprofit organisations use advertising to successfully market their products. In contrast to profit organisations, however, they are not interested in big money, but in the successful outcome of their social project. Advertising for a good cause – that’s nonprofit marketing. However, there is still competition in this market. Here we explain what nonprofit marketing is, and how to make your own nonprofit marketing scheme successful. [...]  

Captcha: codes, images and puzzles for spam protection

For years, the captcha has been a necessary evil for securing interactive web applications (e.g. online forms) against spam. The fully-automatic public Turing test distinguishes between computers and humans. The test exposes which automatic queries are performed by spam robots, which then minimises the administrative effort needed for interactive websites. We present the most common types of captchas, address the accessibility issue, and provide alternatives to traditional captcha technology. [...]  

Storytelling: stories as online marketing measures

Storytelling describes one of the biggest marketing trends in recent years: Nowadays there are so many multimedia offers online that it’s difficult for marketers to get far with classic advertising. High-quality content is needed, especially good stories which move people emotionally and stick in their mind. This guide explains how storytelling works in marketing and introduces successful campaigns that can be used as inspiration. [...]  

Excel macros: How to optimise your work process with the popular spreadsheet programmes

Excel, the spreadsheet software from Microsoft, has been one of the most popular solutions for years when it comes to handling the ever-increasing flow of data. Simple, well-structured tables, meaningful diagrams, or complete budgets can easily be created. For daily office life, many companies can hardly imagine functioning without the Office application. But the more complex the project is, the more tedious working with the Windows programme can become — unless you make use of the powerful Excel macro function, that is. [...]  

White Paper – A document used for advertising with facts

How do you write a white paper? And what actually is white paper marketing? The term white paper can often create confusion as it is not clearly defined. This article gives you an overview of what types of white paper documents there are, as well as useful tips on how to create a white paper. [...]  

Affinity marketing: Advertising through reference groups

What is affinity marketing? This form of online marketing is relevant to all of us, whether we want it to be or not. The techniques of affinity-based advertising are particularly successful in e-commerce. This article defines the term affinity marketing, and provides information about the methods and relevance of this marketing technique. [...]