A strategy that is linked into the effectiveness of digital marketing is content marketing.[39] Content marketing can be briefly described as "delivering the content that your audience is seeking in the places that they are searching for it".[39] It is found that content marketing is highly present in digital marketing and becomes highly successful when content marketing is involved. This is due to content marketing making your brand more relevant to the target consumers, as well as more visible to the target consumer.
Cross-platform measurement: The number of marketing channels continues to expand, as measurement practices are growing in complexity. A cross-platform view must be used to unify audience measurement and media planning. Market researchers need to understand how the Omni-channel affects consumer's behaviour, although when advertisements are on a consumer's device this does not get measured. Significant aspects to cross-platform measurement involves de-duplication and understanding that you have reached an incremental level with another platform, rather than delivering more impressions against people that have previously been reached (Whiteside, 2016).[42] An example is ‘ESPN and comScore partnered on Project Blueprint discovering the sports broadcaster achieved a 21% increase in unduplicated daily reach thanks to digital advertising’ (Whiteside, 2016).[42] Television and radio industries are the electronic media, which competes with digital and other technological advertising. Yet television advertising is not directly competing with online digital advertising due to being able to cross platform with digital technology. Radio also gains power through cross platforms, in online streaming content. Television and radio continue to persuade and affect the audience, across multiple platforms (Fill, Hughes, & De Franceso, 2013).[45]

Data-driven advertising: Users generate a lot of data in every step they take on the path of customer journey and Brands can now use that data to activate their known audience with data-driven programmatic media buying. Without exposing customers' privacy, users' Data can be collected from digital channels (e.g.: when customer visits a website, reads an e-mail, or launches and interact with brand's mobile app), brands can also collect data from real world customer interactions, such as brick and mortar stores visits and from CRM and Sales engines datasets. Also known as People-based marketing or addressable media, Data-driven advertising is empowering brands to find their loyal customers in their audience and deliver in real time a much more personal communication, highly relevant to each customers' moment and actions.[37]
Segunda geração da Web onde o conceito é a Web como plataforma, para uma comunidade e serviços na internet, com realce na colaboração e na partilha de informação. Há mais de 10 anos quando surgiu o e-marketing, os sites eram um género de cartão de visita sofisticado, que algumas empresas “mais na moda”, utilizavam para se apresentar a potenciais clientes na internet. A tecnologia tem permitido a evolução deste conceito até converter os sites iniciais em verdadeiras ferramentas de e-branding: a venda pela internet não é obrigatória; ou até mesmo aconselhável em certas ocasiões, algumas vezes a verdadeira chave para o sucesso é ser capaz de induzir o visitante a comprar através de um diferente canal. Para ajudar a atingir esse objectivo, nada melhor do que, permitir aos utilizadores que conheçam o negócio através de sites interactivos e social media que lhes possibilitem ter um papel activo no desenvolvimento de conteúdos. Existem muitos exemplos, o melhor é olhar para os rankings dos melhores sites do ano por sector para perceber o que melhor se faz nesta área.
One way marketers can reach out to consumers, and understand their thought process is through what is called an empathy map. An empathy map is a four step process. The first step is through asking questions that the consumer would be thinking in their demographic. The second step is to describe the feelings that the consumer may be having. The third step is to think about what the consumer would say in their situation. The final step is to imagine what the consumer will try to do based on the other three steps. This map is so marketing teams can put themselves in their target demographics shoes.[69] Web Analytics are also a very important way to understand consumers. They show the habits that people have online for each website.[70] One particular form of these analytics is predictive analytics which helps marketers figure out what route consumers are on. This uses the information gathered from other analytics, and then creates different predictions of what people will do so that companies can strategize on what to do next, according to the peoples trends.[71]
Algoritmos de e-marketing que permitem que produtos de serviços com prazos de fecho próximos possam ter preços electronicamente ajustados de modo a assegurar os custos fixos, dependendo da proximidade da data de transacção (preços descem com a proximidade da data de transacção). O exemplo mais típico é um bilhete de avião. De acordo com uma pesquisa da Wharton School, o preço de um bilhete de avião pode variar até 78% dependendo do operador e do momento da venda. Além da utilização nos serviços a temporização de preços também é utilizada intensivamente em bens perecíveis, quer para fins mais domésticos (floristas online) quer empresariais. Nos marketplaces normalmente estes produtos são vendidos com grandes descontos quando se aproxima a data de expiração do bem. Um dos maiores exemplos de temporização de preços é o caso da companhia de aviação low-cost easyJet, criada em 1995. O seu fundador, mais recentemente criou o grupo easyGroup e que alargou o conceito a outros negócios, EasyHotel, EasyCar, EasyPizza…
Ex.: Você se inscreve num programa de afiliados por CPV, no qual o valor pago é de 25% de comissão sobre as vendas. Se você enviar um usuário para um determinado anunciante, e ele realizar uma encomenda de R$500 reais, a sua comissão será de R$125 reais. No entanto, um cliente que compre R$1500 reais de produtos já irá gerar uma comissão de R$375 reais.
The third and final stage requires the firm to set a budget and management systems; these must be measurable touchpoints, such as audience reached across all digital platforms. Furthermore, marketers must ensure the budget and management systems are integrating the paid, owned and earned media of the company.[67] The Action and final stage of planning also requires the company to set in place measurable content creation e.g. oral, visual or written online media.[68]
In the 2000s, with more and more Internet users and the birth of iPhone, customers started searching products and making decisions about their needs online first, instead of consulting a salesperson, which created a new problem for the marketing department of a company. In addition, a survey in 2000 in the United Kingdom found that most retailers had not registered their own domain address.[12] These problems made marketers find the digital ways for market development.
Seguramente una vez que tengas establecido la temática de tu blog y tu nicho del mercado, o tu audiencia, comenzarás a recibir invitaciones para unirte a diferentes redes de afiliación para tu público. Mientras tanto, te comparto una herramienta muy práctica Afiliado.com que te permite encontrar diferentes opciones según la temática de tu blog, por ejemplo: afiliados para viajes, música, deportes, cupones, etc.
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Una guía completísima y útil Frank. El asunto “publicidad frente a afiliación” es bastante interesante, sobre todo porque la publi convencional en Internet parece que ha tocado casi fondo. De hecho hasta el New York Times se interesa ahora por los enlaces de afiliados como via de diversificar ingresos y ha comprado una web que se dedica precisamente a eso, a revisar productos y obtener comisiones de Amazon, como modelo de negocio.
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