Online sales

Advertorials – The king of native advertising

Native advertising is the new buzzword in marketing. But not everyone correctly understands how advertorials and other native advertising work. Advertorials should not be confused with flat advertisements: As an advertiser, you have to stick to certain game rules. An advertorial should not only fit in with its editorial environment, but also needs to lay all its cards on the table – Two words: Labelling requirements. We answer all lingering questions in our guide. [...]  

Augmented Reality: how Pikachu helps e-commerce

Augmented reality is considered to be the marketing trend of the future. And it’s true that this new technology really does build a bridge between the tactile and virtual worlds, a fact that offers enormous opportunities for both businesses and marketers. This is due to the fact that augmented reality means expanding and changing one’s perception of reality, and this applies to the e-commerce realm as well. Find out more here on how this industry stands to profit from the exciting developments most recently popularized by the likes of Pokémon Go. [...]  

What effect does banner blindness have on online marketing?

Advertising banners, pop-ups, and similar ad formats are not popular within the internet community. The user consciously as well as unconsciously ignores this kind of advertisement while surfing the web with more and more internet-savviness, as well as being increasingly wary of untrustworthy fake dialog boxes. This phenomenon is known as 'banner blindness', which was identified by Benway and Lane is 1998. [...]  

Personal branding: how to market yourself online

The principle of self-marketing is best known as a tool used by celebrities. But while almost all of us post regular photos and updates on social networks, only some are using these tools to create an image for themselves as a means of helping their career. This process is known as personal branding. But how do you set about building a brand for yourself? Our introduction to personal branding will guide you through the steps. [...]  

Online marketing basics: what you should know

Most beginnings get off to a tricky start – this might sound clichéd, but it is definitely true when taking the first steps in online marketing. If you’re searching for an SEO manual or the master plan for a suitable online marketing mix, you might be left disappointed. Each company has to find its own mix of campaigns and channels that works for them. If you know the most important online marketing principles, you can at least avoid the typical rookie mistakes. [...]  

Free alternatives to Microsoft PowerPoint

It doesn’t matter whether you’re in school, at university, or in an important workplace meeting: a professional presentation can support any point you are making and help give the speaker a clear background to visualize ideas, plans, and perspective. When it comes to the software for this presentation there’s one household name that stands out: Microsoft PowerPoint. But there are numerous free alternatives to this slideshow giant. And in certain instances some of these alternatives to Microsoft PowerPoint offer extra room for creativity and finesse. Here are our top 7. [...]  

What are the free Microsoft Word alternatives?

Without a doubt, Microsoft Word is one of the most popular computer programs in the world. Practically everyone who’s written a text on a computer has used Word to do so, and the majority of companies work with the program. Despite the high number of users, the program doesn’t come cheap. The price can prove a hurdle, especially for private users – so many look for alternative solutions. What are the free alternatives to Microsoft Word? [...]  

Prototyping in online marketing

Good ideas are a dime a dozen in the start-up scene. Only a few of these are actually realized as many founders fail and lose the money they invested. So why not test before you invest to see whether an idea has a potential future? Prototyping in online marketing is a valuable technique for analyzing a business idea’s market potential in advance, and therefore testing the project’s perspective resonance and profitability. [...]  

5 interesting online survey tools compared

When it comes to asking customers and site visitors for feedback, there’s a wide range of free online survey tools at your disposal. These can support you in creating surveys, sending them to your target market, and analyzing your results at the end. But which application is the best for your needs? And what tools should you look out for? See our list of 5 prominent online survey tools. [...]  

The right legal status for your online store

Your online store starts with an idea, but you need more than that to get your business off the ground. No matter which products you want to offer online, you still need to put in the same amount of effort to get your business going. Many decisions need to be made between your initial idea and your first customer’s purchase. One of the first hurdles is choosing the correct legal structure. [...]