Online sales

Startup funding: tips on corporate financing and promotion

If you want to create your startup independently, the question will come up sooner or later of how the company will be financed. Nowadays, there are so many options for startup funding: regional and nation-wide funding programs can help, as well as angel investors, startup centers, and other investors. Long-term subsidies that last two or more years are not a rarity in the startup industry. Learn more here about the possibilities of startup funding. [...]  

Reputation management: How to show your best side

The good reputation of a company is enormously important – especially on the internet. Through well thought-out reputation management, you can ensure that public attitude toward your brand doesn’t fall into the negative. For this, you need to know your target audience and their interests on the internet, and observe their behavior on social media. We explain what exactly is meant by online reputation management and how this effective PR technique can be applied. [...]  

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 globalization 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. [...]  

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 organizations use advertising to successfully market their products. In contrast to profit organizations, 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 minimizes 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. [...]  

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. [...]  

Excel macros: How to optimize your work process with the popular spreadsheet programs

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 program can become — unless you make use of the powerful Excel macro function that is. [...]