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Marketing has only one purpose and that is to give consumers a good reason to make a purchase decision. Find new customers from the different online markets – As you are reading this there are millions of people searching Google, Yahoo and Bing for content or products, there are thousands of people that use the Apple Store, Google Play Store and Amazon AppStore to download applications on their mobiles and there are millions of people using Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram and a dozen of other social networks.

Such groups often serve a dual purpose, as business networks to provide marketing and connect members to potential sales leads and suppliers, and also as advocacy groups, bringing together many small businesses to provide a stronger voice in regional or national politics In the case of independent business alliances, promoting the value of locally owned, independent business (not necessarily small) through public education campaigns is integral to their work.

Deadline Funnel is an awesome product and I’m so glad that someone not only dreamed it up, and not only figured out how to create it, but is making it available for online entrepreneurs like me. The founder of the company, Jack Born, just called me up to answer a couple technical question I had and make sure I was getting the most from it. Amazing!

A third of the touch points involve company-driven marketing (Exhibit 4). Traditional marketing remains important, but the change in the way consumers make decisions means that marketers must move aggressively beyond purely push-style communication and learn to influence consumer-driven touch points, such as word-of-mouth and Internet information sites.

For that, while Smith and Chaffey defines it as: ‘Achieving marketing objectives through applying digital technologies’ (Smith and Chaffey, 2005), Strauss and Frost define it as: ‘The use of electronic data and applications for planning and executing the conception, distribution and pricing of ideas, goods and services to create exchanges that satisfy individual and organizational goals’ (Strauss and Frost, 2001: 454).

Some small businesses are further financed through credit card debt—usually a poor choice, given that the interest rate on credit cards is often several times the rate that would be paid on a line of credit at a bank or a bank loan Recent research suggests that the use of credit scores in small business lending by community banks is surprisingly widespread.

Multi-billion dollar companies are typically in the post position to implement integrated marketing strategies, since their television and internet campaigns reach the largest amount of people (See also Corporate Marketing ). Still, even smaller companies should use the technique, since integrated marketing creates competitive advantages and boosts sales.

The term Digital Marketing goes back quite a long time now – we decided to use it when I helped define the Syllabus for the IDM Certificate and Diploma in Digital Marketing in I think 2005 (their previous quals were Emarketing) and since then the CIM/CAM and Econsultancy have adopted it for their quals also – good to see it’s useful elsewhere so that we will soon have a standard.

Because Marketing process and analysis of the product, environment, market, stakeholders’ impact, politics, businesses, demographics, WTO and Globalization rules and regulations, stock exchange, Telecommunication Industry, Airlines Industry, Hotel & Tourism Industry and Banking Industry all are interlinked.

Sales funnels are awesome because they avoid you from wasting time and money to sell to people who aren’t interested, and instead allows you to focus on the meaty leads where the money is tied up. The more well defined your lead generation tactics, landing pages and follow up emails are, will greatly increase the number of qualified leads, prospects and customers your funnel will produce.

James E. Stephens
James E. Stephens

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