Assignment 1. What Is Online Marketing?

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1.1 What is Online Marketing?
Online Marketing is the art of selling products and/or services over digital networks, through finding the right online marketing mix of strategies that appeals to your target market and will actually translate into sales.
Online marketing uses internet to deliver promotional marketing messages to consumers. It includes email marketing, search engine marketing, social media marketing, web banner advertising, and mobile advertising. Online advertising involves both a publisher, who integrates advertisements into its online content, and an advertiser, who provides the advertisements to be displayed on the publisher 's content. Other potential participants include advertising agencies that help generate and place the ad copy,
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On the internet everything can be measured, thus it’s easier for the companies to know almost instantly if their campaign is working or not, what company or user is interested in their products, from what cities or countries are they, etc.
2.6 Disadvantages of Online Marketing:
1. Slow internet connections can cause difficulties. If the companies build too complex or too large websites, it will take too long for users to check them or download them and they will get bored eventually.
2. The e-commerce doesn’t allow the user “to touch” the merchandise before purchasing it. Because of this, some salesmen are starting to guarantee the possibility of returning the product. In Germany, where a law that regulates e-commerce and guarantees the customers the total refund of the money exists since 2000, the electronic commerce is very popular.
3. Other factor is the payment: many users still don’t trust in the electronic methods of paying and give up buying online because of his.
4. One of the major disadvantages may be the lack of trust of the users because of the constant virtual promotions that appear to be frauds. This is an aspect that deteriorates the image and reputation of quality and honest
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