A facilidade de publicar conteúdo na internet está transformando o consumidor de um canal receptor para um emissor de informação. Desde a criação de fãs clubes, comunidades, elogios e reclamações, e qualquer informação antes restrita a poucos, agora é pública e interfere na opinião de outros consumidores. Aprender a interagir com estes consumidores é um dos desafios do atual profissional de marketing.
To cease opportunity, the firm should summarize their current customers' personas and purchase journey from this they are able to deduce their digital marketing capability. This means they need to form a clear picture of where they are currently and how many resources they can allocate for their digital marketing strategy i.e. labour, time etc. By summarizing the purchase journey, they can also recognise gaps and growth for future marketing opportunities that will either meet objectives or propose new objectives and increase profit.
Affiliate marketing - Affiliate marketing is perceived to not be considered a safe, reliable and easy means of marketing through online platform. This is due to a lack of reliability in terms of affiliates that can produce the demanded number of new customers. As a result of this risk and bad affiliates it leaves the brand prone to exploitation in terms of claiming commission that isn't honestly acquired. Legal means may offer some protection against this, yet there are limitations in recovering any losses or investment. Despite this, affiliate marketing allows the brand to market towards smaller publishers, and websites with smaller traffic. Brands that choose to use this marketing often should beware of such risks involved and look to associate with affiliates in which rules are laid down between the parties involved to assure and minimize the risk involved.[47]
There are a number of ways brands can use digital marketing to benefit their marketing efforts. The use of digital marketing in the digital era not only allows for brands to market their products and services, but also allows for online customer support through 24/7 services to make customers feel supported and valued. The use of social media interaction allows brands to receive both positive and negative feedback from their customers as well as determining what media platforms work well for them. As such, digital marketing has become an increased advantage for brands and businesses. It is now common for consumers to post feedback online through social media sources, blogs and websites on their experience with a product or brand.[25] It has become increasingly popular for businesses to use and encourage these conversations through their social media channels to have direct contact with the customers and manage the feedback they receive appropriately.

"Jim, thanks for the great work. You and your team have been great and we are very happy with the results. Because of this, I wanted to give you a testimonial that you can share. On a nice spring day about a year ago, our site took a nose dive in the rankings on some of our most valuable keywords. I franticly begun searching SEO forums for the best people and ways to get us back to the top and I came a across Jim and his team. Jim was one of the most highly recommended link building Guru's out there, so I called Ninjas. To my surprise they couldn't take my money right away because they were busy working on other client accounts. They were very polite and explained that if they were to take my money that would have meant they could not spend the time they needed to spend on their client's accounts. Right there I knew these guys were for real. Biting my nails and pulling my hair, I patiently waited for two months so they could start working on my account and boy was I soooooo glad that I did. I finally got to speak with Jim, who is an awesome guy with a great sense of humor. I could say the same thing about my account manager and all of the Ninja team. After this meeting the work begun and the rest is history. I would highly recommend Jim Boykin and his team to anyone, even though part of me wants to keep them to myself. However I know they would not take on more than they can handle, unless they know they can put in the time needed to deliver results." Eric K.
Resumindo, quando você promove um determinado programa de afiliado, você é recompensando por essa promoção de acordo com o que a empresa/anunciante decidiu previamente: clique, ação, lead, mil impressões, formulário ou venda. Para percebermos mais facilmente como funciona cada um desses formatos de publicidade com programas de afiliados, vamos analisar caso-a-caso e dar-lhe alguns exemplos práticos para uma melhor percepção:
In-game advertising - In-Game advertising is defined as "inclusion of products or brands within a digital game."[49] The game allows brands or products to place ads within their game, either in a subtle manner or in the form of an advertisement banner. There are many factors that exist in whether brands are successful in their advertising of their brand/product, these being: Type of game, technical platform, 3-D and 4-D technology, game genre, congruity of brand and game, prominence of advertising within the game. Individual factors consist of attitudes towards placement advertisements, game involvement, product involvement, flow or entertainment. The attitude towards the advertising also takes into account not only the message shown but also the attitude towards the game. Dependent of how enjoyable the game is will determine how the brand is perceived, meaning if the game isn't very enjoyable the consumer may subconsciously have a negative attitude towards the brand/product being advertised. In terms of Integrated Marketing Communication "integration of advertising in digital games into the general advertising, communication, and marketing strategy of the firm"[49] is an important as it results in a more clarity about the brand/product and creates a larger overall effect.

Um caso de sucesso é o da marca Oreo da Nabisco. Esta marca teve uma quebra nas vendas a partir de 2000, devido às preocupações com a obesidade (crianças e adolescentes), no entanto em 2003 implementou medidas para revitalizar o consumo, particularmente um jogo online desenvolvido para as crianças de forma a recuperar a sua popularidade como “top of mind” junto desse target. O jogo online, com uma média de 7 minutos de jogo por utilizador foi um sucesso e a marca recuperou da quebra nas vendas, regressando ao volume de vendas habitual no fim desse ano.

Bem, mas o propósito deste blog é mesmo dar-vos a conhecer os diferentes tipos de negócios que podem criar online e as estratégias utilizadas, bem como os passos necessários para que a vossa iniciação seja rápida e eficaz e não uma total perda de tempo! Sim, porque apesar de o conceito do marketing na internet ser realmente simples, requer conhecimento, dedicação e também algum dinheiro para começar.

En 1994, CDNOW y Amazon lanzó los programas de afiliados como una estrategia de marketing, siendo estas las primeras empresas que lo utilizan. La idea es contar con anuncios de los editores para  solicitar los productos en sus sitios web. Luego los editores, obtienen comisiones cada vez que hacen una venta. Se dice que Amazon tiene más de un millón de afiliados en todo el mundo.


Para quem trabalha com marketing digital, possivelmente já ouviu falar de marketing de afiliados. No entanto, poucos ainda sabem o que significa marketing de afiliados e o que é possível fazer com isso na prática. Embora esse seja um mercado que cresceu mais de 100% ao ano no Brasil nos últimos cinco anos, continua sendo um mercado pequeno quando comparado com outros nichos, como agências de marketing, produtores de conteúdo, serviços freelancer, etc. Ainda assim, as previsões apontam para que o mercado de afiliados continue se expandindo a um ritmo extremamente acelerado durante os próximos anos. Esses números são fruto de nosso trabalho com o evento Afiliados Brasil.
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