Category Archives: E-Commerce 

GDPR – a challenge and an opportunity for marketing

The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is intended to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of natural persons and, in particular, their right to protect and move their personal data. In practice, this entails a number of organizational and technical measures. As many people are not yet aware, this also applies to marketing.

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Is “messenger marketing” the next big thing in digital marketing?

Messenger apps are trending. Applications like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, etc. have become an integral part of mobile users’ communication habits. The phenomenon is being seen in countries around the world. According to eMarketer, 1.82 billion people around the world will be using these tools by the end of 2017. This development provides marketing managers with opportunities as well as risks. After all, just to keep reaching a majority of their target group, they will have to start using messenger marketing in this communication channel without annoying the users. Once contact has been established, messengers offer unique options and benefits. The use of chat bots could be a promising way to achieve this.

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Data-driven marketing – where is the journey leading?

Successful organizations recognized data analysis and the insights derived thereof as the cornerstone of an effective marketing strategy. Using a data-driven approach, companies can segment and address their target groups, quantify their campaign results and increase their ROI. In this post, we will be describing some of the trends of data-driven marketing.

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Web development – simple and cost-effective options for small and medium-sized businesses 

All companies and even freelancers are now practically obliged to maintain their own up-to-date website, whether used simply for self-representation, the sale of products or to provide online services. Customers and prospects have come to expect being able to quickly find their business partners online and having a business website has become one of the pillars of a brand’s image, regardless of the industry or the size of the company. Although the vast majority of companies are already present on the internet, smaller businesses with limited budgets are finding it particularly difficult to keep up with the competition due to the rapid pace of technical development including mobile use and new digital marketing options. Continue reading

Mobile advertising: native or conventional?

In-app advertising – close to the target group

There is hardly a better way to reach your target groups right where they are than with mobile or in-app advertising. But when it comes to running ad campaigns in mobile apps, opinions vary. Several marketers still rely on conventional banners. Users, on the other hand, prefer native formats. Messe Frankfurt is achieving excellent results with mobile banner ads in its Navigator apps. Continue reading

#GED17: international trade fair day on June 7, 2017

The UFI extends invitation to Global Exhibitions Day 2017 (#GED17) on June 7, 2017. For the second time now, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry has organized a day to celebrate and connect the trade fair industry around the world. According to the motto “Think Global, Act Local”, activities will be carried out around the world to raise awareness of the importance of trade fairs for their regions and also for the various different nations, industries and the global economy as a whole. Continue reading

“The personalization of each interaction is the beginning of a relationship”

The idea of the customer journey is hardly new: Getting to know each customer individually from the first contact and then accompanying them, responding to their interests and fulfilling their wishes. However, it is gaining new meaning due to the variety of data sources available to marketers today. Bernd Wagner, Regional Vice President Salesforce Marketing Cloud, explains how data-driven marketing works and how companies can gain a 360-degree view of their customers.

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Big data, big change? Digital marketing transformation-the status quo

The digitalization of corporate communication is progressing. Two key features of this development are the advent of big data and the associated automation in marketing. But the main problem with this development is that marketers are marketers. They’re not data analysts.

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Social media and trade fairs – a perfect symbiosis

Online communication and social media have become an integral part of major events and trade fairs. But how do trade fair organizers conduct their own online marketing and their own social media engagement? What do visitors and especially exhibitors do? Where is further development heading?

We talked with Thimo Schwenzfeier, Head of Marketing Communication for Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH’s textiles and textile technology events. Among other things, Mr. Schwenzfeier is responsible for online marketing for the Heimtextil trade fair, one of the largest international trade fairs for home and building textiles with 69,000 trade visitors and 2,866 exhibitors. As well as for relatively young projects like the ethical fashion show and the Greenshowroom during the Fashion Week in Berlin. Continue reading