According to a poll conducted by Target Marketing magazine, more direct marketers plan to increase spending for online methods. E-mail leads the pack of most-used media with 52 percent of marketers expecting to increase their spending. Next is direct mail (41 percent expect to spend more), search engine marketing otherwise known as paid search (40 percent), search engine optimization (37 percent) and direct response space advertising (24 percent).
You may have toyed with the idea of accepting advertising on your Web site as a means to generate extra income. But advertisements are attention-grabbers by nature. Traditional Web advertising methods using banner ads, pop-up ads and paid ad listings can disrupt your carefully crafted design. Who wants Flash animation or looping text to divert attention from your own message?
Search engine optimization is a moving target. Just when you think you’ve pinned down the magic method to bring traffic to your Web site, the rules change, the market shifts or a strong new competitor moves in.
E-mail marketing may seem like the simplest, most cost-effective way to promote your products or services, but is it? Or is direct mail better?
The annual survey was published by Websense Inc., a San Diego developer of Web security and filtering productivity software. For the survey, 851 U.S. workers at organizations with 100+ employees were interviewed by phone or e-mail.
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