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MKTG340 Week 1 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 September

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WEEK 1: THE HISTORY OF THE INTERNET

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How did the Internet originate, and what makes it unique as a communications and transactions medium?

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WEEK 1: DELIVERING VALUE

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Identify the core marketing processes from the text, and indicate how they impact the value chain. Are there any others you would add, and why?

MKTG340 Week 2 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 September

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WEEK 2: ONLINE BUSINESS MODELS

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The advertising model is dead. If your site is not one of the top sites, you will not survive on the Internet. Agree or disagree, and why?

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WEEK 2: PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

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The term metrics is used quite loosely on the Internet. What does the term mean to you? Give an example of one of the most important metrics for managing digital marketing activities.

MKTG340 Week 3 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 September

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WEEK 3: REACHING THE CUSTOMER DIRECTLY

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What is the most important element in creating an effective e-mail marketing campaign, and why?

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WEEK 3: E-MAIL MARKETING

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Discuss the benefits to a marketer of using an ESP (e-mail services provider).

MKTG340 Week 4 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 September

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WEEK 4: SEARCH MARKETING

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Why is optimizing a website for organic search still important, and how is this best accomplished?

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WEEK 4: SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

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What does it mean to build a community around a brand, and how would you do so?

MKTG340 Week 5 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 September

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WEEK 5: BRANDING ONLINE

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What are some of your favorite videos related to brand marketing? How do they engage viewers, create a branded community, or otherwise promote brand loyalty?

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WEEK 5: ADVERTISING ONLINE

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Ad serving networks are used to target online ads, and most ads are delivered automatically. Is this development a good or bad thing for the industry and consumers and why?

MKTG340 Week 6 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 September

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WEEK 6: DESIGNING WEBSITES

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Look at Jakob Nielsen's site www.useit.com (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., which is designed for usability not attractiveness. Also, look at the sites of Tim, Ash, and Amy, well-known usability experts. Tim's work focuses on the conversion aspect of website design http://sitetuners.com (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and Amy's more on website usabilityhttp://www.eightbyeight.com (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. What do you think of these sites? Do they seem usable to you? Why or why not?

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WEEK 6: DESIGNING MOBILE SITES

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Marketers are tracking smartphone users with apps on their phones. Using the Wall Street Journal interactive website on the subject (http://blogs.wsj.com/wtk-mobile/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.), look at the types of applications you have and see what types of data are being collected. Any surprises? Now that you know this data is being collected, will this knowledge change your use of your phone? Do you think apps should tell you when they collect and send information about the mobile device and about the user?

MKTG340 Week 7 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 September

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WEEK 7: SECURITY ONLINE

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Locate and read Amazon.com's privacy policy on their website. Does the policy you find seem to meet the requirements of the fair information practices principles? Why or why not? What surprised you? What should be improved? What is reassuring?

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WEEK 7: PRIVACY ONLINE

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What are some of the concerns consumers have about the privacy of their personally identifiable information? Do you share those concerns? How would you characterize yourself in terms of Westin's framework?

MKTG340 Week 1 Blog Project Latest 2017 September

Week 1 Assignment

Select three different websites you will follow throughout the course.

Create a Google alerts account (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. to get updates on the companies and their marketing strategies; sign up for company alerts and promotions via Google Alerts and also via e-mail and Twitter.

Create a blog using Blogger, (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and record your insights as to how one of these companies uses online and offline technologies to create value for customers as your first blog post. Relate these comments to the Internet Marketing Paradigm on page 11. How can they improve their strategies? How are they reaching their demographic, and is that the best use of these technologies? Create a Google Analytics Account and enable Google Analytics in your blog (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Determine how you will reach your demographic segment on the Internet using the material from the chapter. Start promoting your blog through those channels, and make note of the results. You might consider promoting your blog to your contacts on social media or your personal e-mail list. You might find chat rooms or groups where your target audience hangs out.

Discuss the above in your blog.

MKTG340 Week 2 Blog Project Latest 2017 September

Week 2 Assignment

1. Consider the three websites you selected in Week 1 and identify the elements of one of those websites' business model (consider there can be more than one). In your blog, discuss the business model selected and whether the business model has been profitable. Is it the right one for the firm, or should they use another?

2. Pick an alternate model, and compare it to the one the company is using. Is there a better way to make money?

3. Discuss the above in your blog.

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MKTG340 Week 3 Blog Project Latest 2017 September

Week 3 Assignment

1. Analyze the e-mail alerts and promotions you have been receiving for the companies you have been following. Do the e-mails follow good direct marketing and e-mail design principles? Are they compliant with the CAN-SPAM act? What changes would you make to these e-mail strategies?

2. Analyze the website you are following to determine if the company is using the InternetIs to their full advantage.

3. Evaluate a website in terms of how it uses the critical strategy elements of direct marketing to achieve its generic direct marketing strategy goals.

4. Discuss the above in your blog.

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MKTG340 Week 4 Blog Project Latest 2017 September

Week 4 Assignment

1. Analyze the natural search engine rankings of a company you are following and its social media presence. What improvements can be made, if any? What steps should the company take to improve both its organic and paid search rankings?

2. Discuss the above in your blog.

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MKTG340 Week 5 Blog Project Latest 2017 September

Week 5 Assignment

Go to several web pages or content sites and look to see what ad formats are used. Do they conform to IAB guidelines? (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Go to the same page on a mobile site and compare. Were there differences, and why do you think so? Are any of the advertisers using Mobile Rising Stars and which ones?

Discuss the effectiveness of these ads in your blog. If you can find ads related to your company you are following, discuss also.

Discuss the above in your blog.

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MKTG340 Week 6 Blog Project Latest 2017 September

Week 6 Assignment

1. Analyze the website and mobile presence of the company you are following.

2. Discuss in your blog. Has the company followed good web design principles? Are the mobile applications easy to find and use? What suggestions for improvement might you make based on good web design principles?

3. Discuss the above in your blog.

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MKTG340 Week 7 Blog Project Latest 2017 September

Week 7 Assignment

1. Describe how one of the companies you are following handle customer PII.

2. Do you think the company is doing enough to protect PII? What more could be done? What actions would you recommend the company take to protect the privacy of their customers' personally identifiable information (PII)?

3. Discuss the above in your blog.

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MKTG340 All Course Projects Latest 2017 September

Week 1 Assignment

1. Select a company from the Fortune 1000 list for which you will develop a digital marketing plan for a new product or service that the company does not currently offer. (example: Sony 3D TV, Redbox Online Movies, Apple at-home computer repair service). The company must not currently offer the product or service or have an Internet presence for the product or service, because it will be your task to develop these strategies.

Post your company and new product or service for professor approval in the Week 1 Discussion Course Project Selection topic area. Note that multiple individuals will not be permitted to study the same business. In case of duplicate requests, companies will be approved first come, first served.

Week 2 Assignment

Create at least six slides to communicate your analysis of the company's current strategy. Follow the outline below.

1. Title/Cover Slide:

o Student name, company name, product or service name, date, course number

2. Executive Summary:

o Key problems or issues that the marketing plan will solve

o Describe the goals of the marketing plan.

3. Company Analysis:

o Brief background on the business (products, services, target market, brand image)

4. Objectives or Mission Statement:

o Business model(s) currently used

o Current marketing situation analysis

o Market or industry analysis (size, growth, trends)

o Value chain analysis: How does the company deliver value currently?

o Customer segmentation (customer base: demographics, psychographics, geographics)

o Competitor analysis (existing competition, potential competitors, product substitutes)

o Customer life cycle stage analysis

o Positioning statement for the new product

5. SWOT Analysis:

o Business strengths

o Business weaknesses

o Business opportunities

o Business threats

6. Company's Current Digital Marketing Efforts:

o A discussion of the firm's Internet business model, including a concise statement of its value proposition and its Internet revenue streams

o Digital marketing strategies (e.g., website, online advertising, use of social media, e-mail, search)

o Customer service, acquisition, and retention strategies

o Overall marketing strategy

o Integration of web presence into overall marketing strategy

o Offline approaches

o Marketing relationship objectives from the customer relationship management

o Data acquisition, management, and use

o Current performance, metrics, and evaluation

o Social and regulatory issues

o Any other relevant issues or topics

Week 4 Assignment

Add at least three more slides to your presentation, adding details to your marketing plan and making recommendations about how the company should implement your plan. Follow the outline below.

1. Digital Marketing Objectives and Strategies:

o Describe how your marketing plan will contribute to helping the company achieve its objectives.

o Define the objectives or goals of the marketing plan.

o Define the scope: the corporate or organizational, strategic business unit, or brand level, usually depending on the size of the organization.

o Describe the overview of intended product or service, pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies.

2. Action Plan: detailed suggestions you would like the company to follow, including but not limited to the following.

o Business and revenue model(s) for your product or service

o 4 Ps (product, pricing, place, and promotion)

o Website strategy for product or service (design, features, functionality, usability)

o Target market: customer selection, segmentation, and targeting

o Online or offline integration of marketing communications plan, including search, social, e-mail and web design elements, as well as relevant offline elements

o Customer service and relationship management

o Customer acquisition, conversion and retention plans as appropriate based on objectives

o Detail on social media activities, mass media, and other online secondary (as needed to support social media program)

o Distribution or fulfillment of marketing messages, material, incentives, and so forth

o Quality and customer service as required to execute this plan

o Technological infrastructure and data requirements as required to execute this plan

o Social and regulatory issues

o Other relevant issues or topics

3. Control, Feedback, and Financial Analysis:

o Performance measurement: describe the metrics you will use to evaluate performance.

o Define customer lifetime value (CLV) and return on investment (ROI).

o Performance metrics must match precisely to marketing objectives. Be specific—what metrics, and how they will be collected.

Week 6 Assignment

Submit a rough draft of your entire presentation, including the slides you created for the Weeks 2 and 4 submissions. Add additional slides as needed to assure that you have provided all information requested on the Course Project outline. Be sure that you do the following.

  • Include citations in a reference section for each information source. Any source not indicated in the reference section opens you to charges of plagiarism.
  • Include an appendix at the end of the deck for supporting materials (tables, graphics, figures, screenshots).
  • Limit the number of slides to 20 total.
  • Communication and readability: The deck should have a logical flow, be easy to follow, avoid grammatical mistakes, and use rules of 3 and 7x7.
  • Charts, tables, and figures: Intersperse relevant charts, tables, and figures in the report to illustrate your results. Refer to the charts, tables, and figures in the body of the report. Charts, tables, and figures count towards the total number of pages.

Week 8 Assignment

Submit the final draft of your entire presentation, including the slides you created for the Week 6 rough draft submission. Add additional slides as needed to assure that you have provided all information requested on the Course Project outline and incorporated all feedback from your professor. Be sure that you do the following.

  • Include an appendix at the end of the deck for supporting materials (tables, graphics, figures, screenshots).
  • Include citations in a reference section for each information source. Any source not indicated in the reference section opens you to charges of plagiarism.
  • Provide your final project information in no more than 20 slides.
  • Communication and readability: The deck should have a logical flow, be easy to follow, avoid grammatical mistakes, and use rules of 3 and 7x7.
  • Charts, tables, and figures: Intersperse relevant charts, tables, and figures in the report to illustrate your results. Refer to the charts, tables, and figures in the body of the report. Charts, tables, and figures count towards the total number of pages.

MKTG340 Week 3 Quiz Latest 2017 September

Question 1

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(TCO 1) _____ is the feature of the Internet that allows users to move easily from one document to another.

Telecommunications

Common platform

Hypertext

Question 2

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(TCO 1) The Sabre System is an example of

a new service made possible by the Internet.

an information product.

a product targeted solely at the consumer market.

Question 3

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(TCO 1) A term often used when software is made available on a fee for usage basis is

applications software providers.

proprietary software.

software as a service.

Question 4

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(TCO 1) The Internet experienced slow but steady growth until _____ allowed users to move around in easy graphical fashion.

Yahoo!

Mosaic

Netscape

Question 5

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(TCO 1) Two concepts Herman Miller employed as part of its ongoing process of value chain improvement are

Six Sigma and performance reporting.

greening and lean thinking.

EDI and inventory management.

Question 6

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(TCO 1) A phrase that describes value chains is

seamless, end-to-end integration throughout the channel of distribution.

the discrete activities that make up channels of distribution.

well-managed logistics activities.

Question 7

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(TCO 1) _____ is one criterion for a successful supply chain.

Changing the way middlemen are compensated

Responsiveness to changes in customer demands

Eliminating expensive security practices

Question 8

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(TCO 1) _____ is an element of the supply chain management process.

Managing multiple channels of distribution

Establishing policies for environmentally-friendly procurement

Acquiring new customers

Question 9

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(TCO 2) _____ is an important element of any business model.

Value proposition

Competitive analysis

Financial forecasting

Question 10

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(TCO 2) _____ is the business model used to describe a site that resells large amounts of content on the Web.

Portal

Machine-to-Machine

Infomediary

Question 11

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(TCO 2) Among the functions filled by business models are

to conduct a detailed SWOT analysis.

to describe the value proposition.

to provide detailed pro forma financial statements.

Question 12

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(TCO 2) Revenue models for online businesses include

bringing buyers and sellers together.

reaching buyers directly.

All of the above

Question 13

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(TCO 2) Which of the following is a true statement about the nature of participants in a usability test?

Participants need to have a high level of computer expertise.

Fifteen participants can identify virtually all the usability problems.

A large sample is required.

Question 14

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(TCO 2) The primary purpose of a usability test is to

ensure that the site works properly to assure good customer experience.

give programmers the data they need to produce a usable site.

help marketers estimate the volume of sales the site will produce.

Question 15

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(TCO 2) The two categories of website metrics are

file loading time and successful page loads.

business performance and technical site performance.

marketing metrics and operations metrics.

Question 16

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(TCO 2) Which of the following is a true statement about tagged web pages?

The user must give permission to have web pages tagged.

The marketer can turn tagged pages off and on at will.

None of the above

MKTG340 Week 5 Quiz Latest 2017 September

Question 1

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(TCO 3) The Four I’s of Internet marketing include

information-driven, intuitive.

integrated, immediate.

involving, interactive.

Question 2

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(TCO 3) Objectives of a direct-response marketing program can include

Correct!

generating sales leads.

creating awareness of a product or service.

developing brand image.

Question 3

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(TCO 3) True statements about testing in the Internet environment are

testing requires a substantial amount of marketing research.

testing provides information that is not ordinarily available to marketers in the mass media environment.

All of the above

Question 4

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(TCO 3) Important characteristics of a direct-response offer include

always having a purchase as the objective.

deferred action on the part of the prospective customer.

a clear call to action.

Question 5

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(TCO 3) A true statement about spam on the Internet is

most users are indifferent to the presence of spam.

fewer users say they are receiving spam today.

some users are reducing their use of e-mail as a result of spam.

Question 6

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(TCO 3) The term used to describe the expressed willingness of consumers to receive further promotional material from the marketer is

opt-out.

registration.

opt-in.

Question 7

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(TCO 3) Steps in developing an e-mail campaign include

borrowing an inexpensive e-mail list.

measuring the results of the campaign.

finding out what copy is available in company files.

Question 8

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(TCO 3) Which choice below best represents why direct e-mail marketing is superior to direct mail?

Faster, higher response rate, better list

Faster, cheaper, better tracking

Faster, higher response rate, cheaper

Question 9

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(TCO 4) _____ is the development of web pages in a manner that is friendly to search engine spiders.

SEP

SEO

SEM

Question 10

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(TCO 4) A search engine determines rank on its results pages by

vote of its users.

secret algorithms.

open source algorithms.

Question 11

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(TCO 4) Types of search include

local search.

vertical search.

All of the above

Question 12

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(TCO 4) Where do organic, or natural, search rankings appear on a search results page?

At the bottom of the page

At the far right of the page

To the left underneath the paid search terms

Question 13

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(TCO 4) Social media marketing campaigns

can be designed to go viral.

need to be developed with a specific target market in mind.

are impossible to measure.

Question 14

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(TCO 4) All marketers should

have a Facebook page.

actively consider the use of social media in their marketing programs.

switch to exclusively marketing on social media.

Question 15

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(TCO 4) Marketing effectiveness and ease of use of social platforms tends to be

negatively related to one another.

positively related to one another.

there is no relationship between effectiveness and ease of use.

Question 16

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(TCO 4) Marketers find that communicating with people on social networks

is similar to advertising in other channels.

requires communications that are responsive and trustworthy.

is often constrained by the rules of the social network.

MKTG340 Week 7 Quiz Latest 2017 September

Question 1

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(TCO 5) _____ is one tool that enables consumers to enjoy media on their own schedule.

Electronic TV schedule or guide

Video streaming

Image search

Question 2

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(TCO 5) Online advertising is _____ effective than television advertising in creating customer awareness.

more

less

equally

Question 3

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(TCO 5) Advantages of a brand community include

members are likely to feel more brand loyalty.

members feel they are part of an exclusive club.

Both of the above

Question 4

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(TCO 5) The concept of a vook is

make interactive videos relevant to the brand.

embed high-quality video in textual content.

encourage users to create their own video.

Question 5

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(TCO 5) Which of the following is a true statement about acquisition of online customers?

Acquisition of online customers can be accomplished only online.

Acquisition of online customers can make use of both offline and online techniques.

Is more costly than acquiring offline customers.

Question 6

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(TCO 5) Best practices for developing rich media ads include

put as much interactivity into the ad as possible.

understand who your target audience is and how its members use the web.

do not include a call to action in a rich media ad.

Question 7

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(TCO 5) The new “Rising Stars” ad formats were designed because

old formats were no longer usable.

the job of the IAB is to make as many formats available as they can.

the new formats respond to the need for better brand development ads.

Question 8

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(TCO 5) The technique that serves ads to Internet users based on tracking of their Internet activities is

behavioral advertising.

personalized advertising.

retargeting.

Question 9

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(TCO 6) The nature of website objectives will depend on

tasks visitors expect to perform on the site.

the types of hardware and software that will be used.

how visitors are going to be attracted to the website.

Question 10

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(TCO 6) Among the web design elements that help create a satisfactory customer experience are

dramatic and attention-getting graphics and other visuals.

multiple navigations aids like breadcrumbs and different colors for followed links.

pages that have a lot of text and are able to answer all the visitor's questions.

Question 11

5 / 5 pts

(TCO 6) Overstock.com’s success on the web stems from

the level of satisfaction with the customer experience on the site.

its multichannel approach.

Both of the above

Question 12

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(TCO 6) Typical website objectives include

making sales.

generating sales leads.

Both of the above

Question 13

5 / 5 pts

(TCO 6) Among the strategic implications of pervasive computing are

marketers must wait for customers to contact them.

marketers must be able to contact customer near the time and place of purchase.

content will become less important than context.

Question 14

5 / 5 pts

(TCO 6) True statements about the global mobile environment include

some countries have already passed 100% penetration of cell phones.

mobile is expected to be the dominant method of accessing the Internet in a few years.

Both of the above

Question 15

5 / 5 pts

(TCO 6) _____ is one of the strategic drivers of mobile marketing.

Advertising

1-click payment mechanisms

Decrease in consumer concern about the privacy and security of their personal data

Question 16

5 / 5 pts

(TCO 6) Mobile apps are primarily of interest to

young consumers with active lifestyles.

older, more affluent consumers.

it depends on the app and the target audience.

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