In the 1990s, the term Digital Marketing was first coined,.[12] With the debut of server/client architecture and the popularity of personal computers, the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications became a significant factor in marketing technology.[citation needed] Fierce competition forced vendors to include more service into their software, for example, marketing, sales and service applications. Marketers were also able to own huge online customer data by eCRM software after the Internet was born. Companies could update the data of customer needs and obtain the priorities of their experience. This led to the first clickable banner ad being going live in 1994, which was the "You Will" campaign by AT&T and over the first four months of it going live, 44% of all people who saw it clicked on the ad.[13][14]

This is one of those insights that seems obvious the first time that you hear it but has profound implications across your entire career. Your channel selection, brand values, products, and campaigns will all be completely different if you go after millennials compared to baby boomers for example. For B2C marketers, this is possibly the most important variable to keep in mind when building your overall marketing strategy.
En la parte superior del embudo de ventas es donde los posibles clientes se convierten en contactos. A partir de este momento son los vendedores de la empresa los que contactan con los posibles clientes. En este momento el vendedor tiene que hacer las preguntas adecuadas que le permitan calificar al cliente y decidir si se trata de una oportunidad de venta que debe pasar a la siguiente fase del embudo de ventas.
Es justo en este momento del embudo de venta que los contactos pasan a ser contactos cualificados puesto que es justo en este momento cuando tienes oportunidad de hablar con ellos y hacerles preguntas encaminadas a determinar el producto que puedes ofrecerles en función de la solución que necesitan para su problema o para satisfacer sus necesidades.

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In the 2000s, with increasing numbers of Internet users and the birth of iPhone, customers began searching products and making decisions about their needs online first, instead of consulting a salesperson, which created a new problem for the marketing department of a company.[15] In addition, a survey in 2000 in the United Kingdom found that most retailers had not registered their own domain address.[16] These problems encouraged marketers to find new ways to integrate digital technology into market development.