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BizReport : July 24, 2008 Archive

July 24, 2008 Archive

Ecommerce | July 24, 2008

1 in 5 shop online in the U.K.

The British are heading online to shop in ever increasing numbers, according to new figures from IMRG/Capgemini. Twenty percent of U.K. consumers now do their shopping on the Internet. >>

Advertising | July 24, 2008

Intrusive ads (still) annoy consumers

Did we really need more research to tell us that intrusive ads annoy consumers? Well, it seems some marketers missed a meeting in the late 1990’s and need to be taught a lesson in subtlety. To that end, I've devised some top tips on how to make sure your visitors don't stick around. >>

Research | July 24, 2008

What's the difference between Gen X and Gen Y?

The differences between Gen X and Gen Y’s use of digital technology have been made a little clearer, thanks to a recently released report from Forrester Research. The new insights should help marketers play the advertising generation game. >>

Social Marketing | July 24, 2008

Hitwise: MySpace leads social networks but Facebook is growing faster

MySpace remains the king of the social networks with a nearly 72% market share, but close competitor Facebook isn’t giving up. According to a new report from Hitwise, US consumers continue to choose MySpace over other social nets but the trend is beginning to change. MySpace shows -6% growth from June 2007 through June 2008 which Facebook showed 40% year over year (YoY) growth. Hitwise reports that Facebook has a 16% market share. >>

Ecommerce | July 24, 2008

Study: Teens buy online but prefer reality to the virtual world

Virtual worlds may be garnering a lot of headlines across the US, but according to at least one report, these headlines may be a bit premature - at least for the teen segment. According to a new report from OTX and The Intelligence Group, teens actually prefer real world interaction to the virtual worlds offered online. >>

Advertising | July 24, 2008

comScore: Branded websites increase marketing efforts

Forget display ads, paid search and even online video. A recent report from comScore indicates that branded websites are the #1 thing that will improve the marketing efforts of a brand. This doesn’t mean that display ads, video and paid search don’t have their place, however. All of these aspects improve the performance of a branded website in providing the consumer content, offers and information. >>