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Friday, March 30, 2007

Celebrity gossip lures users

Marketers looking for an untapped marketplace may want to check out celebrity gossip and news websites. According to new research from Nielsen//Netratings, gossip sites showed a 40% increase in traffic. >>

Friday, March 30, 2007

Analyst: MySpace making millions every month

According to Barron’s, Pali Research analyst Richard Greenfield has estimated MySpace’s monthly U.S. revenue to be around $24 million, and $6 million globally. That’s a tidy $30 million per month for the U.S.’s number one social networking site. >>

Friday, March 30, 2007

Conde Nast picks MIVA Media for PPC content

Digital advertising network MIVA Media has been signed up by the U.K. division of Conde Nast (CN) to provide exclusive PPC content in the U.K. >>

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Second Life citizens want engaging marketing and brands

Now the dust has settled following the hype around Second Life, it seems that some marketers who embraced the virtual world are lost and risk losing the interest of the virtual citizens. >>

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

U.K. broadband penetration and online ad spend on the up

Cheap, widely available broadband connectivity and spending power are fueling internet usage in the U.K., which now boasts the fifth-largest broadband population in the world. >>

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The wealthy are on the web

Rich Americans are online and they love to shop, according to a new survey by the Luxury Institute. >>

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Doritos ad campaign draws millions

Doritos issued an ad challenge to consumers in the run up to the Super Bowl as part of a carefully crafted marketing campaign. The result? Two million hits on the challenge microsite, three-quarters of a million unique users, 2 million video views and around a billion page impressions. >>

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Brand awareness and recall best via online ads

New research into the ad-viewing behaviour of consumers shows that online viewers are less distracted, more involved and more impacted by brands than their TV and DVR counterparts. >>

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

How-to advice for targeting online consumers

Knowing how to correctly target an ad can be the difference in a successful online campaign and money thrown down the drain. Now, there is a tool marketers can use to better target the right user before the campaign begins. >>

Monday, March 26, 2007

Search and Ad platforms uniting at Microsoft

With search dominated by Google, many providers are looking for a solution. Microsoft is uniting search and advertising platforms in an effort to provide consumers and advertisers with a one-stop location, trying to raise their profile in the industry. >>

Friday, March 23, 2007

Media giants team up to take on YouTube

Hoping to gain back control of their content, and create a revenue stream of their own, several media giants are teaming up for a new streaming video service that will challenge YouTube. >>

Friday, March 23, 2007

Player-per-copy metric required for in-game advertising

The videogame industry, today’s fastest growing entertainment business, has a desirable demographic that is notoriously hard to reach, and offers advertisers unique opportunities for exposure. But what might be needed to boost marketing spend on this channel? >>

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Google tests pay-per-action ads

In a sign that a new model may soon be released, search giant Google has released another beta test of their new pay-per-action (PPA) platform. The platform allows advertisers to pay for specific actions by users rather than paying only for click-throughs. >>

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Product placement rising in Europe and Asia

New research from PQ Media indicates that paid product placement will continue to rise through 2010. In 2006, product placement grew to $3.36 billion (37%) and in 2007 is expected to reach 30.3%, or $4.38 billion. >>

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Actions speak louder than clicks, new Google ad pricing model

Google is testing a new ad pricing model which will allow marketers to specify which consumer actions they wish to pay for, giving advertisers more control over their campaigns and creative. >>

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