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Monday, March 05, 2007

Can online video be brand safe?

A new online video advertising platform says yes, online video can be brand safe. And they are betting that many brands will hop onboard their new platform - the YuMe Networks platform launched today. >>

Monday, March 05, 2007

New-media winners endear consumers with transparency, trust and generosity

There has been a shift in consumer values when it comes to branding and brand messages. Nowadays consumers want more honest, authentic relationships based on trust, self expression and connections, so stop selling and start building relationships. >>

Friday, March 02, 2007

Dada.net offers "Friend$" benefits

In an effort to monetize the thousands of blogs, social networking site Dada.net is partnering with Google to offer social networkers a way to make some cash from their blogs. >>

Friday, March 02, 2007

eBay expands its social circle

eBay has been doing a lot of social networking in recent months, in a bid to involve more teens in its auction site. >>

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

"Mommy Blogs" take viewers away from morning television

Women are turning off morning television programming and logging on to blogs. >>

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Study: target men for online video conversions

Online video is beginning to garner more attention from average viewers with 4% of people over the age of 18 watching online videos daily and another 14% watching at least once each week. However, those numbers don't touch the number of traditional television viewers, according to a new study, which means targeting video is the key to conversions. >>

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Traffic to YouTube rises despite Viacom pulling content

Despite Viacom’s demands to remove hundreds of thousands of videos from its site, YouTube still managed to double its average weekly traffic increase since the beginning of the year. >>

Monday, February 26, 2007

TNS Media Intelligence moves into analysis

Social media - blogs, viral video and other user generated content - is changing the way consumers interact with brands. This could be good as long as the interaction remains positive. To help track how brands are seen, TNS Media Intelligence is moving into the analysis realm with the purchase of Cymfony. >>

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Will content filters for videos provide peace of mind?

Television and movie studios aren't going to let Napster-like software steal their product. Instead, they are among the first to embrace content-identifying software that could protect their investment - the shows they produce. But that software may come at a price - a loss of users - for social sites. >>

Monday, February 19, 2007

Bogus reviews are under travel sites' microscope

Fake blogs, false reviews. With the amazing growth of social media, it seems consumers need to be more wary than ever about how truthful online reviews are. In the U.K. and Europe, fake blogs and reviews will be outlawed in 2008, but until then it is up to the company to ensure that reviews and blogs are true. >>

Friday, February 16, 2007

DIY targeted advertising for vloggers on Blip.tv

Make Magazine’s video blog, the do-it-yourself show, will be the first to use a new advertising system at Blip.tv. >>

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Real estate developers boost interest with webisodes

If you think real estate ads have to be traditional listings and boring pictures, think again. Real estate developers in Canada are hoping a few "Sex & The City" type ads will create a bigger buzz for their new development in Vancouver. >>

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Report: Podcasts should be concise, consistent

With a surge in podcasting predicted over the next few years, many in the marketing industry are wondering how to best take advantage of the technology. >>

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Fake blogs to be banned in U.K. from next year

Beginning in 2008, companies or individuals who post reviews of their own products online will be breaking the law in Britain. A new law in the United Kingdom prohibits even authors from reviewing their own books at sites like Amazon.com. >>

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Podcasting expected to surge

Podcasting may be the newest - and least recognized - of the social media tools, but a new report indicates that podcasting will come in to it's own in the coming years. >>

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