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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Nielsen: Personal recommendations 'most trusted'

Forget anonymous product reviews, what today's consumer really wants is a personal recommendation, preferably from a trusted friend. According to a new report from Nielsen Online, personal recommendations are the most trusted form of advertising around the world. >>

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Profile of a renter

Renters. They're typically young, on their own for the first time and earning very little money. So marketers should avoid them, right? Wrong. A new whitepaper from, the number one internet listing service for rental properties indicates that the profile of a renter is changing - and is likely a profile that marketers will want to target. >>

Monday, July 06, 2009

OPA: Display ads still engage consumers

If you're looking to engage online consumers, the old standby - display ads - may be your best bet. According to a recent report from the Online Publishers Association (OPA) display ads caused consumers to be more engaged with site content and pushed more ecommerce decisions. >>

Friday, July 03, 2009

ExactTarget: Get email addresses while consumers shop

Think it doesn't matter at what point you receive a consumer's email address? Think again. A new report from ExactTarget, the Email Marketers Club and the Center for Media Design at Ball State University says collecting an email address at the right time is crucial to building customer loyalty. >>

Friday, July 03, 2009

A new use for online ads: Calculations

If you've ever wondered just what a rich media ad can do for your company than a simple display ad cannot, look no more. Online ad company Dapper has created an interesting ad for Prudential Real Estate that allows consumers to figure out how much home they can afford based on their monthly rent. >>

Thursday, July 02, 2009

EA offers gaming ad advice

If you've wondered about in-game advertising or other forms on video game advertising, but weren't sure where to start, Electronic Arts (EA), one of the largest video game producers out there, could help. This week, the gaming center created a kind of 'help desk' to assist marketers figure out where and how to start. >>

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Jivox adds map-targeting and creation tools to ad suite

Online video advertising company Jivox is adding new services to their suite of video ad tools. With the new offerings local marketers can use map-based geographical targeting, ad creation templates and a new subscription plan to ease the cost of video advertising. >>

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

MerchantCircle offers city-centric coupons

Want a bit more return on your next coupon campaign? Why not focus on specific geographic regions or even on your own town? A new offering from MerchantCircle helps marketers offer city-specific coupons through Twitter feeds. >>

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Kampyle offers reasons consumers abandon shopping carts

If you've ever been frustrated with the rate of online shopping cart abandonment or wonder why consumers skip out of an online store without finalizing their purchases, your solution could be close. Analytics firm Kampyle is offering etailers insight into why consumers are abandoning shopping carts. >>

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What social click fraud means for marketers

Word is out that Facebook's marketing arm could be a problem for marketers. Earlier this year the social network announced it would hit $550 million in revenue for the year. However, news that fraudsters are targeting the social network have many advertisers up in arms over this new hurdle to their business. >>

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

MessageLabs: Spam flies past 90%

When it comes to email marketing, it may seem that the spammers and botnets are winning. According to the latest research from Symantec's MessageLabs, spam levels surpassed the 90% rate in April and May, with most of the spam coming from botnets. >>

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

eXelate, Bizo partner for B2B marketers

B2B targeting platform Bizo has partnered with eXelate's Targeting Exchange to give B2B marketers better reach into their community. The partnership gives advertising networks and ad agencies the ability to more effectively target B2B decision makers, a consumer base 50 million strong. >>

Monday, June 29, 2009

PubMatic predicts ad prices in real time

Online advertising revenue optimization service PubMatic has released a new tool that could help publishers and marketers keep a better grasp on ads. Called Ad Price Prediction, the tool literally predicts the cost of an ad unit in real time. >>

Friday, June 26, 2009

Forecast: Ad slide to lessen in 2010

With layoffs still happening and many consumers hitting the 'stay'cation rather than the vacation highway, marketers may be feeling the pinch. The good news? The pinch will begin to lessen in the coming months, especially as we head into 2010. According to a new forecast from GroupM, the online advertising slide will reach only -1.4% next year compared to a 5.5% slide in 2009. >>

Thursday, June 25, 2009

DoubleClick: Video pushes purchasing plans

When it comes to rich media, video could be the best bet for purchasing conversions. According to a DoubleClick benchmark study, video within rich media ad units are pushing more purchase conversions than non-video ads. >>

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