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Thursday, February 22, 2007

eBay pull ad after ASA complaint upheld

The ASA has upheld a complaint against eBay from a consumer who could not find items depicted in an eBay ad for sale on the auction site. >>

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Marketers need to offer online coupons in context

Showing ads out of context - like advertising a ski vacation package on a financial news website - may gain a lot of attention. Online coupon hubs hope in-context advertising of their bargains will do the same. >>

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Online sales affected by low customer confidence in data security

Online consumers expect businesses, not banks, to compensate for fraudulent transactions. >>

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Websites benefit from turning customers into reviewers

E-tailers have been slow to incorporate customer reviews and ratings in their websites for fear of doing more damage than good, but new research shows, it can benefit business and increase sales. >>

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Flowers, card sales jump for Valentine's Day

All of that early advertising apparently paid off for online flower and card shops. Sales revenue for online flower and gift shops jumped in the week leading up to Valentine's Day. Researchers estimate that 1 in every 6 online users visited a flower or gift site in the week leading up the February 14th. >>

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Consumers find more retail satisfaction online than offline

E-tailers are surpassing offline customer satisfaction, according to latest figures. >>

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

U.S. lags in broadband penetration rankings

Despite having the highest total number of broadband subscribers in the world, the U.S. still comes twelfth in overall percentage penetration rankings. >>

Monday, February 19, 2007

Preview panes demand new look at email marketing communications

Pencil in a meeting with your creative department, you will need to update them on new email marketing design considerations. >>

Friday, February 16, 2007

The internet is the new travel agency

More than half of the U.S. travel industry’s 2007 transactions will be online, says a new report. >>

Friday, February 16, 2007

Is it game on for Google?

Google is rumored to have entered the in-game advertising market with the purchase of an in-game advertising startup. >>

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

Live streaming videos now showing on banner ads

Advertisers can broadcast live events, in real time, to internet users. >>

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Nascar parks Daytona 500 ads online before the race

Nascar, the second-highest rating sport on television, is breaking marketing, and cookie, moulds. >>

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Valentine's Day planners and procrastinators purchase online at work

Results of a new study about online buying behaviour in the run up to Valentine’s Day has been released. >>

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Ad testing on eBay sites is successful

In an effort to increase buying activity, eBay has been testing Yahoo search advertising on auction item pages. >>

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