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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

US Mobile Ads Lagging

US consumers continue looking at mobile text ads as a novel concept, and they aren’t converting to sales as quickly as European consumers. >>

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Research Shows Different “Boomer” Groups

Consumers 42 and older shouldn’t be placed in the same subgroups, according to a new study by Focalyst. It’s a joint venture between AARP and research firm Kandar. >>

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Technology: The New Generation Gap

Remember a time when your parents screamed at you because of your choice of music? It was the generation gap of the past, in the present, technology is the generation gap – and online marketers must figure out new ways to bridge the gap or risk seeing revenues decline. >>

Monday, October 02, 2006

Are Boomers Next Cash Cow?

Monster.com’s founder has launched a new web portal, geared strictly to baby boomers, and investors are taking notice. The largest constituency on the web, so far elders have been an untapped market, and it appears, one that is ripe for advertisers. >>

Monday, October 02, 2006

New Strategy Could Help Newspapers Rebound

A new study from API and Innosight could change the way newspapers approach doing business in an online environment. The question is, is it too late? >>

Friday, September 29, 2006

July Local Searches Up 43%

A new study out by comScore indicates that performing a search for a local business or service drives consumer action. In the study, nearly 50% of all local searchers visited a local merchant as the result of searching for their service. >>

Thursday, September 28, 2006

European Deliverability Better Than US

A new study out from Lyris Technologies indicates that European ISPs and ESPs (email service providers) are out-delivering emails to consumers compared to United States providers. Still, the rates of false positives in email delivery are higher for large ESPs across the board. >>

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Research Finds Companies Can Tell Surfers Apart

After the uproar over AOL releasing three months worth of search data, a research paper indicates that online content providers and e-tailers can indeed identify surfers from their browsing history. However, depending on the use of the information, identification could actually help users. >>

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Harris Interactive: Glitches In Online Transactions Lead To Billions In Lost Business

US research company Harris Interactive has found that consumers face considerable problems conducting online transactions and opt out of deals as a result. E-commerce companies stand to lose sales totalling an estimated $60 billion through 2010, the Rochester based company believes. >>

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Reverse Targeting: Boost Conversions?

To date, most online targeting has been to sift through the millions of daily hits to find the one or two consumers who will convert into sales, but by reversing the target could marketers raise even more revenue? >>

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Organic vs. Paid Search: Is One Better?

WebSideStory has finished a study that compares organic search returns to paid search returns. The big surprise? The conversion rates were nearly identical. >>

Monday, September 25, 2006

Is Ad Spending Really Going To Decline?

Search giant Yahoo’s shocking news last week that both brand and search advertisement spending is slowing down, has not convinced all opinion leaders in the marketing world. Several decision makers in large companies have indicated they managed to get authorization for bigger budgets the second half of this year. >>

Friday, September 22, 2006

Aquent Marketing Salary Survey Shows Detailed Information

Aquent, an online marketing specialist with over five years experience in the field of global staffing solutions for creative professionals in marketing and communications roles, has recently published the results of its annual Salary Monitor Survey. >>

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

New Study Shows Growth in Hispanic Markets

A new study from the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies (AHAA) raises some questions about how advertisers are, and are not, paying attention to the fast-rising Hispanic clientele in the United States. >>

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Internet Branding Reaches College Kids

If you want to reach college kids, put your brand on the Internet. That is the result of a new survey from Burst Media. About one-third of the 800 college age kids surveyed said they use the Internet more than 10 hours on a typical week. In comparison, less than 20% say they spend 10 hours or more watching television or listening to the radio each week. >>

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