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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tech gift-guide combines advertising with reviews

If you're looking for another way to interact with consumers as the holiday shopping season opens, consider a new platform from NetShelter Technology Media. The platform is a technology gift guide, giving consumers information about brands and products but also gives these brands and businesses the ability to interact with the consumer base through a dedicated blog. >>

Monday, October 13, 2008

MySpace launches MyAds

MySpace, the most popular of the social networking sites with over 122 million registered members, has launched a tool that will allow small businesses to target ads to preferred demographics and profiles. >>

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Why not market for a cause?

Some of the hottest viral ads, promotions and clips throughout the holiday season are cause related. We see them each year - saving homeless pets, donating to a local green space or saving a historical landmark. As the holidays approach, consumers look for ways to do good works. Could this help your next campaign? >>

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Why are many social media campaigns doomed to failure?

Business are going to have to adopt social media campaigns to interact and communicate with customers, according to research firm Gartner, which estimates that more than 60% of online Fortune 1000 companies will have connected with or developed an online community by 2010. >>

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Are you maturing with the Millennials?

Companies will find themselves losing out on vast opportunities if they don't act now to invest in strategies aimed at the largest generation of the moment - the Millennials. Such are the findings of a survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit and software firm Genesys. >>

Monday, October 06, 2008

Half of British marketing budgets to go online

A new survey has found that many chief marketing officers in the U.K. intend to spend more than half of their total marketing budgets on Internet marketing next year. >>

Monday, October 06, 2008

Holiday prep - the time to act is now

Don't get caught with your pants down this holiday season. With just a few weeks left until shoppers begin spending in earnest you need to ensure your online marketing campaigns and website are in shape and able to cope with consumer demands. >>

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Survey: Surfing Internet makes Aussie men happier than sex

It seems there are many things that make us happy, like petting our pooches or having a drink with friends. Now, surfing the Internet has made its way into the Happiness Index in Australia, especially among men. >>

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

How to turn a forum into a social media hub

Most marketers know the power of an online forum. Forums can answer consumer questions, share tips and tricks and give the consumer a greater loyalty to the brand. But, can a simple forum be easily tweaked to form a social media outlet that will appeal to even more users? >>

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

ClipBlast, Clearspring partner to distribute widgets

Widgets are becoming more and more mainstream as more consumers add the content tables to their social profiles and more advertisers begin to delve into the area. Now video search engine ClipBlast has partnered with widget network Clearspring to distribute widgets. >>

Monday, September 29, 2008

Cone: Americans expect businesses to have social media presence

According to a new online survey conducted by Cone LLC, an overwhelming number of online Americans want businesses to interact with them via social media such as blogs and networks. >>

Monday, September 29, 2008

How to integrate social and email campaigns

Social networking may not have reached the tipping point quite yet, but it is nearly there. With so many consumers logging on to social networks, is there a way to coordinate social and email campaigns for a greater campaign ROI? There are several possible ways to integrate these campaigns. >>

Friday, September 26, 2008

MySpace launches self-serve ad platform

Controlling your social network advertising may get simpler with the addition of MySpace's self-service ad platform, launched in public beta this week. The platform is available for use by individuals and companies to promote themselves on the MySpace network. >>

Friday, September 26, 2008

Is crowdsourcing the next step in brand building?

More and more brands are turning to social networks and community message boards to virally spread their message to the masses. Crowdsourcing is a relatively new trend in this area which takes the thoughts of a large group of people in the form of an open call. >>

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Almost 70% U.S. adults use social media

The latest Insight Report from MarketTools shows that the frequency of social media visits is rising and this is having a direct impact on purchasing decisions. >>

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