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Monday, May 05, 2008

Radius: UGC meets display advertising

User-generated content is often found on feedback pages and product review pages, there for those who care to find it, but a new service could see user reviews and comments getting their share of the limelight. >>

Monday, May 05, 2008

RapLeaf: More men are Uber Connectors

When it comes to social networking, women are far more likely to be at it than men according to recent findings published by Rapleaf. >>

Monday, May 05, 2008

Gartner: Email, Search still tops for consumers

Despite increases in online shopping options, content sites and social networks, a recent report from Gartner indicates that email and online search continue to rank at the top of consumers' lists of things to do online. >>

Friday, May 02, 2008

DMA: Web 2.0 links brand and direct marketing

The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) has released a new report that looks at how Web 2.0 is the link between direct marketing and brand. >>

Thursday, May 01, 2008

eDrugSearch combines comparison shopping with social networking

Move over comparison shopping engines which only list different prices for products. eDrugSearch has combined comparison shopping with social networking - and in the process has generated more than $2 million for it's member pharmacies. >>

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Did you promote your green image on Earth Day?

The number of retailers that promoted Earth Day this year was three times that of last year. >>

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Branded Social Networks are next for Gannett, Meredith

Publishers may be all about the content but they are no longer only about the content. Publishing powerhouses Gannett and Meredith have tapped social platform Ripple6 to create branded social sites to go along with their existing publisher sites. >>

Monday, April 28, 2008

WOM: Transparency is vital

British companies that abuse word of mouth techniques by falsely representing themselves as consumers to promote their products and services could soon find themselves embroiled in legal action. >>

Monday, April 28, 2008

Empower's ChatterWatch measures UGC impact

Social marketing is one of the hottest areas for online marketers but knowing which social networking sites, content blogs/vlogs or video clips will gain the most viewers is still tough to measure. Enter a new metrix tool from Empower MediaMarketing called ChatterWatch. >>

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Rapid growth ahead for Web 2.0

Forrester Research predicts that spending on Web 2.0 will grow rapidly over the next few years as large companies embrace the various technologies. >>

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

MySpace to give advertisers more control

MySpace has announced the launch of an advertising platform which will allow advertisers to build, maintain and customize brand profiles. >>

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hitwise: Video served nearly equally from search engines, social networks

With more marketers taking a deeper look at online video, it bears further scrutiny. According to recent reports from both Hitwise and comScore, online video hit a new high in March with more than 10 billion videos served to consumers. The comScore report indicated a 66% increase in video viewing year over year. >>

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Study: Moms are word of mouth champions

New research has found that new moms and moms-to-be are the champions of online word of mouth and don’t restrict their topics of conversation to child-related issues. >>

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

KickApps, WorldNow partner for local TV social networking

Local television stations suffering from a lack of revenue may get a boost from a new partnership between KickApps and WorldNow. Like local newspapers, local TV stations have noticed lowered revenue numbers as consumers turn to the Internet for their news and information. With the partnership, stations could create an interactive local news environment. >>

Friday, April 18, 2008

Bazaarvoice: Online reviews overwhelmingly positive

British consumers are more positive than their American counterparts when it comes to leaving reviews on websites, according to Bazaarvoice’s recent analysis of over 34,000 across multiple retail categories. >>

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