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Thursday, October 23, 2008

How to effectively mix online and offline ads to drive campaigns

Mixing online and offline venues has been a growing trend for many marketers. The problem is blending offline with online effectively enough to justify a possibly larger ad spend than if only online or only offline were involved. A new report from MarketingSherpa sheds light on how on company used multi-channel ads to build brand and increase ROI. >>

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Marketing via social networks a no-no?

Young Internet users may be more likely than others to hang out on social networks, but is it really the place to market to them? Not necessarily, according to joint research by ExactTarget and Ball State University. >>

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

MediaSmith bundles search, social into one platform

Forget about the hassles of buying search ads from one service and social ads from another; MediaSmith has bundled a service for advertisers which places search and social in the same network. Called M3, the service launched this week; it also supports emerging technologies. >>

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Report: The new influencers turn to video

Don't place all of that social marketing budget in written content; according to a new report from D S Simon Productions, the new influencers are using video. The report, Web Influencers Internet Media Tour Survey, found that 65% of online media sites are now using video and 77% plan to increase their video offerings over the next year. >>

Monday, October 20, 2008

Silverpop enables social marketing via email

New technology can now offer marketers a slice of social networking action just by sending an email. How? By using Silverpop's new 'Share-to-Social' feature. >>

Monday, October 20, 2008

Federated Media launches CM Toolbox in Beta

Conversational marketing has received a fresh push with a new tool from Federated Media. The publishing company has launched their Conversational Media Toolbox (CM Toolbox) in Beta; the tool helps marketers analyze their conversational campaigns. >>

Friday, October 17, 2008

How to get more from consumer opinions

Product reviews, brand bulletin boards, shopping sites. With consumers logging on by the thousands to learn more about products, it is easy to see why marketers heads are spinning. A new platform from Biz360 may help marketers get a better grasp on what is being said, both negatively and positively, about their brands online. >>

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. >>

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