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Monday, August 25, 2008

Newsgator, National Geographic create co-branded widgets

A new puzzle widget has consumers logging on to play and marketers logging on to co-brad. The widgets, created by a partnership with Newsgator and National Geographic, feature a puzzle that consumers are going wild for; marketers have seen the amount of time consumers are spending and are co-branding the widgets to place on their own sites. >>

Friday, August 22, 2008

Facebook tests 3 new social ad formats

Has Facebook cracked it? Will their new suite of “Engagement Ads” be the answer to social marketer’s prayers? Eight major advertisers, including Adidas, General Mills-owned Betty Crocker, and DreamWorks Pictures will be testing the first three new Facebook ad formats starting next month. >>

Thursday, August 21, 2008

MeetingWave makes social networking social

If you're one of the thousands of people who believe that online social networking just isn't social enough, you've got a new outlet. MeetingWave is a new social application that helps users connect - offline. >>

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

To engage Hispanics, think bi-lingual

The number of Hispanic Internet users in the U.S. is expected to rise to around 21 million in the next couple of years. A recent study has discovered that a bi-lingual approach to social media is something marketers shouldn’t ignore. >>

Monday, August 18, 2008

B2B marketing increases on social nets

As a business marketing to a business, is there a better place to be than a social network, even if that social network is a niche area? According to a recent eMarketer report, social networks are increasing their profile among B2B marketers. The report finds that in 2008 nearly $40 million will be spent on social network advertising by B2B marketers. >>

Friday, August 15, 2008

Report: Social marketing is still a good investment

Although a recent comScore reports indicates that social network adoption is tapering off in North America, the social platform is still a good investment for marketers. Once social networking became mainstream, it was inevitable that the consumer base would eventually reach the tipping point and new user sign-ups would taper off. >>

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Facebook rules the social networking world

The Middle East and Africa experienced the biggest rise in the use of online social networking sites over the past year while the U.S. experienced the lowest, according to new data released by comScore. >>

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Why marketers shouldn't ignore the widget craze

Once thought of as a cool way to share online content with friends, the widget is quickly coming into its own and advertisers are taking note. However, advertiser adoption is still behind the adoption rate of consumers, which makes widgets even more important for marketers. Because so many consumers are using widgets, it makes sense to place ads or sponsor content in widgets. >>

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Social media ousting email?

The growing popularity of social media is being seen as responsible for the falling use of email. Such are the findings of a recent JupiterResearch survey. >>

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Report: Social marketing could stand some maturity

Social marketing may be hot but according to a recent report from JupiterResearch, the industry could stand a little maturity. According to the report, though marketers are catching on to the social marketing trend, many of the campaigns are limited by small social budgets because marketers aren't sure about the platforms. >>

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bazaarvoice's 'Stories' extends consumer engagement

The human race has always told stories, and the online generation is taking theirs to the Internet in many forms. Blogs, social networks and online video are all being used to communicate online. Bazaarvoice has launched a new product that extends online storytelling and merges it with marketing to give new strength to word of mouth. >>

Monday, July 28, 2008

Is Social Networking Dead or Dying?

A new report from Hitwise sheds some not so great light on social networking. Although most social networks are still going strong, it appears that the overall market share of social networking sites is beginning to decrease. Hitwise reports that the social networking market share has decreased about 20% year over year. >>

Monday, July 28, 2008

trueAnthem raises $2 million, advertisers take notice

There is more going on in widgets than just content. Widget creators trueAnthem are placing music and ads in widgets and consumers are responding in droves. The company uses widgets to distribute new and established music artists through social networks; the widgets are brand-sponsored. >>

Monday, July 28, 2008

European radio social site launches smart ads

Music social network Last.fm is giving advertisers the ability to create ads that can interact with the music a site visitor is listening to and serve up relevant music-related content tailored around their musical tastes. >>

Thursday, July 24, 2008

What's the difference between Gen X and Gen Y?

The differences between Gen X and Gen Y’s use of digital technology have been made a little clearer, thanks to a recently released report from Forrester Research. The new insights should help marketers play the advertising generation game. >>

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