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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. >>

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hitwise: MySpace leads social networks but Facebook is growing faster

MySpace remains the king of the social networks with a nearly 72% market share, but close competitor Facebook isn’t giving up. According to a new report from Hitwise, US consumers continue to choose MySpace over other social nets but the trend is beginning to change. MySpace shows -6% growth from June 2007 through June 2008 which Facebook showed 40% year over year (YoY) growth. Hitwise reports that Facebook has a 16% market share. >>

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Study: Teens buy online but prefer reality to the virtual world

Virtual worlds may be garnering a lot of headlines across the US, but according to at least one report, these headlines may be a bit premature - at least for the teen segment. According to a new report from OTX and The Intelligence Group, teens actually prefer real world interaction to the virtual worlds offered online. >>

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Social media and the tribalization of business

Google recently commented that social media will become a “big part” of Internet marketing strategies in the future. New research from Deloitte suggests that before businesses implement such strategies they need to fully understand what drives social media to gain maximum benefit. >>

Monday, July 21, 2008

Twitter, Summarize deal could give Social Marketers more push

Social website Twitter has announced a deal to purchase Summarize, a search engine which specializes in indexing social networking site posts. This is an interesting step forward for the newbie on the social networking front because it further sets them apart from the social crowd while giving them the capabilities of the big social sites like MySpace and Facebook. >>

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

M&A Report: Social trumps Mobile for advertisers

Advertisers are always looking for a solution to the dreaded ROI problem and this usually means marketers are among the first to jump onto new platforms. This seems to have been a mistake according to a recent report from Petsky Prunier. >>

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Virtual worlds continue to attract real world invesment

Venture firms and media companies continue to invest in virtual world-related businesses, reports Virtual Worlds Management, with Google being the most recent big name on the virtual scene. >>

Monday, July 14, 2008

Me.dium launches social approach to search

What if a search engine could be powered by people, and not just by links and content? A new system launched this month by Me.dium is testing the water. >>

Monday, July 14, 2008

BzzAgent launches 'WOM Impact Guarantee' program

Do you fancy putting word-of-mouth to the test but aren’t sure whether the medium is able to match the efficacy of your current marketing activities? Then perhaps a program launched today by BzzAgent is what you need. >>

Friday, July 11, 2008

Can VideoEgg crack video advertising?

The quest to find the best ways to advertise to online video viewers continues with VideoEgg stepping up to the mark and injecting a bit of fun into online advertising. >>

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Interpublic: Search is slowing, Social is growing

Marketers, it seems, are turning away from paid search in favor of social marketing efforts. According to a recent study by Interpublic, search spending is beginning to slow as social marketing takes off. >>

Friday, July 04, 2008

Are you prepared for an online reputation crisis?

Are you monitoring and managing your online reputation? Many companies are, according to a new survey, but most aren’t prepared for a reputation crisis. >>

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Borders.com brings bookstore buzz to Internet

The demand for authentic and user-generated reviews is hard to ignore and that’s just one reason Borders.com has rolled out a ratings and review function on its new ecommerce site. >>

Thursday, July 03, 2008

What does your online reputation say about you?

If you don't know, you are doing a disservice to your brand. Even if everything said about your brand online is positive, you need to know what is being said and where - or you could be in for a world of trouble. Why? Because in the online world, just like the physical world, reputation is everything. >>

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Creating a niche is key for social marketers

Social marketers have been looking for something that will push their products and services ahead of the pack. According to a new report from In-Stat, the key to pushing your brand is to create a social niche. >>

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