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Monday, August 10, 2009

IDC: Online ad spend down again

For the second consecutive quarter the online ad spend has decreased according to IDC. The analysis firm reports that the online ad spend shrank by 5% globally, to just under $14 billion in revenue. During Q2 2008, the online ad spend was $14.7 billion. The only bright spot? The Japanese marketplace, which saw slight gains for the quarter. >>

Monday, August 10, 2009

oneTXT launches virtual goods payment solution

Here's one more way to capture the online marketplace: an online virtual goods payment processor. Online content and payment platform oneTXT has launched ORCA, a social transaction platform which allows businesses in the social marketplace an easy way to pay for real and virtual goods. >>

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Study: Socnets important to women

Research shows that social networks are important to women, but not just for keeping in touch with friends or keeping tabs on the children. More and more women are using social networks to network professionally and promote their business and many would give up some of life's little luxuries before giving up their access to such networks. >>

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Twitter: United and JetBlue "twares" going "cheep"

Twitter is being used in many ways by many different businesses. Even the airlines are onboard. Where as once they were offering customer service and flight information via the popular microblogging platform some are now promoting Twitter-only deals on airfares, too. >>

Monday, August 03, 2009

Social networks a hit with women

Social media has proved to be a hit with women and recent research is touting the medium as one of the best ways to engage with them online. >>

Monday, August 03, 2009

AdNectar: Virtual goods a hot market for consumers

Wonder how to connect with your target market? Virtual goods advertising network AdNectar suggests virtual goods - the kind given to friends on social networks such as Facebook. According to the company the virtual goods market has reached $1.6 billion and is growing at a 36% year over year rate. >>

Friday, July 31, 2009

Internet Marketing 101: Setting your niche apart

It happens online and offline: a business opens but the traffic never materializes. A few months later that business folds, leaving only a sad storefront in its wake. Online the story is the same, but there are steps to be taken to find traffic, keep it coming and keep your business going. >>

Thursday, July 30, 2009

PQ Media: WOM spend to reach $3 billion

Over the next four years, marketers are expected to expand their word of mouth (WOM) advertising spend. According to a new forecast from PQ Media, the WOM spend will slow by 10% in 2009 but by 2013 will still reach $3 billion. >>

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Internet Marketing 101: Marketers choose SEO

When it comes to online marketing there are a plethora of advertising options. Online display, search marketing, pay per click (PPC), social marketing, online video, in-game advertising. And the list goes on. Knowing where to start is the first big step for most new online marketers. Here are a few tips from two marketers building their businesses online. >>

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Forrester: Socnets more popular than IM and Internet radio

While all around it social networks come and go, Facebook continues to dominate the scene. A scene which, says Forrester Research, continues to attract Internet users while blogs and instant messaging channels stagnate. >>

Monday, July 27, 2009

Internet Marketing 101: Where to Begin

With the economy around the world still struggling to find balance, more consumers are out of work and considering striking out on their own in the big, bad world of online marketing, ecommerce or ebook writing. Unfortunately, many of these entrepreneurs will fail within that first year because this big, bad world requires more than a slick website or sales pitch. Today's consumer is very intelligent when it comes to products, deals and sales pitches so today's online marketer has to be savvy, too. Over the next few days, BizReport will cover a few basics of online marketing to help beginners hit the ground running. The first step - having a plan. >>

Monday, July 27, 2009

AMP Agency acquires Rock Coast Media

The addition of Rock Coast Media to AMP Agency's profile will give the online marketing firm a new solution: search marketing. Interactive agency Rock Coast Media focuses on SEM, SEO and social media. >>

Friday, July 24, 2009

Study: Social does pay

Much has been said of late about what should and shouldn't be done in the social marketplace, but if you're still wondering if social marketing pays or is simply another place to play, read on. According to a recent study from Altimeter Group and social platform Wetpaint, brands active in the social space saw revenues increase by about 18% over the past year. >>

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Using mobile voice search, ChaCha outperforms competitors

When it comes to mobile search, especially mobile voice search, the fight is still going to become the number one engine. According to a recent MSearchGroove, relative newcomer ChaCha outperformed the likes of Google with Voice and Vlingo for iPhone when requests were spoken instead of typed. >>

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

TapJoy, PinchMedia partner for mobile app platform

iPhone application developer Pinch Media is partnering with TapJoy on another way for mobile app publishers and providers to monetize their offerings. The new platform helps mobile developers improve their apps, increase the consumer base and monetize the apps; developers can also measure apps with Pinch Analytics. >>

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