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Friday, March 21, 2008

Magnify360 allows on-site behavioral targeting

Targeting consumers based on past behaviors is nothing new. Differentiating between two behaviors from the same consumer is, but that is exactly what is offered through the Magnify360 platform. In most cases behavioral targeting is used only on advertising but the Magnify360 platform targets within marketers' websites. >>

Thursday, March 20, 2008

How to make the most out of social marketing

It seems there is no getting away from social marketing because more and more consumers are turning to social platforms, not only to meet people but also to make purchasing decisions. A new study from TNS Media Intelligence/Cymfony could help marketers with a social media strategy. >>

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Internet radio: 33M U.S. listeners each week

The number of Americans listening to a radio station online increased during the twelve months to January 2008, according to an annual report from Edison Media Research. >>

Friday, March 14, 2008

AOL/Bebo buy could create second-largest social platform

In a move that should help them secure a bigger slice of the social networking world, AOL has entered into an agreement to purchase social platform Bebo. The social platform boasts 40 million unique users worldwide; once joined with AOL's AIM and ICQ systems AOL that number will grow to 80 million uniques. >>

Thursday, March 13, 2008

68% of Americans feel "disconnect anxiety"

Americans are quickly becoming a nation of always on consumers, making the Internet an even more viable option for a number of marketers. According to a recent study from Solutions Research Group, 27% of Americans feel "acute" anxiety when disconnected from the Internet or their mobiles; 68% feel some level of anxiety. >>

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Wealthy consumers surf the social networks

Targeting a wealthy consumer base may be simpler than some online marketers realized. According to a recent WealthSurvey from the Luxury Institute about 60% of wealthy consumers visit social networks. >>

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Auto dealerships increasingly web savvy

Auto dealerships are becoming savvier in their use of the Internet and are spending more of their ad dollars online, according to a recent Kelsey Group survey. >>

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Hearst, ClearSpring partner for widgets

A new content widget is available that should appeal to magazine and media readers. Publisher Hearst and ClearSpring, a widget creator, have teamed up to create the content-based widgets for The Daily Green news and Seventeen magazine. >>

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Canadian adults online more than teens

Teens may have a reputation for being surgically attached to the Internet, but new research into the online behavior of Canadian adults and teens shows that adults lead the way in time spent online. >>

Monday, March 03, 2008

Marketing agencies lack social media know-how

How clued-up is your marketing agency? If a recent report is anything to go by, your agency probably isn’t sufficiently “in-the-know” to successfully service your social media needs. >>

Monday, March 03, 2008

Social networks are good for PR but not advertising

According to trends within WPP Group's marketing and communications services social networks may not be effective for advertising. According to a year end report from WPP, social networks worked well for public relations but didn't have the same effect on advertising efforts. >>

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

WeeWorld allows teens to choose their ads

Teens are an increasingly important demographic for advertisers to consider. According to some reports, teens are some of the greatest influencers, helping parents choose everything from cars to computers. One website allows teens to choose their own advertising, so that the ads displayed on their social networking pages are a reflection of their likes. >>

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Kadoink takes widgets mobile

As more consumers use their mobiles to reach their online social networks, to research local eateries or grab a quick coupon before checking out more advertisers are also taking note and logging to the mobile web with their campaigns. So far, however, those campaigns have been limited to local mobile search or mobile social networking. >>

Monday, February 25, 2008

Australians socialize, Americans shop

An international study into the habits of Internet users has thrown up some interesting comparisons between Australians, Britons and Americans. >>

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

GoFish ad network targets kids and teens

Each month, millions of Internet users aged 6 to 17 years old go online in the U.S. and GoFish has recently launched a vertical distribution ad network to better enable advertisers to reach them. >>

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