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Friday, September 26, 2008

Is crowdsourcing the next step in brand building?

More and more brands are turning to social networks and community message boards to virally spread their message to the masses. Crowdsourcing is a relatively new trend in this area which takes the thoughts of a large group of people in the form of an open call. >>

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Almost 70% U.S. adults use social media

The latest Insight Report from MarketTools shows that the frequency of social media visits is rising and this is having a direct impact on purchasing decisions. >>

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

JupiterResearch: MySpace, Facebook need different approaches

If you think all social marketing applications and platforms are the same, think again. According to a recent report from JupiterResearch, users on MySpace and Facebook interact - and react - to the platforms differently and advertisers should take note of that when beginning a social campaign. >>

Monday, September 22, 2008

LinkedIn responds to ad demand with ad network

Advertisers can now target the desirable InCrowds on business social networking site LinkedIn, thanks to their partnership with ad network Collective Media. >>

Monday, September 22, 2008

Half of online travel consumers turn to web 2.0

No longer do online travel consumers turn solely to glossy websites, image galleries and magazine itineraries. These days, more and more travelers are turning to web 2.0 travel community-based destinations. >>

Monday, September 22, 2008

Catch Millennial eyes with electronic coupons

To get your printed coupon in front of a Millennial is hard work, to make them cut it out and use it is almost impossible. Why? Because the majority of Millennials get their information, and therefore marketing messages, online or via their mobile phones. >>

Friday, September 19, 2008

BuzzLogic invites conversation into ad network

Blogs may be the step-children of pure content sites, but advertisers are still willing to take a chance on blog advertising - as long as the blog in question touts a high level of influence. Enter BuzzLogic's new platform which places influential blogs directly in the paths of marketers. >>

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Millennials - Marketing to a new generation

Typically aged between 7 and 26, Millennials are a truly digital generation. They are, perhaps, the most technically literate generation to date and one that barely knows a world without email, texting and the Internet. So, how should marketers approach this new generation? >>

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Study: Gen X/Y mothers use Internet differently

Online behavioral differences between Gen Y and Gen X mothers have been revealed in a recent study conducted by The Parenting Group and NewMediaMetrics. >>

Monday, September 15, 2008

Twitter as a marketing tool?

Can Twitter really be used by marketers? At first glance the mega-chatroom environment can be off-putting and the original branding of “what are you doing now?” somewhat pointless. However, marketers from across the spectrum are twittering to great effect. How? >>

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

SplashCast, Clearspring partner for social ad platform

Clearspring Tecnologies, a widget distribution and monetization service, and SplashCast, a company which connects advertisers with social outlets, have partnered to connect brands with social networks. >>

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Social media use hampered by fear, apathy

Many companies know the benefits associated with the use of social media, but many aren’t ready to put their money where their mouth is, citing fear and apathy as key barriers to its use. >>

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

British bosses ban "social notworking"

Social networking may well be a popular online activity, but “not on our time” say European bosses who are beginning to impose bans on the productivity-sapping sites. >>

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

How to get the most from your blog

If you've begun a company blog to keep consumers and business associates up to date on the latest news about your products, you aren't alone. But, are you getting the most from your blog? Chance are, your blog could stand a little rejuvenation so that it becomes a must read instead of a place to waste a few minutes between meetings. >>

Monday, September 08, 2008

Report: New media is eroding email's effectiveness

Your email plans may need to be adjusted. According to a recent report from JupiterResearch, social networking, texting and mobile phones are eroding the effectiveness of the traditional email campaign. The report finds that 22% of consumers using email find social networking sites more useful then email. >>

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