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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Super Bowl ads fall short of expectations

Advertisers spent huge amounts of money to be "in the Super Bowl" this year, but fell short of that winning touchdown. That's the word from Reprise Media's yearly ad study. There are some bright spots, however. First, that more Super Bowl advertisers bought coordinating search campaigns this year than in 2006. >>

Monday, February 05, 2007

Federated Media partners comScore for blog metrics

As paid blogging continues to grow, a blog network and measuring company are pairing up to provide metrics for the new industry. Federated Media has announced it will partner with comScore Media Metrics to provide research. >>

Friday, February 02, 2007

Coremetrics launches search ad "one-stop-shop"

Search marketers looking for an easier way to manage campaigns may find it with a new product from Coremetrics. The company has launched Coremetrics Search 2007, a "one-stop" product to create, manage and complete search marketing campaigns. >>

Friday, February 02, 2007

VH1, MTV join user generated content trend

Mark two more big brands down for ViTrue services. Both VH1 and MTV have signed on with the user generated ad platform to create several user generated content sites within their network. >>

Friday, February 02, 2007

Microsoft draws global audience

Search engine Google may have larger competition than they originally thought. According to new research from comScore, Microsoft sites drew the most users globally in December. >>

Friday, February 02, 2007

Retirees in the U.K. spending more free time online

British pensioners are embracing the internet and incorporating it into their daily lives. >>

Friday, February 02, 2007

Vizu Answers to revolutionize online market research

Online marketing research is set to be more affordable and accessible to those who can’t afford expensive programmes. >>

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Online clothing sales doing a roaring trade in the U.K.

Despite its disadvantages over bricks and mortar, online clothes shopping in the U.K. has exceeded the $2.5 billion mark. >>

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Tribune Interactive, Topix partner for social features

Rack up another partnership between a newspaper publisher and Web 2.0 companies. According to reports, Tribune Interactive will partner with for online general classifieds and with vMix for social media functions. >>

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Should companies tell consumers when their net usage is being tracked?

In November, 2006, the Center for Digital Democracy and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group filed a hefty complaint with the FTC, claiming that some techniques used by behavioral ad networks were unfair and deceptive marketing activities. >>

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Google, Microsoft sites on France's "favorites" list

Shopping websites are becoming more popular in France, but still the big draws continue to be Google, Microsoft and France telecom sites according to new research from comScore. >>

Monday, January 29, 2007

Nickelodeon launches an online virtual world for tweens

With 32 broadband sites and 139 websites, MTV Networks, of which Nickelodeon is their number one kids’ entertainment brand, is launching a virtual world. >>

Monday, January 29, 2007

Informa predicts 2012 online TV, video revenue to exceed $6 billion

By 2012 the North America could be the largest revenue-generating region of the globe. >>

Monday, January 29, 2007

YouTubers to gain revenue from online videos

Social networkers who upload their own videos to the YouTube platform will soon have another reason to do so: money. According to reports, YouTube will begin giving a share of the ad revenue from online advertising, shown prior to videos, to the video producers. >>

Monday, January 29, 2007

Microsoft plans on challenging the high credit card fees

Microsoft could be a threat to credit cards and the saviour of small businesses, if Bill Gates' vision of an online payment system comes to fruition. >>

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