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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

MilkPEP introduces world's first branded emoticon

The world’s first branded emoticon has made its debut in the online lexicon in an attempt to connect with teen audiences. >>

Friday, February 23, 2007

Marchex upgrades to offer conversion tracking

Metrics to track pageviews and traffic patterns within a website are a good way to gauge how well a new advertising campaign is working. Marchex is taking this type of tracking one step further by offering advertisers conversion tracking. >>

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Study: 40% research politics online

Forget the nightly news or attending political rallies, more people are relying on the Internet for their political information. According to a study from DoubleClick, about 4 in every 10 adults research political information online. >>

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Offers create more conversions for direct mailings

All advertising is based on a deal. But in some cases direct mail advertising is falling short by not offering a deal and instead offering information only. A new study indicates this is a wrong path for direct mail marketers. >>

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Download-to-own videos to generate more revenue than ad-supported

With increasing numbers of businesses investigating and embracing internet TV, new analysis suggests that now is the time to take a closer look but not to expect too much in the next couple of years. >>

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Websites benefit from turning customers into reviewers

E-tailers have been slow to incorporate customer reviews and ratings in their websites for fear of doing more damage than good, but new research shows, it can benefit business and increase sales. >>

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Video ads all hype and no action

The rise of internet video and associated advertising opportunities has been promoted as the next big thing for online advertisers, but it’s yet to make its mark. >>

Monday, February 19, 2007

CPC a new option for some Google advertisers

Starting next month, some Google advertisers will be able to choose cost-per-click (CPC) advertising options for their display advertising campaigns. The CPC option will be for AdWords customers to place display ads on specific websites. >>

Monday, February 19, 2007

Bogus reviews are under travel sites' microscope

Fake blogs, false reviews. With the amazing growth of social media, it seems consumers need to be more wary than ever about how truthful online reviews are. In the U.K. and Europe, fake blogs and reviews will be outlawed in 2008, but until then it is up to the company to ensure that reviews and blogs are true. >>

Monday, February 19, 2007

Top trends for 2007

Everyone had better get comfortable with digital media. That is according to a new trends list from Interpublic Emerging Media Lab. The list indicates that digital innovations are the key for success in business and life in the coming year. >>

Monday, February 19, 2007

Seek and ye shall find... Wikipedia

Wikipedia has moved in to ninth place in comScore’s recent list of the U.S.’s top websites. December, 2006, saw the online, open encyclopedia down at number 13 on the list, but it has now overtaken the likes of Viacom, The New York Times and Apple. >>

Monday, February 19, 2007

Preview panes demand new look at email marketing communications

Pencil in a meeting with your creative department, you will need to update them on new email marketing design considerations. >>

Friday, February 16, 2007

Google to change AdWords formulas

Online marketers will need to brace for a change next week, when Google changes their quality score algorithm. The search giant will also add a column for AdWords advertisers to see their own quality score for keywords. >>

Friday, February 16, 2007

Is it game on for Google?

Google is rumored to have entered the in-game advertising market with the purchase of an in-game advertising startup. >>

Friday, February 16, 2007

DIY targeted advertising for vloggers on Blip.tv

Make Magazine’s video blog, the do-it-yourself show, will be the first to use a new advertising system at Blip.tv. >>

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