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Monday, October 02, 2006

Are Boomers Next Cash Cow?

Monster.com’s founder has launched a new web portal, geared strictly to baby boomers, and investors are taking notice. The largest constituency on the web, so far elders have been an untapped market, and it appears, one that is ripe for advertisers. >>

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Executives Discover MySpace as a Recruitment Tool

ITbusinessedge reports that several large companies, including Deloitte are running successful recruitment campaigns on MySpace.com. >>

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Build Brand With Targeted Blogging

Many online e-tailers and content providers are utilizing RSS feeds and blogs in addition to traditional email marketing to drive consumers to their websites, increasing revenue by increasing traffic. Now big brands are beginning to advertise on blogs, which could be another boost to your business. Here are tips on how to capitalize on the trend. >>

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Research Finds Companies Can Tell Surfers Apart

After the uproar over AOL releasing three months worth of search data, a research paper indicates that online content providers and e-tailers can indeed identify surfers from their browsing history. However, depending on the use of the information, identification could actually help users. >>



Wednesday, September 27, 2006

RBC Records Takes Viral Marketing To Prison

RBC Records is using a very creative viral marketing technique to promote an Arizona based group's label; it's sending promotional material of a band made up of ex cons to several dozen of the band's friends in prison every two weeks, hoping the group's popularity catches on. >>

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Online ABC Shows Draw Advertisers

Thirty-five advertisers, some of the biggest in business, have signed on to advertise when ABC begins broadband streaming of prime time shows next month. >>

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Marketing Gets Customer Inspired

If you thought big companies like Mastercard or Emerald Nuts were crazy for letting customers create ads, you were right. They were crazy. Like a fox. >>

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Forbes.com Jumps On Podbridge Ad-Wagon

If you wondered how advertising would work with new mediums like pod-casts and such, just watch Forbes.com. The company has bought into Podbridge’s advertising platform lock stock and barrel. >>

Monday, September 25, 2006

Microsoft Streamlining Ads

Wanting to make ad buying simpler for more advertisers, Microsoft is launching a new program that will allow media buyers to purchase ad space across the board. >>

Friday, September 22, 2006

Is Rich Media Good For You?

A recently published Kagan Research report forecasts rich media will be the fastest growing area of internet advertising from 2006-2015, with the category having topped $1 billion in 2005. >>

Friday, September 22, 2006

AOL Vying To Outwit Rivals By Offering Enhanced Search and Listing Facilities To Online Video Sharers

America Online has joined the race for a slice of the highly trafficked video sharing action on the web, by saying it’s offering greater compatibility than its rivals in terms of search features. The company has opened its search engine up to third party developers and video content owners, launching the AOL Video Search developer program. >>

Thursday, September 21, 2006

TV Network Taps Online Marketplace

The Scripps Network is opening a new kind of mall, and it could pave the way for small e-tailers to create their own niche market. >>

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Do Marketers Know What eSampling Is?

Within the pharmaceutical industry, online sampling is a proven way to supplement traditional sample distribution. But certainly most marketers still have important questions about the technique. >>

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Hugely Successful French Marketing Story Is Set To Hit US Markets Soon

Nabaztag, a lively toy rabbit that is outrageously popular in Europe, is set to be officially launched on the US market in the next months. The success of the nifty gadget is largely the result of social networks. >>

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

New Study Shows Growth in Hispanic Markets

A new study from the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies (AHAA) raises some questions about how advertisers are, and are not, paying attention to the fast-rising Hispanic clientele in the United States. >>

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