Pandora Stacks ‘Em Deep And Sells ‘Em Cheap By Appealing To Local Advertisers

I still listen to terrestrial radio, so I hear local radio advertising constantly. Now, according to the New York Times, Pandora is going after the same type of advertisers. This year, Pandora has had 400 local advertising campaigns across the country. One new client was Planet Honda in Union, N.J., whose president, William Feinstein, said […]

Brands Who Are Also Publishers Also Publish Ads

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Every company is a media company. You hear this line from me all the time, typically as an argument for content marketing. What I don’t often discus is how brands can also profit by running ads (often from competitors) on their brand-sponsored media properties, like Target does at Target.com. Newsosaur Alan D. Mutter, writing in […]

You’re Only As Great As Your Last Big Invention

“If you just hire people with ads on the resume they’ll probably make you more ads.” -Robbie Whiting It’s not enough to just make ads today, ad people need to let their inner inventor out to play. That’s the message unleashed by Robbie Whiting, director of creative tech and production at Duncan/Channon, last Friday in […]

Visual Mosaics In The Stream

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“We’ve been too busy to hire a press person yet,” Ben Silbermann, CEO of Pinterest, said. Which is funny because his company doesn’t need a publicist–the public is all over it. According to Open Forum, Pinterest is the 16th most-visited website in America with 12 million users (like me). As I cozy up to the […]

The Eyes Have It

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When we encounter a new website, which parts of the screen do we linger on? Which parts do we find most interesting? Given how much revenue is on the line, it’s fair to say this is the $64 million question today. According to a recent eye-tracking research conducted at Missouri University of Science and Technology, […]

What The King Commands: Digital Bonds For Digital Natives

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Television advertising is not now dead, nor will it soon be. But that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been diminished by the great leveler. And if your best customers are digital natives, hello…you’ve got to fish where the fish are. According to Fortune, that is Nike’s precise intention, and the reason Nike Digital Sport, a new […]

Running The Numbers On Type-Invertising

Young-Bean Song, founder of AnalyticsDNA, a Seattle-based strategy and analytics research consultancy, believes “online marketers are not looking for incremental improvement. Instead they are looking for quantum leaps in awareness, message association, favorability and intent.” Song contends online marketers can find what they’re seeking in something called “type-in” advertising, which is a branded version of […]

Beers And A Breach

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Heineken, the world’s third-largest brewer, is busy striking deals directly with Google, and now according to Ad Age, with Facebook. Asked how the Facebook deal would affect the Google pact, Heineken told Ad Age: “These are two different platforms [that] … complement Heineken’s strategy to be ‘part of the conversation.’ Facebook is a social media […]

“Click To Buy” Is Some Serious Grease On The Wheel

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As interactive TV matures, the point of sale is moving ever closer to the point of intention. According to The New York Times, nearly four million Verizon FiOS subscribers primarily in the Northeast, California, Texas and Florida can now buy Schwinn bicycles, Crosley radios and Franklin Mint coins directly from programs airing on the History […]

Shazam Now For More

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Shazam is an awesome app. It listens to songs on the radio and tells you the name of the track and artist. Technology… Apparently, Shazam will also listen to TV ads. General Mills’ Pillsbury Crescents brand is using Shazam for TV to reach busy millennial moms. When viewers see the TV spot, they can open […]