World Wide Web Of Women

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Women like to share more than men. I know you need to see no proof for this position, but here’s some data to consider anyway: The gender disparity on Twitter and LinkedIn is particularly dramatic. All good things to know when crafting campaigns with a social element. Source: The High Low Share

The Banner Is Back, As If It Never Left

Over at Mashable, Todd Wasserman highlights something I’ve believed for quite some time: While few people click through a banner ad, that doesn’t mean it has no value. For instance, click-through is actually a poor measure of performance. It’s impossible to click through a billboard ad, for example, but that doesn’t mean it’s not effective. […]

A Retainer Plus Project Fees Is The Answer

A new survey from the Association of National Advertisers looks at changes in digital-agency compensation. A retainer plus project fees is now the predominant form of digital agency pay, with 66% of marketers using that approach in 2011, up from only 37% in 2009. The survey also found a growing number of marketers using a […]

Are You A Professional Services Provider, Or A Builder Of Things?

Are you more interested in “building things” than you used to be? Barbarian Group’s Rick Webb says you are. Share

Like A Baton, I Hand You This Story

Maria Popova of Brain Pickings has some interesting things to say about content curation. Finding a way to acknowledge content curation and information discovery (or, better, the new term we invent for these fluffy placeholders) as a form of creative labor, and to codify this acknowledgement, is the next frontier in how we think about […]

Online Advertising Set To Boom, Says Online Advertising Site

It always depends on who you talk to, but despite the economic gloominess, some people are very optimistic when it comes to ad spending. You gotta love it when eCommerce Times quotes a firm called eMarketer about the state of online advertising. To them, everything’s coming up virtual roses: Spending on online advertising is expected […]

WebVisions Keynote: Douglas Rushkoff

PORTLAND—Whatever Brad Smith of WebVisions had to do to bring Douglas Rushkoff to Portland to speak, it was worth it. Few speakers bring this kind of passion and clarity to their talks. Even fewer are willing to grapple with real societal issues and call bullshit when and where it is needed. Rushkoff doesn’t have a […]

WebVisions 2011 Keynote: Read/Write World

PORTLAND—When I was young my grandpa used to ask me, “What did you learn today?” It’s a great question, and a reminder to learn something new each and every day. Which isn’t a problem when listening to Blaise Agüera y Arcas of Bing Mobile and Places speak about his compelling work with visual data. Speaking […]

Ads That Provide Value To Readers, Provide Value To Publishers

Brian Stelter of The New York Times looked at a new report from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. The intent of the report is to help newspapers, magazines and television stations better compete in the online marketplace. The report’s authors diagnose problems for digital media. Perhaps chief among them is that advertising […]

I’m Tradigital

Agencies are ramping up on digitally-enabled talent. Again. Frankly, I see articles on this topic all the time. And the central point is always the same–if you have both a traditional and digital background, you’re golden. Yet, that’s precisely my background and I am not in high demand. I have had one headhunter call in […]