Search Advertising Is Digital’s Big Dog

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I don’t always look at bar graphs, but when I do… I look at bar graphs from Marketing Pilgrim depicting digital ad spending, which is up 18 percent over last year’s first-half revenues of $17 billion, according to IAB. What story does this bar graph tell? One big story is how little brand advertising there […]

Mobile Marketing on the Rise – How to Capture Your Moving Audience

The mobile markets are growing or rather, they are still growing. The proliferation of smartphones and tablets is only looking to increase, with many experts stating this may finally be the nail in the coffin for the desktop computer. In just two more years, users in the US will access more content through their mobile […]

Email Wins Again

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In a world where relationship marketing is the be all and end all, email wins again. A new study conducted by Lyris and recapped by Marketing Profs, lays out the argument for email (click for infographic). I’m surprised to see email rank higher than personal referrals. What does that say about the state of our […]

Vonage Uses Crazy Street Person To Advance The Cause of Generosity

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Vonage isn’t your father’s mobile phone carrier. To prove it, the brand has enlisted a new Chief Generosity Officer, and taken a page from Geico’s caveman in the process. This is JWT’s first work for the brand. What do you think? Will the above philosopher of the people help educate mobile phone users about the […]

Have You Stoked Your Frictionless Data Feeds Today?

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Just when we wrap our collective heads around the concept of real-time marketing, along comes on-demand marketing to steal some of real-time’s thunder. According to Peter Dahlström and David Edelman of McKinsey, “the coming era of ‘on-demand’ marketing” will revolve around four key areas: Now: Consumers will want to interact anywhere at any time. Can […]

Create Compelling Mobile Experiences, Or Facebook Falls Apart

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Remember when the call was put out to accelerate our processes and get up to Internet speed? I think we’ve done it, because today a huge company can emerge from a dorm room to become a major Silicon Valley-based player in just a handful of years. Said company–Facebook–can then go public (after which its officers […]

Download Vine, Make A Movie and Share It

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Vine is Twitter’s new video App, where users capture short bits of video to share with their friends. Naturally, brand marketers are jumping all over this as widespread adoption among smart phone users is rapidly on the rise. According to Techcrunch, Vine is presently the #1 free App in the iTunes store. Here is a […]

It’s Mobile Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday

Recession? What recession? As retailers and brands attempt to milk every penny they can out of customers, some folks are trying to get people shopping on Thanksgiving Day — even going so far as to name it “Mobile Thursday.” Boston.com has more: To reach its conclusions, Digitas and Harris Interactive conducted an online survey earlier […]

Marketers And Developers Both Benefit From Cross-Pollination Efforts

Increasingly ad agencies are incubating high tech startups under their hood. It’s a way to stay close to the action, and to see first-hand how products and companies are born. It’s also a new business strategy, as the companies being born could become clients someday. The agency might also help fund and advise the company. […]

As We Ask Our Phones To Do More, Their Poor Little Processors Struggle To Keep Up

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Is Intel inside your mobile handset? The tech giant wants to be inside your phone, and wants you to be aware of its mobile processing power. According to Reuters, “Intel Inside,” a branding campaign launched in 1991, turned commodity electronic components into premium products. This year, the Intel Inside logo has appeared on the backs […]