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Nobody Knows Nothin’

Every place you go, everybody is quacking the same story. Everything's up for grabs. Nobody knows anything. Pundits are claiming that as broadband enables new forms of entertainment and new ways to consume and manage media we will begin to see a mondoradical transformation in the movie and television industries....

Fraud 2.0

As though straight out of some biblical parable, for whatever reason, a percentage of those engaging in an activity will do it the good way while a percentage will do it the bad way. In sports or academics, they call it cheating. In our industry, they call it fraud,...
With the occasional jab, duck and left hook three leaders of the internet advertising industry faced off in person at the Right Media Open conference on Tuesday to debate the future of ad exchanges and online advertising. Showing up to the panel representing their advertising business and future ad...
On a shelf in my office there is a one-million-dollar-bill encased in a plastic brick frame with the date June 27, 1997 etched on the front.  It was a corporate award given to me while working at a Fortune 500 firm in their Interactive Marketing department.  The company had...
As a business intelligence solutions provider to agencies and advertisers, it’s interesting to watch the fast-paced changes occurring in digital media and web analytics today. A perfect storm is powering the transformation: the digitization of media and data, faster and cheaper computing, and the explosion of online networks and...
Optimizing a Web site doesn’t require a huge budget. It doesn’t require the latest and greatest technology, a “Beautiful Mind” mind, or round-the-clock vigilance to keep your site ranked highly. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it does require diligence, especially if your primary online marketing component...
Everyone’s talking about campaign integration. So why are so few doing it well? One of the hottest topics in marketing today is campaign integration. While virtually all marketers agree on the importance of integration, they don’t feel like they’re doing it very well. According to a recent report published by...

Affiliate Management 102

In June we wrote an article inspired by some of the most important people in the direct marketing space, account managers. As I wrote then, I still remember my entry into the online space. I was asked whether I wanted to do media buying or become an account manager,...
Analysts study the patterns of companies and the ebb and flow of their revenues and developments, and then suggest what should be done. It’s what they do. Recently analysts have said that Yahoo Inc. may be more valuable to shareholders if the company broke its Internet businesses into pieces...
It seems that Google’s troubles are far from over. The search behemoth has removed advertisements from its social network Orkut, an especially popular site in India and Brazil. The ads running were on 1% of the site according to Google Inc. and were part of a testing phase to see...
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