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Blogs, podcasts, RSS feeds and their syndicated brethren have crashed the interactive advertising party in true celebrity style. Glamorized on the pages of numerous trade publications, these new delivery channels are helping fuel an already festive market where online ad spending is projected to reach 20 billion in...
Sometimes we forget that the brands we toil over are just the tip of an iceberg; just the small bit of the product or service that's showing above the waves. Beneath the surface, for most brands, is a huge, complex value proposition encompassing all the reasons that make our...
In part 1 of this series, we looked at the value of marketing to avatars in a general sense. Generalities are great, but for something as strange and new as marketing to an artificial entity, real world examples can be extremely valuable in making something so conceptually indistinct...
There has been a lot of buzz about online avatars recently, particular their potential as a new marketing... well, what? Channel? Tool? Demographic? Where do avatars fit into the marketing picture, really? What does it mean to market to an avatar? Is this a...
Frankly, this is an article I had to write. After all the hours spent watching World Cup soccer matches, I must justify it with at least some business learnings. If you, too, find yourself searching for ways to write off those pints and hours, this article will hold a...
There are many industry standards when it comes to prospecting, but three established principles come to mind. In reference to the first step in any sale process, we are not inferring that the prospect contact is the very step. The fact is that engaging the prospect on the...
Last month, I wrote about how Online Retail and Search are two industries that work in unison with the main objective to fulfill the consumer's need; find information on product, compare product, buy product. Search fulfills the need of the consumer at the point in which they are seeking...
Movie credits are a lesson in lucidity — the name of every person who worked on the movie is up there, with a nice neat description of the role they played in the film's production. Actors acted. Script writers wrote the script. The Editors edited. The Casting Director directed...
Even in the era of agency consolidation, search continues to be sold as a stand alone service. Is it possible to put together a decent performing search campaign in a vacuum? Sure. Does it deliver the best possible results? Definitely not! As powerful as a carefully orchestrated search initiative...
On June 22nd, at the trendy Anu bar in San Francisco, digg.com founder and architect Kevin Rose revealed digg version 3. I've been a digg user for about a year now, and I know a lot of you out there aren't. So to give you a little background, digg...