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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...

Mobile for the holidays

ADOTAS - American consumers remain hesitant about the economy and about spending their money during this upcoming holiday season. According to a recent Nielsen study, 2009 holiday season sales are expected to be flat and 42 percent of U.S. consumers expect to spend less this holiday season. Households continue to...
ADOTAS - Brand bidding is when an affiliate targets specific keywords associated with a brand, as opposed to a generic word, such as a noun or adjective that describes the product. Usually when brand bidding, an affiliate is bidding on a trademarked name and is often therefore “competing” directly...
ADOTAS - Social media has provided affiliates with a whole new landscape to promote products and services. It is a fundamental shift in the way people communicate. Whether it is through video product reviews on YouTube, fan pages on Facebook, 140 character messages on Twitter or tags on Flickr,...
ADOTAS - There is no doubt that Apple once again moved the needle and generated a new level of hype around mobile devices. In fact, in the first hour after the iPad launch announcement on Jan. 27, Mashable reported an average of 3,000 tweets per minute about the soon-to-be-released device....
Web 2.0 has ushered in a new era of increased activity and interactivity online that has opened the door to countless new Web sites and services – most of  which rely heavily on advertising for revenue.  With thousands of new businesses displaying ads online and competing for ad dollars,...

Grow Your Own Mobile Apps

ADOTAS - Mobile applications are being added to interactive advertising campaigns every day. Your clients are looking to you to help them navigate this new channel. These applications require very specific skills to build the rich and engaging social, local, and media-packed experiences that consumers demand in mobile applications...

The Dark Days Of Yahoo

Yesterday, Yahoo Inc. announced that its fourth quarter profit declined just over 23%, while many of the firm’s competitors experienced growth in the same time period. Company shares declined about 8.7%, or $1.81 to $19, a number that continues to fluctuate, dipping to a 10% drop. These numbers have...
"Quick! Do something manly!" Did you notice how Snickers made a social commentary about how men can bear their boobs, wardrobe malfunctions notwithstanding, without a fuss? Maybe you noticed their other subtle jab at how auto workers are so poor, they can only afford just one Snickers...
DM CONFIDENTIAL - If you watched the Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions For-Profit Schools: The Student Recruitment Experience, only the most unattached could have walked away feeling noble about the for-profit education marketing processes and their role in the enrollment process. As was the case with the...