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Conspicuous consumption is over, and "ethical consumerism" is shaping up as a major force in the marketing industry. People of all types are choosing products and brands that support their values. This means social responsibility is more important to a company's success than ever — and that goes double...
A FEW STATEMENTS OF FOUNDATION: 1. 38% of online, Gen Y Americans visit social networking sites at least once a week (and the number is increasing) 2. Smart marketers are trying to interact with those consumers — where they are, and on their terms. 3. ...
With nearly 43 million* Hispanics currently residing in the U.S., this demographic continues to be the largest growing minority in the country. Yet targeting this community has sometimes posed a challenge for marketers because of language barriers and cultural differences. While traditional methods such as television, radio or newspaper...
While almost all relevant, high-circulation print operations today offer companion Web properties, offering a smattering of exclusive online tidbits here and there, most have not capitalized on the digital age quite like the FADER has. Founded in the late 90s by Rob Stone and Jon Cohen, who now serve as...
By nature, sales people are pushy. We're not afraid to negotiate, and we're not afraid to ask for what we want. In fact, you may not realize it, but even if you are not a sales person, we are all trained in the art of negotiation to some degree....
The online advertising climate is always changing and with the emergence of Web 2.0 and the diminishing availability of ad space, a next generation of online advertising model is emerging. The current ad network model was developed at a time when bandwidth was still very expensive and ad campaign management...
Authenticity is a peculiar thing: marketers believe that it has something to do with one regular Joe telling another regular Joe to take some sort of action, where the action will benefit the company the regular Joes are talking about. But, in a recent analysis of an 11-week...
Everyone needs a nom de guerre. While we enjoy the ability to interact more directly with others, an increasingly connected world makes it harder to maintain a sphere of personal, protected space. We have become vulnerable to exposure in surprising ways illustrated by some recent events: • ...
It's long been known that effective landing pages hold the key for generating revenue through pay-per-click search marketing efforts. But with recent changes to the AdWords Quality Score algorithm, if search engine marketers want to improve their conversions and keep their costs-per-click down, it's more important now than ever...
Over the last two years, RSS feeds have been adopted by content publishers of all shapes and sizes — from individual bloggers to established media giants. RSS is being used by the online properties for media publishers in every segment — all of the top ten daily...