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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...
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...
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...
DM Confidential - I think we have all heard the expression the customer is always right. It's a saying that somehow the majority of American consumers have internalized, acting with a growing sense of entitlement. As consumers, we don't mind such coddling, but when on the other side of...
In the world of ecommerce, a publisher's primary value to an advertiser is their ability to attract a specific target audience or demographic. Additionally, a publisher gains value from advertisers by connecting their users with related services. There are several online marketing avenues for advertisers and publishers from direct...
No question about it—today video games are bigger than Hollywood. And most players (65%) are the prime age, 18 to 34, and evenly split between males and females. They're on the go and ready for your promotion, coupon, and giveaway. Hey, and don't forget that they are playing games...
ADOTAS - These days, consumers expect more and more things to be available to them them on-the-go. From fast food restaurants to drive-thru ATMs, our busy lifestyles are reflected in nearly every convenience we've come up with over the last 50 years. We're like sharks -- constantly moving. It's no...
If you're a brand advertiser, how do you know that huge advertising budget you just sank into online ads will generate revenue? How do you determine an accurate ROI on winning price wars for online search terms? Analysis of this year's advertising trends claim it's a sellers'...
There’s good news for Web consumers, advertisers, and Internet advertising software companies alike: The desktop advertising industry’s “Wild West” days are quickly coming to an end. Thanks to several recent developments, consumers have more protection – and savvy advertisers more opportunity – than before. Consumers can now safely choose to...
ValueClick is being investigated by the Federal Trade Commision (FTC) for possible CAN-SPAM act violations concerning its lead generation practices. "We continue to believe that we are compliant with all current state and federal regulations pertaining to our lead generation activities, and we intend to fully cooperate with the...