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In an auction-based ad marketplace, each and every ad call is evaluated and the value of each impression is matched to create an efficient marketplace. In such a marketplace, both advertisers and publishers benefit. Advertisers pay what they determine is a suitable rate based on the performance of the...
Marketing to women is a bit trickier than marketing to other demographics. Why, you ask? Well, a working woman and/or mother is already busy with work, kids, household chores and finding some personal time. At the end of their day they don't have time to do...
If people do it, buy it, give it, or want it, you can find it on Craigslist, a site that's been building in popularity and momentum since it was created by Craig Newmark and Jim Buckmaster about ten years ago. By combining the simple concepts of classified advertising and...
It has been shown that most people do not consider relevant advertising (translation: "something I want") as interruption marketing. I made this statement in last month's article and feel that this is a thread that we should follow on its own. Pass Go, Collect $100 My approach to sharing knowledge...
The 'Purchase Funnel' is one of the most prevalent models of the consumer's decision making process used by marketers today. It's found in many industries, and in the automotive industry, it looks like this: The Purchase Funnel is a variant of communication theories like AIDA ('attention', 'interest', 'desire', 'action') or...
Is click fraud a substantial problem? With the recent $90 million Google settlement, the interactive marketing community can hardly say it doesn't exist. But the real issue is just how much of a problem is click fraud. When you talk to most industry experts, they say that...
The Hispanic market has been riding the headlines for the past couple of years as one of the fastest growing sectors of marketing. According to the third annual AOL/Roper U.S. Hispanic Cyberstudy, Hispanics are entering cyberspace at rapid pace with over 14 million US Hispanics online. Yet the...
2002 was the year people left the American Association of Advertising Agencies Creative Conference proclaiming that online advertising creative sucked. And they were right. As a web marketer it was easy to feel pretty low about things back then. In 2002, online advertising experienced 3 consecutive quarters of diminishing budgets and...
On Tuesday, March 7, New York Times published an article entitled "Wal-Mart Enlists Bloggers in PR Campaign." Times business reporter Michael Barbaro, a documentedwhistleblower on some of Wal-Mart's potentially questionable business practices, happened upon the story idea while reading a number of conservative blogs which appeared to use very...
We hear a lot about the growth of online advertising in North America, but it's easy to overlook the tremendous growth from a more global perspective. In fact, according to eMarketer's February 2006 report on the topic, Internet ad spending in the five largest nations in the EU reached...