A new research, released today by Advertising.com provides interesting highlights on online consumer behavior and interactive marketing. The study shows online ad performance by frequency of impression, creative size and format, daypart and industry category, as measured across Advertising.com�s network of over 1,900 websites. To learn more about the research, I suggest reading Marsha Geller today’s article on Mediapost.
Keep tuned, interesting news are coming on. Tuesday, June 10th in Toronto, and Wednesday, June 11th in Montreal, the Internet Advertising Bureau of Canada (IAB Canada) will share the results of its U.S. counterpart’s landmark Cross Media Optimization Study (XMOS) that proves online advertising to be successful. If you are eager to learn more about the study, have a look on IAB’s web site.
As reported today by Business Wire, the Web Marketing Association has awarded Disney Online Best Travel Integrated Advertising Campaign for the “Ohana Island mini-site and sweepstakes.” While the FamilyFun.com Weekender newsletter was awarded Best General Interest Newsletter HTML email Campaign.
Global research agency Millward Brown and Dynamic Logic, have announced a strategic partnership to enable advertisers to utilise best practices from both companies. Millward Brown will use Dynamic Logic�s AdIndex system to enhance their online advertising and brand evaluation research programmes. The partnership will also provide Dynamic Logic with access to Millward Brown�s team of advertising and branding experts.
Created by Tribal DDB Sydney McDonald’s has launched a new website that coincides with the launch of the second phase of advertising in the company�s strategy to counter what it describes as myths about its food. I’ve tried to look at the Web site, but it’s funny to see that it not directly linked from McDonalds’.com, which instead, presents an ugly framed html page. The news is reported today by B&T Marketing & Media.
General Electrics has won the first prize for the best interactive viral campaign at the One Show Interactive Awards. “Pen” is an interactive viral application, and was an integral part of GE’s online “Imagination at Work” campaign.
According to a new report by Jupiter Research rich media e-mail is still too costly and too few recipients can view it, making it impractical for most e-mail marketers to use. A big problem for marketers who want to use rich media is that only 30% of users are able to read rich media, since Hotmail, AOL and Yahoo!, the largest e-mail providers currently don’t support rich media content. Furthermore, rich media e-mail carries a steep price tag. Jupiter Research estimated that a Flash e-mail campaign for a list of 250,000 would cost $43,750, while an HTML campaign would run $27,500. Despite the 60% price premium, the Flash campaign would return a 5% percent conversion rate to HTML’s 25%. Definitely not (yet) a good deal.
Three agencies are competing at the moment to gain a new contract with America Online to promote its broadband service. The game is on fire, since AOL seems to be somehow disappointed by the latest results of its campaigns created by BBDO. More details on Ad Week.
I’ve found a somehow funny but interesting article by Jack Russell on The Inquirer. As journalist of a commercial Web site, he explains his opinion about online advertising and after he presents his position, as user, towards new ads formats like Unicast’s ones. I appreciated the way he presented his opinions: he’s been very smart and sincere.
Thanks to real broadband opportunities, online advertising has started offering valuable results to marketers. This is the message by Penelope Patsuris in her today’s article on Forbes.com in the section brightly named “The Half-Full Economy” (!? . Recent research results produced by IAB on case studies like Colgate’s and McDonald’s, have shown that online advertising could prove as an efficient marketing tools in a multi-channel strategies. Further point to support the bright future of online advertising investments are scored by paid search advertisements. Eventually, in a survey by GartnerG2, ad agencies said they plan to bump up clients’ online spending from 5.5% of their budgets to 6.8% by year’s end, and up to 9% by the close of 2004.
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