On iMediaConnection Dawn Anfuso presents an interview with Marc Fireman, Director of Interactive Marketing at Reebok. They talk about Reebok’s online campaigns, in particular of Whodunit? and Terry Tate. Fireman also gives his opinion about rich media, online communication and the lessons Reebok has learned from its online efforts. Very interesting.
USAToday.com has launched a new program to help its advertisers to target different readers segments online. AdWeek reports, saying that Tacoda Systems’ Audience Management System will be used to create Web users profiles and therefore target them with the most appropriate ads.
New Media Age reports that “the trend” among media buyers to divert more spend to smaller Web sites and away from major portals has spun into reverse, according to sources in the online ad industry. IAB has recently released figures concerning 2002, but I believe that, considering the AdSense program launched this year by Google, 2003 might prove different (and better).
Email marketing is just as effective in targeting a business market as a consumer one, but there are some crucial differences. There’s a long long article on Revolution Magazine of this month to explain them. Briefly, one of the main problems it’s the lack of data (I experience it with the Company I work for as well), while segmentation and precise targeting is the key to success.
Vodafone Australia has launched a new marketing and advertising campaign to focus attention away from mobile phone handsets to the actual Vodafone sim card. B&T reports today about the new “Red Sim” campaign, designed to help the consumer better understand the Vodafone brand offering.
IAB has the answer to help you in your media planning. MediaPost explains today the new features of comScore Media Metrix’s tools which will provide estimates of overall campaign reach, frequency and GRP delivery based on user-defined campaign duration, impression goals and CPMs. Cool
“I’m tired of advertising! I’m looking for new solutions that make people laugh and amuse. Italian creativity is too narrow, it still hasn’t overcome the dichotomy limits between heaven and hell.”
This is the opinion of Renzo Rosso, Ceo and founder of Diesel Jeans, talking about his Company’s future communication.
Foster’s, the second biggest-selling lager in the UK, is undertaking its second mobile marketing campaign. As Brand Republic explains, it’s a text-and-win sales promotion based on the Formula 1 Grand Prix. It’s a scratch and win game designed to be fun and interactive and, of course, to drive a lot of information about users into Foster’s client database. Smart, as usual
Revolution Magazine features this month as “campaign of the month” 02 Free Sim. 02 opted for a free SIM card promotion when it sought an effective but simple way to boost sales and its customer base, writes Emily Booth, explaining the background and details of this marketing initiative developed by Agency Republic.
The virtual dressing room started by Glamour.com about one year ago is proving successful, driving both users and advertisers. DMNews.com reports that Levi Strauss & Co.’s Dockers, Nike and L’Oreal’s Matrix have signed on for the program. So… this is a new way to engage customers online. Should we call it marketainment?
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