This is the key statement by Tom Hespos today on MediaPost. Contextual advertising offers new opportunities to media buyers. There are still a lot of questions to answers concerning their relialibity, however, before expressing a final judgement, let’s give them a chance.
According to Gartner G2, U.S. interactive advertising revenue will exceed $8.6 billion by 2005. Quoted in a press release is available today on Yahoo!, Denise Garcia, principal analyst, Media and Advertising for GartnerG2 says:“A fundamental shift in these perceptions needs to occur for interactive advertising to substantially grow its share of the overall ad budget. Until interactive advertising can demonstrate an ability to deliver on brand awareness and product positioning campaigns, dollars will not begin to shift from traditional to interactive, and growth will be incremental. Some of this increase in spending could be due to greater total ad spending and higher rates charged for targeted advertising, which is now more readily available due to technology improvements. Either way, once agencies increase their spending, they will also increase their experience levels. And experience is the primary reason agencies develop positive perceptions toward interactive.”
At the beginning of July, Telecom Mobile has revelead the results of a recent text-based marketing campaign to target New Zealand rugby fans (Super 12 Text Match Fever). The game involved sending trivia questions on rugby � past and present � directly to Telecom Mobile�s 025 and G027 networks. The campaign attracted 7500 registered users, 5500 daily players and generated 500,000 responses. More on Scoop.
Team BBDO Interactive Germany has developed the new Golf V microsite which offers several possibilities to the user of shortening the time up to the car market debut. On the microsite there’s also a curious game with a guy waiting in line and the user able to join the virtual queue. Telling the truth, I’ve looked at it, but my German is not good enough to understand what is going on
ON the French online publication Journal du Net a selection of fine banners, the most creative and efficient appeared online in the last week of July. I especially like the Absolut Vodka rich media banners.
Google expands AdSense program and adds ways to customise the ad-sharing service. Paul Festa and Stefanie Olsen report about the new features and customisation possibilities on ZdNet UK.
Buzz marketing agency Interference, Inc. is helping Discover Channel promoting the upcoming 16th edition of the SHARK WEEK. The campaign runs multi-channel and is presented on national print, television, online and billboards. You can find Discovery Channel press release and some “scary” images on PR News Wire.
Britvic has launched a new media-enabled on-pack promotion. Customers can win by sendind in unique codes from packaging via text message and afterwards going to a microsite (tango.tv/gameon) developed by Grand Union. Grand Union has already worked in the past for Britvic, creating the advertainment web site Freekee Soda Factory. You can read more about Britvic promotion on New Media Age.
Vauxhall Motors, a European division of General Motors will stream TV spots within online ads and Web site content, to promote the launches of the new Meriva and Signum models. As written on ChannelSeven.com technology from EyeWonder will be used.
MSN network celebrated yesterday the best creative advertising content to appear on its network of Web sites over the past year. As explained on Yahoo! News, AtmosphereBBDO won the first prize in “branding” category for “Pen” developed for General Electrics; Lowe New York received the first prize in “Direct Response” for a Dell ad that promoted a free-shipping offer; and Euro RSCG Circle gained the gold medal in “Rich Media” for an interactive ad developed for New Balance Athletic Shoe.
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