According to a annual survey by Japanese advertising agency Dentsu, advertising hit hard times in 2002 with adspend falling for the year. All media sectors witnessed a drop, most of all online advertising which had a year-on-year decline of 15%.
According to Mr Cook, director of technology investing at Munder Capital Management, quoted today on Quicken.com, investors can eventually be confident in online advertising firms. Broadband adoption, he said, is going to be driven to new heights by advertising, commerce and subscription revenue.
A new tool to block rich media ads will be soon offered to its subscribers by Earthlink. As described in an article of Yahoo! News, the access provider will help web surfers stopping pop-up and pop-unders. Last August EarthLink launched a pop-up blocker that has been downloaded by 1.2 million customers. On the matter the are different opinions: EarthLink believes that “Pop-up ads started off as a legitimate vehicle for people to monetize their sites but what we saw ended up being used irresponsibly and generated a strong backlash from consumers and tools to control them”. While Jupiter Research associate analyst Nate Elliott was uncertain how many people would actually choose to use the tool: “Most people see Flash content as beneficial because it gives them interesting animation.”.
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) today launches a new integrated branding campaign aimed at helping marketers understand how they can best employ interactive advertising to more effectively reach their business goals. The first wave of the integrated advertising campaign will appear in print, outdoor and online publications beginning May 28. The campaign profiles marketing executives who have helped their brands become “superheroes” by tapping the potency of interactive in tandem with an overall marketing plan. Read on the press release on IAB’s Web site.
It sounds a little bit unexpected but, according to a recent Doubleclick’s research, spam hasn’t hurt e-mail marketing. Of course this information comes from one of the main providers of e-mail marketing technologies, and therefore has to be “handled with care”. In addition, the commenting article on Internet News reports that Jupiter Research, projects companies will spend $1.4 billion on e-mail marketing this year.
Even The Economist focuses this week on the online advertising suggested by Google and Overture, the search firms who pioneered the new form of advertising, known as �search-related� or �pay-per-performance”. According to magazine, search engine advertising and, in general, text bases advertising, will help stopping the irritating online marketing practice of pop-ups, pop-unders and even floating ads.
An article by Elizabeth Osmeloski published yesterday on Searchenginewatch.com, clearly helps understanding the current agencies’ attitude towards search engine advertising. “The most difficult issue facing SEOs and Ad Agencies is determining a method for reporting meaningful data without discrepancies. With pay-per-click, numbers are fairly straightforward and absolute when ROI tracking is directly applied. Yet the industry is still in infant stages when it comes to measuring the branding effectiveness of contextual and keyword advertising.”
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.
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