This is not exactly about web advertising, but I thought it was interesting to talk of the two main (and only?) dot.coms that today have merged. I’m talking about Buongiorno and Vitaminic, Buongiorno is one of the main web and wireless advertising providers in Europe, with Vitaminic is something like Mp3.com, for what concerns music. You can read the press release online (pdf). This time it’s in English
Avis has created a “Who Tries Harder?” contest. As explained on MediaPost Avis has launched a competition to give away prizes to its customers and employees. The contest will go on on www.wetryharder.com and it’s aimed to increase customer loyalty as well as customer trials.
Sorry I could not stop stop myself from using this funny title (I really can’t hide my sarcastic copy soul But talking about such a serious stuff like Search Engines are (here comes the sarcasm again…), this post is to highlight you a recent article by Chris Sherman on SearchEngineWatch entitled “Measuring Search Engine ROI“. It features the results of a survey by NetIQ in which more than 800 partecipants responded to questions about their search engine marketing efforts and the way they measure success, which, by the way, the 31% of them don’t even measure…
Film fan sites can now really influence a Hollywood release. It’s not just a question of promoting a movie online, it’s also about considering Internet based communities. It’s like the case of “committed minorities”. As The Guardian writes today:The studios are becoming increasingly eager to keep online fans happy by releasing promotional footage early and giving them snippets of information as the hype for releases builds.
Quoting a famous ad, I would say “Never underestimate the power of the Internet”… of course this works also the other way around
To commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Bruce Lee’s death, Egovision has created a special Web site. The site is to be promoted via a campaign aimed at 18- to 35-year-old fans of action movies and gaming. More details on the campaign created on account of Medusa Films, can be found on Revolution Magazine.
Shopping search engine DealTime has released a ROI Tracker, a free tool for advertisers to track their conversion and sales metrics. The ROI Tracker gives three metrics: conversion-to-click ratios, conversion-to-sales ratios, and costs of sales (Internet News talks about it today). We can really say that search engine technology providers are really working hard to make people talk about them. There’s still a big business out there to be exploited. Search technology is particulary important to e-commerce web sites, and I believe it’s interesting to notice how search function efficiency is often underestimated by them or, at least, not considered as important as it should be. Adage talked also about the huge search engine business a couple of days ago. The focus in this case was on search engines and advertising, saying that Sponsored Internet search engine ads spurred more than $200 million in online travel sales and more than 2 million financial services application submission according to new research by the IAB.
UK online media owners will become the first in the world to be asked by their trade body to cap the number of intrusive ad formats appearing on their sites. The news is reported today on New Media Age.
In a press released just posted on Silicon Valley Biz Ink DoubleClick has announced a partnership with Tribal DDB Los Angeles. Tribal DDB Los Angeles will use DoubleClick’s DART for Advertisers product exclusively, in order to deliver, report on and measure online marketing and advertising campaigns on behalf of its clients.
I just received a protional email from the Wall Street Journal. The title of the message was: From the President of the Wall Street Journal Online … This title sounded kind of scary to me… or maybe I perceived it as funny. I’m not sure. Anyhow I think it’s an high-sounding way of addressing people. Ok, you wanted people to immediately understand that wasn’t spam, but please don’t make it sound like an heavy statement, don’t take yourself too seriously. In medio stat virtus.
As often happens, Joseph Jaffe came out with some interesting points in his latest column on iMediaConnection. The question is how does a marketer entice, incent or engage a consumer to the point of trial? Product samples and coupons. This is Joseph’s answer, that of course is supported with a some good examples. In some ways I like the idea, but if I think about using it in Italy I don’t think it will be successful. Coupons are not an important part of our daily shopping experience, and most of all people that will be more inclined to use coupons are not online, I mean housewives, that are still a big segment in my country.
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