Lycos held auditions for the new role in London after deciding, in a blatant case of ageism, that the current Lycos dog was too old for the job. As reported on Revolution Magazine they have now picked Monte… Advertising rules are tough, even for dogs
Online, a strong brand is vital. This is the key statement by Gary Stein in his today’s column on ClickZ. I really enjoyed what he wrote since he pointed out four important and useful elements that are often forgotten or worse, underestimated, when taking a brand online.
Two upcoming summer releases, “The Hulk” and “Legally Blonde 2″ will be promoted also using wireless marketing. As IAR reports, both Universal Pictures and MGM have decided to start mobile campaigns with text-messaging sweepstakes and themed ringtones. Since “word-of-mouth” it’s a key issue in a movie promotion, the decision to start using cellular phones to get people talk about movies appears to be particularly interesting. In my opinion, the problem, again, might become the spam. Mobile phones (and mobile users) gotta be handled with care, privacy respect is not an option.
Reebok is launching “Reebok’s Whodunit?” a new multimedia campaign that will be featured on the Internet as well as on tv. As explained yesterday on IAR four NBA players will star in a crime mistery while users will partecipate to the investigation with the chance to win tickets for the All Star Game 2004. As Mickey Pant, Reebok’s chief marketing officer, said:“The ‘Whodunit’ campaign is a great way for Reebok to directly involve and engage consumers in our brand, as well as drive traffic to retailers and our Web site”.
Mobile marketing is no more a huge question mark. Some years have passed and marketer have learnt important lesson on how to use it. Mobile marketing is now being integrated into longer term marketing strategies, and I’m sure Sue Norris’s article onRevolution Magazine will prove very useful to everyone who is interested in learning more about the possibilities offered by this tool. I’m just sorry that the article’s layout is not very usable even if you print it. The only solution is to cut & paste in a Word document and then to format it.
In the Search Engine War, Google makes a move announcing AdSense, a new self-service program for publishers to serve up its contextual advertising. The opinion of Susan Wojcicki, director of products at Google is quoted by Brian Morrisey on IAR:We think that this program, can fundamentally change the economics of content creation. It will allow content creators to focus on creating the content and not on selling ads.”
If you want to learn everything on @d:tech, then go toMarketingFix: @d:tech Gossip and Photos where Jack and Rick have posted pics and comments on the event. I remember attending the event in Amsterdam a couple of years ago. It was a lot of fun, especially because I was there on account of ClickZ…
Nike dominated this year’s Cyber Lions Adage winning seven Lions for work in four different countries. “If this continues, this is going to become the Nike festival, at least on the cyber side” remarked Cyber jury president Marco Tinelli of Paris agency FullSIX. More information concerning the Web sites awards can be found on Brand Republic while the complete list of awared Cyber Lyons is on Le Journal du Net (fr).
Nigel Cope on the Independent today tells the story of Daniel Ishag and Seb Bishop, founders of Espotting Media who became multi-millionaires when yesterday they sold the Company to an American group. Espotting Media has been sold to Findwhat.com which operates a similar Internet software technology.
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