Digital advertising and marketing: only the best ideas worldwide, since 2003

Ask Jeeves is back

on June 10, 2003 by Martina Comments

The Web search company is profitable since December, has signed a deal with Google and it’s ready to have a primary position in the search-based advertising market. AskJeeves has benefited from the momentum in the industry, a form of online advertising that proves to be very effective. The analysis of Ask Jeeves’ future is written today by Steve Tanner on Biz Ink.

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Music marketers and the Internet

on June 9, 2003 by Martina Comments

Tobi Elkin writes today on Adage an interesting feature on music promotions on the Web. Online exposure it’s crucial for artists and album promotion. It’s somehow a weird news to read, given the fact that music labels have always been fighting the Internet’s free music download and file-sharing services. Life or death, the game is now played online.

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Google: signed a deal with Lycos

on June 9, 2003 by Martina Comments

Search engine Google is to provide context-relevant ads to Lycos’ homepage building community, Lycos Tripod, across Europe. Google said the deal will extend the reach of its syndicated paid-for links product, AdWords, to an extra 4m Web pages. Read the news on on NewMediaZero.

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The ringtones business

on June 6, 2003 by Martina Comments

IDC has release a Press Release that presents the results of a recent study on the US wireless market. Although the U.S. ringtone market is small in 2003, a combination of several key trends will drive the revenue opportunity for this market to more than $1 billion by 2007.

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Virgin Mobile: controversial viral campaign

on June 4, 2003 by Martina Comments

As Brand Republic reports today, Virgin Mobile has created a new controversial viral campaign that includes “mangina” scene that was deemed too saucy for television. However the campaign can be watched online following this link. I saw it and I believe it’s a quite strong ad, if they wanted people to talk about it, I’m sure they’re gonna reach the goal.

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UK advertising spend growing

on June 4, 2003 by Martina Comments

According to Nielsen Media Research total UK advertising spend was up 4% in April and TV – the biggest medium in terms of expenditure – increased by more than 8% year on year. The news is reported today by Claire Cozens on Media Guardian.

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Introducing wireless marketing

on June 4, 2003 by Martina Comments

Len Ellis presents today on ClickZ an introduction to wireless marketing. Since mobile phones are getting popular and popular in the USA it’s time for the American marketer to start considering this powerful but tangled device. Wireless marketing can prove very effective both for declaring a brand victory or defeat. That’s why, as Ellis points out, every campaign needs to be guided by or collecting personal information face the same hurdles:

Permission: Consent to give personal information Privacy: Protection of personal information Relevance: Personalization and appropriateness Value: Receipt of some tangible benefit

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United Airlines: new advertising campaign

on June 4, 2003 by Martina Comments

United Airlines is launching a major advertising campaign not only to promote a new frequent-flier (“Fly Three, Fly Freeplan) but to make a statement of confidence about the future. It’s curious to see that United Airlines will run ads on radio, billboards, airport posters and additional print and online advertising will follow for several weeks, but no television commercials are planned. Read more on Chicago Business.

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Bigger is better

on June 4, 2003 by adverblog Comments

According to new research results released by the Interactive Advertising Bureau bigger ad sizes work better. The study has analysed the effectiveness of different online ad sizes used in the McDonalds’ campaign and has shown that larger larger rich media ads perform better in communicating brand attributes. The news is reported today by Marsha Geller on Mediapost.

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Looking for consolidation

on June 3, 2003 by Martina Comments

With as much or more at stake as any other constituency, the nation’s biggest advertisers and their agencies have been closely tracking the battle over media consolidation. William Spain reports today on CBS.MarketWatch.com.

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