Cannes is always a bit of a lottery. However, it’s been fun to step back and think about what themes we might see emerging this year. You’ll find a wrap up below : Read more…
Crazy growth over the next four years. Looks like Asia-Pacific will emerge as the leading area of the world where most activity will occur, although North America will continue on as the leader in TV / video download.
What will happen to online advertising in 2004? Very very good question… To find a few answers, read the article by Janis Mara on IAR. The market should grow, bringing a differentiation between online marketing investments in branding and direct marketing, as Nate Elliot, analyst at Jupiter Research, explains. There’s also a lot of confidence in the growth of search engine advertising, as confirmed on the New York Times, dedicating an article to the matter (More Businesses Are Turning to Paid Listings on Search Engines). I guess I should have an opinion myself. Well, I obviously tend to agree with the idea that online advertising will grow in 2004, since this will represent a natural evolution of the market. However I wish this growth won’t be just a rush to adapt to the mainstream but, on the contrary, a conscious development towards creativity and quality.
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