Targeting and segmentation in today’s terms

6 02 2011

Advertising is about showing the right message to the right person at the right time and with the ability of online marketers to track an individual’s buying behaviour, advertising has never been more targeted. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Top 5 Secrets to SEO Copywriting

2 02 2011

Many marketers mistakenly assume that writing copy for the web follows the same principles as all other communications copywriting. Well BIG no! The copy on your brochures and shareholder reports will not do the trick, and taking the easy road of wacking the copy you have on hand up on your website equals fail. Read the rest of this entry »





Is it possible to love your toothbrush?

24 01 2011

Creative agency DDB Worldwide has developed a social media campaign for Philips using secret cameras to film its customers.

Users of the Philips Sonicare toothbrush were asked to audition for a TV commercial. Customers seeking their 30 seconds of fame raved about their electric toothbrushes unawares of the concealed cameras filming them from the moment they stepped into the studio. Read the rest of this entry »





Google to boost its local advertising program with coupons

22 01 2011

With Google’s offer of $6 billion to buy social commerce sensation Groupon rejected, the search giant reveals that it has plans to launch a Groupon competitor in an effort to further develop its service for local businesses and boost its already major advertising networks AdWords and AdSense. Read the rest of this entry »





How Social Commerce Connects the Dots

25 11 2010

One of the biggest challenges marketers face is accountability of the kind that monetises returns from specific channels in finite ways. Most campaigns usually involve multiple media and at the very least a series of touchpoints that lead customers from first impression through to purchase. Read the rest of this entry »





How to Stand Out on YouTube

13 11 2010

According to YouTube, over 35 hours of video is uploaded to the channel every minute. That’s 2,100 hours uploaded every 60 minutes, 50,400 hours uploaded to YouTube every day or the equivalent of over 176,000 full-length Hollywood releases every week! Read the rest of this entry »





Google’s change from ‘Sponsored Links’ to ‘Ads’

10 11 2010

Google has taken the step of changing the label for its paid search engine advertising on all of its English-language websites from ‘Sponsored Links’ to ‘Ads’ also considerably reducing the size of the heading. Read the rest of this entry »