Last week, the popular microblogging service Twitter announced they were ramping up efforts to sell user data to marketers. Now, Twitter has announced they will allow their users to become marketers themselves. In a Monday morning announcement on Twitter (where else?), the social media giant declared, "Coming soon! We're working with @foursquare so you can tag specific locations in Tweets." The Fo
By Joe Kukura on Mar 24, 2015
Rampant fraud and criminal activity are the dirty little secrets of the online advertising industry. Half of all online ad impressions are fake "bot traffic" caused by electronic accounts programmed to rack up fraudulent pageviews that only appear to be legitimate. Big name brand advertisements constantly appear on piracy websites and the brands have little recourse to stop this. And many online a
By Joe Kukura on Mar 20, 2015
Twitter is planning to release trillions of tweets for sale, which could have a universe of implications for marketers, as well as fields ranging from academia to security. Huge servers and software are currently sucking in and storing the billions upon billions of tweets published on the site, which is a treasure trove for data miners. Sent from the minds and fingers of Twitter’s 288 million acti
By Barry Eitel on Mar 19, 2015
We know, we know…you need another hard-to-grasp, overblown, new consumer technology to figure out how to use as a marketing tool like you need a giant hole in your head. Well, it may be time to start filling that hole with what’s happening in the hard charging wearables market as more than a few folks are declaring, and quite loudly we may add, that this should be the next big focus for marketers.
By Michael McEnaney on Mar 18, 2015
Newsletters are still a vehicle that many companies think they have to have in their market plans. I used to read dozens of e-newsletters when that was the best option available. With more interactive channels now available, newsletters have become the dinosaurs of online marketing. There are now much better ways to get the word out about your latest and greatest updates. Replace your newsletter w
By Christa Avampato on Mar 16, 2015
You can’t escape from it these days: We all know how important the environment is, and everyone needs to do their part to ensure we reduce our carbon footprint. Many businesses are now switching to a more environmentally friendly way of operating. If you work in an office you are bound to have at least one email contact that has a note in their signature that mentions that their company is trying
By James Timpson on Mar 16, 2015
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By Barry Eitel on Mar 26, 2015
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