How to Create High Performing Landing Pages

All your campaigns have an online component, right? Of course they do. But what about the landing pages for your campaigns? Do they perform well? Do you even incorporate landing pages into your campaigns? You should. And you will after you read this Ion Interactive report, part of our white paper series.

Whether it's a PPC ad, an email, or a QR code that prompts someone to click on an offer, the page where that person lands after they click has enormous potential to influence them. The best landing pages hold a visitor's attention and guide them effortlessly towards conversion. This workbook was designed to take you step by step through the landing page creation process. Set goals, think through customer segments, define your offers and measure results. Whether you're B2B or B2C, the strategy in this workbook will help you create better landing pages.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-13-12    
Topic: Research

Golden Voiced Ted Williams Delivers Valentine's Day Love


Starting yesterday and and running through Tuesday, "Golden Voice" Ted Williams is spreading a little bit of Valentine's Day love in a new Twitter campaign from CP+B for Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.

Valentine's Day Tweets from consumers tagged with #VoiceOfLove will go to Mr. Williams' virtual mailbox. He'll record a personalized video reading to the ones he likes in his deep, soulful voice. Consumers will know if theirs was chosen when @kraftmacncheese Tweets a message to them with a link to view their video.

All #VoiceOfLove videos will be available to view on the Kraft Macaroni & Cheese YouTube channel Additionally, each #VoiceOfLove Tweet spurs a donation of 100 boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese to Feeding America, up to 100,000 boxes.

Ted recorded the following introduction video for the campaign here:

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by Steve Hall    Feb-13-12    
Topic: Celebrity, Social, Video

Breckenridge Brewery Gives Us The Least Interesting Man


What took so long? After all, Dos Equis Most Interesting Man has been out there for quite some time. But it seems it's taken a couple of years for the campaign to get another brewer. Check out Breckenridge Brewery's Least Interesting Man created by Cultivator Advertising and Design. He will bore you to death. But he does drink good beer.

Will Dos Equis have anything to say about this homage?

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by Steve Hall    Feb-13-12    
Topic: Campaigns, Commercials, Spoofs

Progressive's 'Save It Forward' Campaign Offers Free Concert Tickets


A new Progressive commercial featuring The Messenger began airing yesterday. In the ad, The Messenger, a customer-turned-brand-ambassador, offers free tickets to people in line for a sold out concert in Portland. Hey, who doesn't love free tickets?

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by Steve Hall    Feb-13-12    
Topic: Commercials

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How Audi Leveraged Social Media With Its Super Bowl Ad


Yea, yea, yea. We know the Super Bowl's over and everyone is obsessing over the Grammys today but we think it's important you take a close look at how Audi made use of social media in context with its Super Bowl ad. Yea, you know the one. All those vampires extinguished by the car's headlights.

Anyway, Murray Newlands, host of Future of Engagement examined Audi's use of social media, the #SoLongVampires hashtag and the results the campaign generated. Check out the video and results below.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-13-12    
Topic: Social, Super Bowl 2012, Video

Where is the Accountability in Online Video Advertising?


This guest article is written by by Brian Mandelbaum, founder of Clearstream

Many major advertisers feel they have more options for video advertising on cable than they do on the Internet. Why is that? In an era of virtually limitless online choices, major commercial cyber-buys typically stay in the "safe zone" of ABC, NBC, CBS and Hulu, with perhaps a few other well-known sites sprinkled in.

It's time that the accountability and transparency of traditional broadcast buys find their equivalent in the online world. It's not impossible; despite its reputation as a murky, unregulated medium, the web has made great strides in rating standards for display advertising. Online venues need a similar organizing element--a commonly held, trusted framework for media decision-making.

The reason, of course, is that online video buys don't exist in a vacuum. As with broadcast networks, programming surrounds each video in the form of adjacent site content. That material may or may not complement the advertiser's content. It may be irrelevant, unsuitable or even objectionable.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-13-12    
Topic: Opinion, Video

Ladies, We Have the Perfect Valentine's Day Gift For Your Man


Ladies, stumped for ideas on what to get your man for Valentine's Day? Yea, yea, yea. We know it's really your day and us guys are supposed to shower you with flowers, chocolates, dinner and the best sex you've had all year but the man in your life deserves something too, right?

Well, if you're feeling so inclined, check out Kirin's Beer Bro-Quet, a bouquet of, yes, beer. Created by Y&R Singapore for Kirin Mini Beer, this lovely bouquet will ceetainly put your man in good spirits and, perhaps, actually give you the best sex you've had all year rather than just phoning it in.

by Steve Hall    Feb-13-12    
Topic: Agencies, Brands, Online, Specialty, Strange

Cause Group Hijacks Popular YouTube Videos


Acknowledging the well known fact most people would rather watch a fat guy dance, a baby laugh or a cat attack a balloon than consider the serious issues of the world, Ogilvy Cape Town hijacked classic YouTube videos. The agency, which was trying to call attention to the plight of rhinos, re-tooled over 60 popular YouTube videos and republished them using the same titles and tags as the originals but modified the content to include their save the rhino message.

The campaign which, predictably, angered a few, was successful garnering 11,000 Facebook likes, 300,000 views and a 400% increase in petition signatures. Check out the case study video below.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-13-12    
Topic: Cause, Video

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