FarFromHomePage to Mashup Web Content Into Interactive Presentations

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This looks interesting. FarFromHomepage is an Indiegogo project that aims to develop a tool that will allow people to remix anything from the web to create an interactive presentation. Viewers can choose to sit back and watch the show like a movie, or mouse over content that catches their eyes and actively browse it.

Check out their promotional video below. We like the idea

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by Steve Hall    Aug- 9-12    
Topic: Tools



Brayola Boosts Boobs, An Ad Pro's Wedding Invite

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- Ladies, need a better bra? Check out Brayola. Your boobs will thank you.

- This is how advertising people make a wedding announcement.

- Need inspiration> Graphic resources? Check out Online Graphic Design Degree.

- ThinkLA and the 4As have teamed up with Hyper Island to create and publish the fastest book ever written on the subject of... well, speed. Rabbit or Roadkill: Ad Agency Leaders Write The Book On Speed is the first of a new Hyper Island series called, Write the Book On It, in which executives participate in a group exploration of a current business challenge and address it in a book written in a matter of hours. Order it here.

by Steve Hall    Jun-12-12    
Topic: Agencies, Racy, Tools



PR Newswire Unveils Marketing, Social Media Workflow Product

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PR Newswire has unveiled Agility, an integrated communications and workflow platform that combines media monitoring, media targeting and real-time engagement tools with content distribution capabilities, all of which reside in a single dashboard.

Agility, which currently has about 300 active early adopters, allows marketing and communication professionals to target, engage with and monitor traditional media and social influencers through one integrated dashboard with a single login. Agility helps these professionals glean insights into who is saying what about their brand, how influential these people are, where these conversations are happening and to engage these influencers in real-time.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-12-12    
Topic: Tools



Sharethrough Launches Branded Video Search Engine

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Looking for that cool, branded video someone just told you about? Having trouble finding it? Now it may be a bit easier. Sharethrough.tv has launched a service that lets you search for the best, most influential and most talked-about branded videos across the web.

Marketers and agencies can use Sharethrough.tv to drill down to the specific videos they are looking for whether it's by a particular brand, video type or industry vertical. For example, a creative agency can use Sharethrough.TV to quickly find examples of documentary-style branded videos in the auto vertical and use those videos to inspire their client and creative team before going into production. They can also use Sharethrough.tv as a mechanism to showcase work and be discovered by potential clients.

Launch partners for the site include companies such as 72andSunny, EVB, Mekanism, Pereira & O'Dell, Seedwell and many others.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 7-12    
Topic: Tools, Video, Viral



How Reading Digital Body Language Can Improve Inbound Marketing

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Digital body language is the online equivalent of facial expressions revealed in the marketing and buying process. Before the internet, great marketing and sales people could easily determine purchase intent simply by observing their customer's nuances such as facial expression, body position and tone of voice.

This whitepaper, Digital Body Laguage, from Eloqua will teach you how leverage a person's digital body language to improve your marketing and sales efforts. Information gleaned from the websites customers visit to what they do when they visit to what online searches they perform to the newsletters they subscribe to can be used to fine tune online marketing programs.

Download this whitepaper to find out how reading digital body language can improve your online markering efforts.

by Steve Hall    May- 9-12    
Topic: Tools



How Search Retargeting Can Improve Your Ad Response

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Perhaps you've heard of the online media tactic retargeting. If you haven't, it's the practice (through retargeting ad networks) of placing online ads in front of people (wherever they go online) after they have visited the advertiser's site. It's a way of "following" a prospective customer around the web and "retargeting" them with ads for the site they initially visited.

But this can be done several ways. One of which is called search retargeting. This tactic follows people around the web with ads that align with a search they just completed on Google, Yahoo! or Bing. In theory, this tactic broadens an advertiser's reach because it targets potential new customers versus customers who may have already visited an advertiser's site.

Download this white paper (part of the Adrants white paper series) from Chango. It will educate you on all the various forms of retargeting as well as its newer form, search retargeting.

by Steve Hall    Apr-30-12    
Topic: Online, Tools



How to Use Video in Your Content Marketing Strategy

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We all know video is big. We all know it should be an integral component of any online markering strategy. We all know it is a key component of a sound content marketing strategy. But, to some, it's a daunting undertaking that some believes requires too many resources to properly implement.

In this webinar, part of the Adrants whitepaper/webinar series, Alcatel-Lucent Director of Multimedia and Video Strategy Ed Youngblood and KnowledgeVision Founder and CEO Michael Kolowich discuss how brands can overcome the "content creator's dilemma." Youngblood and Kolowich share case studies, use cases and the tools and techniques needed to add video to your content marketing strategy.

Click here to start learning how you can incorporate video into your brand's online marketing strategy.

by Steve Hall    Apr-24-12    
Topic: Tools, Video



Learn How Marketing Automation Can Improve Ad Campaign Effectiveness

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OK so what the hell is Marketing Automation and why should you care about it? You like your job, right? You like working in advertising, right? But you hate the more mundane parts of it that you have to do over and over again, right? Well that's where marketing automation comes in. Marketing automation is the name given to software platforms designed for marketing departments and organizations to simplify processes by automating repetitive tasks.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-17-12    
Topic: Research, Tools



How to Make More Money Working in Advertising

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The world of advertising changes quickly. We can all agree on that, right? But are you changing fast enough, adapting quickly enough and adding the additional skills you need to stay ahead? If this sounds like the lead in to an ad, it is. Sort of. But it's also something you should seriously consider if you intend to remain relevant...and employable.

As part of our
whitepaper/webinar/seminar/tool/andotherthingstomakeyourjobeasier, we'd like to let you know about the University of San Francisco's online course program for internet marketing that can keep your current, keep you in demand and help you earn more money because...well, because you'll be smarter and brighter and more well informed than all those other people vying for that job or promotion you really, really want.

So check it out. What have you got to lose?

by Steve Hall    Apr-11-12    
Topic: Tools



How to Optimize Ads for Facebook

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This guest article is written by Craig Robinson of Qwaya.

Once you've learned the correct way to approach and implement your Facebook advertising campaign, the next logical step is to optimize the ads themselves for the most effectiveness. Any marketer online, whether an individual affiliate or a large corporation, knows the key to receiving clicks and traffic is to make ads that appeal to as broad a base as possible within any given niche.

Obviously, there are many different ways in which to optimize ads for this goal, and also many different areas to target in terms of a respective niche. Age, gender, location, browsing habits, interests, income and even vices - depending on who you're advertising to, you may have to tweak multiple aspects of your ads.

Assuming you have the right tool to help you optimize your ads and keep track and control your campaign, here are some various steps to properly optimizing your ads for an audience.

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by Steve Hall    Apr- 5-12    
Topic: Social, Tools







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