Federated Media Launches Weblog Advertising Planning Tool


Weblog sales representation company Federated Media has just released a new advertising planning tool making it easy for advertisers to make an ad buy on the company's 50 blog publishers which include Boing Boing, Digg, TechCrunch, Fark and many others. We took a test drive and found the planning tool very easy to use providing easy selection of blogs based on segmented audience profiles and demographics gleaned from readership surveys. Individual sites, groups of sites or all sites can be included in the buy, flight dates can be set and IAB standard creative units can be selected. Federated media claims its collection of blogs can deliver 70 million monthly page views.

Federated Media differs from BlogAds, another company that provides a network of weblogs on which to advertise, in that blogs are sold on a CPM basis. Ads can be run at varying impression levels over varying periods of time. In contrast, BlogAds sells its ad units for a flat fee on a per blog, per time period basis. Both models are viable. BlogAds has grown rapidly since its inception 3-4 years ago and the younger Federated Media appears to be on the right track as well.

Written by Steve Hall    Comments (3)     File: Weblogs     May- 3-06  
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But do they back up that statistic with other data that says how many clicks are made?

In other words, how many people actually buy a product based on web banners?

Posted by: david wen on May 4, 2006 02:37 AM

They track clicks just like any other ad network but that's very different from your second point. Click throughs are click throughs. What happens after the click is an entirely different measurement. Unless the publisher (Federated and the blog authors) is involved in some sort of cost per action deal (which they are not in most cases), what happens after the click is out of their realm.

Certainly CPA is a valid model but Federated's model is based on cost per impression (CPM)

Posted by: Steve Hall on May 4, 2006 08:29 AM

Our account executives are experienced, knowledgeable and happy to help put together an advertising plan that works for you. We have also gathered several useful tools that will assist you in making informed decisions about your advertising needs.

Posted by: Ken Dryden on December 13, 2006 03:32 AM

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