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July 26, 2010
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  Marketing Trends & Research 
  • Measuring the mobile audience
    The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement is planning a broad study of how Americans are consuming media, including via mobile devices. Apple's iPhone could play a key role in the study, using a special application that regularly prompts participants to share what they had been listening to or watching. "When you go from a single-media world to a multimedia world, then all the media-measurement techniques have to change" says Jane Clark, managing director of CIMM. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (7/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Why marketers should make their home pages useful
    Frito-Lay is among the major marketers that are breathing new life into the tired concept of the brand home page by taking a content-driven approach featuring dietary and other "consumer-lifestyle" information. "I'm amazed that some of the biggest brands are still using their home pages as if they were advertising billboards," said Web marketing expert and author Gerry McGovern. "That approach simply doesn't work [anymore] and it's one reason people are avoiding home pages. A home page should be useful -- if you want it to be used." Adweek (7/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Company Watch 
  • Sources: Disney is trying to acquire maker of casual games
    Walt Disney reportedly is negotiating to acquire Playdom, one of the major players in the casual-gaming segment for Facebook and other social networks. The two sides are said to be far off on price, with figures being mentioned as high as $750 million and as low as $400 million. Disney has sought to increase its casual-game presence by acquiring iPhone developer Tapulous this month and virtual world Club Penguin in 2007. Los Angeles Times (7/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NBCU ad network to reach close to 60 million users
    NBCU has launched Universal Audience Platform, an online ad network representing the company's own sites, including, and It will reach almost 60 million unique users, and display inventory will be sold on an audience basis. Mediaweek (7/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Agency News 
  • Traditional agencies shine online
    The recent digital "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like" effort for Old Spice is interesting not only because of its success but also because its comes from a traditional agency Wieden + Kennedy and not a digital shop. As digital campaigns become more about storytelling and less about the high-tech experience, it is traditional agencies that are writing their share of the success stories. Adweek (7/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • WPP Group aims to build winning team for Mazda
    WPP Group is using a cross-agency approach dubbed Team Mazda to handle its account for the automaker's North American division. Team Mazda will debut in October with 100 employees representing all aspects of traditional marketing and new media, as well as planning, PR and analytics. Adweek (7/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Marketer News 
  • Hotels check into social media
    While many in the hotel industry understand how important social media can be to their marketing efforts, few have a dedicated strategy for tapping into online chatter, according to this article. One exception is The Roger Smith Hotel in New York, which has a director of social hospitality. ClickZ (7/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Interactive Media 
  • is working on content-bearing pre-roll video ads
    New York-based is developing a new type of pre-roll video ad that allows viewers to download content to specific devices, such as a video game consoles. According to this report, "as TVs [become] increasingly web-connected and loaded with apps, not to mention increasingly wired appliances at home, it opens doors for advertisers to provide different offers and services for consumers." Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (7/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Development 
  • Do your e-mails have the right tone?
    Worried that your e-mails sometimes convey the wrong message? ToneCheck, a program that plugs into Microsoft Outlook, checks the tone of your messages and lets you know whether the missive might be too negative -- or even too positive. ABC News (7/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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